heard the Gospel too! Her husband, Roy, made a profession of faith over a year
ago, but now says he is unsure if God is real. Please pray for his true salvation.
Mike & Terri Clark – Legacy
Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA
I am an active user of Social Media, but
recently I have noticed a trend. It seems as
if no one ever has a bad day, an off Sunday.
It seems like everything has to always
come up roses or we as Church Planters
are doing something wrong. Recently
we have seen record high days as well as
record low days. While it does not excite people to post that we had 12 for our
evening service recently, it is no less the truth. Church Planting is not Twitter
where every day is a celebration. It is LONG, HARD WORK and we must stick to
it. It's a marathon, not a sprint. At Legacy, we are building stone by stone, life by
life, street by street. There are no shortcuts, but there always is next Sunday!
Dan & Martha Guider – Baptist
International Bible Institute, Atlanta, GA
Baptist International Bible Institute was founded by
BIMI missionary Dr. Grant Carter and Rev. Dan Tibbs
in 1985 to train inner city pastors to plant and pastor
independent, fundamental, Baptist churches. In 1989
we took over directing the Bible Institute after serving
in the West Indies for 13 years. Recently we did a
statistical survey of the mission work in Atlanta. We
have now trained 51 church planters and pastors who
have started new churches or restarted churches.
Some took traditional black churches and led them to be fundamental, Bible
believing, soul winning Baptist churches. We have also trained an additional
80 preachers who are associate pastors or who are serving in church leadership
some way. We have also trained over 200 others who are Sunday School teachers,
deacons, children's workers, etc. In addition we have trained 4 evangelists and
2 missionaries, one of whom is in South Africa. I have planted 2 churches, co-
planted another one, restarted another church, assisted in planting 2 Hispanic
churches, assisted in planting a Korean church, and assisted our graduates in
many other church plants. I have also assisted in the starting of 5 other Bible
institutes. To God be the Glory! Please keep the church planting mission work
in Atlanta in your prayers.
12 Reseeding America – Summer, 2013