Alaska

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  1. moira3

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    We are considering putting in for Alaska for our next duty station. We would either be stationed at Anchorage, our first choice, or Fairbanks, our second choice...Has anyone lived in either spot, and if so, how are the churches there???
     
  2. Flippo

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    Never have been stationed in Alaska but have friends there. One is a deacon at an IFB church in Anchorage. Knowing him and his life I would say this is a very good church. Unfortunately do not know the name.

    Phil
     
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    I've never lived there, but have spent a month on two occasions in both places. There is a good IFB in Fairbanks, and it slips my mind also. I know missionaries to Barrow sent from there. And there is a good IFB in Sterling, outside of Anchorage, Sterling Baptist. I have also heard of an IFB in Eagle River, but never visited. That is outside of Anchorage, also.
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    Been in both cities for a few weeks each. Anchorage is beautiful (expensive to live, let me tell you) and easy to get around. All amenities within an easy drive.

    Its weather is also tempered by the effects of the sea.

    Fairbanks is locked inland, much more extreme climate, and also a much smaller town. And one has a l-o-n-g drive to get anywhere.

    There are some good churches, but the big ones are still very "hylesish" - busing, easy believism, pulpiteering rather than exposition, and not where I would want to be.

    Suggestion: Look for an ifb church that is NOT KJVonly and that HAS a christian school. That usually indicates good teaching, good standards and ample size . . while not being lunatic.
     
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    I'd take Fairbanks over Anchorage any day....

    This is true. But what it means in practical terms is that it is depressingly cloudy and rainy a lot of the time. And 60ยบ is a really hot summer day. :D

    The summers in Fairbanks are really nice. They can have lots of warm sunny summer days. A warm sunny summer day is something I've never experienced in Anchorage.
     
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    I was in Fairbanks a couple of months ago. Beautiful place. Of course it was summer.
    If you don't find what you are looking for in town check North Pole, about 15 miles east of Fairbanks. There are several good chruches there. Try them and pick the one where you can best serve our Savior.
     
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    Try Bible Baptist Church, Pastor Doug Duffet, 32 Adak Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska 99701(907-452-1407)

    A graet IFB church. I preached a missions conference there in 1990, and had a wonderful time with the Pastor and people!
     
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    I know a missionary in Fairbanks. Ordained and supported I believe through Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lex. Ky. [Is that too lunatic bro. Bob :D

    Never mind that, I have been to Craig Alaska and lunatic is a 'watered down liberal term'.

    No kidding though, the missionary there is Bro. Bart McDonald, I can get you his email if you want it. He was originally from one of the churches in Anchorage, moved to KY and felt the calling of God to return to the last American frontier and preach the Gospel. There are many good sound churches around Anchorage from what I gather.

    Let me know if you want his email.

    Bro. Dallas
     
  9. mark brandwein

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    I really dont know about Alaska, never been there. I have always wanted to go to the part that had 24 hours a day sunlight. [​IMG]
     
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    My sister lives in North Pole. 12 miles from Fairbanks. They love both places. They say Anchorage is too big for them. It is beautiful with a diversity of people. You are blessed to go.

    I visited two summers ago and wanted to move there. Hubby would rather go to Arizona, too cold for him, Az. too hot for me. Ugh. I think Diane Tavegia can get you a list of churches there. You might look her up and get the list.
     

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