2008 – 2009 ANNUAL REPORT
Dr. Rodrick E. Conerly, Executive Director
with the established churches, some of our missions
have shown development and growth and others
continue to struggle.
Most new church starts have shown growth by
achieving some of their projected goals for 2009.
Some are struggling with growth exceeding their
present facilities. Others continue to struggle to
establish a presence with an ongoing Bible study or
worship service in their respective locations of
The Hispanic Baptist Mission has shifted its
location from First Baptist Church to Florida
Boulevard Baptist with Reverend Carlos Rosales as
the pastor. As a result of the new location and the
leadership of the new pastor, that work is growing.
In addition, a new Hispanic work has begun in
Brownfields Baptist Church with Pedro Cortez as the
pastor. These two pastors anticipate a coordination
of efforts to reach the Hispanic population across
the city of Baton Rouge.
2010, areas where new church starts are needed are:
two Anglo churches in East Baton Rouge Parish, an
African-American church in Ascension Parish, and an
Anglo church in Ascension Parish. Please pray and
participate where you can and encourage your church
to be a multiplier in partnering with other churches
to start a new and needed ministry or new church for
the Kingdom of God.
Because the Port of Baton Rouge will not renew the
lease of the property on which stands the building
the Association owns and has operated for the Baton
Rouge Seafarer Center we have closed that facility.
This has provided an opportunity for an expansion of
that ministry. The Director of the Gonzales Seafarer
Center, Mr. Sylvester Wilson, has accepted the
position of Director of the Seafarer Ministry for
the Association. He has been asked to expand the
Seafarer Ministry to include an “on-board” ministry
to the seafarer. In addition, he hopes to expand the
ministry to include those men and women who work for
the port facilities.