Meet the bloggers

Welcome to “A Day in the Life of a Church Planter,” a blog by Arkansas Baptist church planters from around the state!

With each new blog, the guys hope to give you a glimpse of the real, every day joys and struggles of church planting unique to their culture and how you might pray for and partner with them. You can also expect to read some pretty incredible stories about the Lord’s presence in their own lives and about people who have now accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior!

Your prayers, partnership, and gifts to the Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering each fall support church plants like these to spread the Gospel and impact lostness in Arkansas. Thank you!

img_0642Anthony Banks

Transparent about his past with drugs and gangs, Anthony is also verbal about how God “had another plan and made me a whole ‘nother man.” Anthony surrendered to the ministry in 2013 and is now the pastor of Second Baptist Church in Turrell, Ark., a church plant that launched in March of 2016. Read Anthony’s archive of blogs.

new-faith-6-baptismIzah Broadus

Izah “enjoys life and everything about it,” including being surrounded by his family of girls. Originally from Lakeview, Ark., Izah is the pastor of New Faith Baptist Church in West Helena, a church plant that launched in March 2015. Read Izah’s archive of blogs.

lee between SundaysLee Kemp

Lee is married to his best friend Sarah, is the father of five fun kids, and lives in Fort Smith, Ark. Lee is the pastor of Forefront Church, a church plant that launched in the summer of 2014. Read Lee’s archive of blogs.

image1Andrew Munneke

Originally from Oklahoma City, Okla., Andrew now lives in Fayetteville, Ark., with his wife and their two boys. Andrew is the pastor of The Hill Church, a church plant that launched in January 2014. Read Andrew’s archive of blogs.