Posted on : Friday July 13, 2018

In this week’s Roundup, you meet the Arundel Baptist Network’s newest leader, learn about a ministry for people who suffer from eating disorders, and find out about some exciting events in the area.

The Arundel Baptist Network (ABA) has called Greg Kame as coordinator of missions, effective July 2.

The Arundel Baptist Network has called Greg Kame as coordinator of missions.

David Hemphill, ABA executive board president, in an email announcement, wrote, “It is exciting to see how God has worked and led to bring us to this place. Our Lord is certainly the God of redemption and he has led us to clarity, focus, and has provided for implementation,”

Kame additionally serves as an associate pastor at Jessup Baptist Church alongside Senior Pastor Bill Jones. He’s originally from Cameroon, West Africa, where after God’s calling on his life, completed his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of South Africa. 

“This is a new day for the ABN! I believe that Dr. Kame will be instrumental in the implementation of the ABN’s primary goals of … pastoral support, strengthening and fostering of church plants and strategic interchurch ministries and missions,” Hemphill said. 

Patricia Nordstrom, founder and director of The Bible for Food Ministry, is hosting a retreat July 20-22 at the Holiday Inn Express, 221 N. Gay Street, Baltimore. The retreat offers an opportunity for those in the program to fellowship, as well as to share the Christ-centered, Bible-based program with others who may be interested. According to the Bible For Food Ministry website, “We have learned through many failures that undisciplined eating opens the door to much unnecessary suffering and pain,”

Nordstrom, an adult Sunday school teacher at Olney Baptist Church, understands the struggle.

Patricia Nordstrom

Years ago she struggled with an eating disorder, and her weight continued to increase. She attended secular 12-step type programs where she learned discipline and lost 70 pounds, but she found that the anxiety and problems of life remained.

At that time she was what she now calls a “traditional” Christian, living on the fringe. When a friend challenged her to read the Bible through in a year, she used the discipline she learned and not only read it, but she studied it—immersing herself in God’s Word. That changed her life, and she says she gave herself totally to Jesus. She discovered that healthy eating, and discipline, is all part of God’s plan for our lives. She has kept her weight down for 30 years.

“What works is to develop a God-honored healthy eating lifestyle,” she says.

She has written three books to help others with their eating struggles. “Think Fast: 31 Days Toward A Lifetime of God-honoring Eating;” “Ninety Days – Encouragement for the Christian Overeater,” and “Bible Immersion,” which will be available later in July 2018. In addition, she leads conferences and workshops to teach people about food and the Bible study process for those who have a history of an addictive type of behavior. The ministry encourages people and provides and teaches discipleship.

Nordstrom refers to Hebrews 12:1, “This tells us to throw off anything that hinders,” she says. Food addiction, like other addictive types of behavior, are hindering blocks, she explained. “For some of us it has been that way since we were kids,” she says.

The conference is free but donations toward the ministry are accepted.

Dunkirk Baptist Church will have a Women on Mission tea from 11 am to 2 pm on August 18. Ladies will enjoy a time of tea, light refreshments and fellowship.

Melody Knox

BCM/D Women’s Ministry Consultant Melody Knox will be the guest speaker. This year’s  theme is “Let your life light shine” based on Philippians 2:14-16, “Do everything without grumbling or arguing,  so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.”

All are welcome but reservations are required. Email Tammy Worth at for more information.