Larry Gaines is our Pastor and Director at the Mission. He became licensed in the ministry on July 4, 1999 from Clear Creek Baptist Bible College. He loves to see God touching and working in the lives of people who come through our doors, whether they are clients, volunteers, or community service workers. Larry’s favorite Bible verse is 1 Cor 4:10, because it allows him to think outside the box of life. Even if the world thinks he’s foolish, in Christ he’s OK! He is a member of Church at the Mission, loves to eat his wife’s spaghetti, and is also a member of the Southern Baptist Clown Association, alias Gonzo the clown. He also enjoys camping, paint balling, fishing and “Don’t Worry Be Happy”.
Linda Gaines, Team Leader-Hot Meals
Linda Gaines is the Team Leader of our Hot Meals Ministry. When she and her husband were seeking a ministry in which to serve, their prayers were for God to shut and open doors at His will. This is not where they thought they would be, but this is where He led them! Linda loves the way God takes care of business here, the people she encounters and the opportunities that arise. Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:13 because He shows her what He can do through her. Linda is a member of Church at the Mission. She likes to read, work puzzles and study people in her spare time. Favorite foods are soups, shrimp (except fried) and spicy dishes.
Vivian Whicker, Team Leader-Pantry
Vivian Whicker is the Team Leader for our Food Pantry Ministry. When she first moved to Ohio, her brother came to the Mission when it opened as a chapel on the corner of Fourth and Henry Streets. He invited her to come over and she’s been hooked since 1969! She initially joined the Mission as a member and then began working here in 1989. Vivian loves to see the miracles God does here everday and has met some wonderful people who have impacted her life. Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:13; she remembers this verse when situations seem too big or too hard. She is a member of Middleground, enjoys reading in her spare time, especially material written by Max Lucado, and her favorite food is salad.
Sylvia Lewis is the Team Leader for our Clothes Closet.
John Phares, Team Leader-Saturday Groups & Audio
John Phares is the Team Leader of our Saturday groups and Audio/Media ministries.
Vacant, Team Leader-Pregnancy Center & Christian Job Corp.
New Life Baptist Mission is presently in need of a volunteers/volunteers to fulfill these ministry positions.
Janet Beck, Wilma Venerable, Betty Wightman, - Team Leaders – Business Administrators.
These volunteers handle the day to day adminstration of NLBM.
Bob Simpson, Frank Schnieder – Drivers
Margie Hensley – Community Service Workers
And Many Others…