Andy & Heather Nelson, East Poestenkill, NY

Our congregation has a long history; First Baptist Church of East Poestenkill was established in 1814 and was the first in Poestenkill. The community is a rural, mountain community about 35 minutes east of the state capital in Albany. Most folks ‘on the mountain’ are blue-collar workers (truckers, iron workers, gas and oil drill workers, etc.) or work at local schools, hospitals or stores. When we arrived on the field in 2020, there were 8 regular attendees. We now have around 35 people on Sunday mornings. All glory to God!


  1. For God to be glorified in our VBS during the first week in August.
  2. For our congregation to know God, follow Jesus in discipleship, and share God’s love with those around us through the power of the Holy Spirit.
  3. For Andy to shepherd with grace and truth.
  4. For us to equip the saints for ministry (Eph. 4:12).
  5. For the Lord to raise up leaders to join us in the ministry.
  6. For our son to gain weight as he is very underweight for his age.

First Baptist Church of East Poestenkill, 12 Legenbauer Rd, Averill Park, NY 12018 (518) 283-5186

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