Stone Mountain Baptist Association
February 2019 Newsletter
Cheek's Challenge
I want to invite you to join me for a very important and special prayer time on Thursday, February 28, 9 am until 2 pm for Prayer. I want to challenge you to start this new year with a renewed emphasis on prayer. As we launch a strategic planning process, to chart the future of our association we must pray! It is that important!
The Lord Jesus Christ saw the importance of prayer and emphasized it by His practice. “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out and departed to a solitary place, and there prayed. (Mark 1:35)
The apostles saw the necessity to pray and it is recorded, “the disciples might unhindered, give themselves to prayer and the ministry of the word. (Acts 6:4)
I want to encourage you to attend and bring your praying people to join us. Cost is $15-$20 per person, you can register through our website by
CLICKING HERE. Let’s pray!

Serving together!

Dr. Larry Cheek
Associational Missionary
Prayer Conference

$15 Fee
Thursday, February 28, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

Georgia FFA FCCLA Center
720 FFA FHA Camp Rd
John Wilkinson Hall/Upper Floor Covington, GA 30014

Start your new year with a renewed emphasis on prayer with Mel Blackaby!
Baptist Collegiate Ministry is over the 250 mark and continues to expand not only with students but with ministries and activities as well!  
Discipleship takes center stage this semester with groups meeting in Gatherings, Men’s Small Group, Women’s Small Group and Coed Bible Study as well as an evening coffee hour.
Our BCM Missions emphasis went well with the students raising over $1000 last year and now well on their way to meet their $1250 goal for this year.  Great Exchanges will happen for us again taking place on February 12, March 12 and April 25, 2019 .
Keep BCM in your prayers as we start back that we continue to help students to “know Him and make Him known” on this campus! 
Tony F. Gray
Georgia State Newton BCM
Stone Mountain Missions
The Mission Begins

Stone Mountain Missions is blessed with the opportunity to serve at Stone Mountain Park.
Here are two ways you can be involved:
Easter Sunrise Service -April 21st
We need people who are willing to volunteer to sing in a multi-ethnic choir.
Campground Worship
We need volunteers to lead Sunday Morning Worship Services at 9am.
If you or someone you know would like to get involved, please contact me by CLICKING HERE.


Rick Kirkland
Missions Catalyst
Disaster Relief Orientation
Feb 16 8am -1pm
at First Baptist Jonesboro
142 College St, Jonesboro, GA 30236

Deadline is Feb 10th
CLICK HERE to register today!
at First Baptist Jonesboro
142 College St, Jonesboro, GA 30236

Visit for more information.
Congratulations goes out to First Conyers for making the national Baptist Press. Thanks for your leadership and work in making a difference!

The Super Bowl is the number one event where human trafficking rates skyrocket, FBC most recently served as a call center Jan. 25-26, with volunteers searching through online ads in attempts to reach girls wanting to escape the trafficking industry. The church has also provided a house that 4Sarah uses as a safe home for women coming out of the sex industry.
CLICK HERE to read more.
The Stone Mountain Baptist Association's Church Planting School gives participants a strong foundation for starting a new church.
Church Planting School kicked off on January 27th! 18 students present. Pray for those teams that are called to reach the unreached.
  • Newton County Servant Leader's Meeting: Every Wednesday morning. 8 am at IHOP in Covington.
  • Church Planter Roundtable: Meets every first Thursday. The next meeting is Thursday, Feb 7th, 9-11 am at Church at the Grove.
  • Bi-vocational Roundtable: Meets Tuesday, Feb 12th, 7 pm in Conyers at the SMBA office.
  • Dekalb County Ministers: Meets Monday, Feb 11th at Trinity in Ellenwood from 7-9 pm.
  • Third Thursday Roundtable: Next meeting is Feb 21st 8-10 am at the SMBA office.
  • Strategy Planning Meetings- March 28th and May 23rd at the SMBA office 8 am-noon.
  • International Pastors Roundtable: February 28th in Stone Mountain, exact location to be determined. Begins at 7 pm. For more information, please email Bill Johnson at
Ivan & Josh Parker 
February 23rd 7:00 P.M. 
at High Point Baptist Church  
12025 Hwy 36 Covington
Doors open 6:00
Love Offering
DNow Conyers 2019: Relentless

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00 PM
Georgia FFA FCCLA Center 
720 FFA FHA Camp Rd 
Covington, GA 30014
North Rockdale Baptist Church
3130 Hwy 138 NE, Conyers, GA 30013 PH:770-929-1975
Greater Vision Quartet
February 9th 7:00 P.M. 
at High Point Baptist Church  
12025 Hwy 36 Covington, GA 30014
Doors open 6:00
Love Offering
We want to promote what all of 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.
  • John Mark Oliver Pastor at First Conyers, outcome of physical test.
  • Neal Hadaway, Clarkston Fellowship, sympathy in loss of his father.
  • Nikki Potter, wife of Clarence Potter, City of Blessings, recent hospitalization.

  • Highview Baptist Church conducted a "Debt Retirement Service in January and the church is now "debt free".
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