Dr. Earl Jessup

Please forgive me for the tardiness of this letter. I wanted to wait until I was finished with the focused radiation before writing so I could update you on my health situation. At this point, everything is going reasonably well, and I am recovering from the side effects of the treatments. I had 600 doses of radiation over a fifteen...

HAPPY 18th ANNIVERSARY BCPM!!!!!!  On August 1, 1993, Beth and I, along with several pastors, formed Baptist Church Planting Ministry to help churches reproduce churches.  This has been the most wonderful adventure we could ever have imagined.  Little did we know when we sold everything and invested it into this ministry that God would bless as He has. I doubt...

I must admit that I am not comfortable beginning our prayer letter with my health problems.  I really do not want you to think that because of my situation, we cannot carry on this ministry.  Thankfully, the Lord has given us a wonderful team of leaders that can continue to keep everything on track even when I may not be...

With the arrival of spring, our ministry begins the work of helping churches with the Get-Acquainted Meetings for new churches. This spring is unusually slow with only one church plant. Bethel Baptist Church is being planted in Afton, Virginia. The GAM is planned for April 17-21, and the John/Romans are scheduled to be delivered soon for this meeting.  Pastor James...

In January 2010, doctors gave me 12-14 months to live if I took chemo. As you know, I decided not to take it.  This month is the fourteenth month since that prognosis. We praise the Lord for His goodness to us, and we are thankful for God giving this trial to us.  We have learned so many lessons from this. ...

It seems like nearly all of North America is encased in very cold and snowy weather this year.  It certainly affects the travel to and work in local churches.  This is true for those of us who are there, but they got about three feet of snow in two days so I guess they deserved at least one day off! We...

As we begin 2011, we take a look back on what the Lord has done for us during this past year and forward to our goals this year.  We praise the Lord for His goodness to us, and we are very thankful for His direction in our lives. As you know, 2010 began with great uncertainty about my health and the...

Beth and I, along with our entire staff, want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas.  We know that each of you will be spending time with your family and friends, and we will be praying that the Lord will give you a blessed season of refreshment and thanksgiving for all the Lord has done for you. We have...

Dear Pastor, For me the fall season of the year brings back childhood memories of small game hunting with my grandfather and dad.  I love the wonderful colors and the smell of the fall. Fall now brings new memories of church plants and also the necessity of rebuilding the Seed Bank.  Every fall we have our “Reaping the Harvest” offering and...

Dear Friends of BCPM, By receiving our webmail updates, many of you already know about the new report on my cancer. The report shows that the tumor in the middle of my right lung is still 1.8 CM which is the same size as the previous report.  It also shows that, according to the oncologist, it is “dying from the inside...