Mark Williams

Cornfields Community Baptist Church, Arizona
Lead Church Planter
Cornfields Arizona
Cornfields Community Baptist Church
June 19

About My Family

Penny and I surrendered to full-time missions work in 2002, shortly after we were married. We knew it would be at least 10 years before we would be in our ministry of calling. During the 12 years after our marriage, the Lord gave us three children and prepared us for a life of living and working in the field. I closed my remodeling business in 2014, and we moved to the Navajo reservation to begin discipling men and women to follow Jesus and teach their own people.

About My Church Plant

We lived on the reservation for three years, and in 2017 we, with the believers in our care, organized Cornfields Community Baptist Church in Cornfields, Ariz. In March 2017, we had our fourth child and moved from the reservation, by the leading of the Lord, to Show Low, Ariz. I began working to supplement our income, modeling an example for future Navajo pastors to be bivocational ministers, as there will not be congregations large enough to fully support a family.

“To date, Penny and I have seen miracles performed, lives changed and leaders emerging. This amazing change is happening in a culture where superstition is truth and leadership is taboo. Until Native America is again a thriving, self-sufficient, Jesus seeking, responsible people, we will not be successful.”

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is person who, in response to God’s call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at “Send me.”

Pray

For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.

Participate

Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with a missionary’s work. Commit to long-term missions support with your missionary partner. Be involved in supporting missionaries and their families. Pray for missionaries.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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