Volume 7, Issue 1
Update on North Mesa Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona
When Sandy and I were present for the launching of North Mesa Baptist Church, we had the privilege of
meeting a very fine young lady that attended the very first service. She came from a good Christian family
and was away from home attending the University in Phoenix. She was so thrilled to know that there was a
good Baptist church starting that she could attend. In January she wrote to us telling how good it is to have
the church there to attend and commending the pastor and his family for the fine work they are doing. The
following is a copy of that letter she sent to us.
January 28, 2012
Good afternoon, Dr. and Mrs. John Bailes,
I hope the Lord has been blessing you as you travel and continue with your ministry. My name is
Katrin Henry and I attend North Mesa Baptist Church (Pastor Kent McBay) in Mesa, Arizona. I first
met you and your wife for the church's Opening Sunday and we went to Sweet
Tomatoes afterwards. I am a young college girl that attends the university
nearby and had heard about NMBC online through a Google search that led
me to your webpage. I am happy to continue attending the church where I am
able to find fellowship and rest among other Christians.
The church has been growing and many are keeping faithful in coming. In ad-
dition, two people have made professions of faith. One of them named Andy
expressed his desire to be baptized.
The pastor and his family are hard workers at putting together the services,
church events, and hosting fellowships. They recently started having monthly
men's breakfasts and also a card ministry for the ladies. Every Sunday Mrs.
McBay has been careful to welcome visitors and guests. I am grateful that the
Lord allowed a church to be planted in Mesa and thankful we were able to
meet. I hope this letter will be of encouragement.
Here is a further note and update on North Mesa Baptist Church from Bob Larson – Co-editor
Kent and his family are doing a great job of starting and establishing a New Testament Baptist church in
Mesa. When I was with him in January, I assisted Kent in door-to-door literature distribution. He has made
it his personal goal to knock on two hundred doors a week as the pastor. They have recently started one-
on-one discipleship soul winning training. God has also given them some additional nursery workers and
children's workers who are now
Their highest attendance of 72
came recently on Resurrection
Easter Sunday 2012 at North Mesa Baptist Church