New Church Plants
  "penetrating spiritual darkness with new outposts of Light!"
Welcome to the world of CBA New Church Planting!
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Please feel free to contact our new church planters and learn about their most recent progress!

1. Rev Mark McClain, Living Stone Community Church, Cleveland, GA =

2. Rev Kenny Rice, Life Connection Baptist Church, 

3. Rev Paul Bates, The Church at Dahlonega, Dahlonega, GA =

4. Rev Rod Zwemke, Crossroads Church of Jackson County, Jefferson, GA =

5. Rev Trent Dollyhigh, Lanier Hills (Clermont Campus) =

6. Rev Jimmy Chang, Buford Korean Church, Flowery Branch, GA =
(404) 384-8489 or

7. Pastor Ray Rhodes, Grace Community Church, Dawsonville, GA

8. Set Free Dahlonega

9. Pastor Andy Anderson, GracePointe, Buford, GA

10. Pastor David Smith, Common Ground, Gainesville, GA

11. Pastor Shad Treadaway, Revolution Church, Gainesville, GA

12. Pastor Wansu Kim, West Hall Korean Baptist, Oakwood, GA

13. Pastor Richie Lewis, Connections Church, Flowery Branch, GA

14. Pastor Jeff Williams, Church at Southside, Jefferson, GA 

15. Pastor Bill Lawson, Set Free, Cleveland, GA 

CBA is in conversation with a number of other new church planters who are in the process of gathering a core group and identifying with both CBA and the GBC. 

Kenny Rice, Former Pastor, Set Free, Dahlonega
(Now Pastor of Life Connection Baptist Church)
** Set Free Church had 22 baptisms in 2008, making it #11 among all of our CBA churches in baptisms!

BEFORE (right): 
What the property looked like when Pastor 
Kenny and his wife Judy arrived in 
Dahlonega…2005…abandoned, run-down
chicken houses…

And then God moved…

AFTER (right):
Kenny’s church family restored and 
remodeled the structures, creating a 
vivid reminder of the restoration work 
that God desires to do beginning in the 
residents of Lumpkin County…. 
to the ends of the earth! 

 Pastor Rod Zwemke, Crossroads Church of Jackson County
                                                                                                  (center right)
* sponsored by Crossroads Church of Newnan 

* opened in 2006

* #13 among all of our CBA churches in baptisms 
   in 2008 with 21 

Pastor Jimmy Chang, Open Door Korean Baptist, Flowery Branch, GA
* Currently meeting at 
Cornerstone Baptist Church
5801 Blackjack Road
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

* Outreach to a growing Asian population 
in south Hall County. 

* Sponsored by New Bethany Baptist Church, Buford

* New Friday night Bible Study outreach in Suwanee at River’s Edge Church

Pastor Paul Bates, The Church at Dahlonega
CBA helped to provide financial support for Pastor Paul in his first three years in Dahlonega.

The Church at Dahlonega recently occupied a new facility prominently located just south of town on Hwy. 60 that seats 160 (sanctuary photo below). 

The building formerly housed The 
Reservation Steak House, prompting Paul to quip, “So how do you like your Baptists – rare or well-done?” 

Pastor Mark McClain, Living Stone Community Church 
Mark, his wife Rachel, and children pictured to the side

* preview services, spring and summer, ‘09

* located in Telford Business Park, Hwy 129 North

* preparing for a Fall, 2009 public launch

web site: 

Attendance topped 50 at Easter ’09 services

Rev. Trent Dollyhigh, Lainer Hills Church-Clermont Campus
5573 Cleveland Hwy., Clermont, GA 30527
For more information contact Lanier Hill Church-Clermont Campus
by calling 770-297-4673 or by the web:
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Pastor Richie Lewis, Connections Church,, (256-613-5836). 

Richie Lewis is the pastor of the brand-new "Connections Church" - pictured here on the night of his first community information gathering! Richie will be pioneering a new, house-church model of church planting! 
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