LOUISVILLE---Beechland Baptist Church in Louisville understands the need to reach their community. They’ve concentrated their efforts by starting two, soon to be three, international churches within their English-speaking church.
The new ministries are Beechland Karen Baptist Church, an outreach to the Karen people of what was formerly Burma; Iglesia de la familia Ministerio Hispano de Beechland, a ministry for the Hispanic speaking community, including Cubans, Mexicans, Hondurans and others; and Primeira Igreja Batista do Louisville, soon to be the first Brazilian Baptist church in Kentucky.
When Beechland’s pastor, Chuck Love, came to Louisville from Wilmington, N.C., he brought with him a passion for reaching internationals. His wife is Brazilian, and he spent time in Brazil as a missionary and is fluent in Portuguese. At his church in North Carolina, he became familiar with the Karen people and their plight through refugee ministry.