Snellville Church of Christ
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to  observe all things 
whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always,
 even unto the end of the world. (Matthew 28:19-20)
 
Over the years, the Snellville church has been involved in numerous mission efforts all over the globe, from local works right here in Georgia, to the South Pacific, China, Africa and South America.
 
Our involvement has been at many different levels and scopes. We have overseen work in Kenya and Liberia, while offering smaller financial support for other efforts.   Additionally, we have supported numerous mission trips made by previous and current members of the Snellville congregation.   
 
Currently, the Snellville congregation is supporting the following works.
 
BEAR VALLEY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF DENVER:  (http://www.wetrainpreachers.com)
Our church provides help to the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver. Formally known as Bear Valley School of Preaching, this school prepares their students to be preachers in churches of Christ.  Our pulpit minister, Harold Savage, is a graduate of this exceptional institution.
 
Another part of our mission budget is allocated to help young men from this congregation, and others, pay for their education as ministers of the Gospel.  The following young men have been supported in the past, and are a proud heritage of the Snellville church:
  • Jarrod Holloway – Graduated from Faulkner University and is now a full time minister with the Southside church of Christ in Winchester, Virginia
  • Mike Bennett– Youth Minister at the Mandarin church of Christ in Jacksonville FL
  • Josh Davis – Graduated from Faulkner University and is a full time youth minister at the Williams Road church of Christ in Americus, Georgia.
  • Daniel Fowler – Graduated from Freed Hardeman University and is the youth minister with the Acton church of Christ in Acton, TN.
  • Clifton Angel - Graduated from the Memphis School of Preaching in 2010 and is now the minister for the Coldwater church of Christ in Coldwater, MS.
  • Luke Quinn - Began classes at the Memphis School of Preaching in August of 2012 and graduated in May 2014.
 HISTORICAL WORK:
The Snellville congregation has consistently been involved in mission support throughout the years. Other mission works we’ve supported over the years, but are not currently supporting are the following.
  • Support of Mark Nicholas and his family in Kenya, Africa. (more)
  • Support for broadcast of "In Search of the Lords Way" television ministry in Atlanta.
  • China.
  • Philippines.
  • Islands Church of Christ, formally in Savannah, GA. This congregation merged with another local congregation.
  • Haiti mission work.
  • Oconee Church of Christ in Oconee, GA.  The Snellville congregation supported this congregation financially and by sending members to help preach and teach for several years, ending in 2010.
  • Rabun County Church of Christ in Tiger, GA. (more)
  • Cartagena, Columbia - South America.
  • Supported Jerry Sisemore in Russia, in his efforts as the Director of the Barnaul School of Preaching in Barnaul, Siberia ending in 2010. 
  • Liberia - Supported Harrison Pyne in his efforts to spread the gospel throughout Liberia, and also supported the Point 4 church of Christ in Monrovia. (more).
  • Bolivia - Supported Brad Brooks in his mission work in La Paz, Bolivia. (more)
  • Guyana - The Snellville church had supported Michael & Volois Hooper with their TV ministry in Guyana, South America, since 2007.  We have decided to discontinue our involvement in this ministry.  The main reason for this is because our support came mainly via a previous family who were members of the Snellville church family, who are no longer members at Snellville.  This family is still supporting this work, so it seemed appropriate for us to no longer list this mission work as one we are involved with. Michael and Volois continue their work in Guyana and were very appreciative of the support they received through us over the last 6 + years.  (archives)