Austin Gardner, Pastor
Vision Baptist Church, Alpharetta, GA
Philip and Lori Bassham are two of the finest people that I know. I have had the privilege of being their pastor now for nearly four years! I have worked with Philip both as a student in Peru before starting the church and then on our staff here at Vision.
Philip has experienced ministry here and on the mission field. In Peru, Philip gained valuable experience dealing with the cruel realities of learning and speaking a foreign language, dealing with culture shock, living in a foreign country, doing cross cultural evangelism, preaching, eating strange foods, etc.
Philip is a man of character. He is hard working, diligent, faithful, and hungry to be used of God. Philip not only has these characteristics but we have seen him work and grow and carry real responsibilities in the ministry here in his church.
He is prepared far beyond the average missionary to do the work that God has called him to do.
Philip is a real leader among his peers, and I believe will be greatly used of God in Thailand.
I hope that you will prayerfully consider having Philip in your church and then supporting this very needy ministry. Thailand is a key country and in great need of the gospel if we want to impact the world and glorify the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I know that Philip will be a blessing to you and your church when he presents the work and even more so as we see him get to the mission field and begin the work that God has called him to do.
Thank you for whatever help you can give Philip as he prepares to go to Thailand as a church planting missionary.
I am honored to be their pastor and to serve God with them. If you have any further questions about them, their character, their dedication, their preparation, or service please feel free to give me a call.
Yours to evangelize the world in our generation,
W. Austin Gardner
Charles Wetherbee, Pastor
Victory Baptist Church, Weatherford, TX
It is with great delight and confidence that I recommend Philip and his dear wife to you for consideration in having a part in their endeavors to Thailand. Philip has applied himself diligently in seeking God’s will and preparing himself for the great cause of missions.
I was his pastor for 5 years here in Weatherford, Tx. and have watched him grow and develop both in his convictions and in his compassion for the lost. He has a great testimony within our church and I am sure that we will support him every way we can.
Again, I feel that Philip and his wife are a great investment for any church to make in regards to reaching souls, planting churches and glorifying God in Thailand.
Please feel free to call me at any time should you have any questions that I might be able to answer.
All For Him,
Dr. Charles W. Wetherbee