Garry Goodin, Association Missional Strategist
Garry joined the Mid-State Baptist Association in May 2013. He has served churches of all sizes as Senior Pastor, Church Planter and Associate Pastor. Garry also served as a Director of Baptist Collegiate Ministry and a chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains.
Contact Garry to brainstorm with your church leaders about church health in general or about a specific area like Sunday School, small groups in homes, discipleship, evangelism, missions strategy, church planting, conflict resolution, and Search Team training.
Tosha Skelton, Storehouse Ministry Director
Tosha began her adventure with MBA in June of 2021. Her favorite things about working for the MBA is seeing people come to know Christ and helping families make connections with local churches.
What is the Mid-State Baptist Association?
We are a group of churches working together to help our community and the world have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our churches are in Bibb, Jones, Monroe, Peach and Wilkinson counties. The Mid-State Baptist Association seeks to stimulate church health, develop leaders and, as we work together, transform communities.
Mid-State Baptist Association is a network of Baptist churches that work together to help our community be a better place to live. We provide all kinds of opportunities for children, students and adults in learning, making friendships and serving others. Our churches provide disaster relief, a food bank, tutoring, marriage enrichment, financial classes, activities for retired adults, construction projects to help churches, schools and camps and more. Our churches provide worship services and small groups to help people study the Bible and learn more about how God works in a person's life to bring transformation. We give generously to help communities all over the world with schools, hospitals, housing, food, water, and disaster relief.
I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I'm more afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter.
I used to think Jesus motivated us with ultimatums, but now I know he pursues
us in love.
I used to think I had to be somebody important to accomplish things, but now I know Jesus uses ordinary people more.
Our churches share a common purpose. What is the purpose of a church?
Psalm 9:1-2 "I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart: I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you: I will sing praise to your name, O Most High."
John 13:34 "A new command I give you:
Love one another. As I have loved you,
so you must love one another."
Growing and Helping Others to Grow
Galatians 5:22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
Serving the World
Matthew 25:35 "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me,
I was in prison and you came to visit me."
Letting People Know There Is Hope In Christ
Romans 5:8 "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."