How Georgia church learned to embrace multicultural ministry

 
John Hawkins leads an English class at First Baptist in Duluth, Ga.. Photo provided by LifeWay I grew up in a small town tucked away in the mountains of Pulaski, Va. This beautiful Appalachian upbringing provided great vistas and wonderful childhood memories. However, it did little to prepare me to be a ministry leader in an increasingly diverse context. After 35 years of pastoral ministry, I wonder if anything could have prepared me for what I encounter today. In early 2010, my ...