2017 Builders for Christ
Saranac Lake Baptist Church
Saranac Lake, New York
May 26 - June 3
If you are interested in participating
in this Builders for Christ trip
please contact one of the following team members for registration details and cost.
Jill Clark, 706-566-4424 or Pat Phillips, 706-587-9906
Here are a few details about the Church and the area
from the Pastor...
The church was planted in the mid to late 70s and saw several one or two year Pastors until a Pastor Harold Clark stepped on the scene. He served for almost 35 years and had 9 kids, the most of whom are still local. The church was always small but faithful.
When he retired the church went through 3 years of decline. Soon a solid Bible teaching Pastor tilled the soil for 1 1/2 years prior to me coming in. I had already lived in Saranac Lake for 7 or 8 years and worked at a Baptist Church in Lake Placid. When an opening happened in SL I jumped at the chance and God has blessed the Church since. The community is very transient. People tend to stay for a few years and move. We feel it is our job to disciple them while we have them. We are a good mix of locals and transients tourists, college students and athletes. We have a lively athlete ministry through the Olympic training center in Lake Llanos where I serve as chaplain for the USA bobsled and skeleton team.. The church has stayed steady with around 100 folks and they have a lot of new converts.
2016 Builders for Christ in Arkansas June 3-11 2016
June 19 - 27 2015 Gillette, Wyoming
The construction project will be the expansion of the Worship space and we will be following a team from Birmingham, Alabama that will have the framing and main structure up by the time of our arrival. Faith Community Baptist Church was started in a fire house 14 years ago by Mark and Kathy Largent who are cattle ranchers just outside of Kaycee, Wyoming where Katie and I lived while serving in Wyoming. Mark continues to pastor the Church there that continues to grow in spite of the fact that Kaycee is 135 miles one way from Gillette. Between his ranch and his church Mark Largent has plenty to keep him busy and I can’t imagine a man more deserving of all the support we can send his way. You don’t have to be a builder to go and there are always plenty of things to do for everyone around the project. We call it a Builders For Christ trip but it is really a wonderful revival camouflaged as a building project. If you’ve never been there is no time like the present. If you have been you know the truth of what a blessing it is for those who have prayed for help as well as those whom God has selected to be His answer.
In 2013, Bennington Vermont was the site of work done in June by volunteers of Builders for Christ from the Chattahoochee Valley area. Five members of Lakewood were a part of this team effort to transform the third and fourth floors of Grace Christian School into the Northeastern Baptist College. Builders for Christ plans an annual mission project each summer. Last year the work was done in Wyoming.
Pictures from Wyoming 2015!
Below are a few of the pictures from the last trip