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 leadership with Storehouse in June of 2021. She has a heart for God and people. She helps families who are in need. She helps churches and individuals who want to serve. Get in contact with her today if you would like to be a prayer partner, if you can help pack boxes, if you have cans of food to donate or if you want to give a financial gift to help Storehouse purchase food.
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.
Many Christians today grew up in the time of "The Jesus Movement" - A time when church attendance was growing and manger scenes and prayer in public schools were welcome. The culture of the world is constantly changing. Today, Christian leaders need to equip believers to be light and salt in a world that often sees God as the problem, not the solution. As we go into the world, we give the gospel and our life to the people we meet. (I Thess 2:8)
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."