July 2020 Monthly Video

As we continue the pandemic journey together, Executive Director Rick Lance brings a word of encouragement and thanks to Alabama Baptists in his monthly video greeting.


Well hello again, Alabama Baptist. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to share with you, and I hope you are safe and healthy during this time in which we’re dealing with the pandemic.

I wanna congratulate you, Alabama Baptist, on how you’ve handled this extraordinary time in our history. We have heard reports from across our state, 12,000 contacts collectively, our staff have reached out to people like you, asking how things are going, and we have been so pleased to hear that online worship and online giving, drive-up worship, and now some in-person-type worship, that is going very well. We thank God for it.

In the future, we know there’ll be a day when we’re able to come to some degree of new reality or new normalcy, but until then we know that God has blessed us even in this period of challenge and difficulty, and I thank God for that, and I thank you for being a part of the Alabama Baptist team. Thank you, and God bless you.

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]