Featured Missionary: Josh and Alicia Hargis

- 9:22 am - November 16th, 2014

Featured Missionary: Josh and Alicia Hargis

November 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Central Baptist Church (St. Jacob, Illinois) began in 1996 as a group of people meeting in a home for Bible studies. It later constructed a building, and organized as a church in 2010. However, the young church struggled financially, and nearly closed its doors. In June 2013, it called Joshua Hargis as its pastor. Because of the need for stability, Faith Baptist Church (Greenwood, Indiana) assumed sponsorship of the work in July 2013.

Josh grew up on a farm in central Indiana, where he learned the values of a hard-working family man. Those values served him well when he served as the Assistant Pastor at Faith Baptist, and now as the missionary-pastor at Central. He is also enrolled at Michigan Missionary Baptist Seminary, working on a degree in Hebrew studies.

With the arrival of the Hargis family, Central Baptist Church had a “restart” on the first Sunday of January 2014. Since then, attendance has been on an increase, typically in the teens with a high of 32 in August, and several have been saved and baptized.  

You can learn more about the Hargis family and their work at www.cbcstjacob.com.