Missions

At Lamar, we desire to know Christ and to be His light to all nations and all generations. This means that we want to follow the Lord Jesus Christ’s command to effectively minister to people of all nations, whether they live right here in our community, across the world and anywhere in between.

Southern Baptist Mission Efforts

In 1925, the Southern Baptist Convention established the Cooperative Program. The Cooperative Program – CP Missions – enables all Southern Baptists to work together to support missions efforts world-wide.

Through the International Mission Board, Southern Baptists support 4,946 missionaries in 153 different countries. Your gifts and prayers resulted in 451,000 new believers baptized in 2000 outside of North America.

Southern Baptist’s support of CP Missions allowed the North American Mission Board to send out 5,081 missionaries in 2008 and help start over 1,700 new churches. Approximately 415,000 people were baptized in 2008 as a result of individual Southern Baptists becoming Partners in the Harvest.

Learn more about the missions efforts of the Southern Baptist Convention by visiting the individual mission organization websites.

Partners in the Harvest
CP Missions
International Mission Board
North American Mission Board
Southern Baptist Seminaries
Southern Baptist Convention

Local Missions

The Lamar Baptist food pantry ministers to the community by providing emergency non-perishable staples to individuals and families. Individuals may contact the church office for further information. Adults and children within the church contribute resources in order to keep a well stocked pantry.

We are pleased to host the following at our facilities.  Map and Directions

Lamar en Espanol

Pastor:  Luis Gonzalez

Phone:  (817) 860-2957

Web Site:  www.lamarbaptist.org

Services: Sundays 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Layne Hall

Language:  Spanish

DFW Kachin Baptist Church

Pastor:  La Seng Labya

Phone:  (214) 228-4125

Sundays 1:30 – 3 p.m. in Layne Hall

Language:  Kachin Language (Myanmar)

Iranian Baptist Church of Arlington

Pastor: Iraj Hemati

Phone: (469) 867-4000

Email: ibcdallas@yahoo.com

Website: iranianbaptistchurch.com

Services: Sundays 6 – 7:30 pm in Annex House

Languages: Farsi with English Translation

Thai International Baptist Church of DFW

Pastor:  Rev. Ponnattee Nittayapume

Phone:  (214) 566-0770

Web Site:  www.thaichurchdfw.org

Fellowship:  10:45 a.m. in Annex House

Worship Service:  11:00 a.m.

Fellowship Lunch: 12:15 p.m.

Languages:  Thai-English Bilingual

Zo Fellowship

Pastor: Kham Mung

Email: zomung@sbcglobal.net

Phone: (817) 841-4588

Services: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Language: Zo

Church Plants

The Fields Church

Pastor:  Bryan Sloan
Phone:  (817) 713-8573
Address: P.O. Box 1160, Mansfield, TX, 76063
Gathering Address: Cooper St. YMCA, 7120 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX
Web Site: www.thefieldschurch.net

Grace Street Fellowship

Pastor:  Jim Burgin
Phone:  (817) 860-7943
Address:  1516 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76013

Other Local Missions Efforts

Arlington Charities

Arlington Charities specializes in Individual and Family Social Services.
Phone:  (817) 275-1511
Address:  811 Secretary Drive, Arlington, TX 76015

Arlington Life Shelter

The Arlington Life Shelter shepherds men, women and children towards a lifestyle of self-sufficiency.
Phone:  (817) 548-9885
Address:  325 W. Division Street, Arlington, TX 76011
Web Site:  www.arlingtonlifeshelter.org

Metroplex Women’s Clinic

Metroplex Mobile Pregnancy Clinic is HERE!  If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in the DFW Metroplex, our services are in an area near you.  The ministry of Equipping, Educating, and Empowering women to make life-affirming choices is now MOBILE!  This mobile unit takes the Gospel Message to the women. At Metroplex Mobile we offer free laboratory-quality pregnancy tests that are 99% accurate. Our tests are performed by Registered Nurses and are more accurate than many over-the-counter varieties. You will receive the information you need to make the decision for your future. A 3D/4D ultrasound follows to give women a clear picture of their developing baby.  The mobile unit helps AMPC reach a demographic of women that would not otherwise visit one of our brick and mortar centers.  It is one of the mightiest tools in use to reach abortion-minded women.

For more information please visit metroplexmobile.com or any area center listed below:

Metroplex Women’s Clinic North
Phone:  (817) 299-9599
Address:  2810 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76012

Metroplex Women’s Clinic Southwest
Phone:  (817) 563-6999
Address:  5904 Interstate 20 West, Arlington, TX 76017

Metroplex Women’s Clinic Southeast
Phone:  (817) 557-9111
Address:  5150 S. Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76018

Visit Metroplex Women’s Clinic at friendsofmwc.com.

Mission Arlington® |Mission Metroplex®

Serving the Lord in our community since 1986, their current ministries for Adults, Children and Youth, Healthcare, Spiritual Help and Crisis Intervention work together to help every family and each person who comes their way.
Phone:  (817) 277-6620
Address:  210 W. South Street, Arlington, TX 76010
Web Site:  www.missionarlington.org

Shepherd’s Call

Counseling and Teaching Services. Counseling services for adults and couples designed to help gain spiritual insight regarding who God is and who they truly are in Christ. The Weight of Grace group addresses food-related problems from a grace perspective in a life-transforming way. New classes begin in January and September each year.

Director: Penny McAdams

Phone: (817) 459-8488

Address: 711 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite #105 Arlington, TX 76011

Email: SCall220@gmail.com

Website: www.SCall220.org

Tarrant Baptist Association

A family of 400 churches together, assisting and encouraging each other to share Christ in Tarrant County and the world.
Phone:  (817) 927-1911
Address:  4520 James Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76115
Web Site:  http://www.tarrantbaptist.org

UTA BSM

BSM is a student organization at the University of Texas at Arlington whose “home” is the Baptist Student Center, located on the UTA Campus. BSM provides opportunities for spiritual growth, making friends, leadership, service, and missions.
Phone:  (817) 277-4195
Address:  414 S.West Street, Arlington, TX 76010
Web Site:  http://utabsm.com


International Missions

Talsi Christian School, Talsi, Latvia

Lamar Baptist has been involved in Talsi Christian School since its founding in 1995. In 1993 Inguna Gruznina was called by God to open a Christian school in a former Soviet Union Republic that had spent 50 years being taught their was no God and that to worship God was a sign of weakness. In 1995 she stepped out in faith and opens a school providing a Christian education for students in grades 1-4.God has blessed the school and it now provides Christian education for grades 1-12. Students not only receive an education steeped in Christian ethics, but one that is ranked as one of the best of all in Latvia.
The goal of Talsi Christian School is to train and equip the future leaders of Latvia. It’s graduates have gone on to become ministers, missionaries, doctors, dentists, engineers and business leaders who are helping shape Latvia into a nation focused on God and the belief that He alone can offer hope to them as a nation.
Every year a group from Lamar Baptist goes to Talsi to conduct a Youth Camp. Students from all over Latvia and other Baltic Republics attend. Many have come to know Christ during this camp. Many of the students from Lamar who have helped in the camp have formed lasting friendships with the students they meet. Every four years Lamar Baptist helps sponsor a choir from Talsi Christian School to come to the United States to share their music and their testimony. Further information on the Talsi Christian School can be found at www.talsichristianschoolfoundation.org or www.413foundation.org.

Skinner Family

Joel and Jill Skinner, along with their children, Dara and Dade, were sent out from LBC in 2009 to serve with Africa Inland Mission. They spent 6 years in Mbarara, Uganda, serving as the Unit Leaders and involved in pastor training, university discipleship, agricultural projects and various other ministries.

In 2015, God called them to serve as the Regional Directors for AIM’s Central Region, serving the countries of Chad, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda. Joel has spent the last 4 years leading the region in vision and strategy to see the unreached peoples of Central Africa reached with the Gospel.

Whited Family

Dano and Melinda Whited have been accepted as members of Wycliffe Bible Translators serving with JAARS. The Whiteds transitioned from Missionary Maintenance Services to Wycliffe in February 2009.

Laura Meloti

Laura, a former Lamar staff member, now serves in full-time ministry as part of International Commission, whose mission is to equip believers to take to Good News of Jesus to thousands of people every year through missions.  She coordinates volunteers and materials for mission trips to South America, specifically her native Brazil.

Mary Heyman

Presently on furlough, Mary serves in East Asia, as a foreign teacher coordinator/teacher for the C-SALT Center.

Regional Missions

Baptist General Convention of Texas

Riverbend Retreat Center

Located near Glen Rose, Texas, Riverbend exists to assist churches and individuals in carrying out the Great Commission through Summer Camps, Conferences, Retreats and Special Events in which groups, families, and individuals participate.

Southern Baptists of Texas Convention