Monthly Archives: January 2012

FBC Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 2

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Our First Gathering

As you may have read from our email newsletter, we had our first core team training meeting on Sunday night, January 8th.  We had a great time worshipping together.   Just wanted to share a few pictures from the evening…

What a great night!  We worshipped through songs, prayers, scripture reading, and teaching.  Pastor Drew taught on our first core value, the Family.  We are really excited about the coming weeks, and about bringing the Light to Fayette County!  Please continue to pray for Fayette Baptist Church!

*The beautiful pictures were taken by Clarissa Sidhom*

FBC Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1

*If you’re having trouble reading this, you can also click HERE for a full version.*

Meet our Core Team Members!

I’m really excited to introduce you to some of our core team members.  Please remember these names and faces and commit them to prayer.  Every one of these individuals is stepping out in faith with this church plant.  It is not an easy thing to leave solid church homes to start a new work, but the Holy Spirit led each and every one of these people to be a part of Fayette Baptist Church, and we are so grateful and excited about that!  So without further ado, let me introduce Mitch & Myra Martin.

Mitch and Myra met at Oklahoma Baptist UniversityMitch attended Golden Gate Seminary in California.   He has his Doctorate of Ministries degree.  He served as a Pastor in the states of Oregon, Idaho, and Washington.  Both Mitch & Myra were commissioned as NAMB missionaries to Utah and Idaho.  Mitch served as the Director of Missions for Golden Spike, and as the State Director of Missions for the Utah/Idaho Convention.  He was employed at Lifeway as Editor In Chief for Ministry Magazines, and also served as a Pastoral Ministries Specialist.  Mitch currently serves as Leadership Development Director for the Midsouth Baptist Association. 
Mitch is trained and certified in many ministry areas; he is a certified and accredited coach.  Myra was a stay at home mother, as well as working with Mitch faithfully in the churches and areas of ministry, encouraging many people.  Myra has a heart for prayer and is deeply a believer that God answers prayer! 
On a personal note, Mitch & Myra have two adult children.  Their son Dustin is 26 years old and graduated from Union University and works as a computer programmer.  He is married to Candice and they make their home in Louisville, Kentucky.  Their daughter Kristin is 24 and is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and works at Precepts Ministries in the Marketing and Social Media area.
Mitch will be serving Fayette Baptist Church as the Executive Pastor.  His main responsibilities will include providing leadership to the staff, assisting the Pastor, and training members of the congregation to take on leadership positions.

A heavy emphasis will be placed on prayer at Fayette Baptist, and Myra Martin will be leading the prayer ministry.  
Please pray for Mitch & Myra and the new work they will be doing at Fayette Baptist Church!

Updates

I know it has been a really {really} long time since I have updated our blog.  One of the main reasons is that it has not been the appropriate time to share all of the details that have been unfolding.  However, it seems like every day God has been doing a new thing in the life of Fayette Baptist Church.  It has been so exciting to see!  Hopefully by the end of this month we will have an official website.  Until then you will just have to deal with me and my sporadic updates :)

Just wanted to share a picture of our core team at our very first core team meeting…this was back in October, and our group has grown since then!

Over the next few weeks I am going to {hopefully} be introducing you via the web to a few of our core team members…this will be a great way to get involved with our church, to pray for our core and staff team!  Each of our core team members is a gift straight from God.  It has been exciting to see God bring together people of completely different backgrounds and age groups but with exactly the same heartbeat for the lost and for Him. 

Yesterday was our last official day at First Millington.  Next Sunday, January 8, we will begin meeting as a church.  On Sunday mornings between January 8 and August 5 we will be visiting churches in the MidSouth area to gather ideas and information.  There are quite a few church plants we will be visiting, so I’m sure we will glean a lot from these visits.  On Sunday nights we will be meeting as a core team for our Pastor to teach on our seven core values and to talk about what we learned from our morning visit, what we may want to implement at FBC.  This will be an invaluable time for our core team and staff.  Please pray for us as we begin this exciting time.  Stay tuned for more updates!

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