| Dale Bigham |
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.
In 2019 Bro Bigham was asked to help the Craig County Baptist church of Vinita Oklahoma. They were a willing and committed people in need of leadership and encouragement. We Pastored them for 2 years as the Lord blessed and in June of 2021 the Lord provided a young pastor who assumed the leadership and ministry of Crisg County Baptist .
Bro. Bigham and Janet moved from Vinita Ok and made their home in Reeds Spring Missouri. We joined Talking Rock Road Baptist Church and faithfully attend when not traveling and preaching. As the years continue to accumulate we feel it wise to be more selective in the ministries we attempt . For that reason we feel compelled to restrict our preaching ministry to locally filling the pulpit as opposed to extended meetings requiring extended travel.
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:
Pastor, Aaron Denson| 806 787 0614 Arden Road Baptist Amarillo Tx
Pastor Kyle Ohsfeldt | 806 662 8672 | Grace Baptist Pampa TX
Pastor Dan Preston | 970 371 4690 | Bethany Baptist Church Lubbock TX.
Pastor Burson Corley | 505 860 7341 | College Heights Baptist Church Farmington NM
Pastor Dan Lydick | 406 212 4374 | Rocky Mountain Baptist Church, Kalispell Mt.
Pastor Delbert Davis 417 294 2843 Talking Rock Road Baptist , Branson West MO.
Rob Seale | 806 570 8681 | Calvary Baptist Church Clarendon TX.
Forever united with you for Him :
Dale and Janet Bigham
January 2, Visiting Craig County Baptist, Vinita Ok on the way to Amarillo for Dr. Apt
January 9, Grace Baptist Tabernacle, Ft Scott KS (Pulpit Supply)
January 16 , Grace Baptist Tabernacle, Ft Scott KS (Pulpit Supply
January 23 , Grace Baptist Tabernacle, Ft Scott KS (Pulpit Supply)
January 30, Berean Baptist Church , Springfield MO
February 20-23, Talking Rock Road Baptist Branson West Mo.
March 1-5 Texas, Appointments
March 20th , Grace Baptist Tabernacle , Ft Scott Kansas
March 27th , Bible Baptist Church Woodward OK
April 10 Medical Appointments and recovery
April 24th Victory Baptist Church , Nixa MO. , Pulpit supply
April 25th Medical appointment and recovery
April 30th, Calvary Baptist Church , Wellington Tx Janet Speaking Ladies meeting , Dale at Mens meeting
May 1st, Calvary Baptist Church , Wellington Tx.
May 7th Colonial Baptist Church , Rogers Ark Janet Speaking , Ladies meeting
May 8th Victory Baptist Nixa MO. Pulpit Supply
May 15th Talking Rock road Baptist , Pulpit Supply
May 27th Van Alstyne Tx. Graduation
June 2-3 Wedding Pampa Tx
June 5th Grace Baptist Pampa Tx
July 31st White Drive Baptists , Church Anniversary service
September 14-16 Hillside Baptist Church ,Springfield MO ,
September 25th Harvest Baptist Church Santa Fe New Mexico
November 20th Bible Baptist Church , Woodword OK
November 27th , Bethany Baptist Church , Lubbock Texas
December 12, Temple Baptist Church , El Dorado Kansas