It’s a homecoming for new pastor at First Baptist Church in Albion

Posted 28 December 2022 at 9:42 am

Press Release, Albion First Baptist Church & Society

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Rev. Marsha Rivers starts on Jan. 1 as the new pastor at the First Baptist Church in Albion. The church is part of Albion’s historic Courthouse Square.

ALBION – The Albion First Baptist Church is pleased to introduce their new pastor: Rev. Marsha Bolton Rivers.

Pastor Marsha will begin ministry in the First Baptist Church and the Albion community effective Jan. 1.

Pastor Marsha, an Albion native and graduate of Albion High School, has previously provided pulpit supply at Albion First Baptist at various times over the years. She was ordained in May 2017 and most recently served as Pastor of Congregational Care & Discipleship at Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia.

She holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Social Sciences from Roberts Wesleyan College.

The church invites the community to join them in welcoming Pastor Marsha to their church family. There will be an installation service at the church on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Pastor Marsha in her new role at Albion First Baptist.

“I am delighted to be able to live, work, and worship in Albion. It is truly a dream come true,” Rivers said. “I thank God for this opportunity to lead a congregation; to listen, learn, and explore new ideas and possibilities alongside all of you, as well as those who will join us on the journey in the coming months and years.”

Regular worship services are held every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 30 West Park St. with the winter entrances through the Liberty Street side door and the handicap accessible entrance off the parking lot on the corner of Beaver and Liberty Streets.

Marsha and her husband Tom have four children and live in the Village of Albion. He works as the editor of the Orleans Hub.