• french speaking world

    Barry and Rachel Baggott work to take the gospel to more than forty countries in the French-speaking world, providing literature and radio programs and making trips to plant churches as well as to edify and to train leaders. Barry now directs French World Outreach, a literature ministry begun more than forty years ago by Jerrel Rowden. FWO publishes a wide variety of tracts, correspondence courses, books and Bible class materials. A catalog of materials can be seen on-line at http://www.frenchworldoutreach.org/. Barry also provides either recordings or texts for numerous weekly FM radio broadcasts in nine French-speaking countries and travels regularly to help plant or strengthen local congregations and to teach in preacher training programs. The Baggotts worked as missionary apprentices to Arlin and Judy Hendrix from 1984 to 1986 in Lyons, France, then worked from 1987 until 2003 with Bob Prater in the French-speaking country of Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. The Baggotts worshipped as members of West 7th in 1987 and again from 2003 to 2008.


    In 1992 Barry began publication of a free, bi-monthly teaching periodical called Chemin de Vérité (Way of Truth). Currently over 16,000 copies of each issue are mailed to French-speaking individuals and churches in over 35 countries. In 1995 Barry opened the Bouaké Bible School, a two-year preacher training program, now operated by Ivorian brethren. The school has trained over sixty-five evangelists who now serve churches in Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, the Congo, Cameroon and Chad.


    Email: fwo.ceb@gmail.com (French World Outreach)

  • India

    Bill and Lola-Margaret Hall work six months each year in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Bill has been involved with the work since 1987. He made two short-term trips in 2001 and 2004. The Halls made a longer trip together in 2009 and began living there about six months each year in 2011. Bill helped to establish a school of preaching in 2004, while Lola-Margaret has worked to establish a home for widows and has worked in the orphan’s home. The work is based in two localities: Guntakal, where Bill helped to establish the church in 1994; and Eluru, where the school of preaching, the orphan’s home, and the widow’s home are located. The Halls’ primary efforts now focus on teaching in the India School of Evangelism and maturing the congregations in both places.

  • Southeast Asia

    Michael and Kris Bowen are our workers in Southeast Asia.

  • france

    Arlin Hendrix has been based in Lyon, France, since 1975. Pamela joined him there after their marriage in 1988. Their work focuses not only on France, but on many other French-speaking locations as well as countries throughout Europe. They travel throughout France working with numerous congregations and with growing Christians at those churches. Besides evangelizing and teaching, the Hendrixes present marriage seminars in French twice a year throughout Europe, Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. In 2005, the Hendrixes traveled to Burkina Faso, a French-speaking country in West Africa, to assist in the mission there. Over the years the Hendrixes have made over twenty teaching trips to Guadeloupe, one teaching trip to the preacher school in Benin, and one to the preacher school in Ivory Coast. Both schools are in West Africa. The Hendrixes aim to join God in His ongoing loving and gracious work, offering forgiveness to people haunted by their past. The work aims to heal broken marriages, offer people unconditional acceptance, and give troubled souls a taste of real peace, a peace that surpasses all understanding. The Hendrixes teach people how to live a life that pleases God, using the Bible as the only guide. They help Christians become mature followers of Christ, and work with a church that unites people from all backgrounds into one body.


    Email: hendrixap@gmail.com


    Website: www.hendrixfrancophone.com

  • lexington, va

    Page and Shirley Barnes

  • cherokee, nc

    Jim and Debbie Sexton have worked with the church of Christ in Cherokee, North Carolina, since 2005. The Sextons moved from New York to Cherokee in response to a need for a family to teach, reach out to the community, and preach the Word of God. Cherokee has a distinct culture, as it has a large Native American population and is somewhat secluded in the Smokey Mountains. The Sextons have worked for nine years to become accepted as part of this close community--building trust, meeting emotional and spiritual needs, all while holding out salvation through the Word. The people are always seeking, and the Sextons aim to help them in their search for the truth that only comes from the Lord.


    Email: cherokeechurch@hotmail.com

    Website: www.cherokeecofc.com

Service Station


Have you ever seen someone in need and asked, "Why isn't someone doing something about that?" Maybe you even wondered why God wasn't doing something about it or even why he would allow it.
It's our job as Christians to serve others - to be God's hands and feet to the world. This site seeks to match those with needs (whether from our congregation or out in the community) with those who would like to try to show Jesus to others. You can give your time, materials, money, prayers or all of them. You can lead a team or just be an assistant. No project is too little or insignificant. It doesn't matter whether you're 15 or 75. The KEY is that you do something!


Because we live in a busy and a physically blessed area, we often don't see the needs of others. Combine this with our desire to look like we've got it all together and don't need help, we often won't share our needs. So whether you're on the need side or help side of this equation, this site can be for you. It's time to show why we're Christians. Many of us are good at not doing evil things but not so good at helping others. Get involved and share Jesus with others! 

Click here to visit the Service Station's Facebook page.

Local Outreach


West Seventh supports the following works with a special contribution each year:


Columbia Academy Bible Department     Churches of Christ Disaster Relief

Eastern European Missions     Healing Hands International

Nashville Inner City Ministry      Tennessee Children's Home

World Christian Broadcasting


West Seventh supports a number of organizational outreach and mission efforts. Many are based in Tennessee and give members an opportunity to teach the gospel and to serve others through events and trips on a regular basis. For instance, several times each year, members help load supplies for Churches of Christ Disaster Relief and Healing Hands International, which proclaim the love of Christ by sending supplies around the world to victims of natural disasters and to underdeveloped countries. Many members are also active with Columbia Academy and Tennessee Children’s Home, both of which seek to teach the Bible to young people and to rear the next generation of God’s servants. Each Sunday, West Seventh leads worship and teaches Bible classes at Landmark Apartments, a local outreach to Columbia's inner city. Other works, such as Eastern European Missions, Nashville Inner City Ministry, and World Christian Broadcasting, work to spread the gospel to people in Middle Tennessee and throughout the world.