July 2013 ~ Glendale, AZ

This year our theme is "Committed to the Great Commission." We want to make a conscious effort to influence our multi-cultural community with the message of Christ.  We are encouraged and blessed as we see families with perfect attendance, including many with perfect punctuality as well!  This can be a challenge to some of our members, but their efforts have been blessed by them seeing God working greatly in their lives and maturing them and seeing family members saved and baptized. Although the Lord has blessed us with many wonderful volunteers, we have a definite need for someone to dedicate themselves more intensely to expand our church's outreach in the future.  David [...]

June 2013 ~ Tallahassee, FL

Walter and Beverly McDonald are serving in Tallahassee, Florida.  Providence Baptist Church is enjoying an increased number of people visiting and has seen a number of baptisms.  The believers are enjoying opportunities for fellowship and growth through home Bible studies, ladies' luncheons, men's fish fry, and fishing trips.  The church is reaching out into the community as well.  The depressed economy has caused an increase in the number of requests for financial help in the neighborhood.  The church's Bread Ministry is an outreach program that allows them to help meet these needs and provides an avenue of witness and tract distribution in both English and Spanish.  It is still their desire to [...]

May 2013 ~ Canastota, NY

This church plant is located in the heart of Upstate New York about 25 miles east of Syracuse, NY.   The decision to start Heritage Baptist took place in 2004 around a table in a restaurant in Canastota, NY.  Those present were Pastor & Deacons from Open Door Baptist Church in New Woodstock, NY, BCP's Field Director, John Little, Christian businessmen, Chuck Little, as well as Becky & I along with Aaron and Pam Hurlbert.  From that meeting, Heritage Baptist Church started as a Bible Study in early 2005 with 2-3 families meeting in the Day’s Inn Conference room.  We then moved to the VFW for 3-4  months holding Bible Studies once per week.  [...]

April 2013 ~ Buckeye, AZ

God has truly been good to the people of Desert Hills Baptist Church in 2013.  Over the last 5 years since we started we have seen a continued rotation of people as the economy has stagnated our community.   Recently, it appears that the economy has stabilized, and as a result we have not seen as much of a turnover as we have in the past.   We are excited to have more than a year or two to help develop and mature the people God has given us. In January two great things happened in our ministry.  First of all we moved our location from one school to another which is more centrally located.   In the past we have invited people [...]

Community Regular Baptist Church, Bussey, IA

Brad and Marie Hansen have been with Baptist Church Planters since September 2009. They have been privileged to be a part of God's work in a small town of 400 that is twenty miles from the nearest conservative Bible preaching church. Community Regular Baptist Church is located in the cornfields of Iowa just one mile south of Bussey, IA in south central Iowa. Community Regular Baptist Church was started in the spring of 2009 and officially organized by October of 2009. God has blessed this group of people with a new facility that is just one year old with some finish work still being accomplished. We are located on a [...]

Jan. 2013 – Chalco Hills, NE

Chalco Hills Baptist Church is a church plant in southwest Omaha led by Blane and Kelly Barfknecht with Sheryl Ridley serving over children and ladies ministries. We look forward to the addition of Bill and Stephanie Wilson and their family to our ministry team in 2013.Pray for them as they seek a home and work that will be flexible enough for attention to ministry.We started meeting weekly on February 22nd, 2009 through the vision of Roger Ridley to plant multiple churches in the Omaha area. On October 24, 2010, church documents were approved; charter membership was established and the first officers were elected. In the past four years we have seen slow, steady [...]

Nov. 2012 – Hispanic Ministry Retreat

  Hispanic believers attended a unique retreat on August 17-18 at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp in Clear Lake, Iowa. This event was directed by Herb Taylor, the coordinator and field director of Hispanic Ministries with Baptist Church Planters. He and his wife, Wanda, travel the country helping Hispanic believers and churches. As the retreat’s planners and with expectations of less than 50 attendees, they were “thrilled with the response” from the Hispanic churches. “By the time the registration was finished that Friday evening,” says Herb, “we had 109 total!”   The attendees were encouraged by . . . . . . A video greeting from David and Melissa Whitcher (the [...]

Oct. 2012 – Largo, FL

During these months we have focused on preparing the church to share the gospel without fear. We are focusing on training every believer to be an evangelist. We are sharing the material "Story of Hope.” It is a story that goes from Genesis to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. It contains eight truths that are easy to share. Our God is working in the lives of the people. We recently baptized five, are getting six candidates ready for membership, and have one member in the process of restoration. In our church we have encouraged foreign residents to take their citizenship test. In two years, five people from our [...]

Sept. 2012 – Bennington, NE

The Wilmeth family (Eric, Amy, Faith [9], Adam [5], and Ethan [4]) ministers in Bennington, Nebraska seeking to be used to establish Bennington Baptist Church. The family is able to serve through regular Sunday services, community outreach (such as the local annual town celebration called Bennington Daze), vacation bible schools, and daily life. During this year’s Bennington Daze we were able help children make over 250 crafts that allowed us to clearly explain the plan of salvation and Amy and Eric were able to speak to the parents and grandparents to sow seeds of the gospel throughout the day. During our vacation bible school we were overjoyed to lead two young girls [...]

Aug. 2012 – Bob Toomer

Bob and Penny Toomer serve in Utah and have worked in church planting for many years. Bob supports the family both through deputation support and by training horses. The horse training provides an opportunity to meet people on their own turf and share the gospel. Bob also does round pen evangelism, where he takes an unbroken horse (not ready to ride) and in two hours is on the back of the horse. All the while, he is talking about how God works in our lives even as Bob works with the horse. When the horse doesn’t respond correctly, God puts pressure and when the horse responds to the master, the [...]

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