INTENTIONAL • WORLDWIDE • INTEGRATED

At First Baptist Centre we are deeply-invested in missions. We use Acts 1:8 as our guide: “The Holy Spirit . . . will give you power. Then you will tell everyone about me in Jerusalem, in all Judea, in Samaria, and everywhere in the world” (CEV).


As a church body, we have embraced the “Acts 1:8 Challenge”. We believe in a comprehensive missions’ strategy – leading our members to engage in intentional, worldwide, integrated, comprehensive, and year-round missions learning, prayer, giving, and going. Ultimately, we encourage and expect all our members to get personally involved in the Great Commission – spreading the Gospel message not only in our surrounding area - Jerusalem. but also in our State - Judea., our nation - Samaria., and our world - the ends of the earth...


We have a Missions Leadership Team which helps to guide and direct mission opportunities in each focus area. If you are interested in learning more about current mission projects and how you can become involved, contact one of these Focus Team Leaders.


• Jerusalem (local) Kathy Nowak and Gary Hardin


• Judea (Alabama) Theresa Frye and Cynthia Miller


• Samaria (National) Anita Nation and Janet Maddox


• Ends of the Earth (International) Richard Nix and Renee Williams


Once you have identified the focus area or project that you are interested in, the next step is to complete a Missions Participant Application (a Google Form) and corresponding signature pages (obtain from Church Office). The information you provide on the Application helps our Missions Team to match individuals with projects that fit their area of interest or expertise. After your application is reviewed, a member of the project team will contact you with additional information and instructions.

jerusalem: 

local missions

Our “Jerusalem” is Centre and Cherokee County. Our ministries include Summer in the Park outreach (LEFT), benevolence ministries, AWANA Clubs, our Woman’s Missionary Union, local mission and church Brotherhood projects, and our ESL (English as a Second Language) ministry.


For a list of Local Outreach Opportunities click here.

judea: state missions

Our “Judea” is Alabama. We minister to people in our state by giving to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes, the Meyers-Mallory State Missions Offering, and more.


For a list of State Outreach Opportunities click here.

samaria: 

national missions 

Our “Samaria” is the United States. We serve throughout our country through our annual mission trips to Alaska; our support of Agape Fellowship Church in Palmer, Alaska; and our church plant of Pine Knot Community Church in Pine Knot, KY (LEFT). We also give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions.


For a list of National Outreach Opportunities click here.

everywhere in the world: 

global missions

“Everywhere in the world” means overseas. Each year members of First Baptist Centre take part in global mission trips. Several families in our church have recently gone overseas to serve as missionaries full-time. We also give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Global Missions and cooperate with more than 40,000 other Southern Baptist churches by donations through the Cooperative Program.


For a list of Global Outreach Opportunities click here.

our missions team oversees and guides our extensive missions ministries. If you would like to get involved in missions, please call us at (256) 927-3316