Save the Dates for Inaugural Week of Prayer

Things don’t matter, but people do.

“Things don’t matter, but people do.”

That was a quote often cited by martyred international missionary Dr. Martha Myers. She lived out sacrificially the fact that people really do matter. The things of this world — no — they don’t really matter; they’re temporal.

She looked at the eternal. Every time she touched a life — Dr. Myers as she was so often called — knew that people really did matter.

Today, we are standing upon the shoulders of two spiritual giants: Dr. Martha Myers and also Kathryn Mallory who was an iconic figure, both in the life of both Alabama Baptists and Southern Baptists.

Our new state missions offering is named the Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering. More information is available online at

You will be hearing more in the days to come, but please save the dates of September 11-18 to
participate in the inaugural Week of Prayer for State Missions. It’s a time when many Alabama Baptists will immerse ourselves in prayer for the emphases of the Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering.

Remember: “Things don’t really matter, but people do.”

For resources and other information about the Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering, please go online to

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, [email protected]

For questions about Dr. Lance's Facebook and Twitter accounts or his blog site, you may contact his social media assistant, Keith Hinson, at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 289 or (334) 613-2289, [email protected]