Boasting a variety of beautiful terrains, from forests and lakes to snow-capped mountains, the Poconos is Pennsylvania’s premier resort destination. Because it offers relatively affordable housing and is strategically situated in Pennsylvania’s northeastern corner, it also serves as a commuter community for New York City and northern New Jersey. These factors have resulted in a population that is rapidly expanding, increasingly ethnically diverse, and woefully under-churched.
More than a decade ago, Ken Davis began feeling burdened to see fundamental Baptist churches planted in the Poconos. Davis is director of Project Jerusalem, a church-planting ministry of Baptist Bible Seminary. Project Jerusalem is a somewhat unique ministry in that it simultaneously facilitates the planting of churches and the training of church planters, drawn from the seminary’s student body.