There isn’t a Starbucks and you have to drive a long way to see a movie. To many, things like that would be a good reasons to avoid ministry in a small town. Additionally, the opportunity would seem to be very limited. However, small towns offer the opportunity have a disproportionately large-and lasting-impact. This blog is about making a big difference in a small town.

Derek Gentle has been pastor of the First Baptist Church of Tallassee, Alabama (home of the world’s smallest Wal-mart) since 1996.

Derek is the creator of the The Baptist Start Page, an index of resources for Christian living and ministry.

You can follow Derek on Twitter at @DerekGentle


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