Author: BCPM

Has it been fifteen years already? Unbelievably, yes, we are fifteen years old. It all began in August of 1993. Dr. Earl Jessup had been a “pioneering” church planter in Ontario, Canada, for many years when the Lord moved him to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he pastored Kirkfield Park Baptist, a church that was ready to plant churches. After Dr. Jessup...

How are your children involved in the ministry? We have all heard the saying that children are the church of tomorrow. This is only a partial truth. Children must be a part of the church today if there is any hope for their involvement with the church of tomorrow. As a parent of seven, I have often found myself downplaying the...

Sadly many parts of North America remain unevangelized. Hundreds of thousands of people are not reached because churches are not reproducing churches in these areas. Where are these areas that need these good fundamental Baptist churches? They are within minutes of our good fundamental Baptist churches. As I travel this continent and speak on church planting, I mention the need of...

Dear Friend, Fifteen years ago, on August 1, 1993, Baptist Church Planting Ministry came into existence. After praying for six months and talking with several pastors, Beth and I decided the Lord wanted us to begin a ministry helping churches reproduce churches. We had no idea where this adventure would lead us and we certainly didn’t know the Lord would...

Dear Friend, My, how time spreads out families! In just a few days, our fourth grandchild will be leaving for college. That will put one in Texas, one in Indiana, one here in Minnesota and the latest one will be in Florida. As they spread out, our prayer is that each one will walk close with...

Dear Friend, We praise the Lord for His continued blessings on this ministry. God has been so good to us. Even though we have faced some serious financial concerns over the past few months all the bills have been paid on time. We also praise the Lord for His safety to us as we travel. We are so thankful that...

Dear Friend, June has now passed into the archives. It does not seem possible that 2008 is over half completed. Mid-June, we pulled the trailer to Illinois where I had the honor of performing part of the wedding of our niece, a recent graduate of Crown College in Tennessee. We continued eastward to Denver, PA,...

Dear Friend, Praise the Lord for the safe arrival of another grandchild! Hudson (after Hudson Taylor) Thatcher Odell (after my father) Jessup arrived by C-section on Thursday, May 15, at about 5:00PM. He weighed 8 lbs 2 oz and everyone is doing fine. As you know, there was some concern about fluid on the brain during pregnancy, but everything seems...

Dear Friend, May was a busy, but blessed month as we were back on the road. What a blessing it is to present the ministry of Baptist Church Planting Ministry. One hundred twenty five thousand gospels of John and the Book of Romans have been completed and distributed in the three church starts completed this year. These...

Dear Friend, I just returned from the bladder specialist today, and I had another clear checkup with no new cancerous tumors. He told me if I go one more year without new tumors we can increase the period between checks to one year. That would be a great blessing, but we praise the Lord for His goodness to us with...