Stone Mountain Baptist Association
June 2019 Newsletter
Dr. Larry Cheek
Associational Missions Strategist
An old adage is “you can’t know where you are going, unless you know where you have been!” Our Association of Churches began a process of strategic planning in January of this year. Three sessions have been conducted with our key leaders, Administrative Team, officers and staff. A summary of that work can be found on here on our blog site. CLICK HERE I want to encourage you to take a moment and review the work of these faithful people.
Our intention from this process was to discover one BHAG ( B ig H airy A udacious G oal) that we can rally behind and that will propel us forward to reduce lostness in our geography for the next 3 to 5 years.
Here’s the outcome…. “Stone Mountain Baptist association exists to strengthen churches to partner together to ignite a spiritual awakening in East Metro Atlanta."
We want your input! I will be conducting listening sessions over the summer with our staff and key leaders. In addition we will be discussing this at our upcoming Minister Roundtables.
Be thinking about how you believe God would want us to complete our task! Send me your thoughts!  Call me at 770-483-2776 or email me at
Celebrating the end of the school year with a great group of students from GSUN and GGC BCMs
The Baptist Collegiate Ministries family at GA State Perimeter (Newton campus) wants to invite you and your church to join them this summer to get involved with BCM! Starting on Monday, June 3 rd , we invite your new college/university students (graduating high school seniors) and returning students to BCM Summer Gathering held each Monday, 7 pm at the Bread & Butter Coffee House (1124 Monticello Street SW, Covington, GA 30014) for worship and fellowship! 
We would love to help your students to stay strong in the Lord as they enter their college years.  

For more information please contact:
Tony F. Gray (Campus Minister)
It is time to start signing up to work at the Yellow Daisy Festival. This is the largest craft fair in the Southeast, and we need 480 volunteers to help! To register as a volunteer, view job descriptions and perks CLICK HERE

If you want to be involved in missions at the Park Campground as a volunteer contact Missions Catalyst, Rick Kirkland by CLICKING HERE .
First Place Golf Tournament Winners
The Disaster Relief Team mans the grill.
 The 2019 Disaster Relief Golf Tournament was held on Monday, May 20, 2019. It was a huge success! 24 teams turned out to support Disaster Relief. The Disaster Relief Team grilled up burgers and hotdogs, prizes were won and proceeds were raised!
Special thanks to our prize donors, churches and Hole Sponsors.
Tournament results: 
1st Place-Grand Slam Atlanta-Mason Gaines, Hunter Suggs, Gary Mcgee and Corey Moon
2nd Place-Mike Anderson, Stephen Gahan, Craig Bentley and Mikey Pucillo
3rd Place-Lance Sumner, Bill Seaton, Hugh Mighty and David Ratcliff
Long Drive-Tom Brown, Hershel Mauldin and Brandon Pergantis
Proximity-Ben Lockwood, Hershel Mauldin, Hayden Carey, Mikey Pucillo and Joe Franklin

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. 
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 .

If you are interested in learning more about RTN and how you can become a partner please contact Bill Johnson at .
  • Stone Mountain Roundtable: Meets every first Tuesday. The next meeting is June 4th, 12 pm The pastors will meet for lunch at noon at WNB (Wings 'n Burgers) located at 1054 Main Street Suite C. It is on the corner of Main St. and James B Rivers. 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 Thursday, June 13th, 7-9 pm in Conyers at the SMBA office.
  • Roundtable at Trinity Ellenwood: Next meeting is Monday, June 10th, 7-9 pm.
  • SMBA Roundtable: Next meeting is Thursday, June 20th, 8-10 am at the SMBA office.
  • International Pastors Roundtable: Meets Thursday, June 27th at 7pm, exact location to be determined. For more information, please email Bill Johnson at
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
Go Georgia is a two-day inspirational and equipping conference for all church staff and Bible study teachers and church volunteers. To register and for more information visit .  
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 .
Thursday, October 17th
Stone Mountain Baptist Association's Annual Meeting at FBC Stone Mountain
CLICK HERE to register and for more information.
SBC Pastors Conference: Kingdom Character
Birmingham, AL June 9-10 CLICK HERE
 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