Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Irma’s uncertain track means local Emergency Management has begun preparation for a possible Cat 4. It would be wise to beat the rush and make preliminary arrangements. Be prepared for three to five days without electricity. Get your propane, fill gas tanks and prescriptions, gather water, batteries and non-perishable food. Check your generator and locate the boards for the windows. One of the many good preparation lists is available at

Alabama Teen Challenge

Alabama Teen Challenge is a local resource that may be helpful to you as you help families. Endorsed by the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, Teen Challenge is a one year, residential, Christ centered program for life controlling behaviors and addictions. For more information visit or call their Bay Minette office at 251-580-0091.

Doctoral Student Survey

Dear Ministry Leader,


Greetings! My Name is Kevin Bryce Saxton and I am a Doctor of Philosophy Candidate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. I also serve as a pastor in a local church in South Florida. As part of my dissertation in the area of leadership, I am conducting a survey to gauge ministry philosophy of the churches in the Southern Baptist Convention.


This survey will take less than five minutes to complete and is best undertaken by providing your first, instinctual reaction to the ten questions. Any member of your staff (whether vocational, bi-vocational, or volunteer) who is familiar with the ministry strategy of the church is eligible to participate.


As a token of appreciation for completing the survey, churches which complete the survey by Monday, February 13, 2017 will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 Amazon gift card. The card will be mailed to the selected church later that week.


To access the survey, please utilize this link:


I very much appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. I truly believe that the data gleaned from this survey will serve to strengthen the effectiveness of the churches in the SBC.

May God bless you and the church which you serve.



Kevin Bryce Saxton, Ph.D. Candidate

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Wright Word December 2020 – February 2021

Wright Word December 2020 – February 2021
Thomas Wright, Associational Missionary

Emphasizing Biblical Prayer, Evangelistic Ministries, Church Development, Church Planting, Partnership Missions

An Extraordinary Year
Our Creator God is faithful (Ps. 119:90). He loves us so much He sent His Son Jesus to die for us while we were yet sinners (Jn 3:16, Rom. 5:8). The enemy of our soul is Satan. His tactic since creation has been to undermine trust in the Creator God (Gen. 3).Twenty-twenty has brought a lot of inconvenience and struggle. God is still faithful and we can trust Him. We have to prevent our tendency to impose on Him our timeline and our preferences. We can trust His timeline and His preferences.

Farewell to Jimmy Tucker and Family
Camp Whispering Pines (CWP) director Jimmy Tucker has accepted a position with another camp effective November 30, 2020. He arrived at CWP in March of 2020 just as the pandemic crippled our camp income and activities. The uncertain future of CWP necessitated a move to a stable environment for his family.

Please pray MBA churches will provide needed support to allow CWP to remain open until the summer schedule can again underwrite expenses. Please pray as the Personnel Committee begins the process of seeking a new director in these uncertain times. God is faithful and we can trust Him.

EMERGENCY CWP Relief Fund to Offset Crippling Pandemic Losses
Thank you to the 19 churches that helped raise $33,326 to keep CWP open through year-end. Please continue to pass the word. We know reaching the needed $100,000 is a God-sized task.

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