It was not too long ago that First Baptist Church of Pitman called Randy Van Osten to be their new pastor - July 20, 2016 to be exact. It signaled a new day for the congregation, as clearly it was evident all around that the call between pastor and people was anointed by the Holy Spirit.
The congregation - and more importantly, Randy - passed another significant milestone recently. On Sunday, January 22, 2017, Pastor (now Reverend!) Randy Van Osten was ordained by the First Baptist Church of Pitman.
The ordination of a new pastor is one of the cherished milestones in our shared regional life. It is also a significant milestone in the life of a congregation and in the life of the pastor that it ordains.
The church sanctuary was filled with members of the church, community clergy, representatives and pastors from the Greater Delaware Valley Association, and ABCNJ regional pastoral staff.
We thank God for calling together the Rev. Randy Van Osten and the First Baptist Church of Pitman, and now offer our prayerful support as a regional family to their new journey.