Myers-Mallory prayer season approaching

Thank you, Alabama Baptists, for supporting missions through the Cooperative Program and with gifts to the Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering.

The suggested Week of Prayer for State Missions is September 10-17. Your prayer support and financial gifts will help undergird the five strategic priorities of Woman’s Missionary Union, Disaster Relief, Church Planting, Alabama Partnership Missions and Church Revitalization.

This year’s goal is $1 million, and the Hallelujah Goal is $1.2 million. I pray that you and your Alabama Baptist church will prayerfully consider how you might participate with missional generosity and prayer support.

Please know that the ministries of your state missionaries, along with the missional infrastructure of the State Board of Missions, are sustained solely by gifts through the Cooperative Program whereas gifts to the Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering are devoted entirely to the five key priorities listed above.

If your state missionaries or the staff of Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union may assist your congregation with any of these ministry areas, please contact us:

  • Woman’s Missionary Union: Candace McIntosh, executive director, 1-800-264-1225, ext. 222, or (334) 613-2222, [email protected].
  • Disaster Relief: State Missionary Mark Wakefield, disaster relief strategist, 1-800-264-1225, ext. 267, or (334) 613-2267, [email protected].
  • Church Planting: State Missionary Lamar Duke, lead church planting strategist, 1-800-264-1225, ext. 332, or (334) 613-2332, [email protected].
  • Alabama Partnership Missions: State Missionary Scotty Goldman, director of Global Missions, 1-800-264-1225, ext. 387, or (334) 613-2387, [email protected].
  • Church Revitalization: State Missionary Mike Jackson, director of LeaderCare & Church Health, 1-800-264-1225, ext. 220, or (334) 613-2220, [email protected].

Many resources related to the Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering – including videos, missions studies, clip art, other images, announcements for large screen and print resources — are downloadable and available online at You may also contact Sandra McKenzie at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 223, or (334) 613-2223, [email protected].

When you visit the website, please take time to read about the namesakes of the offering, Dr. Martha Myers and Kathleen Mallory. They were indeed two spiritual giants during two periods of time: two lives well lived for one mission: the Great Commission.

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]