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Prayer Requests



Pray for your State Missionaries – September 2017

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Steve Brown
October 2
Steve came to the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in 2007 as State Missionary in Worship and Music Ministry. His work among Georgia Baptists is to serve through the graded choir music ministry, senior adult choirs, and to assist bi-vocational music leaders. Responsibilities include developing a ministry to bi-vocational, part-time and volunteer music ministers, children’s choir leader training, directing Children’s Music Camps and Festivals, directing the Senior Adult Festivals, and serving as the Lifeway Resource Trainer for the New Baptist Hymnal and Lifewayworship.com. Please join Steve in prayer for his effectiveness in these ministries. His burden is to assist small church music leaders and pastors as they lead their churches in worship each week.

Mike Taylor
October 5
Mike began his service in 2011 as State Missionary in Sunday School and Small Group Ministries (now Groups and Faith Development), and is available to help congregations reach and disciple people through these areas. Mike has been training leaders in Georgia for several years and has served churches in North Carolina, Arkansas, and Georgia as a Christian Educator for over 27 years. His responsibilities on the team include Adult and Youth Sunday School training and consulting, Sunday School training workshops coordinator, ministry area web page, newsletter & CVENT coordinator, webinars coordinator, and small group events/strategies/resources. Mike asks that Georgia Baptists pray that Sunday School training will be taken to the next level. We need to see Sunday Schools effectively reaching people with the Gospel as they teach God’s Word. Please also pray for a better understanding of how to work with churches who use Small Groups.

Tony Neal
October 7
Tony has been on the state missions staff for 12 years, and serves in Church Administration Ministry. He assists churches in the areas of financial compliance, compensation, governance, polity and structure. He also provides guidance regarding personnel, volunteers, facilities, safety and general administration. Additionally, Tony provides financial services support to The Christian Index and WMU, and conducts financial reviews for the Baptist Collegiate Ministries offices throughout the state. Please pray for Tony as he provides valuable assistance to churches and to ministries within the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.

Jimmy Baughcum
October 13
Jimmy joined the state missions staff in 2013, and serves in Church Planting. This ministry area works with associations and churches throughout the state to plant culturally relevant churches. Jimmy works specifically in South Georgia to reach those who need the Gospel in that area. Please pray for the church planting effort in South Georgia.

Paulette Dehart
October 15
Paulette is the mission board’s state-wide literacy missions State Missionary, having been on staff for 14 years. Her ministry seeks to draw people to the Lord through help in five literacy areas, within which the Good News of Jesus Christ is shared with students:
Alfalit (helping illiterate Hispanic adults learn to read and write in Spanish), Adult Reading and Writing (teaching semi-literate English-speakers how to read and write), English as a Foreign Language (teaching English abroad on short-term mission trips), English as a Second Language (teaching English to the foreign-born in the USA), and Tutoring Children and Youth (helping children succeed in and stay in school until they graduate). Paulette’s prayer requests are:

  • For each of us (hundreds of volunteers throughout Georgia) to be clean vessels before the Lord in order to be used by Him to draw more students to Jesus
  • For improved time management skills to effectively minister to increasing numbers of
    volunteers and students
  • To see more prayer walking and prayer driving taking place in our churches.

Kevin Smith
October 19
Kevin has been on the state missions staff since 2006 and serves as Vice President of Operations. Georgia Baptist Mission Board Operations serves the needs of all employees and retirees of the organization in the areas of employment advocacy, recruitment, benefits administration, and employee development. Kevin also oversees the work of the following ministry areas: Church Research Services, Communications, Georgia Baptist Historical Archives, Guidestone Retirement and Insurance Services, Information Technology and Support Services. Please pray for Kevin as he fulfills the many roles within his areas of responsibility.

Alan J. Morris
October 22
Alan joined the state missions staff in 2010 as Area Missionary for the North Central area, which includes 125 churches in the Etowah, Hightower, Lanier, and Roswell Associations. Alan and his staff provide resources and encouragement to the churches and assist in planting new ones. The office provides leadership training for Sunday School teachers, deacon bodies and pulpit search teams, as well as conferences on VBS, Sunday School, IRS church compliance, marriage enrichment and evangelism. A library of discipleship materials for women’s and men’s ministries and other Bible study classes are also offered. The area office also has an evangelism trailer and a construction trailer for projects and disaster relief. The staff assists churches in local and overseas missions projects, providing contacts, training, and scheduling. A resource room includes study materials for bi-vocational pastors and lay leaders to assist in their weekly presentations. Please pray for Alan and the North Central staff as they reach people and assist churches in their area.

David Roland
October 31
David has served for 21 years as a campus minister through the Collegiate Ministries area. He ministers to students at Shorter University in Rome (one of our Georgia Baptist institutions), Dalton State College and Reinhardt University. Please pray for David as he works to evangelize, disciple and train up student leaders for Christ.

Prayer Requests



Pray for your State Missionaries – September 2017

Download the prayer requests here.

Steve Brown
October 2
Steve came to the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in 2007 as State Missionary in Worship and Music Ministry. His work among Georgia Baptists is to serve through the graded choir music ministry, senior adult choirs, and to assist bi-vocational music leaders. Responsibilities include developing a ministry to bi-vocational, part-time and volunteer music ministers, children’s choir leader training, directing Children’s Music Camps and Festivals, directing the Senior Adult Festivals, and serving as the Lifeway Resource Trainer for the New Baptist Hymnal and Lifewayworship.com. Please join Steve in prayer for his effectiveness in these ministries. His burden is to assist small church music leaders and pastors as they lead their churches in worship each week.

Mike Taylor
October 5
Mike began his service in 2011 as State Missionary in Sunday School and Small Group Ministries (now Groups and Faith Development), and is available to help congregations reach and disciple people through these areas. Mike has been training leaders in Georgia for several years and has served churches in North Carolina, Arkansas, and Georgia as a Christian Educator for over 27 years. His responsibilities on the team include Adult and Youth Sunday School training and consulting, Sunday School training workshops coordinator, ministry area web page, newsletter & CVENT coordinator, webinars coordinator, and small group events/strategies/resources. Mike asks that Georgia Baptists pray that Sunday School training will be taken to the next level. We need to see Sunday Schools effectively reaching people with the Gospel as they teach God’s Word. Please also pray for a better understanding of how to work with churches who use Small Groups.

Tony Neal
October 7
Tony has been on the state missions staff for 12 years, and serves in Church Administration Ministry. He assists churches in the areas of financial compliance, compensation, governance, polity and structure. He also provides guidance regarding personnel, volunteers, facilities, safety and general administration. Additionally, Tony provides financial services support to The Christian Index and WMU, and conducts financial reviews for the Baptist Collegiate Ministries offices throughout the state. Please pray for Tony as he provides valuable assistance to churches and to ministries within the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.

Jimmy Baughcum
October 13
Jimmy joined the state missions staff in 2013, and serves in Church Planting. This ministry area works with associations and churches throughout the state to plant culturally relevant churches. Jimmy works specifically in South Georgia to reach those who need the Gospel in that area. Please pray for the church planting effort in South Georgia.

Paulette Dehart
October 15
Paulette is the mission board’s state-wide literacy missions State Missionary, having been on staff for 14 years. Her ministry seeks to draw people to the Lord through help in five literacy areas, within which the Good News of Jesus Christ is shared with students:
Alfalit (helping illiterate Hispanic adults learn to read and write in Spanish), Adult Reading and Writing (teaching semi-literate English-speakers how to read and write), English as a Foreign Language (teaching English abroad on short-term mission trips), English as a Second Language (teaching English to the foreign-born in the USA), and Tutoring Children and Youth (helping children succeed in and stay in school until they graduate). Paulette’s prayer requests are:

  • For each of us (hundreds of volunteers throughout Georgia) to be clean vessels before the Lord in order to be used by Him to draw more students to Jesus
  • For improved time management skills to effectively minister to increasing numbers of
    volunteers and students
  • To see more prayer walking and prayer driving taking place in our churches.

Kevin Smith
October 19
Kevin has been on the state missions staff since 2006 and serves as Vice President of Operations. Georgia Baptist Mission Board Operations serves the needs of all employees and retirees of the organization in the areas of employment advocacy, recruitment, benefits administration, and employee development. Kevin also oversees the work of the following ministry areas: Church Research Services, Communications, Georgia Baptist Historical Archives, Guidestone Retirement and Insurance Services, Information Technology and Support Services. Please pray for Kevin as he fulfills the many roles within his areas of responsibility.

Alan J. Morris
October 22
Alan joined the state missions staff in 2010 as Area Missionary for the North Central area, which includes 125 churches in the Etowah, Hightower, Lanier, and Roswell Associations. Alan and his staff provide resources and encouragement to the churches and assist in planting new ones. The office provides leadership training for Sunday School teachers, deacon bodies and pulpit search teams, as well as conferences on VBS, Sunday School, IRS church compliance, marriage enrichment and evangelism. A library of discipleship materials for women’s and men’s ministries and other Bible study classes are also offered. The area office also has an evangelism trailer and a construction trailer for projects and disaster relief. The staff assists churches in local and overseas missions projects, providing contacts, training, and scheduling. A resource room includes study materials for bi-vocational pastors and lay leaders to assist in their weekly presentations. Please pray for Alan and the North Central staff as they reach people and assist churches in their area.

David Roland
October 31
David has served for 21 years as a campus minister through the Collegiate Ministries area. He ministers to students at Shorter University in Rome (one of our Georgia Baptist institutions), Dalton State College and Reinhardt University. Please pray for David as he works to evangelize, disciple and train up student leaders for Christ.