Started in 2002 with Pr. Fendi being seconded over from Sabah Mission Convention to setup OA ministry with 3 partnering churches in Penang namely Georgetown Baptist Church, Reservoir Garden Baptist Church and Fettes Park Baptist Church. Penang Baptist Church joined this partnership since 2013 focusing on supporting pastors and pastors’ family. Gerik OA ministry covers from Gerik to Southern up to end of Banding Lake and Eastern to Lawin.
Kentak/Batu 11 is located between Gerik and Banding Lake. Within the lake, it’s divided into upper and lower part and Kembok is the virtual boundary. Kembok is the first village who came to know Christ and has produced many leaders including Pr. Azmi and his sister. To-date, we have 15 main villages covered by the respective pastors.
Towards the above villages, ministries would involve:
- Visitations by the respective pastors on week days with short mini services.
- Social need support such as water pipe installations in Selauk and Kelap.
- Maintenance of water pipes in existing villages. Rubber Trees Plantation, toilet building and maintenance
- Assisted Assimilation Education Program to children in lake villages
- Encouragement to the pastors and villages spiritually during trips