"Am I just an old fuddy-duddy or is there something wrong with the church?" That is the question that the Lord first posed to me in 2002. It was a homework assignment, and we needed to answer that interrogative before we could begin a new church plant. Two years later we had more than five hundred pages of handwritten notes, more questions, and a few answers. Since that time, we have continued to work on this question even as we have planted a church. In the process we have concluded that the failure to worship God as He prescribes, desires, expects, and deserves is the primary reason for the failure of the church to be the testimony in the world that God desires. This book is intended to stimulate thought on this vital topic. We will endeavor to provide some answers, but certainly, not all. Pastor Hitchcock was saved at the early age of four. At the age of twenty-two he had a consecration experience which changed everything. Soon after, he began seriously studying God's Word. In 1981, he was called to service as a missionary builder and served with Fellowship of Baptists for Home Missions for a number of years. After a period of time out of the ministry the Lord called again. This time, it was to plant a new church in the Canal Winchester, Ohio area. The process began in May of 2004 with a home Bible study and one unchurched couple. In September of 2005 the church was duly organized as Canal Community Baptist Church. In July 2008, the church acquired property on Hayes Road and the name was changed to Hayes Road Baptist to reflect the new home.
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