Today I Honor the Missionary Man–Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley of Lott Carey
The fall edition of the Lott Carey Herald of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention honors the 20th anniversary of their executive director-treasurer Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley.
I have known David for these 20 years, and consider him a close friend, great colleague, and Christian ministry soulmate in the cause of Christ. We have been together many times in Washington, DC, and have also met with many others throughout North America and in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America in gatherings of Baptists seeking to expand and extend the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. I know of no greater leader among us as Baptists.
He thinks and acts creatively to be part of God’s empowerment of effective Christian missional engagement. He is often my counsel when I seek to understand and act prophetically in multi-cultural situations. He is a true friend.
Thank you, David, for your faithful, effective, and innovative service to God’s Kingdom.