February 2018  
Bible Search
Message from Director of Missions
Leader: Dr. Jerry Christopher

FBA Pastors, Churches, and Visitors,

The purpose of this website is to promote missions and evangelism through the Fannin Baptist Association and our Relevant Ministries in Missions & Evangelism Priority Team.

We are committed to sharing Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit as our purpose clearly states. And we are taking the Acts 1:8 Challenge very seriously.

The basis of this challenge comes from the passage of Scripture in Acts 1:8 where Jesus said, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

This challenge will hopefully also motivate you, as a member of one of our Southern Baptist churches, to make missions a top priority. Our strategy is three-fold:

  • We GIVE to missions--offering our time, talents, and offerings to support the work and deliverance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • We GO and do missions--making it our goal and commitment to participate in at least one mission trip and/or project each year, so that we can see others come into a personal relationship with Jesus.
  • We GROW in missions--teaching others of its importance, and remaining faithful to constantly be a witness for Jesus wherever we go and in whatever we do.

My prayer is that believers everywhere--in our association and beyond--will join together in making missions and evangelism a priority locally, statewide, in our country, and to the ends of the earth. It is my desire that our churches will truly commit to going out beyond their own walls and into the world in an effort to reach people who are lost without Jesus Christ.

Mission opportunities abound through our association, statewide conventions, and Southern Baptist entities. I encourage you to take some time to navigate through this website so that you can discover opportunities in which you can be involved. Ask the Lord where He would want you to serve in spreading His message and making His name famous among the nations.

In addition, please keep us informed of what God is doing in your church and life by contacting us at fanba@cableone.net, so we can rejoice with you.

And as always, please remember to keep the Relevant Ministries in Missions & Evangelism Team, the Fannin Baptist Association, and other local FBA churches, leaders, and members in your prayers as we all seek to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

May God bless each of you as you seek to fulfill the Great Commission!

Serving Him and you,

Dr. Jerry Christopher
Executive Director of Missions
Fannin Baptist Association