Ron and Betty Rich share about their work as missionaries in Maine, where Ron is director of missions for the Maine Baptist Association, during a North American Mission Board commissioning service May 4 at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga. Photo by James Dotson
MARIETTA, Ga. (BP)--A group of 57 North American Mission Board missionaries was commissioned at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Atlanta May 4, symbolizing the prayer and financial support of both the local church and Southern Baptists across the country.
The missionaries serve in partnership with state conventions and local associations to plant churches, coordinate associational missions efforts, minister amid inner-city poverty and otherwise work to see individuals come to faith in Christ.
Two missionaries interviewed by Bryant Wright, pastor of the north Atlanta congregation, illustrated the diversity of the group.
Britton Elliott is a missions ministry consultant with the Spartanburg (S.C.) County Baptist Network, working to mobilize churches and volunteers for joint missions efforts. Read More