Forbid Them Not



Session 1 was presented by Bro. Bob Thompson, the General Director of Baptist Home Missions.
Click here to print and download his handout for the session.

About Bro. Thompson:
Bob Thompson was raised in a Christian family and accepted Christ as His Savior at age 7.  He made a decision at summer camp at age 12 to give his life to serve as a missionary.  His plans developed, and he entered Bob Jones University to prepare as a medical doctor to serve on a foreign field.  While at BJU, God changed Bob’s direction to prepare for “traditional” missions service.  He completed his studies in 1981.  He then married his high school sweetheart, Deb.
Upon completing his studies, Bob served as associate pastor at Southside Baptist Church of Rock Hill, SC, for nearly five years.  He and his wife prepared and left for Brazil in 1988 where they served for fifteen years.  Their ministries included church planting, theological education, literature ministry, deaf ministry, and encouraging the development of missions among Brazilian churches.  The culmination of their missions work was to join a colleague in assisting a Brazilian family settle into Mozambique for full-time ministry.
In 2003 God changed their direction of ministry.  Bob and Deb joined with Bibles International and began a ministry of assisting the ministry of Bible translation for the millions who wait for the light of God’s Word.  Bob served as Projects Manager.
Baptist Home Missions invited Bob to be their General Director in 2012. He serves in this capacity giving leadership to the mission, promoting missions in churches and Bible colleges, and encouraging the missionaries under the care of the mission.
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Bro. Bob Thompson (GBC)