From the Pastor



June 15, 2018

"‚Ķupon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it." Peter had personally and publicly placed his life from that point onward in the hope of Jesus: "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (see Matthew 16)        

        It is so easy to place the responsibility, success, and results of a church's ministry on the human factors, and we do hold responsibility to a great degree. Honestly, there is no church in a place where followers of Jesus have yet or failed to share the Gospel (that's why we're called to go). God still reigns, and in His wisdom and providence He places His people to proclaim His word. And ultimately, it is His work that He calls us to join.

        Consider your personal responsibility in light of this confession. If it is His work, some might wonder why we should even bother. God's going to do what He's going to do, with or without us. That's where we miss it. God works through us. He desires our hearts, and He desires our obedience.

        There's really no secret about what grows God's Kingdom. When we trust Him and share the truth that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sin and then rose from the dead, He brings the fruit. It may not be the fruit we expect. It may even come from a field we didn't realize we had been tending, but He brings souls to Him when His people faithfully proclaim the Good News. 

        "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." John 16:33







Welcome to Aberdeen Baptist Church!  My name is Greg Duke, and I have been pastor of this wonderful fellowship of Christ-followers since October 2009.  In that time, Pueblo has become our new hometown.  It is a place that is rich in the history and heritage of our nation and of the American west.  Today, we see a local culture that has endured many trials with a unique resiliency.  It is a great place to live and grow.

Pueblo is also a community that desperately needs the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We have a number of great needs in our city, but one thing is for sure, the trials and struggles we face are all subject to the reign and grace of Jesus Christ. 

We have people of all ages in our church.  We have individuals from throughout the area who attend.  If you're looking for a church home with much to offer, please consider us.  If you're looking to learn more about faith in Jesus Christ, pick up a Bible, start reading the Gospel of John, and join us on Sundays or Wednesdays to get connected with believers to place their hope in Christ.

I am thankful to serve Jesus Christ at Aberdeen Baptist Church.  I pray you will consider the same opportunity through the new life found in Him!


Greg Duke



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