Minutes from Previous Meeting


Crowley, Texas 76036


Church Conference

January 24, 2021



First Baptist Church met in regular church conference October 25, 2020.  Minutes of the previous conference were read and approved.


Church Letters Granted:  No Request for letter


Stewardship Committee Report –the Financial Reports for July - September 2020 were discussed.   There was a question as to the different headings on the report, Pastor Aaron explained and the motion was made that we accept the financial report as presented, motion was seconded, the vote carried.


Facility Maintenance report - on the work done in the Betty Horn building and the new HVAC system work, including removing the asbestos around the chiller pipes and replacing the air handlers they also would remove all the grid work and the ceiling tile. All the work would stay within the amount already approved.  The loan has been locked in at 4% percent interest.  The Water’s Edge is the loan company that will be handling the loan.


The Church + Community workshop had 30+ in attendance, we focused on how we can serve our community.  Several really good ideas were discussed about how we can let them know that we are here to help them with any problems they may have.


The idea for a Hospitality Room for the Crowley police, Tarrant County sheriff department serving in Crowley has been tabled until the Betty Horn building is completed.


There being no other business Pastor Aaron called for a motion to adjourn the church conference, the motion was approved and closed with a word of prayer.


Aaron Summers, Moderator

Linda Parker, Church Clerk


Called Church Conference

December 6, 2020

Budget and Committee on Committees Discussion


The Committee on Committees presented the list of new committee members to be approved and voted on a recommendation that the Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer remain for another 4 years.


The Outreach Committee to be reactivated with committee members being June Griffin, Beverly Warren,

Jack Warren Vivian Adkison, Norma Igleheart, W.A. Bentley, Melanie Wright, Paul Wright and Kipie Grabow.


The Fellowship Committee duties have changed to include all receptions for new or leaving staff members, and staff anniversary recognition.


Public Relations Committee duties should include making sure that our current sign is updated in a timely manner and that a team is organized to put out the portable signs and to take them in after the service.


The 2021 Proposed budget was discussed, there were many questions about the Childhood budget, the Personnel budget and the interest rate on the new loan for the 2021 budget. 


The meeting was adjourned with a word of prayer. 


Aaron Summers, Moderator

Linda Parker, Church Clerk



Called Church Conference

December 13

Budget and New Committee members


The Committee on Committees new members and changes to 2 committees and the reactivation of 1 committee, and the Budget vote was held in the 9 am and 11:15 am service on December 13, 2020.

The Committee on Committees recommendations were approved.  

The budget was approved by a vote of 71%.

Aaron Summers, Moderator

Linda Parker, Church Clerk

Church Clerk Report

Request for Church Letter

Moved with no request from the new church:


Garland & Sally Feasel to FBC Kennedale TX


Larry, Karin West & Jacob Cramer to Mercy Culture Church, Fort Worth TX


Bill and Cathy Ellis to Heritage of Faith Church, Crowley TX


New Members


No new members

Financial Report

Here are the basic numbers.

Income - 

   General Budget - $547,208.06

   Building Fund    - $  44,633.83

   Gas Lease         - $    3,513.40

Total Income         - $595,355.29   Requested Budget - $699,000

Expenses             -  $581,055.57

We finished 2020 with $14,300 more than we spent.

In addition we were approved for $40,000 for the payroll protection plan.  We also received a $50,000 gift.  Both of these went into designated accounts.

For more detailed information please CLICK HERE for the longer reports.  If you cannot view these on your computer or require a printed version please contact the office. You can also contact Mark Reljac to answer your question.

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Renovation Update

As of January 21, the following has happened:

  1. Ceiling removed
  2. Ductwork removed
  3. Asbestos removed
  4. Air Handlers beginning to be removed.

On January 22, the new outside chiller is to be installed.  Meanwhile the remaining air handlers will be removed and installation will begin.

Once this is finished we will need a thorough cleaning and moving back in.

Personnel Committee

The personnel committee has recommended Markus Warren as our next Worship Pastor.  The Q&A is currently being rescheduled due to COVID exposures and infections.  When they have arrived at a new date we will send that information through the Weekly Updates.

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