"My family joined Roswell Baptist Church when I was 5 years old, we have now been member for 22 years and love it so much more today than ever before! It was such a privilege to grow up participating in the children's ministry up through the teens and now in the adult class! There is always great activities and ways to get involved for every stage of life. I am very excited to now watch my daughter grow and enjoy learning about God's love!!" -Heather Coats
"My husband and I are members of RBC and it has been a life changing experience. It has been a wonderful place to raise our family. We have learned about God's grace, not only through God's Word, but also through our Pastor and our church family! They have always been there for us regardless of the situation. We are not just another church, we are a family with love for the people of Roswell and for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." -Shauna Daffren
"I grew up in the Church of Christ, and I got baptized so I could be forgiven of my sins, which I now know baptism didn’t save me, Eph. 8-9. I got out of church when my parents got a divorce and no one made me go to church. My life took a turn for the worst and kept spiraling downwards seemingly out of control. Feeling ready to just give up on life, the Lord sought it fit to give me new life. I woke up one day having strong feelings for this girl I worked with named Dara. Her condition for dating her was, I had to go to church with her at Roswell Baptist Temple. I thought sure, I could impress her parents and make it through a Sunday morning service. The pastor preached a salvation message that day and asked us during the invitation to raise our hands if we were saved. I, being raised in church of course raised my hand. After services I was asked how I was sure I was going to heaven… I answered with the first thing that came to my mind, “because I was baptized”, then ran for the door. As awkward as that was, I determined to keep dating her, so I went to a couple more Sunday services each one convicting my heart. Then I heard the song “Mansion over the Hilltop” which in remembrance of my grandpa’s funeral brought me to tears. I thought back to him and remembered about the kind of man he was, and the kind of man he became. The Lord humbled a man in his 70s, brought him to Christ’s saving grace and used him for His glory until he died a few years later from cancer. I thought to myself why not now? Should I wait until I am 70 to come to repentance? I chose that day to call on Jesus Christ to come into my life and rule over my soul as Lord and Savior! I chose to serve Christ, and what a joy, a privilege, and a blessing it is to serve Him now! I am a sinner saved by the grace of God! There are plenty of struggles throughout daily living, but I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Philippians 4:13"
"When I first moved to Roswell I was a mess, emotionally and physically. I had not been to church in over 10 years, and just had an eleven year relationship abruptly end. In essence, I had literally hit rock bottom.
I was reluctant to accept my mom's offer to attend church with her, considering the long period since i had last been. I knew I was saved in 1995 in Glorietta, NM, but was as blackslidden as I could be.
When I finally came to church, I was instantly welcomed and embraced. It was like being welcomed back into a long lost family. I knew almost instantly that I was finally with a true Christian family. I joined the church the second week and immediately felt a calling to find a way to volunteer.
Before I could approach anyone about volunteering, Mrs. Joellen Walden came up to me and asked if I would be interested in taking over the breakfast ministry. Being a chef by trade, I quickly said. Yes! I enjoy trying to come up with different breakfast items each week.
I still struggle with emotional issues, but the church has helped me by reminding me that I have people that care. Some days are difficult, but knowing my church family is always there really helps."