Baptist and Reflector staff reports
The yearly total for giving through the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions reached $1,849,366.84 on Friday, setting a new one-year mark for Tennessee Baptists and surpassing the previous high of $1,843,511.03 that was given in 2017.
Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, said the accomplishment was a testament to the evangelistic mindset of Baptists across the state.
“I believe Tennessee Baptists clearly see that any way you slice it, our state is a mission field,” said Davis. “They continue to give generously because I believe they want to see people come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. I am truly grateful for the partnership we have in ministry and am proud of the way our churches continue to rise to the occasion.”
Tennessee Baptists now have four weeks to continue to add to the record-setting total.
“With 29 days left to go this month before the offering year closes, we will get to celebrate a new record every day,” said Tennessee WMU executive director-treasurer Vickie Anderson. B&R