The builders have moved! Brent and Michele Howard and Jimmy and Abby Stevenson moved to Grace Baptist Church in Canton, Ohio, on April 12, 2022. This new addition for Grace Baptist Church is estimated to take over a year to complete. The project will be a basement and first floor sanctuary addition that comes to… Continue Reading Missionary Builder Update
Our new interim Director of Construction comes to us from Walnut Park Baptist Church, Muscatine, Iowa. There he serves as deacon, Sunday school superintendent, CE Committee Chair, AWANA worker, and small group leader. Mark also assists his pastors in intentional discipleship within the church body, in large part partnering with BCP. Mark accepted Jesus Christ… Continue Reading Introducing Mark Henthorn
October 22, 1950 – September 1, 2021 Baptist Church Planters has a wonderful heritage of godly men and women who have served and given sacrificially for the mission of this agency – assisting churches and their missionaries to do their Great Commission work. The legacy left by these men and women is revered by those… Continue Reading David Joseph Whipple – We Will Honor His Legacy
Do not be squirrelly! Recently I have been reading the many parables that Jesus told his disciples. We are told that Jesus taught more about finances than any other topic. Wherever Jesus went, He observed people concerned about building wealth. The people Jesus met were acting like squirrels storing up nuts for the winter. The… Continue Reading Don’t be Squirrelly!
Jimmy Stevenson grew up in Pennsylvania on a farm with his parents and three sisters. He graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College. Jimmy Stevenson felt God call him into the ministry, as he served alongside missionary builders, while on a mission’s trip. He joined ChurchCare Construction in March of 2019 after completing a year-long internship… Continue Reading Jimmy and Abby Stevenson
Assessment: Measuring Progress toward a Goal Merriam Webster defines assessment as “the act of making a judgment about something.” What that “something” is determines the information needed to “make a judgment.” Several years ago Baptist Church Planters and ChurchCare decided that we needed to do some assessment. The administration spent two days answering questions such… Continue Reading Assessment: Measuring Progress toward a Goal
Will or Should All Churches Survive Until the Rapture? The question whether the local church should survive until the Rapture is a thought-provoking one. Most people would probably say, “Of course!” but Solomon tells us “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” The church as the body… Continue Reading Will or Should All Churches Survive Until the Rapture?
“What’s it like to be a missionary builder’s kid?” We asked this question to Ryanne and Riley Howard, son and daughter of missionary builders Brent and Michele Howard, this question. Hi, my name is Ryanne. I am a missionary builder kid. When we first started in 2007, I was only six. I was a little… Continue Reading “What’s it like to be a missionary builder’s kid?”
ROI Return on investment is a phrase we think about when it comes to retirement plans. It is the concern of businessmen. “Shark Tank” has become a popular program on TV, and often the “sharks” ask an entrepreneur seeking an investment, “How will I get my money back?” Return on investment (ROI) is a biblical… Continue Reading ROI – Return on Investment
Today a thankful congregation is enjoying a new building in Memphis, New York. ChurchCare Construction, a subsidiary of Baptist Church Planters, partnered wit h First Baptist Church to build a brand new 24,000 sq. foot worship center, educational wing and gymnasium. The church held their open house and dedication services the weekend of November… Continue Reading Dedication of First Baptist Church of Memphis, NY