Church Expansion Department
Bland, VA | Clovis, NM | Columbus, GA
Salina, KS | Dayton, TN
Read the latest edition of the Church Expansion Quarterly Newsletter.
We are looking forward to the Church Expansion Spring Rallies in April. Our treasurer, Rev. Byron Haynie, and one of our Church Expansion pastors, Dr. Mike Williams, will be traveling to our conference churches to update you on the exciting things God is doing in the various Church Expansion churches. Watch your church bulletin board for a flyer announcing the date for the Spring Rally in your area!
Bland Bible Methodist Church
6688 East Blue Grass Trail,
Bland, VA 24315
Pastor Nathan & Lynnette Walter
6710 E Blue Grass Trail, Bland, VA 24315
The Walter Family
L to R, Front row: Darrin, 2; Nathan, Rebecca, 11;
Susannah, 8; Lynnette;
L to R, Back row: Rachelle, 12; Stephanie, 15 (2011)
Beautiful Bland area scenery
The Youth on Christmas Sunday (Winter 2012)
Several December events brought extra visitors to us. Our highlight was our Christmas program. Forty people gathered for the presentation by the youth. Also, several brand new young people were involved!
The Youth Choir on Christmas Sunday
Skit on Christmas Sunday
Part of our church family: The Blankenships
Part of our church family: The Gillespies
Our congregation (Fall 2012)
God has been helping us over the past few months, and our influence has been extended. We rejoice to welcome frequent guests to our services.
We are also encouraged at the emphasis on prayer among those who regularly attend. Several are making it a point to arrive early to spend time in the prayer rooms before service, and we are looking forward to good things as God responds to His praying people.
Fun, Food, and Fellowship
Nursing home Senior's Bible Study
Through our bi-weekly Bible study in the nursing home, we have made friends with a number of people there. What a blessing it is to work with them!
Ladies' Missionary Project
The once-a-month ladies’ meetings began again this fall.
Ladies' Missionary Project
For additional info, visit our church website!
Servant's Heart Chapel Bible Methodist Church
Toll free: 866-551-3332
Pastor Darrell & Melissa Underwood
204 Crusader Court
Clovis, NM 88101
The Underwood Family
L to R: Cody, Melissa, Cheyanna, Darrell
Our work in Clovis, NM, has been steadily moving forward...
From Secretary Alexander: In January, the Church Expansion board video conferenced (Skype) and made some important decisions with Bro. Darrell Underwood and Bro. Darrell Lee Stetler regarding the church plant in Clovis, NM. (We appreciate that Bro. Darrell Lee Stetler is willing to help from OKC with coaching and technology implementation.)
From Pastor Underwood: Some of you may not know I am in the Air Force. Before we even think about launching an aircraft, we do things to ensure a successful launch. It’s no different with a church. Rev. Darrell Lee Stetler, Rev. Hedstrom, and Rev. Alexander have been working hard to help us ensure a successful church launch. I’ve been working to get to know our local ministers and our community. We have identified our target area and obtained a meeting space.
Recently we received some very useful donations: a mixer and speakers, and a communion tray (Do you know how much those things cost?). Thank the Lord and the generous people who gave!
Donated mixer and speakers
Please pray with us as we continue with our launch preparation. Lord willing, we will begin monthly preview services in June and hold our inaugural service in September. Visit our FaceBook page (facebook.com/servantsheartchapel) and church website for updates.
Faith Bible Methodist Church
5506 Armour Road, Columbus, GA 31909
Pastor Dr. Mike & Ruth Williams
Dr. & Mrs. Mike Williams
"I was glad when they said unto me,
Let us go into the house of the LORD." Psalm 122:1
Our congregation (Winter 2013)
We are so thankful for each one who is a part of our church family and who faithfully supports the church.
Conference President Rev. Walter & Linda Hedstrom
and Pastor Mike & Ruth Williams
Recently, we were honored to have Bro. & Sis. Hedstrom with us for a Sunday morning service. He encouraged us greatly with an anointed message. He also brought a special blessing, a complete P.A. system for our church! This is something we really needed and God, through some special people, provided for us. We are so appreciative and thank God for those who made it possible.
Our new-to-us PA system
"He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." Matthew 11:15
Visit our website, faithbmc.com, and share it with anyone you know in the Columbus area and any Army personnel/families wherever they are!
Salina Bible Methodist Church
1506 Beverly Street, Salina, KS 67401
Pastor Todd & Marla Hurst
610 West State Street, Salina, KS 67401
The Todd Hurst family
L to R, Front row: Todd, Marla, Victoria
L to R, Back row: Tyrel, Kin, Zane
Early in December we ran into logistical problems with Kids' Club. We were nearing maximum capacity for our little sanctuary. Also, we were transporting most of the attending children, who live near us, across town to the church. Two minivans were making two to three trips each. After praying and consulting with Bro. Hedstrom and other leaders, we decided to try to relocate Kid’s Club to a church near to where we and most of the children live. Attendance increased almost immediately to as many as 45 children! Thank God for His leadership!
New location for Wednesday evening Kids' Club
Not only is Kids' Club growing, but also the Hurst family is growing! Our son, Kin, married Josie Wiseman, from New Mexico, in Salina on December 21, 2012. She’s a wonderful addition to our family and our church!
Mr. & Mrs. Kin Hurst
The Hurst family, complete with Josie!
Zane Hurst leading singing
Eric & Elizabeth Buck singing
Part of our congregation
Part of our congregation
Kin Hurst singing
Dayton Bible Methodist Church
Church is located four miles N of Dayton on US 27,
Pastor Robert & Kathleen Lands
199 Ashley Lane, Dayton, TN 37321