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Churches recognized for Cooperative Program giving

 

Intentional missions giving is the reason why the Cooperative Program works. More than a Southern Baptist tradition for missionary offerings, the Cooperative Program is the way each church member can be personally involved in missions support. Lost souls across North America and around the world mean we must join hands in cooperation to reduce lostness now more than ever before.

In 1 Corinthians 16:2, Paul told the Corinthian church, “On the first day of every week, each of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.” Our International, North American, and State missionaries are able to continue their work without putting their ministries on pause to raise funds because of the faithful, planned gifts from Georgia Baptist churches through the Cooperative Program.

Listed below are churches with varying fiscal abilities and a strong commitment to missions giving through the Cooperative Program. Categories are listed according to the undesignated receipts for the year 2012 – usually the annual budget of the church. The numbers listed with church names is the amount given through the Cooperative Program in 2012.

 

Undesignated Gifts of $2,000,000 and Above*

Hebron Baptist Church

Dacula

Kevin Miller

$825,003

First Baptist of Woodstock

Woodstock

Johnny M. Hunt

$755,099

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Marietta

G. Bryant Wright

$742,053

First Baptist of Jonesboro

Jonesboro

Mel Blackaby

$375,706

Second Baptist Church

Warner Robins

Jim Perdue

$347,930

First Baptist of Thomasville

Thomasville

Marty Carnes

$347,500

Ingleside Baptist Church

Macon

Timothy McCoy

$311,637

Central Baptist Church

Warner Robins

H. Owen Bozeman

$309,775

New Hope Baptist Church

Fayetteville

Rhys Stenner

$288,677

North Metro First Baptist Church

Lawrenceville

Frank Cox

$279,670

 

Undesignated Gifts of $1,500,000 to $1,999,999*

First Baptist of Blairsville

Blairsville

W. Frederick Lodge

$300,000

Mountain Park First Baptist Church

Stone Mountain

Paul Ballard

$197,264

Shadowbrook Baptist Church

Suwanee

Bobby Linkous

$196,742

Fayetteville First Baptist Church

Fayetteville

Jim Thomas

$191,628

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Snellville

Jeffery Gongwer

$181,333

First Baptist of Newnan

Newnan

Jimmy Patterson

$170,919

Shirley Hills Baptist Church

Warner Robins

Andy Cook

$168,285

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Blackshear

Mike Stone

$153,814

Southside Baptist Church

Savannah

Allan Bosson

$152,000

Central Baptist Church

Douglasville

Steve McFall

$139,848

 

Undesignated Gifts of $1,000,000 to $1,499,999*

First Baptist of Rincon

Rincon

Robert Rogers

$183,545

Grove Level Baptist Church

Dalton

Charlie Bridges

$156,701

Bethlehem Baptist Church

Clarkesville

Bob Horner

$154,716

Ephesus Baptist Church

Villa Rica

Billy Godwin

$150,673

First Baptist of Douglas

Douglas

J. Shepherd Johnson

$145,117

Crossroads Baptist Church

Valdosta

Ken Alford

$142,248

Northside Baptist Church

Tifton

Fred Evers

$140,145

First Baptist of Dublin

Dublin

Cliff Morris

$126,754

Cross Point Baptist Church

Perry

Jeremy Morton

$126,684

Concord Baptist Church

Clermont

Levi Skipper

$123,361

 

Undesignated Gifts of $500,000 to $999,999*

Flat Creek Baptist Church

Fayetteville

Jerry Cross

$164,808

First Baptist of Cochran

Cochran

Keith Rustin

$157,819

First Baptist of Buford

Buford

Matt Stacy

$113,945

Dawson Street Baptist Church

Thomasville

Lee Waller

$109,682

Fleming Baptist Church

Augusta

Billy Atkins

$108,913

McConnell Memorial Baptist Church

Hiawassee

Don Pickerill

$104,987

First Baptist of Cordele

Cordele

Ray Sullivan

$100,029

Calvary Baptist Church

Jesup

Vann Dempsey

$97,746

First Baptist of Perry

Perry

Jamie Powell

$96,291

Level Grove Baptist Church

Cornelia

Brian James

$95,742

 

Undesignated Gifts of $250,000 to $499,999*

First Baptist of Ray City

Ray City

Robbie Peay

$83,742

Olivet Baptist Church

Dublin

Kyle Giddens

$76,878

Eastside Baptist Church

Cairo

Paul E. Jones

$73,183

Macedonia Baptist Church

Newnan

John Riley

$64,990

Ellaville Baptist Church

Ellaville

Ben Foxworth

$63,118

Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church

Tunnel Hill

Jimmy Hutto

$62,351

Pine Ridge Baptist Church

Brunswick

Michael Gibbs

$55,950

Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church

Baxley

Tommy Daniels

$52,878

Botsford Baptist Church

Waynesboro

Wayne Dixon

$52,525

First Baptist of Metter

Metter

$50,818

 

Undesignated Gifts of $150,000 to $249,999*

Elim Baptist Church

Ludowici

Greg Bentley

$54,745

Union Baptist Church

Pitts

Buford M. Tanner

$49,662

Oak Hill Baptist Church

Millen

Jamie Archer

$35,890

First Baptist of Gordon

Gordon

$33,736

Rock Branch Baptist Church

Elberton

Ken Wright

$30,784

Unity Baptist Church

LaGrange

Douglas Bingham

$29,981

Flat Rock Baptist Church

Villa Rica

Jerry Brown

$29,585

Smyrna Baptist Church

Vienna

Doug James

$28,911

First Baptist of Darien

Darien

Jack Peeler

$28,856

Porterfield Baptist Church

Macon

$28,624

 

Undesignated Gifts of $100,000 to $149,999*

Pineland Baptist Church

Thomasville

Johnny Cooper

$25,331

Middle Ground Baptist Church

Sylvania

Bob Crosby

$25,225

Long Branch Baptist Church

Cairo

Jeff Ezell

$25,153

Gibbs Memorial Baptist Church

Bostwick

John Autry

$23,167

Baptist Church at Ebenezer

Rincon

Eric Hayes

$20,714

Crossroads Baptist Church

Eatonton

John McMillian

$19,992

Meadow Baptist Church

Comer

Mike Sarna

$19,983

Peachtree Baptist Church

Byron

Jay Lauritsen

$19,755

Jones Creek Baptist Church

Ludowici

Dennis Patterson

$18,265

Everett Springs Baptist Church

Armuchee

Mike Ellis

$17,822

 

Undesignated Gifts of $50,000 to $99,999*

Mt. Hope Community Church

Jasper

Craig Miles

$23,083

Stuckey Baptist Church

Glenwood

Jimmy R. Dupree

$22,297

Stockton Baptist Church

Stockton

Mike Frazier

$20,536

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Washington

Frank Thigpen

$19,756

Trinity Baptist Church

Gainesville

Chris Pope

$18,444

Bethlehem Baptist Church

Ocilla

John Gibbs

$16,750

Capel Baptist Church

Cairo

Robert Crapps

$15,706

Harmony Baptist Church

Unadilla

Sidney Davidson

$15,168

Stapleton Baptist Church

Stapleton

Tim Crosby

$13,650

Mt. Hebron Baptist Church

Cuthbert

Jackie Williams

$13,201

 

Undesignated Gifts of $25,000 to $49,999*

Atlanta Chinese Baptist Church

Norcross

Khaw Lian Uk

$10,271

El Camino Baptist Church

Cairo

Arnaldo Gonzalez

$9,208

Kite First Baptist Church

Kite

Burton Dixon

$9,003

Salem Baptist Church

Woodbury

Kenneth Dobbs

$7,935

Bluffton Baptist Church

Bluffton

Michael Williams

$6,989

Summertown Baptist Church

Midville

Keith Claxton

$6,496

Herod Baptist Church

Dawson

Jack Ray

$6,168

Glade Baptist Church

Carlton

Derek Paul

$6,131

Ohoopee Baptist Church

Tennille

Paul Melton

$5,882

Pebble City Baptist Church

Sale City

Glenn Hobby

$5,628

 

Undesignated Gifts under $25,000*

Brushy Creek Baptist Church

Keysville

$4,752

Bezalel Church

Atlanta

Kerry Jackson

$4,348

First Nepali Baptist Church

Atlanta

Santosh Ramdam

$3,891

Hot House Baptist Church

Mineral Bluff

Danny Queen

$3,746

First Hispanic Church of LaGrange

LaGrange

Hugo Oropeza

$3,582

Ceebtsheej Mission

Monroe

Zane Her

$3,473

Savannah Vietnamese Bapt Church

Savannah

Truc Thuong Phan

$3,340

Myanmar Baptist Church

Decatur

Naing Aung

$2,959

Vietnamese Mission of Jonesboro

Jonesboro

$2,947

Open Door Baptist Church

Jasper

Dean Kenyon

$2,930

*Church budget giving based on Annual Church Profile