Where You Can Be Rooted,
Growing, and Fruitful
Forest, along with his wife Jody, arrived at First Baptist the last week in October of 2014. For 10 years he served as an Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in LaGrange, OH. Forest and Jody have four precious children: Evelyn (7), Hunter (6), Jocelyn (4), and Cole (2).
A graduate of Cedarville University, Forest played baseball for the yellow jackets and received degrees in Bible, Communications, and Business Management. Currently he is working on his Master’s Degree from Baptist Bible Seminary. He has also started his Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) training in order to become a certified Biblical Counselor.
Passionate about sports, he loves to cheer on his Buckeyes, Browns, Cavs, and Indians. He also enjoys hunting, reading, dates with his wife, and adventures with his children.
Rooted in Christ & His Word - The roots are vital to the health of the tree for they bring life. To understand your identity and purpose in life and to make sense of your surroundings, you must be connected to Jesus Christ. This is the only place that spiritual life and relationship
with God can begin. We learn to follow Jesus through preaching, teaching, & studying of His Word. Here we connect with Jesus.
Growing in Christ & His Body - The evidence of a healthy root system is growth. God's goal for your life is for you to be like Jesus. He accomplishes this as you learn and apply biblical truth to your everyday life. Joining a vibrant community of passionate Christ followers committed to discipling one another in Christ is vital to your growth process.
Here we become like Jesus.
Fruitful in Christ & His Mission - The evidence of healthy roots and growth is reproduction. Jesus came "to seek and to save" that which was lost. As a follower of Jesus, it is your responsibility and privilege to represent Christ, to be His hands, and to bring His message, not just here in Brunswick, Ohio, but also in the uttermost regions of the world.
Here others see Jesus in Us.
From left to right:
Charlie Gosnell, Eric Wilmeth,
Adam Laskos, Don Whipple