Faith Baptist Church

A Baptist (SBC) church in Bedford, IA

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501 King St
Bedford, IA 50833

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Who We Are

Thank you for your interest in Ninth Street Baptist Church.
We are honored to be able to introduce you to Ninth Street Baptist Church, but more importantly to our Lord Jesus Christ. Ninth Street Baptist is a family of believers in Jesus Christ who have been transformed by His grace and desire to become more like Him. This process of becoming more like Him is what our church is all about. We would love for you to join us on this journey. Jesus said, "...I have come that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10b) As we worship and serve Him, we will grow together and experience the abundant life that He came to give us.
It's my prayer that as you observe, interact or even join us, that you find a family that is welcoming, loving and growing. But more than being impressed with Ninth Street Baptist Church, I pray that you will be impressed with our Lord Jesus Christ and the grace that He extends to all. Whether you still have questions, are new in your faith, or have been following Jesus for a long time, you are welcome here just as you are. Ninth Street Baptist Church is a place you can grow and use your gifts to serve Him....Consider this your invitation to come.

About Us

Baptist (SBC)


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Howard Avery

Pastor Howard Avery has served at Ninth Street Baptist Church in Spencer, Iowa since March 2015. He has served in the Military for twenty-six years. During that time he served as an Army Chaplain and has been deployed three times with our U.S Forces. His last duty station before transferring to the Army National Guard was with the 101st Airborne Air Assault Division, Fort Campbell, Ky., where he served as Chaplain in the 1st Brigade Combat Team; 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 52 EOD, and Garrison Senior Pastor. Pastor Avery graduated from the US Army Academy of Pastoral Studies in the following areas: Spiritual, Resiliency, Reintegration Training (SRRT); US Army, Emergency Medical Ministry Course (EMMC) US Army, T4T, ASIST, Suicide Prevention Course; and US Army, Master Resiliency Train the Trainer Course (MRT). He did his undergraduate work at Indianapolis Baptist Bible College (presently known as Crossroads Bible College), and has graduate degrees from Temple Baptist Seminary, and Great Commission Theological Seminary. He is endorsed by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) for the Chaplaincy, and is an ordained SBC Pastor. Howard has been married to his lovely wife Dawn for 21 years and they have two children Elijah and Ariana. He enjoys fishing, hunting, running, writing and restoring old furniture.

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