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 Welcome to the Mother Lode Baptist Association website
 
We are a network of Baptist churches in several counties of the California Mother Lode region.  We encourage and strengthen our member churches and leaders in fulfilling the Great Commission in our local setting and beyond.  We are not a church, but we assist our member churches to do their work by networking together to reach and serve the communities within our area.
 Number of Salvations and Baptisms in the MLBA since January 2024
Salvations 13 Baptisms 43
Please click on the tabs to see more detail about the way we serve our members.
 
 
 
Chairman, Pastor Keith Whitehouse, Sutter Creek Baptist Church
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Missions Team statement:
The purpose of the Missions Team is to help carry out the individual’s and churches' responsibility to the Great Commission through various mission ministries. The Missions Team will therefore promote mission work by assisting the churches of the MLBA in mission awareness and in the involvement of mission ministries and activities of the MLBA, the California Southern Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention and its entities. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)
 
Church Planting Team Chairman: Pastor Mike Redinger
Resource Chair Mike 
The purpose of the Church Planting Teamis to help enlist workers, locate church planters who may be interested in serving in the MLBA, and organize and supervise church plants in the MLBA in accordance with the MLBA's responsibility to fulfill the great commission. 
 
 
Summer Missionaries Team: Pastor Jeremy Dente, First Baptist Church of Angels Camp
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The purpose of the Summer Missionaries Team, in carrying out the MLBA’s responsibility to fulfill the Great Commission, is to help enlist, organize and supervise summer missionaries for service in annual summer mission programs and projects requested by the MLBA and its local churches.
 
Disaster Relief Team: Pastor Glenn Moore, First Baptist Church of Angels Camp
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The purpose of the Disaster Relief Team is to help carry out the individual’s responsibility to the Great Commission via opportunities for disaster relief. The Disaster Relief Team exists to serve in disaster relief and assist MLBA churches to promote disaster relief opportunities and projects by their members.
 
Church Ministry Team:
 
Church Ministry Team Chairman, Pastor Ken Sartain, Copper Canyon Baptist Church
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The purpose of the Church Ministry Team is to help the individual and the church to carry out their responsibilities to the Great Commission through various ministries. The Church Ministry Team therefore will promote ministry by assisting the churches of the MLBA in ministry awareness and in involvement in the ministry activities of the MLBA, the California Southern Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention and its entities (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 4:11-16); and to help cast a vision and set goals for ministry for and within the MLBA.
 
Men’s Ministry Team, Pastor Nathan Morales, Hilltop
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The purpose of the Men's Ministry Team is to help Christian men and carry out their responsibilities to the Great Commission, to promote and enhance men's fellowship, worship, and Christian education, and to help the men grow and mature in their various roles and relationships as Christian men, husbands, fathers, workers, or in any other relationships or roles they may have; and encourage the men of the MLBA to be active in church participation and ministry and to reach out to those men in their churches and communities who are inactive in church or uninvolved; and encourage the men of the MLBA to befriend and witness to the unsaved men in their communities.
 
Women’s Ministry Team: Manuela Hays, Plymouth Baptist Church
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The purpose of the Women's Ministry Team is to help Christian women carry out their responsibilities to the Great Commission, to promote and enhance women's fellowship, worship, and Christian education, and to help the women grow and mature in their various roles and relationships as Christian women, wives, mothers, workers, or in any other relationships or roles they may have;    encourage the women of the MLBA to be active in church participation and ministry and to reach out to those women and girls in their churches and communities who are inactive in church or uninvolved; and encourage the women of the MLBA to befriend and witness to the unsaved women and girls in their communities.
 
 
Church Resource Team: Pastor Mike Redinger, Connecting Columbia
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The purpose of the Church Resource Team is to help carry out the responsibility to the Great Commission by identifying the individual church's needs, identifying the resources available, connecting the resources to the individual church's need.
 
 
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 Connecting Columbia, Pastor Mike Redinger and family
 
 
 
 
The primary purpose of the Administrative Team is to carry out the business of the MLBA within the limits established by the MLBA in session.  To help MLBA churches and individuals carry out their obligations to the Great Commission and to other duties assigned to the churches and their members in the Scriptures; To promote awareness and involvement in the activities and ministries of the MLBA, the California Southern Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention and its entities; To set policy as directed by the MLBA when the MLBA is not in session; To develop, recommend and present policies and procedures to the MLBA for its consideration, ratification and application; To establish the annual budget for the MLBA; To guide and oversee disciplinary issues affecting the MLBA.
 
Moderator: Pastor Ken Sartain, Copper Canyon Baptist Church
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Vice Moderator: Pastor Dr. Michael Hays, Retired
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Clerk: Cindy Cook, Grace Fellowship Church of San Andreas
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Chief Financial Officer / Treasurer: Christine Bailey: Sierra Baptist Church
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Mission Teams Chairman: Pastor Keith Whitehouse, Sutter Creek Baptist Church
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 Church Ministry Team Chairman: Pastor Ken Sartain, Copper Canyon Baptist Church
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Director of Missions: Dr. Kenneth R. Terry and Wife Tracey 
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Mother Lode Baptist Association     
P.O. Box 388 San Andreas, CA 95249
 DOM: Dr. Kenneth R. Terry
(209)352-2295
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