By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — Six months into his role as director of evangelism for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board has heightened Roc Collins’ determination to reach the state for Jesus Christ.
Shortly after accepting his new role Collins learned that baptisms last year (2016) had dipped from the previous year — 22,672 in 2015 to 20,455 in 2016, a decrease of about 10 percent.
“Our numbers had been in the 21,000-plus range for the last several years,” he observed. It was “disappointing” to see the number of baptisms in 2016 drop below the 21,000 mark, Collins acknowledged. [Read more…]