To Know Him and Make Him Known

Sermons by Pastor Toby Locke

I joined the staff as lead pastor at First Baptist in March 2017 after nine years of ministry in Racine, Wisconsin as an associate pastor.  I grew up as the child of missionaries in South America, where I got to live among and learn from the beautiful people of Bolivia and Chile.  After high school I attended Baptist Bible College of PA (now Clarks Summit University) and graduated at long last in 1998 with a Pastoral Ministries degree.  After completing a two-year short term missionary assignment in Chile, I returned to Baptist Bible Seminary for my Master of Divinity, which God graciously enabled me to complete in 2007.  From there it was off to Rochester, New York for a year-long internship at North Baptist Church (now Northridge Church) before jumping into full-time vocational ministry at Fellowship Baptist Church in Racine in the fall of 2007.

Reading the Terms & Conditions

It’s easy to get into a relationship with God without realizing the implications of that decision.  We forget that we now have a new boss, a whole new identity, and a brand-new set of obligations to keep.  That moment of realization often is the moment of truth in our relationship with God – will we […]

When God Says “Wait”

When God tells is to wait for something that we really want, it’s easy for us to conclude that God doesn’t really care about us and then launch a backup plan to get what we think God has denied us. These plans never end well and should drive us back to trust in God’s timing […]

Life, Interrupted

God likes to interrupt our comfortable, familiar lives with crazy invitations to step out into the unknown with Him.  It’s easy to refuse and just protect our predictable pleasures, but if we do, we will be missing the miracle waiting for us out in the unknown.