‘Little church’ in Georgia does big work in Appalachia

SOCIAL CIRCLE — With just around 35 regular members, Berean Baptist Church in Social Circle looks pretty ordinary. But this church has an extraordinary passion for missions – locally, globally, but specifically in Appalachia.

In 2018 alone, the church donated around 100,000 pounds of food and clothes, 470 backpacks, socks, diapers, and gift bags to children in need throughout Appalachia. And they’re not planning to slow down in the new year. Already, they’re collecting baby items in preparation to send them to those in need.

Over the last eight years their missions pastor, Bill Burnett, has been a part of their church, they’ve cultivated relationships with ministries in Whitesburg, Kentucky; Williamsburg, Kentucky; Beattyville, Kentucky; Beaver, West Virginia; Welch, West Virginia; Sevierville, Tennessee; Ducktown, Tennessee; and other places. Locally, the church supports Newton Pregnancy Center and Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief.

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Gwen Newman receives Trudy Price Award

Originally published at www.christainindex.org

WARNER ROBINS — The 2018 recipient for the Trudy Price Award, recognized at the 2018 Ministers’ Wives Annual Luncheon at Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, is Gwen Newman.

Gwen, wife of Ray Newman, pastor and longtime Georgia Baptist Convention state missionary who passed away in 2013, was undergoing cataract surgery during this year’s annual meeting and not able to attend the luncheon. Mary Cox, GBMB state missionary to ministers’ wives, will deliver the award to her home personally. Continue reading “Gwen Newman receives Trudy Price Award”

Pianist plays for same church for 75 years

Originally published at Western Recorder – http://westernrecorder.org/2495.article

McKEE—She’s been attending the same church, Gray Hawk Baptist Church in McKee, since she was a little girl. But now at 86 years old, Jacqueline “Jackie” Brumback has officially been one of their church pianists for nearly 75 years.

Although the health of her husband, who is an inactive deacon because of his Alzheimers, has kept her from being the main pianist for a while now, just last month she showed up for revival meetings on three nights to fill in and serve as the pianist.

But, according to her retired pastor’s wife of 31 years and friend of nearly 45 years, Brenda Rose, that level of faithfulness is just her character. Continue reading “Pianist plays for same church for 75 years”