Stone Mountain Baptist Association
May 2019 Newsletter
Dr. Larry Cheek
Associational Missions Strategist
Successful sports teams make adequate preparation for the BIG game with one goal in mind, WIN THE GAME! However, you don’t know if you have won or not if you aren’t keeping score!

What does the score card look like for our Association of Churches?
Our 2020 vision has stated, “We see a day in 2020 when we will have 125 healthy, reproducing churches.”

What is the Score Right now? Are we accomplishing our goal? CLICK HERE to read more!

Share with me your thoughts, your input is needed. Call me or email me at

Who is Your One?  

The North American Mission Board has created free resources to help your church deploy an evangelism strategy that is simple and reproducible in our churches. Simply, Who’s Your One? Is an effort to encourage church members to identify at least one person they know that needs Jesus and then pray and present the Gospel to your ONE! Download the resources by
(From left to right) Pastor Tyrone Barnette, Dr. Larry Cheek, Pastor Eric Suddith and Thomas Hammond.
Pastor’s Meet with GBMB State Executive Director
Emmanuel Community Church , led by Pastor Eric Suddith, hosted a lunch for our new Executive Director, Thomas Hammond. Pastor Tyrone Barnette of Peace Baptist Church and our Associational Missions Strategist were invited to attend. The focus of the luncheon was to speak into the restructuring of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in regards to building strong relationships with African American Churches. We are grateful that the State Executive Director is listening to the needs on the field across Georgia!
Easter Sunrise Service

Over 4000 people turned out for the 75 th annual Easter Sunrise service at Stone mountain. Those who made it to the top of the mountain listened as Rev. Montell Jordan delivered a powerful message while those on the Laser Lawn were inspired by the words of Rev. Robert Mason.
If you want to be involved in missions at the Park as a volunteer contact Missions Catalyst,
Rick Kirkland by CLICKING HERE .

Entry Fee: $75 per person/$300 per team
Hole Sponsorship :$100 per hole
Deadline for Sponsorship is May 15th

For more information and or to register your Church Name/Business for Hole Sponsorship
CLICK HERE or call the office at 770-483-2776.
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. 
In honor of Memorial Day the
Stone Mountain Baptist Associational office will be
closed Monday, May 27th
We will open again Tuesday, May 28th at 8 am.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
College students share the gospel with Clarkston residents through RTN's hot chocolate ministry.
What Happens When Short-Term
Teams Partner-Up
Waking up at 5:00 AM everyday during your spring break does not meet the norm for any college student whose usual purpose for spring break is to sleep in and take a break from responsibility for a week. That is of course, unless you’re giving all of that up willingly to serve with Reach The Nations in sharing the gospel through a hot chocolate ministry to students and parents waiting for the school buses in Clarkston.   
CLICK HERE to read more.

If you are interested in learning more about RTN and how you can become a partner please contact Bill Johnson at .
GSUN partners with The Great Exchange to minister to students.
The Great Exchange At GA State Newton

BCM Outreach has gone particularly well after a good spring semester with 13 students making professions of Christ this semester and 22 for the school year!  Thanks to Mansfield Baptist Church and their pastor, Jeff Perkins, for serving hamburgers and hot dogs at our Serve GSUN Day last Tuesday! They served around 350 students and we saw 10 students saved during that event and 40 Gospel presentations happening! Thanks to The Great Exchange ministry which came to our campus faithfully partnering with our students to share Christ there!

For more information please contact:
Tony F. Gray (Campus Minister)
  • Stone Mountain Roundtable: Meets every first Tuesday. The next meeting is May 7th, 12 pm WNB Factory Wings & Burgers located at 1054 Main St. Stone Mountain.
  • Newton County Servant Leader's Meeting: Every Wednesday morning. 8 am at IHOP in Covington.
  • Bi-vocational Roundtable: Meets Tuesday, May 21st, 7-9 pm in Conyers at the SMBA office.
  • Roundtable at Trinity Ellenwood: Next meeting is Monday, May 13th 7-9 pm
  • SMBA Roundtable: Next meeting is Thursday, May 23rd, 8-10 am at the SMBA office.
  • International Pastors Roundtable: Meets May 6th at 7pm, exact location to be determined. Begins at 7 pm. For more information, please email Bill Johnson at
  • Strategy Planning Meeting-May 16th at the SMBA office 8 am-noon.
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

Join us for the 2nd Annual Bed Race!
Falcons Fury Harley Davidson
900 Dogwood Dr, Conyers, GA 30012
Saturday May 18th Check-In Begins at 10:00AM
CLICK HERE for more information and to register today!
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8 AM – 8 PM at First Baptist Church of Covington 1139 Usher St, Covington, Georgia 30014
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8 AM – 4 PM, Prayer service at noon at Heritage Hills Baptist Church 2987 Hwy 212 SW Conyers,GA 30094 
OneRace Meet Ups in Your Area
We're mobilizing churches to join the OneRace Movement in 2019 through Meet Ups all across the city, and we'd like to invite you to this upcoming event at a church near you! 
On May 9th, at Discover Point Church Conyers , we're hosting senior leaders and their ministry teams to fellowship together and receive key information on how to join the OneRace Journey in 2019. We'd love to see you there and have you as our special guest. 
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP & get more details by clicking the link below.  CLICK HERE to register or contact the office at #770-483-2776.
SBC Pastors Conference: Kingdom Character
Birmingham, AL June 9-10 CLICK HERE
 for more information.
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 .
Reach The Nations Atlanta  believes in fulfilling the great commission and making disciples of all nations. 80% of RTN's congregation does not have a Drivers License. You can be a blessing and help them get to church. Do you have a church van you are willing to sell or donate? Please contact Bill Johnson at  or contact the Stone Mountain Baptist Association at #770-483-2776 .
4000 Covington Hwy, Decatur, Georgia 30032

Thursday, May 4, 2019
9 am - noon

Cost: $10 online registration
$15 at the door.
Registration for One-Day Renovate Regional Conference, for May 14, 2019, is now open! Only $29.99! Located at Morningside Baptist Church-Columbus. CLICK HERE to register today!
The Pre-Conference Session with Fred Luter, Jr, on Monday night (May 13) is FREE! Don't miss it!

  • Highview Baptist Church is searching for a Youth Minister. Information on the job description and how to apply are available at

  • Zion Baptist is accepting applications for a part time Receptionist/Administrative Associate position. Contact Rebekah Dickerson at for more information.
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