June 2017, at the age of 82, Larry and Betty Foster retired from pastoring Fredericksburg Baptist Church. Larry began his ministry serving as nance director for Paci c Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA. While living in California he also pastored Bible Baptist Church in Glendora, CA. After open heart surgery in 1983, doctors recommended he leave southern California because of the poor air quality.
The Fosters moved to Fredericksburg, TX to be closer to family and, in 1985, started Fredericksburg Baptist Church. They erected their first building in 2001. Due to a second heart surgery and health issues, doctors advised Larry to retire after 32 years of leading the church. The Fosters still reside in Fredericksburg and attend the church they started and support the new pastor, Donnie Dyer.