My Dear Friends:
On January 2, 2002, I sat down behind the desk at the North Spartan Baptist Association as Director of Missions for my first full day on the job. I had no idea of the adventure that awaited me. I could have never imagined the places that I would go, the people that I would meet, and the ministry opportunities that would come my way. As my friend Elaine Hall would say, “It has been a grand adventure.” It has been an adventure that I will cherish for the rest of my days.
But, as with all things, an end has come. After months of praying and seeking God’s will, I fully believe that the time has come for me to retire. My last day as the Director of Missions for the North Spartan Baptist Association will be Thursday, June 30, 2022. This will conclude 19 1/2 years in this position. I believe it is time for a fresh voice and vision for the North Spartan Baptist Association. I know I could stay on for several years possibly, but I don’t think it would be healthy for the association. As a pastor I never wanted to stay longer than God wanted and I am the same in this position. Mostly, I just know that God said now is the time.
When I came to this position I had serval goals that God has allowed me to meet. Chief among those goals was that I would be able to leave the ministry in better shape than when I started. As I reflect on these years and what the association has been able to accomplish, I believe that God has blessed this desire.
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Senior Adult Fellowship
Sadly, we were not able to have either of our Senior Citizens lunches during 2021 due to Covid. There is a great hope that we can resume these meetings in 2022. Stay tuned for more information.
Quarterly Executive Meeting
Our quarterly executive committee meetings will be held as needed during 2022. We will make the decision close to each scheduled meeting based upon Covid prevalence and business matters.
Men's Ministry Fellowship
The hope is that we will be able to resume our Men's Ministry meetings this fall. Details will be shard as soon as possible.
From time to time I send out email updates from our office. You can now sign up for these updates without contacting me. Simply fill out this form to be added to the list.
Summer Mission Trip 2022
June 11-8, 2022, we will return to Joy Children’s Ranch in Woodlawn, VA, for our annual mission trip. Projects will range from a block party, Bible study, crafts, mowing, painting, and general cleaning. Call Ken at (864) 599-0843 for more information