Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Bates' New Church Info

 Inside the Bates' church

Gil and Kelly Bates call their church plant, which they started a few years ago, an endeavor they had never anticipated.

Until July, they had been gathering in the conference room of a local hotel. We are thrilled to announce that after many months of hard work, the Bates are finally meeting in their new church building! They gave us the address so we can share it with our readers. They love visitors, so go ahead and stop by if you live in the area or are passing through.

Bible Baptist Church
4826 Andersonville Hwy
Andersonville, TN


Service times:
Sunday school: 10am
Sunday worship: 11am
Sunday evening: 6pm
Wednesday prayer meeting: 7pm

Photo courtesy of UP

21 comments:

  1. It looks like Bobby is having maybe an important conversation with Gil! Hmmmmm... I wonder...πŸ€”

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  2. Thank you ladies for posting the church information. If by chance we happen to visit TN we would be happy to visit their church.

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  3. There's a long list (over 25) of Baptist churches in or near Andersonvlle, TN. I am curious as to why the Bates felt it necessary to "plant" another one. Do their beliefs differ from the other Baptist congregations?

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    1. That's what I'd like to know. I'm in California, where a "church plant" is sometimes necessary to bring a different denomination into an area, but another Baptist church in Tennessee?

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    2. Can never have too many churches! Always room for one more!

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    3. I'm sure God laid it on their heart to do so, and if so God must have reasons for that. Also, there's a wide variety within the name "Baptist."

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    4. They needed their own building because they were originally meeting in a conference room.

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    5. I'm no longer religious, but I used to go to a Baptist church that was a "church plant." The reasoning behind church plants, according to my old pastor, is that newer churches attract more visitors than old churches, and by frequently creating "church plants", they can reach more people.

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    6. There are multiple Baptist denominations. Southern Baptist, independent Baptist, rtc. Over 1400 different Baptist denominations!

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  4. I would love to go there! However I'm all the way up in ND. Maybe someday!

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  5. How wonderful may The Lord bless you to the saving of souls

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  6. Is it a valid question to ask what Gil's qualifications are to be a minister? I've read that he went from a job for a major corporation to his tree trimming business and now he appears to be a minister. I've heard nothing of him going to seminary yet he appears to preach and has even officiated at some of his kid's weddings. I sincerely do not mean to be negative but an curious about what is required in TN to be a minister with all the responsibilities and (tax) benefits.

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    1. In my church none of our pastors have a pastoral degree. According to God's Word a pastor is supposed to be chosen by the congregation out of the people in the church. Read about it in the Bible.

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    2. Some are called into ministry by God speaking to their hearts and giving them this calling on their life.They choose to follow this calling through their relationship with God. Not everyone gets into ministry for the money. Seminary is another road to the same place.

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  7. Y'all church is beautiful. Glad y'all are in it now. God is Good.

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  8. i dont mean to be ignorant but, what is a church plant? i dont attend church & honestly have no idea what that means

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    1. It's basically just starting a new church.

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  9. I know my mom would love to visit and attend service at your church 😊

    Blessings πŸ™πŸ€—

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  10. My mom would love to visit your church! Maybe one day we'll drive by!!

    Blessings πŸ™πŸ™πŸ€—

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  11. If I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I would love too stop in for your Sunday worship...Jane

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  12. Plan on visiting your church. My husband pastor's in Knoxville but look forward to meet and fellowship with you! God Bless You, your family and church family!

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