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
Eddie Killian
Bud Martenn
Chris Peponis

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

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

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

The Tri-State Preachers Fellowship is truly a great fellowship. When I came to Dalton 38 years ago and started our church I did not know one person in Whitfield County and definitely did not know another preacher in the North Georgia area. It was such an wonderful day when a preacher in the fellowship invited me to attend a meeting. When I attended the first meeting I was so encouraged by the powerful messages and was challenged to go back to my field and do all that could to reach and minister to people. I’m so thankful for the privilege of being a part of such an encouraging and helpful Fellowship.

Wayne CofieldPastor of Whitfield Baptist Church; Fellowship Moderator
Upcoming Fellowship Meetings