Day 1: AGELESS Through Healing
Dr. J. Robert White
As a longtime pastor and Executive Director* of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, Dr. White is often in and out of medical facilities. Hospitals are much like churches as places for birth and healing. The miracle of spiritual birth and the restoration of life is Christ’s command.
The patients in hospitals represent all ages and stages of life, from newborn babies to the elderly with well-worn bodies. The same is true in our nearly 3600 Georgia Baptist churches. Being a pastor and a state missionary is a lot like being a doctor. You must care for all ages of people at all stages of life, from generation to generation.
People never stay the same; it’s natural to age and change. Yet, the Good News of the Gospel never ages and certainly never becomes ill or worn out. The Gospel is ageless and relevant for all people, of all time, in all places.
Jesus told us to reach all people—make disciples, baptize them, and teach them all that He had commanded. This is the Great Commission and we are charged to take the healing power of the ageless Gospel to all people of all ages.
Dr. White has led our state for over 25 years as Executive Director, molding and guiding over 100 State Missionaries to reach into all 159 counties organized through 93 Baptist Associations. Together, we are making a difference in reaching the spiritually lost and equipping pastors, church leaders, and congregations.
AGELESS is this year’s Mission Georgia Offering theme. Every donation fuels the opportunity to take the ageless Gospel across our state reaching all people regardless of their age.
- Dr. J. Robert White as he leads Georgia Baptists to reach the lost and equip the saints.*
- Our Georgia Baptist churches to experience a true spiritual awakening.
- Your church leaders to be faithful in sharing the ageless Gospel to all ages.
[*Dr. White retires as Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board 12-31-2018. Please pray for the new Executive Director, Thomas Hammond, effective 1-1-2019.]