Dale and Janet Bigham Married in 1971, the Lord blessed them with 3 children.
In November of 1981 a young 29 year old Dale Bigham was called of the Lord to become pastor of a struggling Grace Baptist Church that had been in decline for several years. Dale and Janet brought their young family Jeremy, Holly and Janell here to become the pastor to his first and only pastorate. There was a small congregation of twenty some adults with buses that brought in many children. The church had some large older buildings that they had difficulty maintaining with their small numbers. The first Sunday Bro. Bigham came as pastor there were 12 adults in the only adult class that day. The church supported a small group of missionaries at a meager amount by today's standard. God has blessed this church through the ministry and leadership of Dale Bigham.
The Bighams continued in that calling as Sr. Pastor of Arden Road Baptist Church until 2015. There has been progress and growth in many areas over the past 30 years. Most importantly, there have been many souls saved, baptized, and added to the church. Attendance average in 1982 was 93 per Sunday. Today, the church averages over 500 per Sunday. There have been numerous people who have surrendered to full-time service, gone to Bible college, and entered into full-time ministry. Only the Lord knows the spiritual growth that has taken place over this time.
In September of 2015 they were led of the Lord to transition into retirement from the Position of Sr. Pastor. Following the Lords leading they desire to continue serving the Lord in a support type ministry as He gives opportunity. Upon His retirement Arden Road Baptist gave him the title of Pastor Emeritus. In lay mans terms that is given to one who has "earned his discharge". We support and pray the Lord will bless the Bighams in every future ministry endeavor.
Bro. Bigham is available to preach revivals, mission conferences and temporary fill the pulpit. To contact Bro. Bigham and schedule him to preach, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
or his cellphone (806) 433-4739
Note from Bro. Bigham:
Janet and I are grateful for every opportunity to serve the Lord in this season of our lives. It would be our honor and intention to be a blessing where ever the Lord gives the opportunity. Any dates not accounted for on the schedule below are open for scheduling. I can be reached at 806 433 4739 or email@example.com.
If references are desired feel free to contact:
My Pastor, Aaron Denson 806 787 0614 or others I have recently preached for :
Kyle Ohsfeldt 806 662 8672 , Grace Baptist Pampa TX
Dan Preston 970 371 4690 , Bethany Baptist Church Lubbock TX.
Burson Corley 505 860 7341, College Heights Baptist Church Farmington NM
Dan Lydick 406 212 4374 Rocky Mountain Baptist Church, Kalispell Mt.
Rob Seale 806 570 8681 Calvary Baptist Church Clarendon TX.
December 14 2016 - February 1, 2017 - Surgery and Recovery
February 5-8 San Bernardino Baptist San Bernardino, CA Stewardship Conference
February 12 - Grace Baptist Church, Pampa, TX
February 19 - Bible Baptist Church, Stillwater, OK
February 20-23 - GIBF Meeting, Temecula, CA
February 26 - March 1 - Southside Baptist Church, Kaufman, TX - Revival Meeting
March 5 Tulsa Baptist Temple, Tulsa, OK Missions Sunday
March 7 - Heartland Baptist Bible College, Oklahoma City, OK - Chapel
March 8-12 - Calvary Baptist Church, Wellington, TX
March 15 - Arden Road Baptist Church, Amarillo, TX
March 19-22 - Calvary Baptist Church, Plainview, TX
March 23-April 6 - Personal Trip
April 9 (Sunday)
April 16 (Sunday)
April 23 - Central Baptist Church, Ponca City, OK
April 27-30 Faith Baptist Church, Beaver Creek, Ohio, Missions Conference
May 7 (Sunday)
May 9 -10 Heartland Baptist Bible College Graduation Fellowhsip, Oklahoma City, OK
May 13-16 Shooting Park Road Baptist Church, Peru, Illinois, Revival
May 21 Fellowship Baptist Church, Spearman, TX
May 28 (Sunday)
June 4-7 Pagosa Baptist Church, Pagosa Springs, CO Revival
June 11 Bible Baptist Church, Dumas, TX
June 14 Bible Baptist Church, Dumas, TX
June 16-22 South Metropolitan Bible Baptist Church, Montreal, Canada
July 2 - White Drive Baptist Church, Batesville, AR
July 16 Bible Baptist Church Puyallup WA.
July 19 PM , 22AM , 23 AM Foundation Baptist Church , Coeur d’Alene , Idaho Revival
July 23 PM Mt Zion Baptist , Post Falls ID.
July 24-28 Teen and Family Camp , Northwest Territory
July 30 AM & PM Liberty Baptist , Helena MT.
August 6th Light House Baptist , Billings MT.
August 13 Rocky Mountain Baptist , Kalispell MT.
August 20 Clark Fork Baptist , Plains MT.
August 23 Victory Baptist Church, Kennewick, WA
August 27th Yakama Baptist Church , Yakama WA.
September 3rd AM Southeast Baptist , Tulsa OK
September 10-12 Fellowship Baptist Church, Perryton, TX, Revival
September 13 - 18 Rocky Mountain Baptist Church, Kalispell, MT
September 14 - 16 Liberty Baptist Church, Helena, MT Ladies Retreat by Janet Bigham
September 18-20 - GIBF Meeting, Southwest Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK
September 22-25 Buchanan Ave Baptist Church, Sioux City, Iowa, Missions Conference
October 1 PM Nebraska City Baptist Church, Nebraska City, NE
October 4 Open Door Baptist Church, Council Bluffs, IA
October 5-7, Midland Bible Baptist Church, Bellevue, Nebraska, Mens Retreat
October 8 AM Faith Baptist Church, Kearney, NE
October 8 PM Central City Baptist Church, Central City, NE
October 11 Fellowship Baptist Church, Lincoln, NE
October 12 Solid Rock Baptist Church, Grand Island, NE
October 15 ALL DAY, Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Council Bluffs, IA
October 22-26 Bible Baptist Church, Bridgeport, Texas, Revival
October 29 - November 1, Ellicott Baptist Church, Ellicott, CO
November 3-4, Better Together Couples Retreat, Amarillo, TX
November 5, Arden Road Baptist Church, Amarillo, TX
November 10-12, First Baptist Church, Englewood, CO
November 15, Arden Road Baptist Church, Amarillo, TX
November 19, Ruidoso Baptist Church, Ruidoso, NM
November 26, Bethany Baptist Church, Lubbock, TX
December 3 (Sunday)
December 10, Calvary Baptist Church, Wellington, TX
December 17 (Sunday)
December 24 (Sunday)
January 21-24, Trinity Baptist Church, Austin, TX
March 4- 9, Boulevard Baptist Church, Burleson, TX Revival
March 25, Grace Baptist Church, Pampa, TX
April 4 - 8, Southwest Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK, Missions Conference
April 22, Victory Baptist Church, Cedar Park, TX, Missions Sunday
May 11, Bella Vista Baptist Albq. NM Janet Speaking at Mother Daughter Banquet
May 13 , Bella Vista Baptist Albq. NM Dale Preaching
July 1st First Baptist Church Englewood Co.
July 2-6 Silver State Youth Camp
August 15-19, Whittier Lane Baptist Church, New Castle, IN, Missisions Conference
August 26 - 29 Cleveland Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio , Revival
September 2-16 Shooting Park Road Baptist Church, Peru, IL
September 20-23, Faith Baptist Church, Beaver Creek, Ohio
September 28-30 Bible Baptist Church, Puyallup, Washington, Ladies Retreat
October 14-17, Grace Baptist Church, Sperry OK, Revival
March 3, Tulsa Baptist Temple, Missions Conference
June 2, Montreal, Canada
June 9, Montreal, Canada
June 16, Montreal, Canada
June 23, Montreal, Canada
June 30, Montreal, Canada