In August 2013, Grace Baptist Church of Taylors, SC, USA sent Mark & Cheryl Hatfield to serve Beijing Baptist Church in Beijing, China. Beijing Baptist Church ministers to English-speaking foreigners living in Beijing. The present ministry involves a constantly fluctuating congregation of 60-70 ex-pats from about 20 different countries. In addition to one main weekly Lord’s Day service of worship and expository preaching, community groups meet throughout the city, biweekly “Guys’ Nights” disciple young men, and Mark & Cheryl counsel and encourage individuals and families throughout the week. “Art of Marriage” weekend retreats and annual church retreats also focus on extended teaching and fellowship.
Mark & Cheryl have four grown children in the US, two of them married, and one granddaughter born in August of 2017.
Please pray for BBC to continue to faithfully teach God’s Word and apply it well among a culturally diverse congregation.