What is known today as Caribbean Ministries Association began in the late 1980’s as a series of short-term mission trips from Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Lighthouse Baptist Church in the settlement of James Cistern in Eleuthera, Bahamas. After experiencing first hand some of the struggles of these believers, the church elders began to ask for additional help.
Over the course of the next decade, with the assistance of leaders in the local Brethren assemblies in Eleuthera and Nassau, the concept behind Eleuthera Bible Training Center (EBTC) took shape, culminating with a grand opening in the spring of 2002. In 2004, EBTC graduated its first class of pastors: 10 bi-vocational men from the island, representing 7 different churches and 5 different denominations, who persevered through 500 hours of coursework in biblical studies. Each one testifies of how much better equipped he is to shepherd the people of God in Eleuthera.
In 2005, CMA added Nicaragua missionaries, Carl and Kathy Most who were involved in youth leader training in partnership with the Nehemiah Center in Managua. Since then, Carl and Kathy have seen this training expand and multiply to other parts of Nicaragua, including León and Esteli.
Today CMA has expanded to many islands and countries throughout the Caribbean and Central America, and continues to look toward the future of providing accessible and affordable theological training.
Ron & Amy Townsend South Africa
We are going to serve the least of these in Cape Town, South Africa. The children of Masiphumelele live each and every day without hope and wondering how they will survive. We are starting an afterschool tutoring program and a feeding program which will allow us to build relationships and show them where their true hope comes from.
West GA Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The West Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes is present on 18 of the 21 schools in Carroll, Haralson, and Heard Counties. Coaches and students are meeting weekly to study God’s Word together. FCA has provided these schools with ministry materials including nearly 3,000 Bibles over the past few years. To volunteer at one of these local schools contact Jeff Hughes
The Purpose Center
The Purpose Center is a local twelve-month residential faith-based program that provides men a place for treatment for various life-controlling issues. They provide a program that will bring all participants into the realm of personal responsibility, safety, and growth towards self sufficiency, by providing a disciplined environment and a proven educational mentorship program. The goal is to have the participants reenter back into society and live a productive life.