Joyce Sweeney Martin

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Prolific ministry tells inactives they’re wanted

HENDERSON, Ky. (BP)–When Lillie Powell agreed to be outreach director for her women’s Sunday school class in October 1996, she thought all she’d need to do was send a few cards and make some phone calls to class members. Instead, her cards and calls totaled 2,881 last year. Powell did focus on class members for […]

Baptist prof is sole non-Mormon in BYU’s college of education

PROVO, Utah (BP)–Eula Monroe didn’t have to leave the academic world to learn this lesson, but she did move across the country to find out God could use her to make a difference.For 23 years, Monroe was a mathematics education professor at Western Kentucky University. Then a powerful, unexpected pull drew her to leave the […]

Committed duo helps church minister outside its walls

McKEE, Ky. (BP)–It took a dynamic ministry duo to move McKee (Ky.) Baptist Church from planning to do ministry to doing it. While the church had a theme of “Beyond These Walls” for the 1996-97 church year, members had not yet decided how to venture into the community with the gospel until Rhonda Bowling and […]

78-year-old’s ministry tops 60,000 cards, 15,000 calls

ALEXANDRIA, Ky. (BP)--Velma Sissom's health may be failing, but her desire to reach out and touch people in need is as strong as ever.