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Prayer Requests



Pray for your State Missionaries – April 2018

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Butch Butcher
April 15
Butch has served on the state missions staff for 10 years. He serves in Church Planting Ministry, overseeing all areas of church planting in our state. A special initiative, IMPACT (Intentionally Multiplying Planters and Churches Together), is in place to help churches and associations start and grow healthy new churches in and among Georgia’s diverse population. The Church Planting Team partners with churches and associations to start Anglo and African-American congregations. The department’s Church Properties and Loans Program provides on-site property inspections, low-interest loans, and modular chapels for new churches. Butch asks Georgia Baptists to pray for all of our church planters and that God would provide the leaders and resources for church planting across our state.

Chris Bryan
April 16
Chris joined the state missions staff in 2012and serves as campus minister at Augusta University. Please pray for Chris as he reaches and disciples students for Christ.

Mark Strange
April 18
Mark joined the state missions staff in 2014.He serves as state missionary in Communications, overseeing all areas of communication/marketing of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and its supporting ministries in the production of materials that are distributed throughout the state.Communications works to effectively communicate GBMB ministry support/projects to Georgia Baptist churches, but also to communicate Cooperative Program and other success stories to churches and the population overall. Please pray for guidance on the messaging, channels of communication,and that we can reach a greater number of the Georgia population to tell them the message of Christ and share the stories of what Christ has done in people’s lives through Georgia Baptists.

Marty Youngblood
April 20
Marty has served state missions for 22years, as campus minister and,since 2009,as state missionary in Church Minister Relations. His ministries center on pastoral care, conflict mediation, pastor/staff search committee training and deacon ministries. With God’s Word in his heart, Marty looks forward to partnering with churches and associations around our great state to “reduce” lostness in Georgia. “Nothing lies outside the reach of prayer, except that which lies outside the will of God” –R.G. Lee. Please pray for Marty and his family as he serves.

Penny Chesnut
April 23
Penny has served as a campus minister for 29years, and ministers to students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). She reaches these students for Jesus Christ through the student-led, church-related, and Christ-centered Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Please pray for Penny’s wisdom in guiding students who possess a hunger and desire to learn and are growing in their faith, but experiencing difficulty in applying this knowledge. Penny also requests prayer as new BCM officers are appointed and begin planning for the new academic year.

Ed Barnes
April 23
Ed joined the state missions staff in 2014 as administrator for Camp Pinnacle and Pinnacle Retreat Center in Clayton, Georgia. Pinnacle was established in 1947 and is a ministry of the WMU/WEM of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. It has operated as a year-round, full service conference and retreat center since 1997,and is available to church groups of all types. Recent expansion includes six new buildings that have been added since 2005. The center offers clean facilities, delicious food, and affordable rates. Please pray that more people will discover the jewel that Pinnacle is to Georgia. Access pinnacleretreatcenter.com or call 706-782-3231 for more information.

Prayer Requests



Pray for your State Missionaries – April 2018

Download the prayer requests here.

Butch Butcher
April 15
Butch has served on the state missions staff for 10 years. He serves in Church Planting Ministry, overseeing all areas of church planting in our state. A special initiative, IMPACT (Intentionally Multiplying Planters and Churches Together), is in place to help churches and associations start and grow healthy new churches in and among Georgia’s diverse population. The Church Planting Team partners with churches and associations to start Anglo and African-American congregations. The department’s Church Properties and Loans Program provides on-site property inspections, low-interest loans, and modular chapels for new churches. Butch asks Georgia Baptists to pray for all of our church planters and that God would provide the leaders and resources for church planting across our state.

Chris Bryan
April 16
Chris joined the state missions staff in 2012and serves as campus minister at Augusta University. Please pray for Chris as he reaches and disciples students for Christ.

Mark Strange
April 18
Mark joined the state missions staff in 2014.He serves as state missionary in Communications, overseeing all areas of communication/marketing of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and its supporting ministries in the production of materials that are distributed throughout the state.Communications works to effectively communicate GBMB ministry support/projects to Georgia Baptist churches, but also to communicate Cooperative Program and other success stories to churches and the population overall. Please pray for guidance on the messaging, channels of communication,and that we can reach a greater number of the Georgia population to tell them the message of Christ and share the stories of what Christ has done in people’s lives through Georgia Baptists.

Marty Youngblood
April 20
Marty has served state missions for 22years, as campus minister and,since 2009,as state missionary in Church Minister Relations. His ministries center on pastoral care, conflict mediation, pastor/staff search committee training and deacon ministries. With God’s Word in his heart, Marty looks forward to partnering with churches and associations around our great state to “reduce” lostness in Georgia. “Nothing lies outside the reach of prayer, except that which lies outside the will of God” –R.G. Lee. Please pray for Marty and his family as he serves.

Penny Chesnut
April 23
Penny has served as a campus minister for 29years, and ministers to students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC). She reaches these students for Jesus Christ through the student-led, church-related, and Christ-centered Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Please pray for Penny’s wisdom in guiding students who possess a hunger and desire to learn and are growing in their faith, but experiencing difficulty in applying this knowledge. Penny also requests prayer as new BCM officers are appointed and begin planning for the new academic year.

Ed Barnes
April 23
Ed joined the state missions staff in 2014 as administrator for Camp Pinnacle and Pinnacle Retreat Center in Clayton, Georgia. Pinnacle was established in 1947 and is a ministry of the WMU/WEM of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. It has operated as a year-round, full service conference and retreat center since 1997,and is available to church groups of all types. Recent expansion includes six new buildings that have been added since 2005. The center offers clean facilities, delicious food, and affordable rates. Please pray that more people will discover the jewel that Pinnacle is to Georgia. Access pinnacleretreatcenter.com or call 706-782-3231 for more information.