Dr. Earl Jessup

The twenty-second anniversary for BCPM is upon us.  On August 1, 1993, the late Pastor Johnson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rosemount, MN, and I formed Baptist Church Planting Ministry to help churches reproduce churches.  We had no idea just how important and our impactful this ministry would be.  Over these past twenty-two years, we have helped over 150...

Please forgive me for the lateness of this letter.  I generally like to get it out by the first of the month but as many of you know we went to Iowa on the first to be with Joel and Kerstin.  If you receive our updates through the Internet you already know about the situation with our son and daughter-in-law, Joel...

As the summer begins, we are opening a new door for BCPM.  Brother Rowland and a group of people from South Haven Baptist Church in Springfield, TN, are in Lisbon, Portugal, for the reproducing of a new church in Lisbon.  The church is being reproduced by Igreja Baptista Esperanca Viva with Pastor Mark Pereira.  He is a national and is...

We have finally gotten into our new home in Bentonville, Arkansas.  We closed on April 20 and began the task of unpacking boxes and setting up the furniture.  It is going pretty well, but there is still much to do.  We are thankful for all who have prayed for us during this transition.   We are also getting settled into Gospel...

We have just returned from a thirty-five day trip to the East Coast where I preached twenty-one times in five different states.  I preached in two mission conferences, in two colleges and in six churches. We were able to raise over $3,600.00 for the General Fund through love offerings and honorariums; one church has already decided to invest in BCPM.  There...

Thank you for praying!!!! We needed it so badly, from the surgery on February 3rd, the packing during the month, the winter travel to Arkansas and the travel and preaching at end the month. We are so thankful for a staff that has carried the load of ministry during this time as well with the church plant in Casa Grande,...

I have held off writing this letter for several days because of the cystoscopy I had today. The results show four new tumors, three in the bladder and one attached to the prostate. Surgery is scheduled for January 20. Thank you for praying for us. We would also like for you to pray seriously about another health matter. Mrs. Bev Steven, the...