3.875 million people live in Oklahoma as of 2014. The Baptist Missionary Association exists to reach those people! Yes, some of them are already born again and in bible believing churches, but according to statistics, the majority of them do not attend church. Yes, Oklahoma is part of the Bible belt, but the generation that made it so, is passing away. Judges 2:10 has this to say about how the nation of Israel changed. “And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.” We need to share Jesus with this other generation.
How can we? We’re just a small association. Yes, but we serve a great God! We can’t but He can!
I am honored to have been elected your director of missions. If there is any way that I can help you further God’s work, please let me know. I have already started meeting with various pastors across the state, asking them to look for places that God is at work. We need to pray that God will cause our hearts to be burdened for the lost, missionaries and new churches! We also need to pray for our existing churches and for those that have not been able to find pastors. God still has faithful men, let’s pray that they will go where He sends.
Please contact me if I can be of service in any way.