Paul Morrison was the founding pastor of
Liberty Baptist Church. He, his wife
Julie, and their four children are now serving as missionaries in the country of
Swaziland. Pastor Morrison is a native
of the Hudson River Valley, growing up in Stormville, NY. Julie is a native of Grand Forks, ND, where
Paul and Julie met in 1995. They were married in October 1999. Brother Morrison served on the staff of Bible Baptist Church there before coming to the Hudson Valley to start a church.
Liberty Baptist Church began meeting at the
Estelle and Alphonso Complex on Route 9 in February 2005. In 2009 services were
moved to 45 Elm Street in Fishkill, where attendance continued to grow. In late
2015 LBC began meeting in our current location. We appreciate the kindness of Fishkill United Methodist Church for allowing us to use their building.
The Morrison family arrived in the Kingdom of Swaziland in November 2017 to reach that country with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul has felt the Lord's call to reach that country with
the gospel of Jesus Christ. A church has been established and outreach continues in other areas of the country. In April 2018 the King renamed Swaziland eSwatini. Liberty Baptist Church continues to support the Morrison family in their work.
Pastor Rick Totten literally followed founding pastor Paul Morrison into
the pulpit. After Bro. Morrison's last sermon as pastor on Easter Sunday, March
27, 2016, Liberty Baptist Church voted to have Bro. Totten succeed him.
Pastor Totten was raised in New York and Connecticut, and has also lived in Ohio and Missouri. He has been involved in various areas of ministry including church planting pastor. His experience includes Bible preaching and teaching for over 40 years, working in manufacturing at the same time, and daily involvement as a caregiver since 2001. Bro. Totten and his wife Nancy were married in 1975 and have four children and seven grandchildren.