“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you: and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria and to the Ends of the Earth”
God tells us to declare his glory to all nations and spread the message of salvation to all people.
Christ commissions us with the power of the Holy Spirit and sends us out to witness to all, from across the street to around the world. At Brookwood we base our missions on Acts 1:8, reaching people in the following places:
Jerusalem Ministries (local)
Alabama Baptist Children's Homes
Alabama Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries seeks to protect, nurture, and restore children and families by providing group homes, campuses, foster homes, family care for homeless moms with children, and counseling services. Contact Kay Taylor for more information.
Alabama Ministries, Inc.
This ministry seeks to support the Chaplains and inmates of the Birmingham City Jail. Contact Nance Lovvorn for more information.
Backpack Buddies is a nationwide children’s feeding program during the school year which provides nutritious snacks and simple meals for children over the weekend. Targeting children ages 5-12, this mission provides those children who receive free or reduced-cost lunches and breakfasts at their schools with food for the weekend. Most “buddies” are experiencing homelessness, foster care, shelter care, food insecurity, or other adverse family situations. This is a new ministry to Brookwood, which began in August 2016. Contact Lynn Lloyd for more information.
Bigtime is staffed by part-time and full-time teachers and coaches who lead Bible studies and retreats joining forces with local youth ministers, moms and dads to teach and model the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Contact Jody Martin for more information.
Discovery Clubs are free, after-school Bible clubs for children in grades 2-5 on public school campuses-a modern-day mission field. This fun-filled hour consists of a snack, Bible lesson, memory verses, praise and worship through singing, dancing, crafts, small group prayer, and mentoring time. Local churches sponsor these clubs with prayer, financial contributions, and volunteer support. Discovery Clubs meet for one hour per week, 23 weeks a year. Many Brookwood members lead Discover Clubs, but volunteers are needed. Volunteers are needed for this outreach mission. If you would like to become involved, email
Early Childhood Center of Brookwood Baptist Church
The “ECC” is the childcare center located at Brookwood Baptist Church and is a mission of the church. The church supports their continuing efforts to provide a safe, Christian environment for children, in which they may learn, grow, and build relationships. The ECC represents and introduces Brookwood Baptist to its families. Contact Diane Duke, ECC Director, for more information, .
The Firehouse Shelter is one of Brookwood’s oldest long-term mission opportunities. Volunteers work from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm on the 2nd Monday and 5th Thursday of each month. Contact Angie Sanders, the Brookwood Coordinator, for more information.
Hands of Hur
Hands of Hur exists to provide Bible teaching so as to “Revitalize and Strengthen existing ministries.” Fran Sciacca is the lead teacher. Contact Merritt Rogers for more information.
Lifeline Children’s Services supports orphans and (un)adopted children around the world. Contact Jeffrey Terch for more information.
Lifelink Career Resource Center
Lifelink is a ministry, which helps to build the bridge of hope and resources for men returning home from Prison. Executive Director, Gil Franks, conducts classes inside Bibb Country Correctional Facility, helping inmates develop exit strategies and home plans for their eventual return to society. Contact Gil Franks for more information.
Partnering with Dawson, Vestavia Hills, and New Hope churches, Brookwood provides funding and volunteers to work with literacy missions, after-school tutoring, a medical clinic, tax assistance, benevolence, holiday aid, family programs, and more. For more information, contact the Executive Director, Dalton Smith, for more information.
RA is a Christ-centered school in Fairfield, AL. The school, grades K-12, is breaking generational cycles of poverty, violence, addictions, and fatherlessness in the greater Birmingham area. Brookwood sponsors a scholarship for a child each year. Contact Tim Davis for more information.
S.A.F.E. exists for the purpose of proclaiming God’s plan for sexual purity. The mission of S.A.F.E., Inc., is to make abstinence a desirable, achievable, and sustainable lifestyle for all unmarried people while promoting sexual integrity within marriage. Contact the Executive Director, Renee Williams for more information, 205.290.0333.
True Vine Evangelical Church
True Vine ministers to the Inglenook community of Birmingham and runs the “Discipling Men for Christ” treatment program for substance abuse. For the past several years, BBC has partnered with and supported True Vine in discerning how best to reach the needy and unchurched in their community. Contact Pastor Ralph Garth for more information.
Judea Ministries (North America)
Appalachian Trail Mission
The Appalachian Trail missionaries join hikers in Damascus, VA, for a long weekend festival called "Trail Days'. Our objective is to share the love of Jesus in every interaction with hikers, from sharing meals, providing foot care and first aid, to hosting a welcome tent. This trip usually occurs the 2nd week of May. Contact Charles Vianey for more information.
Construction Mission (Builders for Christ)
Since 1981, the Brookwood Builders for Christ have led an extensive effort to expand the Body of Believers by constructing new or improving existing churches all across the U.S. (Click here to see a complete list of these projects.) Although we are builders, the focus is not just on construction, but in helping communities improve their facilities in order to reach out and minister to their communities and beyond. This mission is usually scheduled for late May. Contact Greg Womack for more information.
Youth Summer Mission
Each year the BBC youth serve a community somewhere in the U.S. They have been to the west and east coasts, as well as serving in the southeast many times. This mission allows youth from 7th-12th grades, an opportunity to meet and work with people and in areas outside of their everyday experience. Contact Austin Keim for more information.
Samaria Ministries (Latin America & Western Europe)
Hands of Compassion (Manos de Compasion)
This mission is sponsored by Casey & Simeon Sandkuhl. Brookwood Baptist Church will support the construction of a school to provide education of abused, neglected, and orphaned children of Guatemala. Simeon & Casey are overseers of the construction of the school. Contact Casey Sandkuhl for more information.
Nicaragua Missions: Light of the Morning Baptist Church and Monte Hermon School
The object of this ministry is to support the children and adults of Cedro Galan and to transform the community through the church and Christian Education. Contact Frank Page for more information.
Nicaragua Summer Medical/Evangelistic Mission
This mission's purpose is to prepare and send a NIC team to Cedro Galan to minister to the medical, dental, and spiritual needs of the Monte Hermon School, the Church, and community. Contact Frank Page for more information.
Rio Medical Mission
Each year, a group travels to Rio de Janeiro, led by Lynne Owens, to operate a health, eye, and dental clinic in the poorest favelas of the city. Contact Lynne Owens for more information.
Ends of the Earth (Africa & Asia)
Brookwood sponsors the mission of 10/40 Connections to cultivate global community by equipping believers and by engaging in innovative ministries that fight injustice, empower children, and plant multiplying churches among the least reached. Contact Skip Gilbert for more information.
East Africa Jesus Harvesters Mission
Kyle Hudgens invites you to join the team for a Medical/Church Planting Mission in East Africa. For more information contact Kyle at 205.910.7788.
Make Way Partners
Make Way Partners exists to fight human trafficking. Brookwood supports it's efforts to operate a school and orphanage in Africa. Contact Richard Smith for more information.
Mongolia Military Mission
Each year, Bill Dean and Larry Dennis lead a group to Mongolia to conduct leadership and psychology seminars for the uniformed services; to deepen connections with business leaders in Ulan Bataar; and encourage missionaries through Mongolia Campus Crusades for Christ. Contact Bill Dean for more information.
South Africa Inter-Generational Mission
An Inter-Generational Mission trip to Cape Town, South Africa to work with Living Hope Ministries, is scheduled for July 2017. This trip is open to anyone who has completed the 9th grade or above (with parents). Ministry opportunities include assisting with Kids Clubs (VBS), training healthcare workers, neighborhood ministry to women and children, and helping with the economic empowerment programs. Contact Charles Vianey for more information.
Youth South Africa Mission
Each year at the end of June, the high school graduates travel to Cape Town to work with Living Hope Ministries. They spend their time working primarily with children who live in some of the poorest, most neglected regions of the world. Contact Austin Keim for more information.
Come join us as we reach these and others for the sake of the Gospel!!!
Chairperson, Missions Coordinating Council 2016-2017