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Leaving a Legacy


The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines LEGACY as “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor from the past.” To put it in more basic terms, a legacy is the content of one’s life left for others to carry after one is gone. Our legacy is our proverbial footprints on the sands of life, allowing others to follow our example and continue to propagate what was of value during...

Investment and Return


I regularly find myself reflecting on the many men and women that God has brought into my life through the years. As I think back over the proverbial path that God has led me down, I can see the faces of several faithful men and women of God who played meaningful roles in making me who I am and leading me to where I am today. I don’t know if they knew it at the time, but these people made...



My heart’s desire is that churches would strive to be FOR the community, not just IN the community. Of my own church, I regularly say, “We need to be First Baptist Church FOR Seymour, not just First Baptist Church IN Seymour.” Many times, churches become prominent historic fixtures in the community. For those outside the church, they serve as landmarks for directions and house memories of days...

A Different Standard


I would like to meet the individual who is tasked with scheduling the airtime for the advertisements that play on the television from day to day. Either the television companies are running short on advertisements and as a result lack the necessary material to create a buffer between competing ads, or whomever is tasked with scheduling has intentionally chosen to run the ads for competing...

Show a Little Love


In the fall of 2001, I began my junior year of college at Appalachian Bible College. My wife Robyn and I had gotten married just a few months earlier, and for financial reasons made the move from Indiana to West Virginia to continue our educational pursuits. To be completely honest, it was an extremely difficult move for us. We were newlyweds with little money, no job prospects, and no friends or...

Celebrating Community


While my family and I have lived here in Seymour for the better part of two years, this year afforded us our first chance to engage in the flurry of activity that is Oktoberfest. Before we even stepped foot in Seymour, Indiana, we heard about the Oktoberfest. During the process that brought us to First Baptist Church, our first face-to-face interview was delayed because of Oktoberfest. Several...

Screening the Call


Robyn and I purchased our first cellphone in the fall of 2001. I don’t remember the exact model, but I know it was a bright blue Nokia phone. It was a pretty exciting purchase for us. At the time, we were newly married and living in Beckley, West Virginia, which was approximately 8 hours away from our nearest family members. This mobile phone cost half as much as our landline, and allowed us to...

Lay It Down


I find that the members of my family teach me as much about the love of God as anyone else. That includes my youngest (not littlest) baby, Evie. I’ve written about Evie a few times in the past. She is our one-year-old Golden Doodle. She is a sweet girl and she is under the impression that our attention should be focused on her at all times. This is particularly true when she wants to play ball...

Make the Play


I never actually played football as I was growing up. Sure, I threw the ball with my friends in the neighborhood and played the occasional schoolyard game, but I never played organized ball with a team. It was one sport that was never available to me. None of the schools I attended offered it as an option. The only “football” available to students at Elkhart Baptist Christian School, Grace...

The Pain and The Prize


Sometime over the summer, my eleven-year-old son, JJ, decided he wanted to run cross country for his school. Actually, that’s not 100% true. He decided he wanted to run track for his school and, as per school rules, runners have to run cross country to run track. So, during the summer, JJ went to running club whenever he was able and then to practices as we entered into the school year. To be...

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Jeremy Myers

Jeremy Myers is a 15-year ministry veteran with experience in a wide variety of roles within the local church. He, his wife Robyn, and their two children, Mikayla and JJ, live in Seymour, Indiana where he currently serves as the Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church. He loves drinking coffee, playing music, and dreaming about what the church could and should be. Jeremy has an MA in Ministerial Leadership from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, a D.Min. in Missional Renewal from Palmer Theological Seminary, and is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA.

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