Upcoming meetings with Dr Sam Gipp June 4th-8th

May 10, 2022

Dr Sam Gipp, "A Friend To The Churches Ministries"(http://samgipp.com/) will be with us from Sunday the 4th, to Wed the 8th. He will be teaching in defense of the King James Bible, and preaching the good word of God each night.

Teaching session at 6pm, and then preaching at 7pm.

Call for info 928-474-3530


February 19, 2022

The meetings are just four days away. Feb 24th-27th, 2022.

Thur 4:45pm supper
Thur 6:00pm preaching from two preachers. Pastors Bobby Johnston and Joel Tillis.
Fri 9:00 Special Session from Pastor's Dan Zike and Jason Burton
Fri 10:00am Brunch
Fri 11:00 Special Session from Pastor's Jason Burton and Dan Zike
Fri 4:45 Supper
Fri 6:00 Preaching services Pastors and Joel Tillis
Sat 9:00 am Breakfast
Sat 10am-12pm Preaching
Sat 4:45 Supper
Preaching all day Sunday starting at 9:45am


January 15, 2022

We have two meetings coming up;

Baptist Historian Pastor Jeff Faggart (https://www.harvestbaptistnc.org/) will be speaking Jan 27th, 28, and 30th. Services on Thur and Fri will start at 7pm.

Mogollon Baptist Fellowship Meetings will be held Feb 24th-27th. Preaching will start at 6pm each night. There will be a special session on Fri morning starting at 10am with ELC director and research director) Preaching on Sat morning at 10 am. Preaching all day on Sunday.

Brunch and dinner will be provided each day.

Here are the names of some of the preachers that will be bringing the word of God to us the days of our meetings; Pastors Bobby Johnston, Joel Tillis, Keith Hoover, Jason Burton, Mike Hoover, Stephen Beatty, Dan Zike etc.

Call for info 928-474-3530

Survived 2020, bring on 2021!

January 30, 2021


Well, that's right, we survived by God's grace. This was a challenging year with the inconsistent, inflated, and censored information coming from all the media sources. We thank the Lord that the one constant source of truth that can be trusted has been preserved by God's promise to this generation, and can be held in our hands! That's right! The old KJB!

Joh_17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

The book teaches that this world is over with, only at the "Day of the Lord", and therefore we still have work to do. Since we are called "light" and "salt" we have a job to continue to interact with people for the sake of their eternal soul, regardless of what the CDC, WHO, CNN, or whoever is in control of governmental power says.

Life goes on per usual here at Payson First Baptist Church. We are excited about this year's coming fellowship meetings. Feb 25th-28th, 2021, will be our 26th meeting. We have several great preachers coming, and I hope that the Spirit of God will fill them with power and give us a message from heaven! Pastors Jason Burton, Bobby Johston, Dan Zike, Joel Tillis, Scott Pahlman and Jon Kuefler will be preaching for us. Food, Fellowship, Teaching, Preaching, and loads of fun! (Wait a minute, Baptists are not allowed to have fun. Ha!) The theme for our meetings will come from Joh_8:36  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I want to focus on the words, "free indeed", because the loss of liberty seems to be on everyone's minds these days. Historically, Baptists have believed strongly in the principles of Soul Liberty because the scriptures guarantee it. (Hence the reason why there are so many different Baptists out there. Because we can lol) My point being, no matter what freedoms the government justifies in taking away from it's people, we are still free because of the blood of Christ!


Well there is the news for now. Hope to see you all in a church service sometime, otherwise we will see you in Heaven, that is, if you know my blessed Saviour.

Pastor Anthony Garrisi

What a fantastic meeting!

March 13, 2019


The Lord blessed us with one of the most relaxed and blessed meetings we've ever had. The theme this year was out of 1 Peter 1:8, "Whom having not seen, ye love." Our meetings started off right with Bro Scott Pahlman preaching a message entitled "Consider Him" on Wed night, and then we got blasted by an snowfall of epic proportions that evening and into the next two days. We missed the record by less then an half inch, with the official report at 31 and 1/8th inches. This didn't slow us down in the slightest. We miraculously got the parking lots plowed and had services that Sunday. The lineup of preachers would be as such;Pastor Dan Zike, Evangelist Ted Alexander, Pastor Bobby Johnston, Evangelist Greg Waggoner, and Pastor Jason Burton. 

The Lord blessed us with one saved, decisions made for the ministry, great attendance each night, informative sessions on the Church with Christ as it's head only and not the Lawyers or the IRS, sessions on Baptist history, and marvelous music! What a week and praise the Lord for all of it! Thanks to the church folks for your sacrifice and generosity. Also thanks to Pastor Dan Zike for spending the time doing activities with the young folks all week!

To Pastor's Roy, Bessinas, Ware, and Dutton, thanks for being a part of the week as well. You are true friends and a great encouragement to this preacher.

If I can figure out how to post some pictures I'll do it. 

Pastor Anthony Garrisi

2019 Update

January 02, 2019


Well, as always, a lot has happened in the past year. The Lord provided a vehicle for our family and for the first time in over 20 years the pastor of Payson First Baptist Church is living in a house. Our Fellowship Meetings are right around the corner, (Feb 24th-27th) and we are looking forward to the Lord doing more with us for this new year.

The theme for this year is, "Whom having not seen, ye love......" I pray we will fall in love with the Lord Jesus more then this year, then last year.

Pastor and wife's trip to Grand Canyon for minister's creation tour.

October 24, 2015


The speaker was Russ Miller with Creation Ministries.


I couldn't resist this next picture.

Holding up Scripture signs.

October 24, 2015


More updates. Family fun night "game night."

October 24, 2015