Jefferson County Baptists use local cemetery to provide BKC/VBS
By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
JEFFERSON CITY — John Pinkston served as interim associational missionary for Jefferson County Baptist Association for more than a year before he agreed to accept the position full time.
In doing so, he left the pastorate of Buffalo Grove Baptist Church where he had served for nearly 30 years. Why? Pinkston had a sincere desire to help smaller churches in the association realize the potential they have in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ across the county. “My purpose is to help smaller churches grow and the association has embraced that,” he said.
This summer, the association’s mission team decided that instead of going on a trip outside Tennessee or overseas, they would take the gospel throughout Jefferson City.
While most of the association’s churches have helped in one way or another, two of Jefferson County’s smallest churches have taken hold of the project to conduct four Backyard Kids Clubs or Vacation Bible Schools in areas of the county that needed a gospel presence, Pinkston said. [Read more…]