Through Alabama Acts 1:8 Connections, the State Board of Missions helps churches to develop their own mission partnerships by focusing on connecting them with missionaries from Alabama. Jae McKee is one such missionary. He currently serves as the Director of Church Planting and Missions for the Alaska Baptist Convention, but he is an “Alabama boy” through and through.
Jae grew up at First Baptist Church, Rogersville, and learned about missions through Royal Ambassadors (RAs). During college at the University of North Alabama, he was active in Baptist Campus Ministries, and it was through that connection he was appointed as a North American Mission Board US-2 missionary to Alaska. His heart was drawn to the area, and he has given his entire adult life ministering to the people there.
Now churches all over his home state have the opportunity to partner with the church planting, evangelism and discipleship efforts Jae leads in Alaska. There are many levels of partnership from praying, to sharing resources, to going and serving on the ground. Numerous projects have been identified that local churches here in Alabama could adopt and complete. For example, members of Eastern Shore Baptist, Daphne, and Crossroads Community, Elmore, went to help with a pastor/spouse retreat earlier this year.
Whether Alabama churches want to partner in prayer or in ministry projects, Partnership Missions personnel at the State Board of Missions work to facilitate initial communication and assist with connections that are sure to bear spiritual fruit from here to Alaska and beyond.
Pray for Jae McKee and his colleagues at the Alaska Baptist Convention as they serve the vast territory that makes up the 49th state.
Pray for Alabama churches to adopt an Alaskan church planter or project to partner with for God’s glory.
Pray for all of our 300+ homegrown Alabama Baptist missionaries serving in every region of the world through the International Mission Board and all across North America.