CORDOVA — Robert and Maridith Lane knew all about the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering long before they became missionaries with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board in 2011.
Both of them have dads who are ministers and both are products of Tennessee Baptist churches.
Lane grew up in Faith Baptist Church, Atoka, where his dad, Bob Lane, was pastor for many years. Bob Lane is now pastor of Keeling Baptist Church, Stanton.
Maridith Lane was reared at Second Baptist Church, Millington (now Crosspointe) where her dad, Phil Wade, was youth pastor. He is now serving in Georgia.
Lane said he had the benefit of growing up in churches where “missions was front and center” and programs such as Mission Friends, Royal Ambassadors, Vacation Bible School and Bible Drill were emphasized. [Read more…]