Pastor rides across state to raise GOTM funds
By Lonnie Wilkey
Baptist and Reflector, Editor
MOUNT PLEASANT — For a small congregation, First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant has always given generously to missions.
Pastor Frank Webb, who also is a F.A.I.T.H. Rider, recently completed a motorcycle ride across Tennessee from Memphis to Mountain City to raise money for the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions. Several church members pledged an amount per mile for the 1,000-plus mile ride. About $1,600 was pledged for the GOTM.
F.A.I.T.H. Riders is a national ministry developed in 2002 at First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Fla. According to the F.A.I.T.H. Riders website, what began “as a four-person step of faith has grown into a team of many dedicated believers committed to the cause of Christ and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ on and with their motorcycles to anyone who will listen.”
The ministry has expanded to more than 350 churches in 29 states, including Tennessee. [Read more…]