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  • Pastors experience God's timing in Ecuador

    by Kate Gregory, posted Friday, November 21, 2014 (3 years ago)

    IMB Photo by Wilson Hunter
    LAGARTO, Ecuador (BP) -- Tony Mathews was on a mission. He wanted to find the man he had led to Christ a couple of days earlier.

    Mathews, pastor of North Garland Baptist Fellowship in Garland, Texas, had met Wiston while walking through the small town of Lagarto on the Ecuadorian coast with a handful of fellow African American pastors and church members from the Dallas area. Read More

  • Missions 'just got personal' for pastor Tony Mathews

    by Kate Gregory, posted Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (3 years ago)

    Photo provided by North Garland Baptist Fellowship
    NORTH GARLAND, Texas (BP) -- Tony Mathews had thought international missions wasn't for everyone, that as a pastor his focus should be on the local church.

    North Garland Baptist Fellowship, where he has served for 22 years, supported Southern Baptist missions and ministries through the Cooperative Program. Members of the Texas church had gone on international missions trips, which the pastor had supported -- from a distance. Read More