It should always be the desire of those who minister the gospel to follow the example of the apostle Paul (I Thessalonians 1:6). The one who brought the word of God to the Gentiles also established the pattern by which missionary activity should be pursued. But how often does an opportunity present itself to not only follow the same example of Paul but to do so in the same place where he ministered? This is the open door that the Lord has given in the city of Thessaloniki, the recipient location of Paul’s labors and epistles. Today, the place which at one time held a great New Testament church is without the word of God or a true gospel witness. A modern city with a population of over a million people in its metropolitan area has not one Baptist church of any brand nor a Bible believing preacher in its city. How can this be, and more importantly, what is to be done about it? It is amazing that the city that held a church which became “ensamples to all that believe” (I Thessalonians 1:7) and from whom “sounded out the word of the Lord” is now a city in 2012 that is in utter darkness. We must bring back the truth of the gospel to the city that was “beloved” of the apostle Paul so that again their “faith to God-ward” will be “spread abroad...in every place” (I Thessalonians 1:8). Paul was “affectionately desirous” (I Thessalonians 2:8) of these people just as the Lord Jesus Christ cared greatly about Thessaloniki. He raised up a great church here once and sent missionaries and Biblical letters to her. What a privilege!
The church at Thessalonica evangelized many parts of their world almost 2000 years ago. Our desire is to rekindle that desire for the word of God in this great city. Few people really read and love the Bible, yet, it has all the answers to the issues of life. And everyone needs answers in this day of crisis, sin, and trouble. It is our desire to help you understand God’s word and introduce you in a greater way to the wonderful Savior and Master Jesus Christ.