It was Labor Day Weekend 1999 that I first announced to Helen First Baptist that the Lord had been laying on my heart to start this new ministry. From the very beginning there was this dream that some day we would have a lodge and land on which to build a year-round ministry. Truth is I had very little idea of how to do a year-round ministry back then so the Lord set us off on a journey that has taken over 20 years. In that time, He has led us, taught us and used us to build that ministry. Along the way He has given us many wonderful people to work with and two churches, West End Baptist in Manchester, GA and Alamo First Baptist in Alamo, GA, that were willing to partner with us, come alongside us and make this ministry happen. Many people have worked with us and many have contributed financially to us to help this ministry grow and to touch many lives for our Lord and Savior.
Christmas of 2017 we were informed by a family that they wanted to make a generous donation to Legacy. While we were extremely grateful we were also overwhelmed with the responsibility of using this gift wisely and as the Lord would lead us to use it. So, we went to praying! Soon after the New Year began we were put in touch with the Stuckey Timberland Co. out of Eastman, GA and they graciously wanted to be a part of what God was doing. As a result, they have made the Browndale Plantation outside of Hawkinsville, GA available to us. We have entered into a lease agreement that will allow us to begin expanding to a year-round ministry. Browndale Plantation comes with a 4-bedroom lodge and 2,465 acres. It is a beautiful piece of property with abundant wildlife and 3 large stocked ponds.
Please pray for us as the Lord leads us, teaches us and makes our steps secure. Keep an eye on our ministry calendar and come join us on a ministry hunt. Spread the word and let others who could benefit from the ministry know what is going on or sponsor them for a ministry outing. This truly is a God-sized new adventure! To Him be Glory for all He is doing!
Kyle (Founder and Director) grew up in a ministry focused home with his dad pastoring churches in North and Middle Georgia and working with Georgia Baptist Camp Ministries. At the age of 10, he accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. As Kyle finished high school and entered college he felt the Lord leading him into a life of ministry. He attended and graduated from Georgia College State University with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and then continued his education by attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Masters Degree in Divinity.
Kyle is married to Alanna and they are the proud parents of Kayla, Kent, and Joshua. They are also the proud grandparents of Zoey(7), Noel(5), Georgia(3), and James(1).
Legacy Outdoor Ministries is a ministry organization that focuses in building the Legacy of Jesus Christ through the Great Outdoors.
Since January of 2000, we have use the outdoor recreations of hunting and shooting sports to bring men out of their man-made world, and back into God’s great creation where they might encounter God and have a life changing experience with Jesus Christ. Our focus is to encourage men and boys to become Men of God, to equip Christian men in their roles as husbands and fathers and call them up to be Strong Christian Leaders in their Families, Churches, and Communities.
Many people grew up learning and living the Legacy of the Great Outdoors. Throughout history, people all over the world hunt, fish, and take part in other outdoor recreations and sports. For some people, the Outdoors are a hobby or entertainment and for others, it is a way of life.
We at Legacy Outdoor Ministries use this passion of the Great Outdoors to share and pass down an even greater legacy, the Legacy of Jesus Christ. This legacy, while offered to all, must be intentionally accepted and passed down to the next generation. After all it is the only legacy that will last for all of eternity.
The Lord has given him many ministry experiences from youth and music ministries to resort ministries and pastoring. In 1993, Kyle and his wife Alanna accepted a dual call of ministry to Helen, Georgia. There Kyle pastored Helen First Baptist Church while partnering with the Georgia Baptist Convention of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention to begin Georgia Mountain Resort Ministries. It was through this joint ministry of pastoring and resort ministries that the Lord began developing a new ministry through hunting and shooting sports.