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FAYETTEVILLE – It’s never too early for Georgia Baptists to start thinking about Christmas – Christmas Backpacks, that is – and late summer back-to-school sales mean that Georgia Baptists can …

SOCIAL CIRCLE — With just around 35 regular members, Berean Baptist Church in Social Circle looks pretty ordinary. But this church has an extraordinary passion for missions – locally, globally, …

Families fill the fellowship hall at Kentucky's White Sulphur Springs Baptist Church for a meal and backpacks distribution. There’s good news and not-so-good-news on last year’s Christmas …

Tony Branham, campus minster at the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University, loads another box of backpacks into one of two semi trailers at Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins. JOE …

Easily more than 100 letters have been received by Bill and Arlene Barker since their Appalachian ministry was profiled in all national WMU materials in September. JOE WESTBURY/Index This is a …

Nothing brings joy to a child's heart like gifts at Christmastime. But families living in poverty rarely have the funds to provide those items and children learn to do with as their friends relish …

Earlier this month Appalachian Mountain Ministry Director Bill Barker spoke at West Acres Baptist Church in Evans, where the church had set a goal of collecting 300 Christmas backpacks. During the …

Appalachia Mountain Ministry held its first meeting on May 8-9 at Pinnacle Retreat Center in Clayton. FRANK NUCKOLLS/Special CLAYTON — With six months to go until the annual Georgia Baptist …

Bill Barker, left in light dress shirt, prays with others over the city of Pittsburgh. The gathering came in anticipation of a missions partnership between Georgia Baptists and the Pennsylvania/South …

Shortly after his introduction as Georgia Baptists' newest state missionary, Barker departed from the Mission Board with a truck loaded with backpacks for children in Appalachia. JOE WESTBURY/Index …

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