Galilean Baptist Church in Fairmont, WV

What an amazing adventure being in West Virginia has been, and it looks like it will continue to be! Galilean Baptist Church in Fairmont is our first assignment as missionaries with BCP. We started deputation in January of 2013 knowing God was bringing us to West Virginia but not exactly where. We were looking for a place to start a new church. In the fall, Dr. David Little called me while I was still in the hospital and asked if Sharon and I would consider helping Galilean, if they asked for help.  After getting out of the hospital we restarted deputation and continued to look for a church plant location.  [...]

Pinecrest Baptist Church in Millbury, MA

Pinecrest Baptist Church started as a rescue work in 2004 with 11 people formerly known as Berean Baptist Church in Auburn, Massachusetts.  We were called as Missionary Church Planters through Baptist Church Planters to keep this work from closing.  Out of this group of 11 people - 6 moved away, 3 were unsaved, and only 2 had a clear salvation testimony.   Our family of 7 immediately helped the attendance and we were excited to see what the Lord had in store. This group met in an old home with the auditorium on the upper floor and parking a long walk up sets of stairs as well.  The building was not [...]

Answered Prayer for ChurchCare Construction

Two years ago, ChurchCare, the church building ministry of Baptist Church Planters, made our mission family aware of the need for a travel trailer. The trailer would be used by mission administrators, missionaries, and volunteers working on our church building projects. The mission published this need in our publications and website. The need was met with a mild response. A couple of calls wanting to sell us a trailer and only $100 came in designated for the trailer. The administration put the need on the back burner and moved on. God would provide in other ways. Fast forward to August 2015. A friend of the mission called and said they [...]

Building Dedication Day for Boardman Baptist Church May 2015

                        On Sunday, May 17, 2015, over 300 people gathered for Dedication Day for Boardman Baptist Church in Youngstown, OH.  It was a special day of celebration for the congregation as they have been praying for this day for a long time.  Following the morning worship, the dedication service began with a Victory March of “those who have worked with their hands to make this building a reality” and ended with a catered “celebration meal.” The service included special music by soloists, the choir and the children of Boardman Baptist and a powerpoint presentation relating the story of the [...]

3 churches ~ 3 languages ~ 1 purpose!

Three diverse churches in the Bay Area of San Francisco met for a joint worship service. “This was no simple task,” says Pastor Tim Heinrich of Crossroads Baptist Church. Meeting with Crossroads Baptist was a congregation that communicates through American Sign Language and one that speaks Spanish. All three churches—Crossroads Baptist Church, Deaf Baptist Church of Fremont, and La Roca Iglesia Biblica Bautista Independiente of Hayward—are church plants with Baptist Church Planters. Steve Little, president of BCP, posed the worship service idea when he attended a California Association of Regular Baptist Churches conference. The concept was three churches, three languages, and one purpose. On Sunday, April 12, 118 people from the [...]

Revitalization at Riverview

In August of 2013, BCP officially included the ministry designation of Church Revitalization in our Mission Statement.  Bible Baptist Church in New Milford, CT, came under BCP in need of revitalization.  Serving there are Associate Church Planter Rob and Beth Worthington, and new appointees Tim and Marsha Weeks are helping there in the midst of deputation travels.  The new name is Riverview Baptist Church, and the revitalization is progressing slowly toward being a growing and thriving light in the New Milford community.  The church had three sections of its roof replaced by ChurchCare missionary builders in November 2013.  The weekend of October 26, 2014, the church had their annual meeting to vote on [...]

Meet Chip and Karen Woods, BCP Youth Ministry

Chip grew up on a 700 acre chicken farm just north of Syracuse, NY.  He had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home, and his family was actively involved at Constantia Center Independent Baptist Church.   At an early age, Chip knelt beside his bed, with his parents, and confessed his need for Jesus to save him from his sins.  He was baptized as a teen and grew up serving with his church youth group.  Any time that he was not working on the farm, Chip could be found singing in a school musical, chorus or quartet. Upon graduation from high school, he attended Baptist Bible College (1986-1991) where he studied Music and [...]

Meet builders Brent and Michele Howard

Brent and Michele Howard both grew up in Christian homes with a strong Godly influence from their families.  God chose to bring them together to pass on that heritage to their 2 children, Ryanne (14) and Riley (12).  God has gifted Brent in the building trade with abilities and experience in all phases of construction.  Michele is a trained teacher and has taken on the responsibility of teaching their children at home.  Since 2007, they have been full-time missionary builders with ChurchCare Construction, traveling and living full-time in a 5th wheel RV.  The Lord has allowed them to assist about 17 churches over the past 7 years with various building [...]

Hispanic Retreat 2014

Hispanic Retreat Scheduled for September For several years, Hispanic believers have enjoyed a weekend retreat at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp in Ventura, Iowa. This year the retreat will be held on September 19-20. This retreat, with the three main sessions in Spanish and the sessions for the teens and children in English, spiritually challenges attendees through music, messages and fellowship one with another. Christian books and music are also available for purchase throughout the weekend. The camp facilities provide opportunities for physical refreshment through the use of paddle boats, the climbing wall, basketball, tennis, soccer, pontoon boat rides, a zip line, and train rides for children.  This year our [...]

Ready to build in Buckeye, Arizona

Church planting is a labor of love. In a Church plant with a majority of new believers, things move much more slowly, people develop less quickly, and the greatest challenge besides laborers is financing. God allowed Desert Hills Baptist Church to raise $230,000 towards the purchase of land and to close escrow in February. We are truly grateful for His provision.  We currently are trying to raise monies to move forward with developing the land the Lord has provided.   Building in the west is unique in that the costs associated are often higher than they would be in the Midwest or other places.  We are looking at spending  over $600,000 simply in site costs and permits.   We are [...]

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