First Baptist Church of Chesterfield, Mo, birthed by slaves in 1847, and their pastor of 16-year Pastor, Dr. T D Stubblefield, are celebrating 10 years of Sunday morning broadcasting on the 100,000 watts of Bott Radio Network-owned KSIV-FM in St. Louis Missouri.
We are all invited to a celebration of the party! , It is in the Chesterfield Amphitheater in West St. Louis County on Saturday, October 29th , 2016 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Click here for directions and more information. If you ae reading this later, watch for the next one.
Just over ten years ago, TC and I were in conversation at the annual Christian Family Day at Busch Stadium, home of St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. We were in a nice “box” viewing area with a group of festive CFD supporters. (The Cardinals won, with a record of 17–2 in those “Christian Family Day” annual events!)
We discussed his interest and leading regarding expanding his and his church’s ministry by becoming a broadcaster on Bott Radio. He had a similar radio ministry in his previous pastorate in Kentucky.
I pointed him to then Bott Radio Network manager, Mike McHardy. And as they say, “the rest is history!”
Dr. Stubblefield’s educational background is impressive. He “earned a Master of Divinity degree in Christian Education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and has received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky… He is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and has served for nine years as the volunteer chaplain for the city of Chesterfield Police Department.”
I am awed by the fact that the church was birthed by slaves! An oppressed group of people refused to be denied their freedom in doing the will of God. In 1847, they began the church. TD’s previous church in Kentucky had the same history!
This history contains great lessons. Oppressive condition, restrictions, injustice and abuse can even be a motivation for doing the will of God in far less than ideal conditions!
I was especially moved to hear, among his other interview comments, that the church had researched and found a descendant of the 1847 slave owners that deeded the original land to construct their church. They honored him by inviting him to speak at one of the church’s earlier celebrations.
Congratulations, Dr. T. D. Stubblefield and the First Baptist Church of Chesterfield!