Director of Missions,
Dr. Charles Pratt has served several churches in Louisiana and Tennessee. He served as Director of
Missions for the Haywood Association for 12 1/2 years. He then returned to the pastorate to pastor FBC, Kenton,
TN for 9 years. He accepted the call in August, 2008, to a similiar position as Director of Missions for the
Fayette Baptist Association. He loves the associational work and looks forward to serving the churches in
Fayette Baptist Association. Returning to the pastorate for those 9 years, gave Bro. Charles a refresher course in relating
to his pastors.
Pratt is a native of Tennessee and has been involved in mission work all over the
world for most of his ministry. He regularly leads mission trips overseas and assists volunteers that have a desire
to serve in getting them connected with a mission team. The recent trip to Asia was January 20 - February
2, 2016 to the Republic of the Philippines, where over 10,000 people made professions of faith in Jesus
Christ as their Savior. The next trip to the Philippines will be on January 25 - February 7, 2017.
The cost of the trip for airfare, lodging, food, Gospel tracks, in country travel, insurance, etc. is expected to be
around $2,900 - $3,000 per volunteer. Contact Dr. Pratt for further information. Additionally, other trips are
being planned in the U. S., as well as Central America. There are trips this year to Guatemala in September 8-15,
a mission trip to Oklahoma was fantastic with 41 mission volunteers on July 9-15, that served with the Cherokee Indians. The
next mission trip to Oklahoma will be during the Summer of 2017. The last mission trip for 2016 will be a return trip
to Guatemala on December 1-6, 2016 for an evangelistic effort to help churches to win their countrymen to a saving faith in
always tries to recruit PRAYER PARTNERS from home to become a vital part of each mission trip.
Every sincere prayer reaches to the throne room of our Savior and we have experienced that power of prayer from the people
of the Lord. Each volunteer is asked to help recruit PRAYER PARTNERS from their church and friends
that will pray for the teams that travel overseas. He asks folks here to help hold the ropes by praying 5 minutes
each day for our teams to reach and teach the people that the teams work with in each nation. If you are willing to
serve as a PRAYER PARTNER, please contact us to let us know of your help. If you would be willing
to support a volunteer to be able to go on one of these mission trips, please let us know. Fayette
Baptist Association, Inc. can give you a Letter of Donation for all contributions
to this ministry organization. FBA, Inc. holds a Tax Exemption Status just like any church with a Non-Profit 501(c)3.
Pratt is excited about the opportunties to work with the churches in Fayette Baptist Association and to help
start some more new churches in one of the fastest growing counties in Tennessee. FBA would like to invite church
groups to come and serve on missions with us in Fayette County to see the Great Commission in action. We are
willing to receive mission volunteers to spend a day, a week or the Summer to help our churches to complete their mission
tasks and to launch some new mission ministries. Please contact us, if you are interested in doing some mission projects.
The Associational Executive Committee have just voted to launch another Mission Church in Fayette County with the assistance
of a specialist with the Tennessee Baptist Convention in 2017. FBA Leaders are committed to reaching those in Fayette
County that are not in church and especially those without a personal relationship with Christ.
Mrs. Ginny Watson is the Administative Assistant, who began her service with FBA on April 13, 2015. We
are thrilled to have such a joyful Believer serving our association of churches. Ginny is a member of FBC, Hickory Withe.
She is excited to be serving in Fayette Association. Ginny is a friendly and positive person.
She is willing to assist you or your church in anyway she can.
If we can provide you with information
about our churches and worship times, please feel free to contact us directly by calling (901) 465-8613 or
e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to Charles Pratt at: CPMpratt@gmail.com