As the least religious state in America, Vermont cries out for spiritual assistance. Can you hear the cry of her heart? Does it call to your own heart? Why not join our team of missionaries and his team of missionaries in reaching Vermont with the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
From: Co-Directors GMBA
Jerry Frey, David Lee, Bob Henley
May 7, 2013
To: Pastors and Churches of the Green Mountain Baptist Association
Having been recently elected by the Green Mountain Baptist Association as your leadership team we thought it appropriate to introduce ourselves and tell you a little about our backgrounds. While we have been here long enough that most of you have had opportunity to get to know us we understand that we are still quite unknown to many of you. We hope you will take the time over the coming months to contact us; and share your wisdom, ideas, and concerns with us as we attempt to move forward together in Kingdom work. The three of us will be working together to fill the vacancy as your Director of Missions. The plan is to reassess our roles and our needs in eighteen months at the 2014 Annual meeting.
Dr. David Scott Lee is 50 years old, was raised in Maryland, and came to faith in Christ as a child. At the age of 16 he received a call to preach, was mentored by his Pastor, and became a lay preacher. He served 7 years in the US military and was appointed a Lay minister while serving. Following his military service Dr. Lee moved to South Carolina to enter seminary and began to Pastor bi-vocationally. He had a burden to serve in New England where his wife is from and where he lived previously. So in 1997 the Lord called he and his family back to New England to the State of Vermont and has served the GMBA in various capacities for 16 years. Dr. Lee has been bi-vocational for most all his time in ministry working as a firefighter, school teacher, Christian School Principal, and most recently as a substitute teacher in the public High School. He Pastors the Newbury Bible Church, is married to his wife of 31 years (Donna), has 3 adult children, and 2 grandchildren (with one on the way).
Jerry Frey is a native of Lancaster, PA. His journey into ministry began in January 1981 when he rededicated his life to the Lord in response to the Martyrdom of Chet Bitterman a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Bogata, Columbia, South America. Jerry and his wife Cheryl did their training at Columbia International University, Columbia, SC. The Frey’s have raised their family since moving to Vermont in 1986 in Thetford, VT and Pownal, VT. He has been the pastor of Faith Christian Fellowship in Pownal since 1988. This has been a Bi-vocational ministry working for an architect as a Project manager for 17 years, teaching at GRACE Christian School and currently Jerry has his own Construction Management business. His experience includes assisting in the opening of several churches in southern Vermont where he has served as GMBA Church Planting Strategist. Jerry & Cheryl celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary May 21, 2013. They have three adult children and three grandsons.
Bob Henley also grew up in Maryland. After two years of College he joined the Navy Seabees and served in Vietnam. Returning to College to train in Education Bob finished his undergraduate training and moved into a High School teaching career. As a brand new Christian and believing that he was called of God, he then followed this calling to Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and soon after that a pastorate in Hornsby, Tennessee. Responding to a call from a new church start in Middlebury, Vermont, Bob and his wife Linda moved their two children to Vermont in 1980. Thirty three years, two more children, and three grandchildren later Bob is now retired from teaching and still serving Grace Baptist church in Middlebury.
David, Bob, Jerry