John & Sandy Bailes
National Reseeding America Representative
Dr. John Bailes served as the USA Director with Baptist International Missions, Inc., for over thirty-five years before becoming the National Reseeding America Representative. Brother Bailes was saved in Memphis, Tennessee, while serving 12 years in the United States Navy. He attended Tennessee Temple Bible School and graduated in l970. Brother Bailes has been in the ministry for 45 years and 41 of these have been with church planting. In his early ministry, he had the privilege of serving on staff at Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, under the leadership of Dr. Lee Roberson and Dr. J. R. Faulkner. During that time, he was instrumental in starting 28 branch churches in an 80-mile radius of that city while serving as the Director of the Branch Church Ministry. Before resigning that position, he had the oversight of 76 branch churches.
Dr. Bailes has been with Baptist International Missions, Inc., since l977 and was named USA Director in 1987. In June 2013 Dr. Bailes gave up this position to become the National Reseeding America Representative. He will continue to serve the USA missionaries by assisting them in obtaining support and planting churches. Dr. Bailes has assisted BIMI USA missionaries and others in planting over 300 churches during the past 35 years. He planted and was the pastor of five churches prior to joining Baptist International Missions, Inc. He also serves local churches by conducting mission conferences and church planting seminars. His wife, Sandy, has also been used as a speaker to ladies groups concerning missions and sharing her experience as a church planter's wife. John and Sandy have five children, thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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