Great Commission Obedience is a resource for pastors that will inspire them to preach boldly on missions and spark an evangelistic resurgence. It features messages compiled by veteran missionary and retired International Mission Board president Jerry Rankin-each one packed with personal illustrations and practical examples of how God is at work around the world today. As the Southern Baptist denomination rallies toward a Great Commission Resurgence, these messages help clear that path and unite volunteer mission teams being sent out by the church.
Jerry Rankin and his wife, Bobbye, spent twenty-three years as missionaries in Asia until he became International Mission Board president in 1993. He now leads the IMB with a vision of missionaries, churches, and volunteers partnering to take the gospel to all people. Rankin earned a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and his master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Rankins live in Richmond, Virginia.