Posted on : Tuesday May 14, 2019

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth,” II Timothy 2:15 (HCSB)

Rick Hancock confirmed as lead pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church 

Emmanuel Baptist Church, in Huntingtown, Maryland, confirmed Rick Hancock as their lead pastor on May 6, following a search process that started when the church’s beloved longtime Pastor Vic Simpson passed away last year.

Rick Hancock is the lead pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Huntington, Maryland. (Photo courtesy of Emmanuel Baptist Church)

Hancock began ministering with the church in 2016 as the pastor of discipleship and family ministry. He leads with significant experience — in local churches, in associational ministry, and with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCM/D).

He served as lead pastor of First Baptist Church of Sledge, in Mississippi; at Southern Calvert Baptist Church in Lusby, Maryland; and at Dunkirk Baptist Church in Maryland. In addition, Hancock served as a BCM/D consultant for evangelism, partnership missions, and prayer ministry, as well as a BCM/D interim executive director.

At the associational level, he served as the director of missions for the Mid-Maryland Baptist Association.

The church will have a celebration for Hancock in the near future.


Prayer Conference 

The Mid-Maryland Baptist Association will host a prayer breakfast with special guest Chuck Lawless from 8 to 11 a.m. on May 25, at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Cooksville, Maryland.

Dr. Chuck Lawless (photo courtesy of SEBTS)

Lawless is the dean of doctoral studies and the vice-president of spiritual formation and ministry centers at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he also serves as professor of evangelism and missions. In addition, he is Team Leader for Theological Education Strategists for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The breakfast will be catered by Salerno’s of Eldersburg.

The cost is $10 and the deadline to register is May 20.

Sports Camp 

Mt. Airy Baptist Church, in Maryland, will have a summer sports camp for children ages 6 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., July 8-12, at Watkins Park. The theme is “Beyond the Gold,” based on 1 Corinthians 9:24-25. The camp will include soccer, basketball, cheerleading, and “Ultimate Frisbee.”

Leaders will share true sports stories to drive home Biblical themes to the kids. Campers will learn scripture and songs in addition to participating in sports drills and games.

For more details and registration information see their website.

Cover Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash