First Day Ministry
The purpose of First Day Ministry is to come along side churches and help them fulfill "The Great Commission." First Day Ministry is a mission’s organization that is passionate about getting the church to the mission field. Once in the field, First Day uses its teams in order to not only share Christ, but to ensure people get plugged into a local church and receive on going discipleship.
First Day ministry also exists to educate, equip, and encourage local pastors. Providing a training environment that the pastors have an opportunity to receive a seminary type education, in order to more effectively share the gospel.
First Day Ministry is ready to help your church get to the mission field!
Dr. Levi Skipper
Levi Skipper is a native of Georgia graduating from Shorter College with a Christian Ministry Degree in 2000, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity Degree in 2004, and Luther Rice University with a Doctorate of Ministry Degree in 2009. He met his wife Christa while attending college and they married in 2000. They have four children Garrison Levi, Mattie Eve, John Gavin, and Marlee Rose. Levi has served as a student pastor, college pastor, and pastored a growing congregation before launching out with First Day Ministry.
Dr. Skipper currently lives in mountains of north east Georgia and pastors Concord Baptist Church in Clermont. Levi is the Founder and Chairman of First Day Ministy.
Michael Edwards has lived in Georgia for most of his life and is a graduate from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. He met his wife Ashley on a blind date in 1998. They have 2 children Zac and Juliette.
Michael has worked in the corporate world for over 15 years before discovering Gods calling for his life. Michael has lead many international mission trips and continues to plan and coordinate trips for local churches.
Michael Edwards currently lives in Dallas, GA and is the Director of Missions for First Day Ministry. Michael also serves as a Trustee for the North American Mission Board (NAMB).
Pastor Casey Hughes
The Church at Catoosa
I was blessed to be able to take my very first overseas mission trip with First Day Ministry to Ethiopia in 2010 and then make a return trip in 2011. These opportunities with First Day have changed my life forever. Levi, Michael andthe rest of the First Day leaders have an unbelievable heart for the nations of the world. The strategy of First Day is a direct echo from the Apostle Paul: "to equip the saints for the work of ministry."I have been able through First Day to teach/train pastors throughout Ethiopia. I have seen the hurt and illness in this country through the medical clinics. First Day Ministry transforms their convictions into actions to reach this lost and dying world with the Gospel through building the local church in every nation!
Pastor Jason Allison
First Baptist Church of McKenzie
I recently had the privilege of going on a mission trip with First Day Ministries. I would like to highly recommend anyone who is looking for an opportunity to go oversees to use First Day. From the time I signed up to go, till I landed back in the US, every detail was taken care of. Their planning and organization is top notch!
Pastor Mike Parker
Hurt Road Baptist Church
"In October 2011 I was able to go with First Day Ministries to Ethiopia. Although it was not my first foreign mission trip, it was a wonderful experience, and an ongoing blessing. Four people from our congregation also attended, and for all of them it was a life altering trip. Every detail of the trip was pre-arranged prior to our arrival and it made for a very smooth, event free, trip. As a Pastor I was able to minister in my area of expertise and they were flexible to allow the others in our party to do the same. There was definitely an area for each person to serve in an area where they felt comfortable. I am leading another group from our church to travel with First Day in October 2012 and would recommend their ministry to anyone considering God’s call to short-term foreign missions.
Pastor Patrick Latham,
Second Baptist Cedartown
"Second Baptist Cedartown hosted Dr. Levi Skipper for a 5 day revival. Over the course of the meeting, our church was energized and encouraged for Christ and His mission. We saw several decisions for Christ and we are still seeing God's blessing's from Levi's ministry. One long time church member remarked that our meeting with Levi was the greatest revival our church ever hosted. You will be blessed by his ministry."
Dr. James L. Flanagan,
President of Luther Rice Seminary
"Dr. Levi Skipper is one of God's choice servants to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God's power is evident as he rightly and passionately divides the Word of Truth."
Evangelism Consultant with Georgia Baptist Convention
"Dr. Levi Skipper is a personal friend and a great man of God. He is a tremendous preacher who God is using to reap the harvest. His integrity and character are above reproach and he has been used as a Pastor in Georgia to build an evangelistic church. I encourage every pastor to pray about using Levi in a harvest event. His biblical messages will be received by both students and adults alike. Your people will be blessed and souls will be impacted for eternity."
Levi has had opportunity to preach revivals, crusades, and men's conferences. God has moved greatly. If you are interested in Levi's services feel free to call or complete this formand a First Day Representative will get back to you shortly.