State Missionaries Birthdays and Prayer Requests - May 2013
God is at work among your 100 State Missionaries in Georgia! You can be a tremendous encouragement by praying for them on their birthdays. Listed below are missionaries who have birthdays this month. If you would like to send an encouraging email, click on directories, GBC staff, then the person's name.
Dr. J. Robert White
Dr. White has served as the executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention since January 1993. Dr. White came to the GBC from the First Baptist Church of Paducah, Kentucky where he served as pastor for eleven years. His earlier ministry includes pastoral leadership of churches in Alabama, Indiana, and Georgia.
He regularly preaches in Georgia Baptist churches, as well as for associational, state and national events and conferences. He has led evangelistic endeavors across the United States and locations around the world including Hong Kong, Germany, Africa, South America, South Korea, North Korea, Moldova, France, Russia and India.
Dr. White currently communicates a video message to pastors across the state of Georgia and is on weekly with Life with Purpose Radio which broadcasts on stations across the U.S. He has provided inspirational moments nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio 161, 104.7 The Fish and on Clear Channel stations in Georgia; has given weekly meditations for Sounds of Faith on 94.9 The Bull, out of Atlanta, Georgia; has been a weekly host on the GoodNews television program; did a weekly live telecast on WPSD; national telecasts for five years while in Paducah, Kentucky on the ACTS network; and was the president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
He is the author of Healthy Kingdom Churches: Ten Qualities of Healthy Churches, published by Baxter Press in 2002, and published in 2007 by Baxter Press, Words of Life, a collection of his radio devotionals. Dr. White also writes an article for each issue of The Christian Index.
Dr. White brings the following requests:
Pray for revival in Georgia.
Pray for good health and daily growth in Christ for our family.
Pray for divine protection of my children and grandchildren.
A former pastor and state missionary, John has served the GBC for 12 years with current responsibilities including Cooperative Program Advancement and Endowment Ministries and State Missions Development. Through his ministry, individuals, families, churches, associations and corporations can participate in leaving a spiritual legacy that will ensure our witness for Christ through the Cooperative Program. This can be accomplished through estate planning, trusts, wills, charitable gifts and bequests.
John requests that we pray specifically for:
> God to bring the right people to John and him to them.
> Their hearts to be open, soft and receptive for mission and ministry giving.
> Churches and pastors to be open to John's unique approach for church-wide estate planning.
> For wisdom in planning the State Missions (now Mission Georgia) emphases.
> For safety and God's protection as John travels and leads.
> For God's power and anointing as John speaks and preaches extensively across Georgia.
Dennis has been a state missionary for over 26 years, having served many years as specialist in the Discipleship Ministries area. He now serves as Discipleship Strategist in Collegiate Ministries, and assists BCM campus ministers in developing discipleship strategies for their campuses. Dennis asks prayer for writing projects he is undertaking and for four summer youth workers serving GA Baptist churches this summer.
Rod is a consultant in the GBC Communications Services, and has been on staff since 2000. He oversees audio and video production in the GBC Missions and Ministry Center, and is responsible for electronic production of CD and DVD projects, serves as the station manager for GBC Internet Radio and produces "Life With Purpose Radio" a national radio program for the convention. Please pray that Rod and the Communication Services staff can effectively reach churches and individuals through all resources available to the GBC Communications Services.
Jon serves as specialist in the Music and Worship Ministries area, having been on staff for 11 years. This department strengthens, enhances, and encourages the praise and proclamation ministries of local churches by equipping them in biblical worship and by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. Training is provided for most every age group and music ministry through choral organizations, associational training events, state music festivals, summer music camps, worship seminars, and local church assistance. Two state choral groups, the Sons of Jubal and the Jubalheirs, present local church concerts and participate in global missions engagements. Please pray for Jon and his staff as they reach individuals and congregations through music and proclamation ministries.
Dennis is Hispanic Missionary in the South Georgia area, and has served for 16 years in this capacity. He works with individuals, churches and associations to find Hispanics and identify their needs, establish Hispanic congregations, design and conduct surveys of specific areas, and interpret survey results for area Baptists. He also assists churches in assessing candidates for Hispanic pastoral positions and mentors new Hispanic pastors. Please join us in prayer for Dennis and his ministry to our state’s growing Hispanic population. Pray that we will see a movement of God among Hispanics in the area.
Dave is campus minister to students at Southern Polytechnic and Kennesaw State Universities. He has been on staff since 1996, reaching students for Jesus Christ through the student-led, church related, and Christ-centered Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Dave works to evangelize students, involve them in mission activities and education, and provide a holistic program of Christian education, discipleship, and leadership development. On his birthday, Dave asks that we pray for his 2013-14 BCM student leadership team as it plans and prepares for the coming year.