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First Southern Baptist Church of Durango announces new pastor

Herald Staff Report

First Southern Baptist Church of Durango announces a new pastor for the congregation.

Aleksandr Trbovich began service as pastor Tuesday, with his first message to the congregation scheduled for Sunday.

Clyde Johnson was the church pastor for 12 years, after a 33-year career with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Johnson’s last message to the congregation was Aug. 30, with a picnic at Fassbinder Park afterward.

Pastor Trbovich and his wife, Anna, have been members of the church for the past four years. They have served in several leadership roles in the church while being part of a campus ministry at Fort Lewis College. As missionaries with the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board, they served in Christian Challenge Collegiate Ministry.

Trbovich holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from FLC. He has experience in sharing Christ with others and helping students in crisis and addictions, by study and application of Scripture.

Anna Trbovich is currently an associate with Coldwell Banker. Pastor Trbovich will continue in Christian Challenge ministry, while pastoring the church.

An Ordination Service will be held for Pastor Trbovich at 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at First Southern Baptist Church, 1715 West Second Ave.

The congregation meets for in-person Bible study at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sundays, following applicable COVID-19 guidelines for safety. Wednesday Bible study resumed Sept. 2, led by Tom Cummins. All are welcome.