Through National Missions, Our Judea and Samaria, we Reach OUT to spread the Gospel to those in need throughout the US and Canada.
National Missions Director: Jim Brunson
DISASTER RELIEF MINISTRY
Ministry Leader: Ray Graham
First Baptist Matthews Disaster Relief Ministry meets the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of people during natural disasters. Providing meals, cleaning up debris, and repairing homes are a few of the ways we respond to a disaster. Periodic volunteer training sessions on mass feeding, recovery, clean-up and emergency child care will be required for certain types of work.
MEN'S PRISON MINISTRY
Ministry Leaders: Sidney & Patsy Knight
This ministry serves three different men's prisons on alternating Sundays throughout the month. Ministry teams go into the prison to lead worship, pray, and share Jesus Christ with the inmates.
BLANKET AMERICA MINISTRIES
Ministry Leader: Lou Stables
Blanket Appalachia, a 501c 3 ministry, was launched in 2006. This is an annual weekend event in November when Appalachia pastors go into their local schools to distribute Bibles and share the gospel. Blanket America also sponsors Love Thy Neighbor, a distribution ministry that makes deliveries of donated clothing, furniture, and toys from FBCM to ministry centers in Appalachia. Blanket America handles the Bible Ministry, which gives Bibles to those who do not have a Bible and want to read God's Word.
BOSTON CHURCH PLANTS
Ministry Leader: Brad Sallee
First Baptist Matthews adopted 2 church plants in Boston, MA in January 2016. We are working through SBC-North American Mission Board's "SEND" Church Planting and Evangelism Strategy of taking the gospel back into inner cities of America and Canada.
Charles River Church - Pastor Josh Wyatt - Launched Oct 2010
Indian Community Church - Pastor Suresh Sammangi - Launched Dec 2015
First Baptist Matthews will take teams at least once a year to Boston to work with these church plants. We will also support them through prayer & donations.
ANGEL TREE MINISTRY
Ministry Leader: Mitzi Wiggins
Our Angel Tree Ministry is a way to ensure that the children in Lee County in Appalachia receive a few Christmas gifts and the true message of Christmas, Jesus Christ.
BILLY GRAHAM TV/TELEPHONE COUNSELING MINISTRY
Ministry Leader: Martha Graham
Billy Graham Classic Telecasts are shown 52 Wednesdays a year and quarterly a week long live Billy Graham Crusade is telecast throughout North America and Canada. We are one of the 40 "Call Centers" throughout North America that answers callers responding to the gospel message from these telecasts. A one-time training class is required to participate in this awesome ministry.
ADDITIONAL STRATEGIC PARTNERS:
North American Mission Board
North Carolina State Convention