After 24 years as pastor and founder of Temple Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, God called us to be missionaries with the BEAMS Bible Ministry. I resigned as pastor of the church on June 1, 1997 to be full-time with the BEAMS Bible ministry.
In these last ten years, the Lord has greatly blessed the BEAMS ministry. We give the Lord all the praise and honor and glory. The ministry has grown from serving 12 missionaries to over 1,700 independent Baptist missionaries and national pastors; from supplying 25 complete, hardback King James Bibles, or equivalent in other languages a month, to more than 10,000 Bibles a month; and from serving in three countries to over 117 countries.
In these ten years, we have supplied over 900,000 Bibles. We are told that one Bible will influence no less than 10 people. If this is true, then the BEAMS ministry has influenced over 9,000,000 people. Amen!
The ministry of BEAMS helps independent Baptist missionaries in two ways. We supply six whole hardback Bibles a month per missionary. For $48.00 a month a church can supply one missionary his Bibles.
Our second way of supplying Bibles to missionaries is by Special Projects. When a missionary needs more than six Bibles, we create a "Special Project File" on this missionary and then seek to raise the funds to supply this need. Sometimes missionaries need 100 Bibles or 500 Bibles or 1,000 Bibles or 10,000 Bibles or more.
Freda and I are sent out as full-time missionaries for the BEAMS ministry by Faith Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi, Dr. Dan Carr, Pastor. We do not receive any support or financial help from offerings given for Bibles. We receive our support from churches taking us on for monthly support and from love offerings we receive when we travel and present the ministry in churches.
May God continue to bless each and every one of you.