Category Archives for "Missions"

New Roof at GraceChurch of Columbia Evidence of “Kingdom Work”

Early one recent April morning about 140 Midlands volunteers showed up to reroof GraceChurch of Columbia, located a few blocks from Forest Drive. The project birthed through conversations with Love Cola and the nonprofit agency Home Works of America grew to include members of about six churches, Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) and a roofing contractor’s […]

First 2022 VLC Meeting Held at First Baptist Winnsboro


The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, January 18, at First Baptist Winnsboro to conduct business and share ministry updates. The group’s first meeting of the New Year was held at the church of Moderator Craig Bailey, as previewed last week in CMBA’s VLC Member Spotlight. Bill Crews, 2022 VLC leader and pastor of […]

Now Debt-Free, Beulah Looks to Future Ministry

Oct-Story-1-Beulah-Baptist-WEB Download God performed a miracle through Beulah Baptist. This month the church paid off debt it had carried for 18 years, and the congregation is now looking forward to what other miracles God has in store. According to Pastor Cameron DeBrew, Beulah was a smaller church with regular people on regular salaries in the […]

VLC Adopts Proposed 2022 CMBA Budget


The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) conducted business and shared ministry updates virtually on Tuesday, September 21. They also worked to finalize plans related to the upcoming CMBA Annual Meeting to be held Thursday, October 7, at 6 p.m. at Cedar Creek Baptist in Blythewood. During the meeting VLC members heard Team Huddle reports from […]

Q&A with George Bullard

July Story 2 – Q&A with George Bullard WEB Download CMBA Executive Director George Bullard formally announced his intent to retire effective June 30, 2022, to the Visionary Leadership Community during its June 2021 meeting in Columbia. His retirement will conclude about 50 years in professional ministry and leadership at local, associational, state, national and […]

Q&A with Cathy Locklear

July Story 1 – Q&A with Cathy Locklear WEB Download CMBA Ministry Mobilizer Cathy Locklear has announced that she will retire from her staff role August 31 to spend more quality time with her family. For more than 20 years Cathy has served alongside Midlands churches in a variety of community impact efforts including food […]

Belmont Baptist “Walking Faithfully” in Current Season

Story – Belmont Baptist WEB Download The CMBA family of churches has quite a history together. During a recent Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) meeting held at Belmont Baptist, the connection was made that the church was originally a mission of Eau Claire Baptist in the 1950’s and sponsored Cedar Creek Baptist in 1979. Partnership, church […]