CHURCH PLANTING IN ATLANTA
Partnering with The North American Mission Board and other churches, First Baptist Cumming serves as mission partners with five church planters in the Atlanta area:
KEVIN MANSOORI (FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF IRANIANS)
Originally from Iran, Kevin and his family are starting a church by sharing the hope of Christ with Iranians and Turks in Forsyth and Fulton Counties. Kevin’s church currently meets on Sunday mornings at First Baptist Church of Alpharetta. For more info or questions, please call Kevin at (770-410-1562) or email him at email@example.com.
MOKHLES BEKHET (ARABIC BAPTIST CHURCH)
Mokhles Bekhet (right) and his wife are from Egypt, and they are planting an Arabic-speaking church in Atlanta. The church gathers each Sunday afternoon at Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, GA. For more info on how you can partner with this important ministry, please contact Mokhles at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIKE MCKEE (IMAGE CHURCH)
First Baptist is supporting Image Church, a new church plant in Marietta, Georgia. Image Church is committed to helping people love God, love each other, and live on mission.
Ryan McCammack (Gospel Hope Church)
In 2016, God led Ryan and Tricia McCammack and their seven children to Decatur, Georgia with a vision for planting a new gospel-centered, disciple-making church. They believe God has strategically positioned their diverse team in a diverse area of Atlanta to uniquely demonstrate the power of the gospel.
Refuge Church is located in downtown Atlanta that exists to reach people with God’s gospel, build them up as His church, and release his church on mission into the world. This church’s community is comprised of Capitol View and surrounding neighborhoods of Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Sylvan Hills, Capitol View Manor, and Oakland City.
Perhaps the biggest city you rarely think of, Columbus, Ohio, is a college town with a diverse population. Over two million people live in the metro Columbus area making it the largest city in Ohio and the 15th largest city in the United States. Approximately 63% of those that live in Columbus are unaffiliated with any religious organization, and only 12% of the population is affiliated with an evangelical church. First Baptist has commissioned Kyle and Rebecca Connell and their children to help plant Watermark Church, a new church that will lead people to become whole-hearted Christ-followers who will share God’s love in Columbus and around the world.
NEW YORK CITY
Home to Broadway, Wall Street, Times Square and Rockefeller Center, it is the epicenter of culture, fashion, media, finance and news in the United States—perhaps even worldwide. Imagine what the nation might look like if its most influential city found its greatest influence in Christ!
For the last four years, First Baptist has been sending mission teams to New York City. Boasting such authority and impact, NYC has the overwhelming power to dictate the movement of our culture back to Christ. In order for this to happen, the city needs dedicated churches, planters, and partners to commit to the long-term work of evangelizing a diverse population. Our mission partners in NYC are Patrick Thompson and his family, founders of New City Church.
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Every year, Pastor Bob Jolly leads a trip to work with IMB personnel in the Horn of Africa. In the past, this mission has included prayer walking in the capital city of Ethiopia, teaching English to college students, observing national Baptist work in the area, and learning how mission personnel engage this culture with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
London is a city with over 300 different spoken languages representing 190 nations. Some have said that if we can reach London with the Gospel, we can reach the world.
First Baptist Cumming is partnering with the International Mission Board to send out students, families, business professionals, and retirees to use their God-given gifts, abilities, and passions to engage the community and multiply disciples.
For years, FBC has partnered with a Baptist church in Pattaya, Thailand to show and share God’s love with those who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mission team members teach English, conduct community events, and distribute Christian literature in the Thai language.