James McDonald

Callihan Baptist Church, Kentucky
Evangelism Catalyst
Barbourville Kentucky
Callihan Baptist Church
December 19

About My Family

I pastor Callihan Baptist Church in Knox County, Ky. Like many churches in the county, it is more than 100 years old. Presently, we are a small congregation of about 20 faithful members. Our mission at Callihan Baptist Church is to be a blessing to our friends and neighbors, showing them the love of God through good works and using those good works as an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I also serve as an evangelism catalyst to school-aged children through a program called Bible Release.

About My Ministry

Bible Release is legal in all 50 states, and groups such as the A.C.L.U. have vowed not to fight it as along as it is being done off school property and is not promoted by the school. It is done during the school day, usually during arts and humanities. We have converted a school bus into a mobile classroom that we park on the side of the county road just in front of the school. We then have about 45 minutes, once a month, to do the lesson. Each lesson reinforces a positive character trait, which is illustrated by a Bible story.

Each lesson also explains the gospel. At the end of each school year, students have an opportunity to respond. About 10% of our students make a profession of faith. We currently serve between 800 to 1000 students each month with a potential to double that amount in the next few years.

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