Montgomery Assoc.’s Lisa Rose marks 35 years in missions, ministry

When Lisa Rose looks back over her 35 years of missions work, it’s easy to pinpoint where her journey began — Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) at the University of Montevallo.

“My campus minister and other folks really poured into my life and gave me the opportunity to do missions in college,” she said. “It made a huge impact.”

They got her involved in local ministries and during her years in college she spent four summers doing BCM summer missions in other places too.

“That really set the tone and that’s where my call to missions happened,” Rose said. 

From there she served as a North American Mission Board (NAMB) missionary in New York City. Then in 2006 she joined the staff of Montgomery Baptist Association (MBA), where she served as compassion ministries director until transitioning into the role of director of church mobilization at the beginning of August.

In that role she will still be involved in compassion ministries but she will also recruit volunteer missionaries from local churches to serve across Central Alabama’s River Region and internationally.

Neal Hughes, who leads Montgomery Association, called Rose a “gifted missionary practitioner.”

“She loves Jesus and people with all of her being,” he said. “The MBA is fortunate to have such a multitalented missionary on our staff.”

“I lie in bed at night thinking of all the possibilities,” Rose said. “I love missions, I’ve loved this journey, and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here.” (Grace Thornton)