Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions facility closes, personnel available by phone, digital services

The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) offices in Prattville closed March 16 and will remain closed at least through March 31, but SBOM personnel will be available to help Alabama Baptists, according to Rick Lance, SBOM executive director.

Here’s what the SBOM is doing:

  • All SBOM-sponsored events previously scheduled through March 31 are being postponed or cancelled. (See the list of events by clicking here.)
  • All SBOM-related travel by state missionaries and other personnel is suspended.
  • SBOM personnel are available to Alabama Baptists by email, telephone, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or conference calls.
  • SBOM office phone numbers are being forwarded to cell phones. State missionary phone extensions may be found by visiting and clicking on names or photos.

Updated resources will be posted regularly at In addition to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control, the site also has links to assist your congregation with matters including streaming worship services and online giving.

“We earnestly want to serve the Alabama Baptist family in any way possible during this unique time in our nation,” Lance said. “Please know that we are praying especially for the 3,200-plus local congregations during these challenging times and even as sometimes very difficult decisions are made. Pray for us too as we serve our Lord by serving Alabama Baptists.”

Read the full blog post here. (SBOM)