Saturday, June 29, 2013


We leave this morning for another big trip that will span two months.  Our first stop is Liberty Baptist Church in Miamisburg, Ohio (just outside of Dayton).  Pastor Craig Lovell and the folks are excited because it is not only their annual camp meeting but it is also the church's 25th Anniversary!  Many special things are planned during the week and Stacie and I are honored to be invited to take part in the meeting. 

Here is a link to the Camp Meeting page on the church's website with more information...
Liberty Baptist Church Camp Meeting Information

Please pray for the meetings and for safe travels.  May God bless you all!

Friday, June 28, 2013


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Thursday, June 27, 2013


Last night we were at Old Time Baptist Church for a final service before we hit the road this weekend on a two-month trip.  I was asked in the afternoon if I would preach which I was glad to do.  It was good to enjoy some good fellowship before and after the service with our church folks.


The annual Old Time Baptist Camp Meeting is August 18-23.  The theme this year is "Higher Ground".  Many of our friends from all over the country and even some foreign countries will make the trip to Hamburg to be with us and we have been praying since last year for this very special week.  The official camp meeting flyer is posted below.  If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office at 716-649-4974.  You will notice a Camp Meeting tab at the top of the home page here on the blog that will be available for folks to click on to access this information quickly instead of scrolling down thru the posts to find it.

2013 Old Time Baptist Camp Meeting Flyer - Inside

2013 Old Time Baptist Camp Meeting Flyer - Outside

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH - Springville, New York

After our trip home from Rochester this past Sunday, we had enough time to make it down to Springville, New York (about 25 minutes south of Hamburg) to go to Faith Baptist Church for their evening service.  Pastor Kevin Friedman started this work eight years ago and they are the only good Baptist church in that area.  Pastor Friedman and his family have been a real blessing to our church over the years helping out in big ways with our annual camp meeting, Christmas cantata and other events.

As soon as we showed up, he asked me if I had a message for the church and so I had the honor of preaching in the service.  We had a great time of fellowship before and after the service and we look forward to seeing them again in August at the camp meeting in Hamburg.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

APRIL / MAY 2013 Prayer letter

Below is our latest prayer letter.  It is also posted on the "current prayer letter" tab of the blog...


Dear Friends,

Proverbs 25:11 reminds us that “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.”  We often hear this verse but I got to meditating on it in the context of preaching and the great responsibility that preachers have as God’s messengers.  We need to deliver the message that God wants us to (be it an encouraging one, a  rebuking one, a combination, or whatever else) instead of using the pulpit for our own soapbox used as a place for us to grind an axe.

April and May were filled with meetings at New Life Baptist Church in Dover Foxcroft, Maine (Pastor David Ireland); McKenzie Corner Baptist Church in New Brunswick, Canada (Pastor Andy Nissley); Amherst Open Bible Baptist Church in Amherst, Nova Scotia (Pastor Jamey Grooms); Victory Baptist Church in Kemptville, Nova Scotia (Pastor Joey Ring); Sebec Corner Baptist Church in Sebec, Maine (Pastor Isaiah Hill); Bible Baptist Church in Bangor, Maine (Pastor Artie Dean); and Buck Settlement Baptist Church in Bath, New York.  We also were able to be at home at Old Time Baptist Church for a couple of services after we got back from Maine.  We saw the Lord give us great  services in all of the churches we were honored to be at.  There was good singing, good special music, liberty to preach and tremendous responses during the invitations.  We are thankful for the way everybody took such good care of us and we enjoyed the fellowship with God’s people.

At the end of May we were able to spend a week home with the family and we always cherish that time as it only happens a few weeks out of the year.  We packed up the van just before Memorial day and headed to Indiana for our next meeting.  We are looking forward to a busy summer with our travels taking us to Indiana, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Maine and then back to New York.  These meetings will be revivals, tent meetings and camp meetings.  If you want to keep up with us on a more regular basis you can check out our blog and also follow us on Twitter.  That information is listed on the left side of this prayer letter in the blue section.

From the bottom of our hearts Stacie and I want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and support.  It is such a blessing to know that we are traveling the country there are people taking time out of their schedules to pray for us and some who have even sacrificed financially.  We want you to know we appreciate all of you very much and pray God blesses you fro your care for us!

In HIS service,

Craig A. Cobb
Isaiah 61:1



For some reason a couple of the links in my last post (Chili Bible Baptist Church) were not working.  I have fixed the links in the post and then also listed them here so you won't have to go searching.  Sorry for the inconvenience...


This past Sunday morning I had the privilege of preaching the anniversary service of Chili Bible Baptist Church in Chili, New York.  Pastor Hal Roscoe started this church outside of Rochester 23 years ago and is still the pastor today.  I have known Pastor Roscoe for several years and he is a good man.  Bro. Roscoe's wife passed away last July and he has remained faithful through the hard times.  This was the first time I have been to his church and we had a wonderful time.

If you recall from the meeting from last week CrossPoint String Band was there and they also were at Chili during the Sunday morning service and it was a blessing to be with them again.  I also had heard that Abigail Miller was going to be there and we were excited to finally get to meet her and her family and here her sing.  She has written many songs but is mostly known for writing "I Can Go In" and "Turn the Tide".  Her husband, Paul, is also an evangelist and they travel the country full time.  While they were there, they weren't going to be singing until the evening service so we still have not heard her sing in person.  We did, however, enjoy some good fellowship with them after the morning service.

Bro. Glenn Kisoriek preached during the Sunday school hour and I preached the main service.  There was a great spirit in the service and I am thankful for the Lord's help to preach.

Here are some links you might want to check out...
Chili Bible Baptist Church
CrossPoint String Band
Abigail Miller's website
Pastor Hal Roscoe giving a testimony about his wife (video)

Evangelist Glenn Kisoriek teaching Sunday School

CrossPoint String Band singing

Pastor Hal Roscoe - Chili Bible Baptist Church - Chili, New York

Evangelist Craig Cobb

Monday, June 24, 2013


The annual Camp Meeting at Old Time Baptist Church will be August 18-23, 2013.  The theme for this year is "Higher Ground".  For more information please call the church office at (716)649-4974. 

Old Time Baptist Camp Meeting - 2013 - "Higher Ground"

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Tomorrow morning I will be preaching at Chili Bible Baptist Church (Pastor Hal Roscoe) in Chili, New York (outside of Rochester, New York) for special service celebrating the church's 23rd anniversary.  I have known Bro. Roscoe for several years but this will be our first time there.  We are praying for a great day in the Lord!


Well my goal was to give a daily update from the meeting this past week but it just was not possible.  The meeting started this past Sunday and ended Friday night.  There were also morning services Tuesday thru Thursday. 

The following is a list of the preachers:
  • Sunday (all day): Evangelist Craig Cobb
  • Monday night: Evangelist Craig Cobb
  • Tuesday morning: Pastor Tony Kahler, Pastor Pat Burke
  • Tuesday night: Evangelist Dan Martin
  • Wednesday morning: Evangelist Matt Weber, Evangelist Glen Kosiorek, Pastor Samuel Watts
  • Wednesday evening: Evangelist Dan Martin
  • Thursday morning: Pastor David Costantino, Missionary Thomas Knickerbocker, Pastor Robert Neisen
  • Thursday and Friday evening: Pastor Jon Jenkins

Special music during the week was provided from:
  • The Weber Family
  • CrossPoint String Band
  • Sounds of Praise
  • First Bible Baptist Church choir (Lockport, New York)
  • Faith Bible Baptist Church choir (Medina, New York)
  • Groups from Open Bible Baptist Church (Tonawanda, New York)
  • Evangelist & Mrs. Rich Overton
  • Choir from Old Paths Baptist Church

Many area churches supported the meeting at various times throughout the week and I know Pastor Jack Britt and the folks were encouraged.  We are especially praising God for a total of five precious souls who were saved! 

Here is a bunch of pictures from the meeting...

Flyer for the meeting

Bro. Bill Cox doing a great job leading the singing

The Weber Family sure was a blessing to the meeting!

Pastor Troy Kahler (Hornell Bible Church - Hornell, New York)

Host Pastor - Jack Britt - Cornerstone Bible Baptist Church

Missionary Thomas Knickerbocker (H.E.L.P. Ministries)

Pastor Samuel Watts (Bible Baptist Church - Manchester, England)

Good special music...

Pastor Pat Burke (Victory Baptist Church - Fredonia, New York)

CrossPoint String Band from Shelbyville, Tennessee

New Location for the meeting this year and it worked out great!

Sounds of Praise from Old Time Baptist Church

Revive Us Again

Evangelists Dan Martin and Craig Cobb

Great crowds came out each night

Sounds of Praise from Old Time Baptist Church in Hamburg, New York

Many decided to sit outside in the good weather

Quartet from Faith Bible Baptist Church in Medina, New York

Choir from Faith Bible Baptist Church in Medina, New York

The Weber Family

CrossPoint String Band from Shelbyville, Tennessee

Evangelist Dan Martin

Evangelist Matt Weber

Evangelist Glen Kosiorek

The people gave generously all week

Mrs. Jack Britt and Mrs. Bill Cox

Pastor David Costantino (Lighthouse Baptist Church - North Tonawanda, New York)

Evangelist & Mrs. Rich Overton singing special music

Pastor Robert Neisen (Open Bible Baptist Church - Tondawanda, New York)

Bill Cox having a good time!

Pastor Jack Britt, Evangelist Craig Cobb, Bro. Jeremiah Britt

Pastor Jon Jenkins (Grace Baptist Church - Gaylord, Michigan)

Many people from the community came out each night

Choir from Old Paths Baptist Church in Rochester, New York


As promised, here are some pics from the meeting a couple of weeks ago at First Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Franklin, Indiana...

The Ladies Trio sang specials every night

Pastor Kent Kirchmeyer - First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church - Franklin, Indiana

Evangelist Craig Cobb preaching at First. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Franklin, Indiana

Pastor Kent Kirchmeyer and Evangelist Craig Cobb