Stone Mountain Baptist Association
July 2019 Newsletter
Dr. Larry Cheek
Associational Missions Strategist
Stone Mountain Baptist Association
Cheek's Challenge
Henry Blackaby author of the bestselling book, Experiencing God, stated, “Find out what God is doing and join him!”

Just the other day I was at breakfast with a group of Newton County Pastors. A discussion ensued about a strategy to reach a new community. Many ideas were discussed such as block parties, door to door, etc. CLICK HERE to read more.
A Gift that Keeps on Giving!

What kind of gift can you give that keeps on giving even way beyond your lifetime? In our Association of Churches, we have many dear saints that are departing this earth for their eternal reward that have lived a missional lifestyle. Perhaps you may be encouraged by this story to follow this example and donate in honor or memory of someone you love to our New Work Foundation. 
 CLICK HERE to read more.

Have you or one of your loved ones considered making a gift that keeps on giving? There are numerous options, a memorial or “in honor” gift, life insurance or your will or estate. Contact Bobby Gilstrap, Executive Director of our New Work Foundation to assist you at 770-483-2776 or .
CLICK HERE to make a donation.
Morning Session
Topic - Preaching
Speaker - Eric Suddith
Pastor Emmanuel
Community Church
Evening Session
Topic - Preaching
Speaker - John Mark Oliver
Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Conyers
Space is limited! Only one guest along with the Pastor permitted due to limited seating. This conference is  FREE  for you and your guest. 

Monday, July 9th 9 am - 11 am
Monday, July 9th 7 pm - 9 pm

Stone Mountain Baptist Association
1200 Green Street Southeast
Conyers, GA 30012
SMBA Welcomes Larry Black
Larry will join Stone Mountain Baptist Association on July 1st as our Church Planting Catalyst.

Larry’s role will include the following:
  • Promote, nurture, and support an atmosphere of readiness for church planting among all people groups.
  • Support a church planting movement through the balanced recruitment of church    planters and those that work with them.
  • Develop and implement processes and resources for mentoring and developing church planters and those that work with them.
  • To partner with church planters and the Associational Missions Strategist and staff to develop a base of reproducing church plants and sponsoring churches that could multiply, thus fostering a church planting movement.

We are still in need of funding from some of churches for his role among us! We welcome more generous and sacrificial gifts to our growing work and attempts to push back darkness. Send all gifts by CLICKING HERE . ( Please be sure to identify what your donation is for.) You can also mail funds to SMBA PO Box 911 Conyers, GA 30012. If you would like to contact Larry Black please do so by calling the SMBA office at #770-483-2776. I hope you will join me in welcoming Larry to our team and invite him to help your church once he arrives on the field! 
Larry and Cathy Cheek
Holy Land Trip

Cathy and I would like to invite you to join us as we visit the Holy Land! I will be leading a 10-Day Tour to Israel beginning November 1-10, 2020.
This is a trip that will impact your life, result in a new spiritual awakening and awareness, and leave you with memories like no other excursion you have ever experienced. CLICK HERE to read more.
For additional information or questions, you may contact me anytime at 770-289-3489 mobile or via email at . We look forward to you joining us on this incredible trip of a lifetime!
Ignite the Passion is the theme of our Annual Meeting, October 17 th !
Our Annual Meeting this year will focus our attention on igniting a passion for Evangelism! It will be much different than any meeting we have ever had before as we will incorporate a workshop format than ever before! Here’s what the meeting will look like

12 workshops that will be taught twice!                2 Plenary Speakers and Music

Our Speakers are: Dr. Levi Skipper from the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and our own, Pastor Tyrone Barnette, Lead Pastor of the Peace Baptist Church. You don’t want to miss this event! Mark your calendar and make plans to enlist a team to join us as we ask God to ignite our passion for reaching people!
Tyrone Barnette
Peace Baptist Church
Dr. Levi Skipper
Evangelism Catalyst
Georgia Baptist Mission Board
BMB updates the parking lot at Zion Baptist Church.
Bold Mission Builders Completes Projects at Zion Baptist Church

Zion Baptist Church Members aided BMB in Church improvements including painting, spraying weeds and gutter work.
If you are skilled in a particular building trade and would be willing to invest your time and talents in the growth of God’s Kingdom, Bold Mission Builders invites you to come and join them.For more information contact: Joel or Bernice Brown at .
For a listing of future projects visit the SMBA website by CLICKING HERE .
Zion BC members collaborates with BMB on giving the church and it's buildings a fresh
coat of paint.
Tony Grey and the BCM Team
Our BCMers are active this summer with ministry and growth! Each Monday evening at 7 pm they are hosting BCM Summer Gatherings (worship and bible study) at the Bread & Butter Coffee House in Covington.   They extend the invitation to you and your graduating seniors (or current college students) to come and experience this with them as they study through God’s Word together (currently studying the book of James!). Also, remember two of the BCM Students (Isaiah and Doran) who have summer missions in Vermont and Hawaii this summer!   Have a great summer in the Son.

For more information please contact:
Tony F. Gray (Campus Minister)
2019 DR Golf Tournament - Best One Yet!

SMBA and the Disaster Relief Team thank you for your participation in the annual Golf Tournament. In all, we raised $8,418. 53 to support this work. We could not have done it without your support!
The Disaster Relief Team is available to serve at your church for evangelistic events with advance notice, provided they are not involved in a “call out” for a disaster response. Contact our office at #770-483-2776 for more information. 
Dr. Larry Cheek leads the golfers in morning prayer.
24 Teams came out to support Disaster Relief.
Disaster Relief prepared lunch.
Stone Mountain Missions is still in need of volunteers for the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park. This is the largest arts and crafts festival in the Southeast.
CLICK HERE to register today!
There are also other opportunities to partner with Stone Mountain Missions. For more information contact Missions Catalyst, Rick Kirkland at #770-330-1816 or email .
Newly baptized girls are proud to display their names and date of baptism on the baptistry.
A Portable Baptistry Available
To Our Churches!
Our Association now has a portable baptistry that we are making available for use for churches that either do not have a baptistry in their facility or for outdoor events.
The baptistry will be delivered by our Evangelism Team volunteers and set up for your use and transported. Cost for usage is $100 payable at the time of scheduling to SMBA. This simply is a cost recovery basis for maintenance and repairs of the equipment.
Please reach out to our office at #770-483-2776 or by email to and schedule use today.  
Go Georgia is a two-day inspirational conference for all church staff, Bible study teachers and church volunteers. To register and for more information visit .  
Birmingham Christian Church volunteers with RTN and serves in the Clarkston Community.
Birmingham Chinese Christian Church Volunteers at Reach the Nations
Birmingham Chinese Christian Church came to visit RTN and help serve in the community and at the farm. The days would start off with prayer walks around the community of Clarkston. The Church helped with several service projects including assisting management in the apartment complex and helping at Pastor Bill's farm. A lot was accomplished through this group.
If you are interested in learning more about RTN and how you can become a partner please contact Bill Johnson at .
Showing off freshly picked produce from the garden to be prepped for the farmer's market.
  • Stone Mountain Roundtable: Meets every first Tuesday. The next meeting is July 2nd, 12 pm The pastors will meet for lunch at noon at WNB (Wings 'n Burgers) located at 1054 Main Street Suite C.Store # 20 Stone Mountain, GA 30087 followed by the meeting at 1 pm at FBC Stone Mountain.
  • Newton County Servant Leader's Meeting: Every Wednesday morning. 8 am at IHOP in Covington.
  • Bi-vocational Roundtable: Meets Tuesday, July 11th, 7-9 pm in Conyers at the SMBA office.
  • Roundtable at Trinity Ellenwood: Next meeting is Monday, July 8th, 7-9 pm.
  • SMBA Roundtable: Next meeting is Thursday, July 25th, 8-10 am at the SMBA office.
  • International Pastors Roundtable: Meets Thursday, July 11th at 7pm, exact location to be determined. For more information, please email Bill Johnson at
Teaching Position Available at Newton County Christian Learning Center
The teaching position would includes teaching 6th – 8th grade students from the Theme School. The class is held at First Baptist Covington, daily (Mon.-Fri.), class time is 2:30-3:30 p.m. The teacher will need to be available 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please CLICK HERE to visit the website to learn more about the ministry. School begins August 1, 2019. Newton County CLC follows the same calendar as the Newton County School System.
Please help spread the word that applications are being accepted. Interested parties please contact:
Stacy Guerrero at (770) 851-0810 or or  
Sonya Hopper at (404) 391-3690 or .
SMBA Celebrates Vacation Bible School Victories
River Hills Church
The Incredible Race
Macedonia Baptist Church
The Incredible Race
Milstead Baptist Church
Miraculous Mission
Church 213
The Incredible Race
We want to promote what our churches are doing!
If you would like us to help you share, please send us your information by
CLICKING HERE . All content should be submitted by the 25th of each month to be included in the upcoming month's newsletter
CLICK HERE to register and for more information.
Thursday, October 17th
Stone Mountain Baptist Association's Annual Meeting at FBC Stone Mountain
BRICK 2019

Opportunity to serve in a construction based project in Allendale County, SC
July 21st-July 27th
$250 pp
To register and for more information   CLICK HERE .
Whether you are a pastor, pastor’s spouse, a ministry leader, or church member, God has called you to lead fearlessly in the work of His Kingdom. Black Church Leadership and Family Conference is designed to encourage, equip, and inspire you to do just that. CLICK HERE to register.
Stone Mountain Baptist Association
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday,  8 am to 5 pm
closed 11:30 am – 12:30 pm for lunch

Location: 1200 Green St SE, Conyers, GA 30012

Mail to: PO Box 911, Conyers, GA 30012

Phone: 770.483.2776

Dr. Larry Cheek                          
Associational Missionary    

Bill Johnson                             
Missions Connections

Rick Lunsford                            
Associate Director Bold Mission Builders

Melanie Malcolm                     
Ministry Assistant      
Dr. Bobby Gilstrap                         
Executive Director NWF          

Joel Brown                              
Director Bold Mission Builders

Rick Kirkland
Missions Catalyst

Selina Nichols                            
Ministry Assistant