Area church briefs: Southview Baptist welcomes new pastor


GALION — Pastor Jason Austin is the new pastor at Southview Baptist Church, 6904 County Line Road. Pastor Austin, his wife Laura and their five children recently moved to the area from Barrie, Ontario, Canada, where he had been the pastor for four years. He had other pastorates in Massachusetts and has also been involved in short-term mission trips to Guatemala, where he preached, conducted pastor’s conferences and other leadership conferences.

He has studied at the Masters College of Santa Clarita, California, Trinity College of Florida in New Port Richey, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is working on a Mastor of Divinity Pastorial Studies Degree. Pastor Austin uses the scripture Colossians 1:28-29 as his main objective in pastoring

YOUNG AT HEART ANNUAL COOKIE WALK AND LUNCHEON — Galion Baptist Church, 5670 Ohio 19, will have its Cookie Walk and Luncheon from 11 a.m-2 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Family Life Center of the church. All proceeds go to the ministries of the church.

HEALING SERVICE — The Crestline United Methodist Church offers a monthly Healing Service, the second Sunday of the month.. The next one is Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. Anyone seeking healing, wholeness and health in their relationships, emotions, spiritual life, or body is welcome to attend this service. The service is an opportunity to be strengthened and refreshed by Christ’s healing presence!

FREE COMMUNITY MEAL — Trinity Lutheran Church, 291 N. Union St., Galion will serve a free community meal Dec. 15 from 5:-6 p.m.

FORMER OSU BAND DIRECTOR AT PRAYER BREAKFAST— Jonathan Waters, former marching band director at The Ohio State University Marching will be featured speaker at an interdenominational men’s prayer breakfast 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 in the cafeteria at Bucyrus Community Hospital. This prayer breakfast is open to all men and woman and is being hosted by Woodlawn United Methodist Church. For information, call Bill Denton at 419 562-1118.

PERFORMANCE BY THE TALLEYS — On Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m., Gospel artist’s The Talleys, from Morristown, Tenn., will appear at First Lutheran Church in Shelby. This return performance to Shelby is part of the Talleys’ Christmas Tour. This concert is free and open to the public. A love offering will be collected for the Talleys’ ministry. First Lutheran Church, 33 Broadway St., is handicapped accessible. For information, call 419-347-7675, or email at

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