About Us

Who Are We?

Our Name

The name of this fellowship is the “Tri-State Independent Baptist Preacher’s Fellowship.” It is composed of Independent Baptist Pastor’s, lay Preachers, Evangelists, and Missionaries.

Our Purpose

This fellowship was organized for the exalting of Christ and the encouraging of preachers through the “Preaching of the Word of God.” It does not serve as a platform for axe-grinding or arguing over non-essential preferences. The fellowship meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in a church where it is invited.

Our Leadership
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Wayne Cofield
Moderator
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Eddie Killian
Vice-Moderator
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Ronnie Brown
Secretary
Testimonials

The Tri-State preachers fellowship has been a great blessing and encouragement to me over the years. A few years ago I had a Military Doctor at home in Dalton ask me for some Arabic Gospels tracts to take back to Iraq. I did not have anything to print for him. That very same week at a fellowship, Bro. Charles Humphrey walk up to me and ask me “Bro. Spence could you use some Arabic New Testaments?” Could I? Only God can put together such providence. GLORY TO GOD! We shipped 3 cases of Arabic New Testaments to Iraq at a reduced cost provided by the U.S. Military. Later I was told that they were placed on a table at the hospital in Bagdad and Muslims would come by and pick up one as they left the compound. I believe God worked it all out and we will see some saved Iraqis when we get to Heaven. Thank God for our fellowship.

Rick SpencePastor of New Life Baptist Church
Testimonials

Since early in 1984, I have been a member of the Tri-State Independent Baptist Pastor’s Fellowship. Through the years, the fellowship with God’s men and the preaching of God’s Word have proven to be a great blessing in this preacher’s life. There have been occasions when I have gone to the monthly fellowship discouraged, but I have never left discouraged. Thank God we have maintained an emphasis on the preaching of God’s Word and the exalting of the Lord Jesus Christ. May God help us to endeavor to strengthen what He has blessed us with in this great fellowship.

George PinionPastor of Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church
Testimonials

The Tri-State Fellowship has been a blessing to me personally. The preaching is consistently Biblical and inspiring each month. The Fellowship is delightful and genuine. I have built some lasting, fruitful friendships in these 22 years of being a part of the Tri-State Fellowship that has help me remain steadfast and faithful in the ministry.

Tim McCulleyPastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church, Calhoun GA
Testimonials

In ministry, sometimes your feel as though you are on an island, isolated from everyone. No one around you seems to understand the battles and struggles that the ministry invites. Attending the Tri-State Fellowship meetings have been a great help by engaging with others that face similar circumstances. Also the worship feeds my soul. When your spend most of the time feeding others, it is a delight to feast on the Word of God through the ministry of someone else.

Ronnie BrownPastor of Bethany Baptist Church; Fellowship Secretary
Upcoming Fellowship Meetings
2017 July Meeting – Hamilton Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN
2017 July Meeting – Hamilton Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN

Our July 2017 meeting will be on Thursday, July 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the Hamilton Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN where Bro. Virgil Smith is the pastor.

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2017 August Meeting – Moriah Baptist Church in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
2017 August Meeting – Moriah Baptist Church in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA

Our August 2017 meeting is Thursday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m. at the Moriah Baptist Church in Ft. Oglethorpe where Bro. Randy Lynn is the pastor.

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2017 September Meeting – Deep Springs Baptist Church – Dalton, GA
2017 September Meeting – Deep Springs Baptist Church – Dalton, GA

Our September 2017 meeting is Thursday, September 7, at 10:00 a.m. at the Deep Springs Church in Dalton, GA where Bro. Tim Jones is the pastor.

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2017 October Meeting – Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church – Rossville, GA.
2017 October Meeting – Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church – Rossville, GA.

Our October 2017 meeting will be on October 5th at the Elizabeth Terrace Baptist Church where Bro. George Pinion is the pastor.

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2017 November Meeting – Nellie Head Memorial Baptist Church in Tunnel Hill, GA
2017 November Meeting – Nellie Head Memorial Baptist Church in Tunnel Hill, GA

Our November 2017 meeting will be on Thursday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Nellie Head Memorial Baptist Church in Tunnel Hill, GA where Bro. Eddie Killian is the Pastor...

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2017 December Meeting – Fellowship Baptist Church in East Ridge, TN
2017 December Meeting – Fellowship Baptist Church in East Ridge, TN

Our December 2017 meeting is Thursday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church in East Ridge, TN, where Bro. Chris Peponis is the pastor.

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