We used a church planting method called The Phone's for You to plant the church in Franklin. After 23,000 personal phone calls and weekly mail invitations, 120 folks attended the first service of the new Trinity Baptist Church. The Lord grew the church as we pastored it the next 6 years. By 2001, we had built a building and called a new pastor. In 2001, we started Press On! Ministries to help with all stages of church planting and growth.
Claudia and I live on the road full-time in a 5th-wheel trailer. We usually spend 6 months assisting each church planter, using The Phone's for You as a tool to find prospects. After the first service, we help with follow-up visitation, music, children's ministry, personal soul-winning and discipleship, land search, etc.
When our schedule allows, we also assist established churches that are stalled in growth and outreach ministry. We use a modified phone program to help them find new prospects and re-establish their presence in their growing or changing community.
Our home church/mission board is Burge Terrace Baptist in Indianapolis, Pastor Todd Curtis. We have three children and five grandchildren.
Thanks for praying for us!