The rapid growth of the Hispanic population in Jefferson County has birthed several ministries north of Birmingham, including a church plant slated for later this year by a Hispanic Baptist congregation.
The Central Alabama Baptist Hispanic Ministry Coalition, led by Cary Hanks, former missionary to Ecuador who now works as a catalytic missionary to help churches reach the Hispanic community, guides much of the ministry effort in north Jefferson County. The Coalition is a partnership between the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) and North Jefferson, Birmingham, Bessemer, Shelby, Mud Creek, Pleasant Grove and Bibb Baptist associations.
According to Hanks, the center of activity is in Fultondale, where ministry has been focused in the 100 Oaks community for several years. A mobile unit provided by SBOM serves as a ministry center and North Jefferson Association operates and maintains the facility. (continued…)
Read the full story from The Alabama Baptist newspaper – http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/alabama-baptist-hispanic-church-to-make-history-with-its-own-church-plant/