By Dan Bechtold, Editor
First Baptist Church of Winner celebrated the opening of its new church on Sept. 20. The new church was built on South County Road and will provide more room for the congregation.
Several former pastors spoke at the celebration. Duane Boise, who now has a manufacturing plant in Tea, was the pastor from 1976 to 1977. Serving the church from 1977 to 1988 was Rev. Al Cole who now lives in Lexington, Neb. Pastor Dennis Webber was the pastor of the church from 1999 to 2005. “It is a privilege to be here and see what God has done,” he said. With the use of Skype, Howard Berglund, who served as the first pastor of First Baptist Church was able to visit with persons in Winner. Now in his 90’s, Berglund lives in Colorado with his wife Edythe.