Help Ignite the Fire!
Reverend Edward & Minister Semone Brooks
P.O. Box 55
Turin, GA 30289
663 Andrew Bailey Rd.
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
Ministry Purpose: To reach the lost, teach the found, and serve the community by being a model of the New Testament Church operating as change agents
Ministry Motto: Moving forward in ministry and maturity by encouraging one another to serve
Passion for Ministry: Changing the world, one verse at a time, one family at a time.
God has called us to such a time as this to transform lives, serve families, and grow the community.
Pastor Ricky & Co-Pastor Nora Nelson
10 Bridges Street
Sargent, GA 30275
Ministry Purpose: To live the Apostolic life God has entrusted us with, teaching Jesus Christ and His never failing words to the world, that lives may be transformed, and souls are converted into born again believers.
Ministry Motto: Every Soul Counts
Passion for Ministry: Transforming families back to Jesus Christ
Pastor Lee Ayers & Denise Ayers
Harvest Park Baptist Church
37 Frank Cook Rd. (Madras Area)
Newnan, Ga. 30265
Lee married his high school sweetheart in 1975 and the Lord has richly blessed them with 8 children during their 40 years together. Lee was called to preach in his senior year and graduated from Baptist University of America in Decatur, Ga. in 1975. He then spent the next eight years working on his Theology degree at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tn. The Lord led him to start a church in Newnan in 1986 where he has been pastor for 29 years. His wife Denise has been a constant help and support in ministry and anyone who is acquainted with her knows her to be a true example of a Titus 2 woman.
Ministry Purpose: My great desire is to lead the church to follow a missional church approach rather than an attractional model; to creatively explore how to participate more fully in God’s mission in the world as the Spirit leads us into the places we need to go and where we can make a true, lasting difference. The missional congregation is serious about cultivating committed disciples for Jesus instead of just adding more members to their church; to live out their faith by becoming salt and light in the world. God’s desire is to bring all of life in reconciled relationship with Himself. We are thus called to be ministers of that reconciliation and ambassadors of Christ.
Passion for Ministry: What is our motivation for carrying out God’s mandate of reaching the world for Christ? Love! If God’s love led God to send Jesus into the world, is there any way in which God’s love for the world also leads to God sending us, as the church, into the world? The gifts of the Spirit are not primarily for the recipient’s benefit. They are given for the sake of the body of Christ and for the sake of the world. Thus, the church, called into existence through the redemptive work of Christ, is created by the Spirit as a community of persons who are in relationship with one another because they have been reconciled in Christ. The church encounters the reality of sin and the brokenness of the world as the Spirit leads the church into the world to participate in God’s mission. Then we are a living demonstration to a watching world that God is the living and true God, and that God’s redemptive and reconciling love is freely and graciously available to all.
A Paradigm Shift: The entire Bible is a story of God’s attempt to reconcile mankind to Himself and man with each other. But when Jesus was challenged by a scribe to determine the greatest commandment, He summed it all up by challenging him to love God with his whole being and to love his neighbor as himself. When Christ was asked the question, “But who is my neighbor?” Christ turned it into a racial issue. Jesus was saying that our neighbors are particularly those people who ignore us, separate themselves from us, who are afraid of us, whom we have the most difficulty loving and who we feel don’t love us. These are our neighbors! It takes a powerful Gospel to enable us to love across all the barriers we erect to edify ourselves and protect us from our own insecurities and even prejudices. Jesus said our true witness; our credibility to the watching world is demonstrated by our love for each other. If, because of Christ, people of different ethnicity could live out a model of reconciliation brought about by genuine love, the world would have to ask, “Why?’ We must commit our lives and our ministries to an intentional lifestyle of loving our racially diverse neighbors as ourselves. Only then will the world take us seriously.
Minister Jason & Erin Walton
85 Tyus Carrollton Rd.
Carrollton GA 30117
(Multi-site ministry working on UWG’s Newnan Campus as well)
Ministry Purpose: CCF exists to love students into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Ministry Motto: Love God. Love People. We are FOR CAMPUS, with COMPASSION, on ACCOUNT of Christ.
Passion for Ministry: Truly, our passion at CCF is seeing college students come to a life-changing relationship with Jesus. We believe that discipleship is how lives are changed. Discipleship is not just meeting together for an hour every week though. It is truly investing in the lives of students and challenging them to walk daily in the ways that Jesus described in the Gospels. We spend significant time in relationship building with students so that they will trust us, come to know Jesus and grow to abide in Him.
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