David Coram, pastor of Living Waters Fellowship in Oak Grove, knows what it's like to be on both sides of military ministry.
A retired Army chaplain, Coram felt led to plant the Kentucky Baptist church in order to reach those stationed at Fort Campbell.
"I would drive through the community and weep because I saw such a need," he
Like Gray, Coram
pursued local and state partnerships as his
vision was forming.
In addition to participating in the KBC's
Basic Training Journey for Church Planting, Coram
was able to apply for funding grants through the KBC
Since it first launched in 2004, Coram
estimated that Living Waters Fellowship
has "directly reached somewhere around 1,000 people, and indirectly reached more than 8,000 others.
Last year alone, Coram
had the privilege of baptizing more than 20 people.
"For a church running 70 people, that's pretty significant," he
"Everything we do is related to evangelism or discipleship.
We don't see ourselves as ever being a megachurch.
"The challenge we have here is that our community is a very transient community," Coram