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    Dr. David L. Chancey

    Dr. David L. Chancey is the pastor of McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. Pastor David grew up in Southwest Atlanta in his early years, then moved to Milledgeville, Georgia, when his father took a job transfer. He graduated from Baldwin County High School, attended Georgia College, graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BS in Journalism, graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, and then from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry. As God's call upon his life evolved, he served in denominational communications, then as a BSU director, and finally in the pastorate, where he served Carmel Baptist Church, Carmel, Indiana; Cool Springs Baptist Church, Tate, Georgia; and currently McDonough Road Baptist Church (MRBC) since 1999. He describes the best thing to ever happen to him outside of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior is marrying Amy, an RN and neonatal intensive care unit nurse. He and Amy have four children (Rebecca, Rachel, Ruth and Jonathan), and, though he says he's not old enough to be a grandfather, six grandchildren. David loves to preach, but also loves pastoring. He enjoys "just hanging out" with his flock, especially if it involves eating. He is thrilled when he sees members "growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ," and when people come to Christ. His desire is to lead MRBC to impact as many people as possible with the life-changing power of the Gospel. This desire to impact lives with the Gospel has led him to take an annual mission trip to Santa Catarina, Brazil, in recent years, where he has seen over 2100 persons come to Christ and new churches planted and strengthened. He is also leading MRBC to strive to new levels in missions going, giving, and praying. David enjoys spending time with family as often as possible, getting away with Amy, following the Atlanta Braves and University of Georgia Bulldogs, and writing a regular column for The Citizen, one of our local papers. He also enjoys running. Please visit him on the web or social media at the above links.

    Want to Live Longer?

    A study reported by The Washington Post notes people with the highest level of optimism live between 11 and 15 percent longer than those with a less optimistic perspective.

    March Madness and the Hunt for Double Q Salmon

    Four ways to live confidently in a world that’s going nuts

    A Blueprint for Prayer: Three Personal Petitions

    Martin Lloyd-Jones said, “Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God.” Jesus knew the...

    Weighing In On Death of John Allen Chau

    As news cycles go, the death of young adventurer-missionary John Allen Chau is old news but it keeps coming to mind.

    Blessed to be a Blessing

    W. Clement Stone said, “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” Generous people with caring hearts discover ways to bless others.

    Reflecting on Privileges, Burdens of Ministry

    Pastors love walking with their people through life’s celebrations and tribulations, but in ministry, pastors often carry burdens of their own.

    Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord

    In Ephesians 1, Paul didn’t pray for material blessings, but for spiritual perception. In verse 19, he prayed “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” The word understanding means heart.

    Does God Have our Ultimate Loyalty

    Loyalty is the quality of standing firm in one’s devotion or allegiance to someone or something. Loyalty comes from the heart, not from a feeling of obligation or from a legal contract.

    Litter Problem Reminds Us To Keep Our Life Clean

    It was a great job. It paid a whopping $2 per hour--minimum wage. We reported to the county prison camp every morning, sharpened our nails, filled up the ice chest, and jumped on the red prison bus with bars on the windows. People stared at us as we rode around town, wondering what we did to deserve this.

    Things Every Believer Ought to Know

    My tire was too flat and I pulled off the road. Suddenly, this little sports car zipped around me, and parked in front of my car.

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    Franklin Graham Preaches to Over 17,000 in Mongolia

    Evangelist Franklin Graham shared a message of hope to more than 17,000 people in Mongolia on September 10 and 11.

    King Charles Vows to Protect All Faiths

    King Charles III met with 30 faith leaders in Buckingham Palace on September 16 and vowed to protect the multiple faiths in Britain.

    Only a Minority of Pastors Favor 10% Tithe—Barna

    In its latest study, Barna Group found that tithing is not widely understood or practiced in today's church.

    Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96

    Queen Elizabeth II has died peacefully at Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022 at aged 96. The Queen was the longest-serving English monarch, having ascended to the throne in 1952. During her reign, she has witnessed an immense social change in the UK--- the transition from empire to...

    Pastor Rick Warren Says Final Sermon at Saddleback

    Pastor Rick Warren delivered his final sermon at Saddleback Church on August 28, 2022 with a message going back to the theme of his first sermon 43 years ago.

    Israel Invites US Christians to Biblical Archaeological Tours

    Israel launched a tourism plan to attract U.S. Christians in a biblical archaeological excavation across the country.

    Kel Mitchell Reads ‘Sermon on the Mount’ in Prayer App

    Former Nickelodeon star turned youth pastor Kel Mitchell has joined Pray.com, a prayer and faith-based app, as a voice talent for its Bedtime Bible Stories.

    Behold Europe 2022 to Train Young Evangelists

    Behold Europe, a gathering of young evangelists in Europe, will be held in Hintersee, Germany from November 11-14, 2022.

    Free Education at Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary

    The Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary announced they will provide education to students for free during the war.

    New App Connects Americans to Persecuted Christians

    Christian persecution watchdog, Open Doors USA, developed an app that lets users to pray for believers who are suffering for their faith.

    Christianity Endures in Afghanistan Despite Taliban Rule

    Christianity appears to be growing in Afghanistan despite the Taliban takeover for a year now.

    Stunt Bikers Spread the Gospel Worldwide

    Action Sports Outreach (ASO) was in Festival Manchester with a mission to share their faith as they do artistic twists and jumps with their bicycles.