Mike Stone

Mike Stone
Mike Stone
Emmanuel Baptist Church
5283 Rose Austin Lane
Blackshear, GA31516
9124494481

Bio for Mike Stone

Ministerial Experience

Senior Pastor (June 2002-present), Emmanuel Baptist Church, Blackshear, GA

Led Sunday School growth from 425 to over 750 average.
Oversaw building construction of $2.5 million worship center. Expanded paid staff from 6 to 13 positions. Increased average baptisms from 37 (1996-2001) to 139 per year (2002-present). Grew the general budget from $525,000 (2002) to over $1.5 million (2007)

Led church to embrace “The 2010 Vision” which includes a comprehensive plan for church growth, debt reduction, church planting, and the establishment of an accredited Christian school

EBC was noted as one of the fastest-growing Sunday Schools in the GBC for each year from 2003 to present, including #8 out of 3,625 in the most recent report (2005).

Denominational Service

Southern Baptist Convention
Resolutions Committee (2006)

Georgia Baptist Convention
First Vice President (2005-2006)
Executive Committee, ex officio (2005-2006)
Nominating Committee (2004-2005, 2005-2006)
New Church Committee, Chairman (2005-2006)
Wrote 8 Sunday School commentaries for The Christian Index (Nov./Dec. 2004)

Piedmont-Okefenokee Baptist Association
Evangelism Committee (2005, 2006)
Preached doctrinal sermon (2003, 2006)
Director of Associational Music (1997-2000)

Family

I am married to the former Andrea Barnes of Macon (July 1995). We have two precious children, both adopted from birth:
Michaela Leanne Stone (12/18/02) and
Andrew Isaac Stone (6/13/04)

Title Book/Chapter/Verse Subject
3 Reasons You Ought To Pray Jeremiah  33 :3 Prayer
Eternal Security John  3 :16 Eternal Security; Salvation
Take Care of Mama John  19 :16-27 Cross; Jesus, The Love of
I Thirst John  19 :26 Cross; Jesus, Humanity of
I Thrist John  19 :28 Cross, Sayings from the; Easter; Jesus, Humanity of
The Greatest Words Ever Spoken John  19 :30 Cross; Words of Jesus
A Disciple's Life For Me Luke  9 :23 Discipleship
Today, Paradise! Luke  23 :29-43 Heaven; Paradise; Salvation; Cross
Father, Forgive Them Luke  23 :33-38 Cross; Forgiveness
Live As He Died - Into Thy Hands Luke  23 :44-46 Death, Christian; Cross
The Marvelous Mystery of the Cross - Why? Matthew  27 :45-54 Cross; Salvation
Stay Out of the Holiday Spirits Proverbs  23 :29-35 Christmas; Alcohol
Down In The Valley Psalms  23 Valleys of Life; Depression; Death; Jesus, Presence of
Fathering a Faithful Family Psalms  128 Father; Family; Home

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