Pray for Legacy Church in Sutton, Massachusetts
Legacy Church was founded nearly 300 years ago in the town of Sutton, MA. It started several churches, one of which is still active today, only eleven miles away near Worcester. The church was given grace at a time when Baptists were not allowed in Massachusetts, but the founding pastor, a Baptist, was also a town father. Legacy church also hosted George Whitefield in 1745 on his trip through New England and is the oldest active Baptist church in Worcester County and fourth in Massachusetts. It is in its third building, built in 1829, with Donald McKinnon serving as Legacy’s pastor of six years.
Donald McKinnon is a third-generation pastor, earning a Masters from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He celebrates 25 years of marriage this year with his wife Natalie. Donald is an avid hockey fan, loves shooting, playing guitar, and history. He recently published the book, No Cookie Cutter Way, which focuses on church revitalization.
Legacy church continues to engage its rural community in many ways including community dinners as one means of outreach. They are currently seeking grants to restore much of the historic 200-year-old building that has fallen into disrepair. Worcester county, the fastest growing area in New England, has only five Southern Baptist churches with a population of 600,000. Legacy is also seeking partnerships with other Southern Baptist churches, highlighting the need for more church plants in their area. Of these five SBC churches, three are in a revitalization process.
Join us as we pray specifically for:
- Developing missions teams for on-going community engagement and beyond.
- Legacy Church needs healing resulting from an experience of elder spiritual abuse.
- More church plants in Worcester county.
- Financial resources and grants to restore the 200-year old historic church at Legacy church.
- The Holy Spirit to work in the hearts and minds of Legacy church members to generate excitement and a passion for discipleship and evangelism.
- More youth leaders for Legacy’s seven teenagers for a consistent, weekly meeting time.
- Strategic and wise ways to retain visitors to the church.