Dr. GEORGE WILLIAM GARNER, Missiologist    

Dr. George W. Garner has served with the North American Mission Board June 1984 to 2010. He presently serves as Director of Rural Missional Leadership Greenhouse.

Previous ministry assignments have included serving as Consultant for Rural Church Planting Strategies in the Field Services Team, Church Planting Group with the North American Mission Board. He served with Ken Caryl Baptist Church, Littleton, CO as Minister of Missions and Church Planting Strategist from January 1, 2007 to January 2009 in a pilot project in partnership with Mile High Baptist Association, Colorado Baptist Convention, and the North American Mission Board, SBC. The goal of the project was the establishment of a comprehensive local church mission strategy based on Acts 1:8 with priority in leading Ken Caryl Church in becoming a church planting center. Previously, he was the State Director of Missions for the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention. Prior to this position he served as the National Missionary for Town and Country Church Planting, North America Mission Board (SBC). He served from 1984 through 2001 as Church Starter Strategist and also as Associational Director of Mission for Platte Valley Association in Eastern Colorado through the North American Mission Board's New Congregation Implementation Team.

Pastorates have included churches in Rhode Island, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Born in Texarkana, Texas, Garner grew up in Seagoville, Texas. He is a graduate of Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas A&M University at Commerce, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Barbara reside in Johns Creek, GA.


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