Sunday, August 31, 2014

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH - Springville, New York

Today we had the privilege of being at Faith Baptist Church in Springville, New York (about 20 minutes south of Hamburg).  Pastor Kevin Friedman started this church 10 years ago and today it remains a lighthouse in the southern tier of Western New York.  Growing up about 20 miles east of Springville, it is an answer to prayer to have a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church in this area.

I would like to brag on this man of God and his family for a moment.  The Friedmans are one of the finest families I know.  They have been a great blessing to us personally and to Old Time Baptist Church as well.  Bro. Friedman has for several years taken his vacation during our camp meeting to just be there to be a help in any way they can.  They come to enjoy the services but they come to work and help out in anyway they can.  Their church comes out on set-up day and they have helped out over the years in countless ways for some of our special events such as cantatas, banquets and so on.  Their kids are hard workers with sweet spirits and are just a joy to be around.

I believe we had a really good day in church and it was a blessing to be back and visit these good folks again.  We enjoyed the fellowship with them before and after the services.

Faith Baptist Church in Springville, New York

Pastor Kevin Friedman and Evangelist Craig Cobb

Saturday, August 30, 2014


The theme for this year's camp meeting at Old Time Baptist Church was "The Amazing Race".  The Lord really gave us a good week.  There was a tremendous spirit in the services and as always it was a blessing to get to see so many of our friends from around the country.  We also got to meet some new family members and start new friendships.  I had the privilege to preach twice during the week - Sunday morning and Thursday morning.

As some of you may know, Stacie has had a burden for the deaf since she was a child.  Missionary Scott Crabtree, whose hearing loss is at 95%, has been working in this area for over 30 years and we enjoyed getting to meet he and his wife.  Mrs. Crabtree wrote the song "Bury My Heart On The Mission Field".  What a great time of fellowship we had with these precious folks.

The "Amazing Race" - 2014 Old Time Baptist Camp Meeting

The old-fashion gospel tent is ready to go for Camp Meeting

2011 - "The Bible Stands"

2013 - "Higher Ground"

2010 - "Call Unto Me"

Friday, August 29, 2014


We enjoyed a great day of "Fam Time" with my mom and didn't something we haven't done in many years - we took a ride on the Arcade and Attica Railroad in Arcade, New York.  When I was a boy we rode the train several times each summer.  I recall one special trip when the engineer (Manley Hakes) asked me if I wanted to ride back to Arcade from the Curriers station in the steam locomotive.  As a boy of about 12 years old, this was the chance of a lifetime and I will never forget that ride in the cab in the engine.

Train website: Arcade & Attica Railroad

Check out the "Arcade & Attica Railroad Photo Gallery" page on the blog.  It has more pictures (in a larger format) than this post and more will be added soon.  You can go there now by clicking here.

Steam engine #18 getting ready to leave the Arcade Depot and head to Curriers (Arcade & Attica Railroad)

(Arcade & Attica Railroad)

The coal tender for Engine #18 (Arcade & Attica Railroad)

Mom and Stacie Baby ready to go!

Enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way (Arcade & Attica Railroad)

Temporary engineers!

Engine #18 taking a break in Curriers (Arcade & Attica Railroad)

(Arcade & Attica Railroad)

(Arcade & Attica Railroad)

(Arcade & Attica Railroad)

(Arcade & Attica Railroad)

(Arcade & Attica Railroad)

(Arcade & Attica Railroad)

(Arcade & Attica Railroad)

Thursday, August 28, 2014



August 3
Bible Baptist Church
Bangor, Maine
Pastor Artie Dean
Church website: Bible Baptist Church

Sebec Corner Baptist Church
Sebec, Maine
Pastor Isaiah Hill 

August 17-22
Old Time Baptist Church
Hamburg, New York
Pastor Lou Guadagno
Church website: Old Time Baptist Church
30th Annual Camp Meeting - The Amazing Race

August 31
Faith Baptist Church
Springville, New York
Pastor Kevin Friedman 

September 21-24
Central Baptist Church
Lanett, Alabama
Pastor Jeff Thorn
Tent Revival
Evangelists Craig Cobb and David Evans 

September 28 - October 5
Buck Settlement Baptist Church
Bath, New York
Pastor Greg Ferguson 
Church website: Buck Settlement Baptist Church
Fall Revival
Evangelists Craig Cobb and Gary Lutrick

October 6-10
Old Time Baptist Church
Hamburg, New York
Pastor Lou Guadagno 
Church website: Old Time Baptist Church
Fall Revival
Evangelists Craig Cobb and Don Hardman

October 12-17
Sempronius Baptist Church
Moravia, New York
Pastor Dennis Grimes
Fall Revival

October 19
Cornerstone Bible Baptist Church
Sanborn, New York
Pastor Jack Britt
Church website: Cornerstone Bible Baptist Church

Updated: August 20,2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

APRIL thru JULY Prayer Letter

Here is our latest prayer letter...

Dear Friends,

If there are a couple of verses that have really encouraged the Cobb’s of late it would be Psalm 126:2&3 —”Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.”  These last few months have been filled with some trials but GLORY BE TO GOD we have no sad tales to tell. HE has blessed and delivered and   provided and came through in great and mighty ways!!! 

Most of these trials have come by way of bus repairs and issues, but each and every time God worked it out as only He could have.  The biggest need was six brand new tires on it to the tune of $3500.  We are thankful for our friends in Indiana taking care of this.  The pastor there also gave us his 2003 Chevy Trailblazer so we could have a vehicle to tow behind the bus. With each need or trial came an answer directly from the Lord.

Since our last letter we have been in some really good meetings in: two churches in Maine, New Brunswick, Indiana, three churches in New York, two churches in Ohio and then we also were back up in Maine for a couple more meetings.  Our trip to Maine was cut short by a few days as we returned back to western New York for the funeral of Pastor Barney Lee from Center Road Baptist Church.  He was Stacie’s pastor from the time she was about three years old up until we got married.  Pastor Lee was one of my heroes and a great man of God. 
We are now in Hamburg for our Camp Meeting at Old Time Baptist Church.  By the time you receive this letter camp meeting will be over and we will have had the opportunity to see many of you here.

September and October will find us in meetings in Alabama and New York. 

As always we thank each and every one of you who pray for us and for those who support us financially.  We could not do the ministry God has called us to without the power of God and with that comes your help.  It is all greatly appreciated more than you will ever know.


-Souls to be saved and saints to get help in the meetings. 
-To be a help to the churches, preachers and saints of God
-Continued safety with the bus & car and for wisdom.
-God to continue to set our calendar.
-Our health to be good and strong. 
-Increased support.

In the service of the King,

Craig and Stacie Cobb