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Don’t miss the opportunity to play in the first annual two-day, two-course national golf tournament, a new concept for Master’s Men.

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Thursday, September 14, golfers will play beautiful Windtree Golf Course in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. The following day, Friday, September 15, golfers will travel just a few miles away to Pine Creek Golf Course for a second round. These courses are among the finest public courses in the Nashville area and will be familiar to  past participants as courses where the national tournament was previously held.

Tournament registration is only $150 per person and includes 18 holes of tournament play, range balls each morning, and lunch after each round. The tournament is a two-man scramble format, with flighting at the end of the tournament. Mulligans will be available for purchase, two per day for $10 per day. Prizes, mulligan prizes, and giveaways will be awarded at the conclusion of the second round.

Trophies will be awarded for Championship Flight—First, Second, and Third Place; First Flight—First and Second Place; and Second Flight—First and Second Place.

The deadline for registration is Friday September 1.


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Plans are in place for 2017 Impact Louisville. Volunteers will be working at the church revitalization project in Louisville. The Rodney Brazil Family was recently commissioned to head a joint revitalization project teaming North American Ministries and the Kentucky State Association. The Brazils will lead the only Free Will Baptist church in Louisville, a city of over a million people.Rodney and Ashley have three children: Elayna, Dylan, and Bella.

Even if you cannot participate in Impact Louisville, please pray for this family as they partner with this congregation to be effective in reaching people with the gospel and establishing a strong church in this growing city.

Impact will partner with the church in three areas, and volunteers are needed for all three:

  • Renovation to the church property — 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Neighborhood block party with inflatables, games, hot dogs, and drinks — 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Free car wash — 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.

All of these projects are designed to bring attention to the church by serving the surrounding community.

Please sign up below with names of all those attending, along with shirt sizes for a free Impact Louisville t-shirt. Please sign up by July 3 to receive a shirt. We hope to see you there.

Church Address: 4618 Poplar Level Rd, Louisville, KY 40213


DRT in Albany, GA

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DRT in Albany, GA

I appreciate all the volunteers that help with Master’s Men Disaster Response Teams. Alan Austin and some men from his church in Florida are back in Albany, GA. Tim Hayes and several men from IL are headed to Hattiesburg, MS to begin work Monday. If you would like to volunteer or donate, give us a call at 1-877-767-8039.

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Tornado Damage in Hattiesburg, MS

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Tornado Damage in Hattiesburg, MS

There are Free Will Baptist already working in this area. (Thomas Holloway)

Bob Birmingham is pulling the Mississippi Free Will Baptist Disaster Relief Team trailer to the area on Tuesday (1/24). Thomas will be in charge of the equipment. If you have questions about arrangements call Thomas at 601-912-2248. Bob can be reached at 662-397-6408.

As you can see, 8 Days of Hope is making plans and preparation to help also. Possibly you can help in their effort. (See Below)


Residences of Hattiesburg and Petal, Miss., experience storm damage, Jan. 21, 2017. The tornado hit the area during the early morning hours.(Mississippi Army National Guard photo by Pfc.Christopher Shannon/Released)

Are you ready to serve?

The Hattiesburg, MS area needs your help! This past weekend a F3 tornado damaged over 500 homes in and around Hattiesburg! They need our help desperately! Our brothers and sisters in Hattiesburg could use some hope, the hope of Christ!  Many homes need tarps, chainsaw work, and debris cleanup. Also, many homeowners need help salvaging what remains.

It’s time to pray, use your hands and feet, or consider other ways to support the efforts that will begin this week to help our Mississippi friends.  All you need is a servant’s heart.  If God is prompting you, then please respond.  Healing is needed in this area and you can help!

To help:

– Please sign up to volunteer at
– Spread the word!  Please forward this to all your friends and family. Consider posting this need on social media.
–  Pray fervently that we will serve in a way that people would see Jesus in us!
–  Check in will begin this Thursday, January 26th after 6:00 pm. (Breakfast on the 27th is our first meal.)
–  Volunteers will start serving Friday, January 27th. We plan to serve through Friday, February 17th. (We could extend this a week.)

Please consider helping in the relief efforts in Hattiesburg .Thank you! May God bless you as we all pray for the families in this community and others across the nation that have been hit hard by the recent disasters.

2017 Deep South Tournament

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2017 Deep South Tournament


How would you describe the 2017 Master’s Men Deep South Golf Tournament, GREAT!

Fifty eight golfers showed up expecting to play a little golf. The weather forecast changed from moment to moment, climate change. A week out, rain was predicted for Friday, 24 hours out, storms were predicted for Friday morning. Around 3:00 AM a small rain came through and by 7:00 it had all moved off to the east and the final day was as good as the rest.

In 2016 we made a change and moved all our golfers up one tee box. This has proven to be a good move, as players scores have improved and rounds have finished quicker. Another change this year was the hotel. Lots of positive comments on the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms and the quality of the food and service at breakfast.

On Wednesday evening we gathered at First Free Will Baptist Church in Albany for dinner and devotion. Thanks to the ladies and men for setting up for us and Bro. Billy Hanna for their hospitality. Bro. David Crowe from Mississippi brought our devotion on being thankful. We met again on Thursday evening for our meal and giveaways. Thanks to all that gave gifts for our drawing. Once again the food was fantastic, as we enjoyed chicken and fixins on Wednesday and pork chops on Thursday.

The scores were low with about half the teams coming in at or below par.

When it was all said and done, the team of Robert Hendrix and Chris Collier pulled away for the top spot with a tournament record low score of 60, 12 under par, to finish the three day tournament with a 194. Second place was a log jam with four teams tied at 199. That means we go to the score cards to determine places. After all the cards are checked, the team of John Pugh and Wesley Bass finished second in the Championship Flight followed by James Stidham and Shane Stidham in third. Other teams with 199 were Rodney Stidham and Jeff Pugh and David Crowe and Matt Wright. First Flight First Place went to the team of Ronnie Brown and Ronnie Yance, with a tournament total of 209 followed by William Smith and Jack Daniel with an identical 209. First place Second Flight went to the duo of Ken Ford and Jack Hanley with a 225, followed by Joe Postlewaite and Ron Moore with a 234.

Thanks to all the golfers, hole sponsors and those that contributed in any way. Looking forward to next year and hoping to see more golfers.

First Place Championship Flight

Robert Hendrix and Chris Collier


Second Place Championship Flight

John Pugh and Wesley Bass


Third Place Championship Flight

James Stidham and Shane Stidham


First Place First Flight

Ronnie Yance and Ronnie Brown


Second Place First Flight

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First Place Second Flight

Ken Ford and Jack Hanley101_2756

Second Place Second Flight

Joe Postlewaite and Ron Moore



Disaster Response

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Disaster Response

Just heard back from Pastor Cody Mansfield at Tabernacle FWB Church in Kinston, NC. They are beginning clean up this Saturday. We need everyone that can to show up and help. Still checking on other churches and we will keep updating as we receive information. There have also been many families displaced by flooding. If you can help financially you can send it to our office or to the NC FWB Sate office.

I just talked to Cody Mansfield, pastor at Tabernacle FWB Church in Kinston, NC. Their church had seven feet of water and still has two feet. As soon as the water goes away he will let us know and we will make a plan. Also heard from Rueben Cason and he said Faith in Goldsboro had no water in their main building but did in the school.
I just returned from South Georgia and saw the damage there. If you would like to help with clean up there contact me.
We are continuing to collect funds to help.

Just got off the phone with Bro. Reuben Cason, promotional man for North Carolina. Several churches have been affected by the floods from Hurricane Matthew. But because water is still rising in many areas we can’t respond yet. Once the rivers crest and the waters subside we will need lots of help. Master’s Men will stay in touch and get the word out ASAP when things start moving. Or he can contact Bro. Reuben for information or to volunteer or make a donation. 252-230-4430

More updates. Flooding waters continue to rise in NC. We can’t go in until the water goes down, which they are saying may be this weekend. There are other areas that need help. Let us know if you can go help. Clean up and chain saws seem to be needed.

As probably many of you have already seen, there is widespread flooding and destruction caused by Matthew. If you want to help please let me know and we can point you in the right direction. If you can’t go but would like to help you can send your donations to Master’s Men and we will make sure it gets to where you want it to go or where we see the greatest need. Our address is. PO Box 5002 Antioch, TN 37011

I have talked to pastors or state leaders in FL, GA, NC and SC and so far have only found one FWB Church that received any significant damage. I am waiting for a call to see what kind of help they might need. Once everything slows down, we will see where we need to go and what we need to do. Update: getting news that there may be flooding in NC that has affected churches there. Again we will keep you updated.

Ken Akers

2016 Impact KC

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2016 Impact KC

Impact (annual outreach emphasis) celebrated its tenth year with three exciting events on the Saturday before the convention. Eighteen volunteers (above) from Mississippi, Illinois, Tennessee, and Oklahoma joined members of LifePoint FWB Church at the Harvesters warehouse to sort and pack nearly 12,000 pounds of food. At Victory FWB Church (Kansas City), 30 volunteers provided food and fun activities for 150 visitors, four of whom returned to visit the church the following morning.

Central FWB Church (Grandview) sponsored a community carnival with inflatables and games. Local departments provided police cars and fire trucks, and the church honored first responders. Approximately 200 enthusiastic residents attended the fair. “It’s great that race has no boundaries in the love of Christ!” remarked Rob Stottlemyre, chief of Grandview Fire Department, after watching the church interact with the community.

Disaster Respnse Opportunity and Training

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We have planned a Disaster Response Training week for April 13-17, 2015. This training will take place at the Cumberland Youth Camp located near Clarksville, Tennessee, north of Nashville. We have several spots open. This will be a week of both hands on and class training. We are partnering with citiIMPACT, a national disaster response organization, for training, as well as other groups. citiIMPACT was the lead organization that worked closely with Hillsdale College during the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma. (more…)