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Prayer Requests


Pray for your State Missionaries – January 2019

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Rick Jenkins
January 16
After serving as an IMB missionary for many years, Rick joined the state missions staff in 2016 as campus minister. He ministers to students at Columbus State University, Andrew College, and LaGrange College. Please pray for Rick as he reaches and disciples students for Christ on these campuses.

Marcus Merritt
January 20
Marcus joined the state missions staff in 2009 as state missionary in Evangelism Ministries. He now serves in the Church-Minister Relations area. As the leader of this ministry, Marcus oversees a myriad of services, including pastor search training, pastoral counseling, interim and deacon ministries, resume services, committee training and consultation, church administration, conflict mediation, a wellness program, and the Barnabas Ministry to hurting ministers. Please remember Marcus as he serves through a ministry so vital to our churches and their staffs.

Frank Nuckolls
January 21
Frank has served as a state missionary for 27 years, and many of these have been in Associational Missions Ministries. He works with 92 associations in our state to develop relationships and create partnerships with associational missionaries. He provides leadership, training, and resources to the associational missionaries and works to equip their areas of ministry. Frank also coordinates the mission partnership between the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and the Appalachian Mountain Ministry. In 2018, this ministry led Georgia Baptists to provide 33,000 Backpacks of Hope for children in Appalachia. A total of 76,616 backpacks were provided from all contributing states in the region. Frank also coordinates the Georgia Baptist mission partnership with the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches and Continuing Education ministries. Please pray for Frank and the many vital ministries he oversees.

Ovidio Cabrera
January 25
Rev. Cabrera joined the state missions staff in 2018 and serves as state missionary for all ethnic pastors in Middle and South Georgia. Originally from Paraguay, Ovidio has pastored churches in South Georgia for 19 years. He planted and pastored his most recent congregation in Savannah since 2010. Please pray for Rev. Cabrera as he assists and ministers to ethnic pastors across the southern part of our state.

Bryan Nowak
January 27
Following 22 years of work in the business world as a computer engineer, PC analyst and software developer, Bryan felt called of God to full-time vocational Christian ministry. From 2001 to 2015 he served as state missionary in Research Services but now works in Information Technology. His primary responsibility is to ensure the integrity and operation of church leadership and statistical information in the iGO database. He also assists ministry areas of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board to create event registrations and send strategically targeted emails so church staff and lay people can be better aware of workshops, conferences and training events taking place across the state. Secondarily, he helps support the software and hardware utilized by the missionary staff of the GBMB. Please pray that God will provide Bryan with ever-expanding opportunities to serve and glorify Him through technology and to be a bold witness to those whom He places in his daily path.

Prayer Requests'

Prayer Requests


Pray for your State Missionaries – January 2019

Download the prayer requests here.

Rick Jenkins
January 16
After serving as an IMB missionary for many years, Rick joined the state missions staff in 2016 as campus minister. He ministers to students at Columbus State University, Andrew College, and LaGrange College. Please pray for Rick as he reaches and disciples students for Christ on these campuses.

Marcus Merritt
January 20
Marcus joined the state missions staff in 2009 as state missionary in Evangelism Ministries. He now serves in the Church-Minister Relations area. As the leader of this ministry, Marcus oversees a myriad of services, including pastor search training, pastoral counseling, interim and deacon ministries, resume services, committee training and consultation, church administration, conflict mediation, a wellness program, and the Barnabas Ministry to hurting ministers. Please remember Marcus as he serves through a ministry so vital to our churches and their staffs.

Frank Nuckolls
January 21
Frank has served as a state missionary for 27 years, and many of these have been in Associational Missions Ministries. He works with 92 associations in our state to develop relationships and create partnerships with associational missionaries. He provides leadership, training, and resources to the associational missionaries and works to equip their areas of ministry. Frank also coordinates the mission partnership between the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and the Appalachian Mountain Ministry. In 2018, this ministry led Georgia Baptists to provide 33,000 Backpacks of Hope for children in Appalachia. A total of 76,616 backpacks were provided from all contributing states in the region. Frank also coordinates the Georgia Baptist mission partnership with the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches and Continuing Education ministries. Please pray for Frank and the many vital ministries he oversees.

Ovidio Cabrera
January 25
Rev. Cabrera joined the state missions staff in 2018 and serves as state missionary for all ethnic pastors in Middle and South Georgia. Originally from Paraguay, Ovidio has pastored churches in South Georgia for 19 years. He planted and pastored his most recent congregation in Savannah since 2010. Please pray for Rev. Cabrera as he assists and ministers to ethnic pastors across the southern part of our state.

Bryan Nowak
January 27
Following 22 years of work in the business world as a computer engineer, PC analyst and software developer, Bryan felt called of God to full-time vocational Christian ministry. From 2001 to 2015 he served as state missionary in Research Services but now works in Information Technology. His primary responsibility is to ensure the integrity and operation of church leadership and statistical information in the iGO database. He also assists ministry areas of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board to create event registrations and send strategically targeted emails so church staff and lay people can be better aware of workshops, conferences and training events taking place across the state. Secondarily, he helps support the software and hardware utilized by the missionary staff of the GBMB. Please pray that God will provide Bryan with ever-expanding opportunities to serve and glorify Him through technology and to be a bold witness to those whom He places in his daily path.