If you are a military family, we believe that you are a vital part of our community! We greatly appreciate your service to our country through your military career, which has now brought you to our area. We truly understand the challenges that military families encounter. Our pastor has served as a USAF reserve chaplain since 2004 and is currently attached to Dyess AFB, in Texas. Our Assistant Pastor of Students and Young Adults is a 20-year Air Force special tactics veteran out of Ft. Bragg. Our congregation has numerous retired and active-duty military. We get it!
If you are looking for a church to plug into while you serve at Ft. Bragg, we want to celebrate your coming, support you and your family while you are here, allow you to jump right in and serve, and celebrate your move to your next PCS. Our vision for you during your time at AFBC is that you leave us more spiritually fit, walking closer with Christ, and with a stronger family than when you joined us. We value the military family and intentionally look to create a place that is aware of our military's spiritual, emotional, and relational needs.
Military Connect is our specific ministry to our military members and their families. It is relational, spiritual and practical. Volunteers in Military Connect adopt an AFBC military family or individual to encourage, mentor and share life together. For example volunteers may minister to their family by checking in with them regularly, sharing meals together, providing childcare on occasion, helping with referrals for area business services, helping with issues that arise during deployments, and responding to significant life events, such as deployments, TDY's, births or emergencies. If you're military, and God leads you to AFBC, our goal is to connect you as soon as possible.
For military members and families that may be struggling with difficult issues impacting their spiritual, emotional, and family well-being, we commend Warrior180 Foundation. Jeff and Criss Hastings are members of Aberdeen First Baptist and experienced, compassionate and capable caregivers who can come alongside our military and first responders and their families in times of need.