We invited several of the Montevallo area pastors tonight to a meeting hosted by First Baptist Montevallo to let them know about our plans to plant a church in the area. I am very gratefuly to Pastor Bart Kingsley at FBC Montevallo for his warm welcome to the community and his willingness to partner with us in this mission. We also had Dr. Hugh Richardson, Director of Missions for the the Shelby Baptist Association, as a guest with us tonight. The SBA is sponsoring our new church and is providing financial assistance. They have also provided Dr. Bob Brown (SBA’s Church Planting Strategist) to help us along the way. Dr. Brown has been an outstanding resource so far and I look forward to working with him in the future.
My pastor, Dr. Les Hughes, described Westwood’s commitment to plant New Testament churches and their role in sponsoring the new plant. April and I are very grateful for all the help that Westwood has given us as we seek to follow God in planting this church. Pastor Les introduced me and April and then I gave everyone an overview of my call to preach and our call to plant a church in the Montevallo area.
Now that we’ve informed the pastors in the community that we are planting a church, I feel that I can aggresively pursue a meeting location and begin to network in the community. Please pray that we can locate a suitable meeting space and that it will be financially feasible to use. You can see the handout I gave out at the meeting here.