Barbour Association names new Hispanic missionary comment (0)
October 10, 2013
By Julie Payne
Anthony Gardiner, the newly hired Hispanic missionary for Barbour Baptist Association, began in the role Sept. 8. Gardiner, who is a native of Puerto Rico, said he is “really excited” to work in his new role at the association to reach the Hispanic community.
Gardiner served in the U.S. Army for 12 years, from 1992 to 2004, and has served as a deacon of Bush Memorial Baptist Church, Troy.
He holds a degree in missions from The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville and is currently studying clinical mental health counseling and marriage counseling at Troy University.
In his new role, Gardiner serves as pastor of the association’s Hispanic mission church. He also will do other ministry work in Barbour County, including an event Nov. 9 that invites all Hispanics from the Louisville community for a soccer tournament, food and the sharing of the gospel.
Gardiner and his wife, Aileen, an occupational therapist, have four children.