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2023 Annual Yearbook

We are praising God for what He did in 2023! Click below to view our 2023 Annual Yearbook to read reports from our different ministries. 

Who We Are

Our mission comes from Colossians 1:28, where we are called to

invest into the Christ-like maturity of others.

"We Exist to Present Everyone Complete in Christ"

Our Vision

We carry out our mission by:

PROCLAIMING JESUS

Whether it is during our worship service, a Bible study or at one of our events, we present the person of Jesus as Christ the Lord (Acts 5:42)

 

PURSUING EVERYONE

We present God's Word to everyone and strive to shine His light in our community (Matthew 5:16)

 

PRACTICING DISCIPLESHIP

We invest into the Christ-like maturity of others by

teaching people to deny themselves, follow after Christ and commit their lives to Him. (Luke 9:23-24)

2023 Annual Yearbook

We are praising God for what He did in 2023! Click below to view our 2023 Annual Yearbook to read reports from our different ministries. 

Our History
2007 - Today

In 2007, the church called Pastor Lance Wallace to be their Lead Pastor.  

 

In 2021, the church members voted to change the name of First Baptist Church of Windsor to Windsor Christian Church. 

Today, Windsor Christian Church and Academy minister to over 400 families every week! We praise God for the faithfulness and vision of those who came before and look forward to what He has in store for the church, the school and the community in the years ahead!

Lead Pastor:

                                        2007 - Present:   Lance Wallace

1980 - 2005

In July, 1980, Pastor Jim Velez was hired as lead pastor. He, along with the deacons, wanted a school for the church families. The school opened in 1981 as First Baptist Church and School. Pastor Velez was the administrator and his wife, Rachel, was the principal and kindergarten teacher. The first school year included kindergarten, first and second grade. 

The school later changed its name to Windsor Christian Academy and continued to grow. In 2005, the current education building was built. 

Lead Pastor:

                                         1980 - 1988:   Jim Velez

                                         1988 - 2005:   Dean Grotzke

1964 - 1970

A group of ladies from Calvary Baptist Church in Healdsburg started a Sunday School Program in Windsor. The group ministered to kids every Sunday in a little strip mall building that was located on the corner of Old Redwood Hwy. and Starr Rd (currently Estrella’s Market). With the help of Fellowship of Baptist for Home Missions (FBHM) and their sponsoring church, First Baptist of Petaluma, they were able to purchase a couple of acres on Starr Road for a church building.

Lead Pastor:

                                        1966 - 1967:   Jim Cook

                                        1967 - 1969:   Harry Buerer

1970 - 1980

In 1970, the Windsor Sunday School group and Calvary Baptist Church combined congregations and incorporated as First Baptist Church of Windsor in fellowship with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. 

During this time, property adjacent to the church was purchased on two different occasions, with the vision of future expansion. On Mother's Day, 1980, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for what is currently the auditorium.

Lead Pastor:

                                       1969 - 1970:   A.R. Rutledge

                                       1970 - 1976:   C. Lee Shoemaker

                                       1976 - 1980:   Ron Merical

2007 - Today

In 2007, the church called Pastor Lance Wallace to be their Lead Pastor.  

 

In 2021, the church members voted to change the name of First Baptist Church of Windsor to Windsor Christian Church. 

Today, Windsor Christian Church and Academy minister to over 400 families every week! We praise God for the faithfulness and vision of those who came before and look forward to what He has in store for the church, the school and the community in the years ahead!

                         Lead Pastor:

    2007 - Present:   Lance Wallace

1980 - 2005

In July, 1980, Pastor Jim Velez was hired as lead pastor. He, along with the deacons, wanted a school for the church families. The school opened in 1981 as First Baptist Church and School. Pastor Velez was the administrator and his wife, Rachel, was the principal and kindergarten teacher. The first school year included kindergarten, first and second grade. 

The school later changed its name to Windsor Christian Academy and continued to grow. In 2005, the current education building was built. 

                          Lead Pastor:

      1980 - 1988:   Jim Velez

      1988 - 2005:   Dean Grotzke

Our History

1970 - 1980

In 1970, the Windsor Sunday School group and Calvary Baptist Church combined congregations and incorporated as First Baptist Church of Windsor in fellowship with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. 

During this time, property adjacent to the church was purchased on two different occasions, with the vision of future expansion. On Mother's Day, 1980, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for what is currently the auditorium.

                               Lead Pastor:

               1969 - 1970:   A.R. Rutledge

               1970 - 1976:   C. Lee Shoemaker

               1976 - 1980:   Ron Merical

1964 - 1970

In 1964, a group of ladies from Calvary Baptist Church in Healdsburg started a Sunday School Program in Windsor. The group ministered to kids every Sunday in a little strip mall building that was located on the corner of Old Redwood Hwy. and Starr Rd (currently Estrella’s Market). With the help of Fellowship of Baptist for Home Missions (FBHM) and their sponsoring church, First Baptist of Petaluma, they were able to purchase a couple of acres on Starr Road for a church building.

                                Lead Pastor:

              1966 - 1967:   Jim Cook

              1967 - 1969:   Harry Buerer

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