The GBC Needs a Church-Planting President

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In these days of increasing lostness in our state, Georgia Baptists need fresh visionary leadership. We need the kind of leadership that embraces various worship styles, multi-generational ministries, and a truly missional mindset. John Waters is that man.

Georgia needs a convention president that understands the importance of church planting…a president who doesn’t just TALK about it. A president that actually DOES it. Frankly, it’s time Georgia Baptists had a president who believes in and practices church planting. The army of faithful church planters across Georgia deserves to have leadership that understands church planting from personal experience.

Others may talk about reaching out and building bridges. John Waters and the folks at First Baptist in Statesboro are actually doing it. With a brand new contemporary church plant for Bulloch County called Southbridge Community Church, John Waters and his congregation are intensely committed to reaching a whole generation of people who would probably never come to a “First Baptist Church.” John Waters understands the issue is not bringing them to First Baptist. The issue is, bringing them to Jesus!

Hey Georgia Baptist church planters, there’s a bold new leader with fresh ideas and a missional mindset coming your way in November 2011. You may have never gone to the convention before. But this year would be a great start.

The GBC meets at North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville. The presidential election is Tuesday, November 15th.

Plan. Go. Register. Vote. And vote for John Waters.

It’s time to have a church-planting pastor as president of the Georgia Baptist Convention.

Go to for more information or check out First Baptist’s commitment to this new work at