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We are Partnering to Renew God's World

Across CBF, Cooperative Baptists are partnering to renew God's world. God calls us and equips us to spread the hope of Jesus Christ to the least evangelized, most marginalized people on earth. Whether we're feeding the hungry, lifting up the voiceless, digging for water or helping families get back on their feet after a disaster, we and those with whom we minister experience renewal. 

Meet six Cooperative Baptists who are impacting God's world locally and globally. 

Julie Merritt Lee is pastor at Providence Baptist Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She partners to renew God's world by listening — listening to God's spirit and the community — and creating a sacred space to encounter God's presence.

Colin Harris is a member of Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He is partnering to renew God's world by assisting fellow travelers on their journey of faith.

Kasey Jones
is the senior pastor at National Memorial Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and moderator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She partners in renewing God's world by creating a space for people to live out their relationship and their walk with God in a very authentic way.

James Blay
is a student at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. He is partnering to renew God's world by working with young people in his home country of Liberia.

Alina Carbonell
is the Hispanic pastor at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Georgia. She partners with God in renewing this world by leading people to discover their first love again.

Justin Williams
works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He partnered with God in renewing the world by traveling to Liberia to help in the midst of the Ebola crisis. 


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