North American Missions

First Baptist Powell seeks to follow Christ as He leads into areas of His world where we can carry the gospel for the purpose of making disciples, planting churches and strengthening existing churches.

partner organizations

awaken city church

Led by Derek Duvall, Awaken City Church in Herriman, Utah, is a church plant of First Baptist Powell in cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board. Awaken City Church’s desire is to engage their community with the love of Christ and to see it forever changed by the Gospel of Jesus, holding close to Him as its only source of true hope & joy.

Disaster relief

First Baptist Powell’s Disaster Relief team specializes in flood recovery and chainsaw work, serving locally and throughout the continental United States. Certification and training are required; individuals interested in becoming certified and serving should visit the Tennessee Baptist Relief website.

Contact: Wayne Parker (

Grace Harbor Church | New Bedford, MA

Grace Harbor Church is a Southern Baptist Church plant in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Grace Harbor New Bedford started on June 7, 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three months later on September 6th, 2020 they constituted together as a church, by affirming 17 members, calling a Pastor, and taking the Lord’s Supper for the first time. Since that time GHC has continued to reach out to New Bedford and grow in grace and number. 

Send North America

Dotted across North America live pockets of people who have not heard of the saving love of Christ. These unreached include refugees from otherwise-closed countries, residents of tiny villages far from the road system in Alaska and the Yukon, and immigrants from a variety of nations. Their religious beliefs range from animist to Buddhist to Muslim. Send North America’s teams live gospel-centered lives in these communities, sharing God’s love, grace, and forgiveness in word and deed.

Center Baptist Church | Omaha, NE

Center Baptist Church is a church in a lower-income area of Omaha, Nebraska that has been in an intentional revitalization phase since 2020. The church is 125 years old and had declined to about 40 regular attending members. Since 2020, with the help of a sending church in the area, CBC now has a full-time pastor, part-time Associate, and has transitioned to an elder-led, deacon-assisted, congregational model.