MISSIONS

First Baptist Church Morristown is a church that was planted to be on mission over 200 years ago and continues to serve in ways to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ known here in Morristown and around the world!

Our goal is to make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:18-20) locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to prayer and monetary support for missionaries, we also partner with multiple churches in the Lakeway area to provide resources that share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

Please browse this page to see some of our key missional partnerships as well as information whereby you can pray and join us in one or more of these amazing opportunities.

For questions or information about any mission opportunities please contact Tim Bray at tbray@fbcmorristown.com.

CAMPGROUND MINISTRY

A ministry located in the campground pavilion at Panther Creek State Park to minister to those camping in the park.

CONTACT: Ronnie & Irene Bales | etnlak@aol.com


DAILY BREAD

Meeting physical and spiritual needs for the hungry in Hamblen County, located in downtown Morristown, with donations of food, money, supplies, and volunteer time. Visit DAILY BREAD on FACEBOOK.

CONTACT: Larry Shropshire | 423.258.4810


FCA

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes challenges coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Serving local communities by equipping, empowering, and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. SUPPORT FCA.

CONTACT: Marty Blakely | martyblakely@fca.org


FIRST LOVE ON MAIN

Sharing the Gospel with people in need through free dental, medical, chiropractic, and counseling services to Hamblen County residents.

CONTACT: Cindy Jenkins | jenkinscynthia52@gmail.com


FOOD PANTRY

Meeting physical and spiritual needs for the hungry in Hamblen County by offering food boxes, prayer, and the Gospel on Thursday afternoons to those eligible.

CONTACT:Jack Oxendine | jackoxendine@yahoo.com


GOD'S WAREHOUSE

God’s Warehouse “houses” many ministries impacting local, national, and internationally impacting ministries. In addition to the other ministries on this page housed in God’s Warehouse, it primarily exists to meet the needs in our community through, but not limited to, the delivery of furniture and household items.

CONTACT:Doug Derreberry | 423.586.7331


MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION TEMPORARY SHELTER (MATS)

MATS provides temporary shelter, meals, counseling, job search, and public education on the problems of homelessness. Visit the MATS website.

CONTACT:Gary Brewster | 423.587.9215


MORRISTOWN HOUSING AUTHORITY (MHA)

A small group Bible study offered to residents of the Morristown Housing Authority. This group meets weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30am in the Community Center at the MHA.

CONTACT:Calvin & Shirley Myer | cfmyer17@gmail.com


PREGNANCY CRISIS CENTER

Offering information, support, and the Gospel to women of all ages who face an unplanned pregnancy. Visit the PCC website.

CONTACT:Lanette Breeden | 423.312.7833


WOMAN’S MISSIONARY UNION (WMU)

Providing opportunities for mission education, action, and support of SBC missions. The Barbara Brown, Griggs-Naude-Haun, and Baptist Women Aware groups meet once a month on either Sunday or Tuesday to discuss mission opportunities and to pray for our missionaries.

CONTACT:Irene Bales | etnlak@aol.com


WOMEN’S JAIL MINISTRY

Ministers to female inmates at Hamblen County Jail through Prayer, Bible Study, and meeting of basic needs. Assists in helping these women transition back into society and the church.

CONTACT: Tommi Lindsey | trlindz@gmail.com



BAPTIST BUILDERS/DISASTER RELIEF

These 2 ministries respond to natural disasters nationally and building needs locally. It is a ministry of the North American Mission Board nationally recognized for providing relief in crisis situations including food, water, childcare, laundry, repairs, rebuilding, and more while sharing the love of Christ. Contact for training and serving opportunities. Visit the Disaster Relief website.

CONTACT:Larry Burnett | 423.258.0331


NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD (NAMB)

As a Southern Baptist Church, we partner with NAMB. in the main areas of evangelism, church planting, compassion ministry and chaplaincy. Visit the NAMB website. We are particularly partnered with an SBC church plant in Cleveland Ohio called City Church and our church planter is Nate Friedrichsen. Visit City Church’s website.


TENNESSEE BAPTIST MISSION BOARD (TBMB)

As a Southern Baptist Church, we partner with TBMB as they oversee the daily operations of the missions and ministry activities of the network of churches that make up the Tennessee Baptist Convention. More than 3,000 churches are a part of that network, serving together through Cooperative Program giving, the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions and the ministries of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board to reach Tennessee, reach the nations and change the world for the glory of Jesus Christ. Visit the TBMB website.

BRAZIL (NOVA IGUACU)

FBC, under the leadership of Rev. Don Beach, has ministered in Brazil along with Pastor Jose Mauro every year for the past 15 years. We serve in the local areas in evangelism, visitation, school assemblies, revivals, counselling, etc. The next planned mission trip is July 23 – Aug 3, 2020.

CONTACT: Tim Bray | 423.586.0522 | tbray@fbcmorristown.com


BULGARIA MISSION

FBC has partnered with Paul and Judy Ridgway for over 20 years. In addition to sponsoring Bulgarian Child (Children’s Homes, Learning Center Borovtsi), as former members, they have involved our church in multiple mission trips including, but not limited to: construction, training, discipleship, evangelism, medical missions, etc. The next planned mission trip is March 2020. Visit the Bulgarian Child website.

CONTACT: Tim Bray | 423.586.0522 | tbray@fbcmorristown.com


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

FBC, under the leadership of David Stepp of Living Waters Ministry, partners with other local churches and TTI to engage the indigenous peoples of the Dominican Republic for the last few years. This is a great trip for students and seniors alike. The primary work on this trip is evangelism through medical clinics, sports ministries, and visitation. The next planned mission trip is July 6-12. 2019.

CONTACT: David Stepp | india581@charter.net

HARVEST OF ISRAEL

Supporting and encouraging the Messianic believers of Israel through sending humanitarian aid, mission trips, Jewish roots teaching, and training Israeli churches in disaster readiness and equipping them for mass outreach.

CONTACT: Don Owen | www.harvestofisrael.org

INTERNATIONAL MISSION BOARD (IMB)

As a Southern Baptist Church, we partner with The International Mission Board who partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are evangelizing, discipling, planting, and multiplying healthy churches, and training leaders among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. Visit the IMB website.

LIVING WATER MINISTRIES

Distributing Bibles in various languages, preaching, teaching, discipling and equipping all peoples in countries in need of the Gospel, digging water wells and training church planting pastors. Particular work in Mexico, Dominican Republic, and India.

CONTACT: David Stepp | india581@charter.net

THE TIMOTHY INITIATIVE

We partner with TTI who helps us as an international church planting organization which was established with the purpose to train and equip “Timothys” (Pastors/Church Planters).

They specifically target church planters lacking the means and/or availability to receive a balanced Biblical and theological training throughout Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Each church planter trained is expected to plant at least one multiplying and reproducing church in their region. Visit the Timothy Initiative website.


FBC MISSION AGENCY PARTNERSHIPS