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Home Missions Introduces New Missionaries

James and Tracy Kilgore are Joint Project Home Missionaries representing the California State Mission Board and Free Will Baptist Home Missions. They are planting a new Free Will Baptist church in Greenfield, California. Brother Kilgore comes to Home Missions from a six-year pastorate at the Legacy FWB Church in Taft, California. The Kilgores have four children—James, Hannah, Samuel, and Daniel.


Kilgore Family

Greenfield is located 34 miles south of Salinas and is referred to as the “salad bowl of the world,” due to the agriculture industry. The population is approximately 12,000 with other towns nearby.






Home Missions Hosts Boot Camp 2009

Antioch, TN—Seven new home missionaries met in Nashville, Tennessee, October 19-22, 2009 for “Boot Camp.” This is a training meeting for new Free Will Baptist church planters for North America.

The sessions were held at the Home Missions office, and all phases of starting a new church were discussed including sessions on evangelism, assimilation, the worship service, leadership, etc. The seven men who attended were:

Josh Bennett – Marana, Arizona

Donnie Burke – Castle Rock, Colorado

Danny Elliott – Quebec City, Quebec

Jeff Goodman – Marana, Arizona

James Kilgore – Greenfield, California

Barry Long – Denver, Colorado

Brian Williams – Buffalo, New York


Home Missions Boot Camp


Two current home missionaries (Howard Gwartney and David Sexton) spoke with the men via webcam, and the missionary appointees found their experienced advice about church planting very helpful. They also enjoyed the face-to-face conversation with other new missionaries as well.

These new missionaries want to see people saved and to start new Free Will Baptist churches. Be on the lookout for these men as they travel across the country, raising support and telling others about their new ministry.




©2009 ONE Magazine, National Association of Free Will Baptists