We believe in the Great Commission of Jesus Christ when He said, All authority
has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples
of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the
Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with
you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:18-20). Jesus Christ also said,
It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own
authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;
and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,
and even to the remotest part of the earth (Acts 1:7-8).
Missions are the heart and center of the First Baptist Church of Leonard! Each
year we are on mission in the world. Each year we are on mission somewhere in
To our Jerusalem: The City of Leonard is where our Church is located. We
desire to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by serving our City during
the Annual Leonard Picnic, Halloween on the Square, Chamber of Commerce
Luncheons and our Annual Fireworks Fellowship. In addition, we help to support
the Leonard Assistance Program that helps people in Leonard.
To our Judea & Samaria: Disaster Relief is a vital part of this missions
endeavor. We work in conjunction with the Southern Baptists of Texas
Convention to minister to those in need because of a disaster such as hurricanes,
fires, tornadoes, and some other natural disaster such as tsunamis. Our Church
members who are Disaster Relief trained have been deployed during natural
disasters such as: Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, Rita and most recently Sandy in
New York; tornadoes in Eagle Pass, Texas, Joplin, Missouri and Tuscaloosa,
Alabama; earthquakes in Haiti; tsunami relief efforts in Japan; and, flooding in
Minot, North Dakota.
In addition, our Student Ministry has served in New Orleans, Louisiana, Corpus
Christi, Texas and Dulce, New Mexico. Other mission trips to Mexico have also
taken place with our men leading out in evangelism and building.
To the uttermost part of the world: Tanzania has been on the hearts and minds
of our people. We have partnered with e3 Partners (check them out: http://
www.e3partners.org/) in reaching the Maasai Tribe in Northern Tanzania. Each
year we have the opportunity to equip, evangelize and plant churches. This is an
experience of a lifetime!