Anthony Potts serves as pastor/planter of Launch Pointe Church in the Colbert-Lauderdale Association. He is married to Holly, and they have three children. He began the church planting work three years ago.
Anthony is serious about God’s timing. He has served in ministry for 12 years and has had a desire to complete his seminary education. Lack of funding and timing were a hindrance to reaching this goal.
“About five months ago, I had come to the conclusion prayerfully that I would never be able to graduate from seminary, especially at the rate that I was going,” Anthony recounted. “I had prayed for 10 years for the Lord to provide a way to make a seminary education a reality if it was His will. I had complete resolve in that if that was the Lord’s will. So I told the Lord Jesus, ‘If you want me to achieve a seminary degree, You are going to have to make it happen!’ And I left it with Him.”
Soon, Anthony said, “something miraculous” happened in October 2015. The Launch Point Church’s leadership team felt led that the congregation should join the Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association.
After meetings with Eddy Garner, the director of missions, and myself as Alabama Baptists’ lead church planting strategist, Anthony said he was encouraged and motivated to continue in his calling to take the Gospel to the nation “by making disciples who make disciples, and planting churches.”
Anthony also expressed appreciation for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Caskey Scholarship for qualified small church pastors. He encourages other ministers to consider applying for the Caskey Scholarship as well.
For more information about church planting among Alabama Baptists, please contact State Missionary Lamar Duke at (334) 613-2332, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article originally published on PlantAlabama.org.