4035 Jodeco Road, McDonough , GA 30253

Locklear Family


Lord, is there not some place in the world where we can serve You? A remote place? A small village? Anywhere YOU choose, we will go. We will live simply so others might simply live.”

Mack Locklear experienced God’s call to salvation in 1963 and then surrendered to full-time ministry in 1976. He served as pastor of Rome Baptist Tabernacle in Rome, Georgia from 1976-1992.

After retiring as pastor, Mack & his wife Marilyn began looking for opportunities to serve abroad. God led them to the island country of Jamaica, settling in Martha Brae, Trelawny. Riverside Baptist Church began meeting in 2001, and in 2014 the Locklears opened the Noah’s Ark Children’s Home

Lara Langston

I had no idea how that trip (and the four trips to come) would transform my spiritual life. Watching our students experience a third world culture as they embraced God's people was inspiring, working along side those same students was rewarding, and worshiping with our team and the members of Riverside Baptist Church was uplifting. I believe so strongly in exposing students to the mission field.

Lara LangstonFormer High School Principal , Community Christian School
Maddie Rock

This trip was the first time that I think I ever put all of my trust in God and He showed me that My God is real, and powerful, and a provider. Thank You to everyone who helped me to go on this trip because it truly impacted my life.

Maddie RockStudent, Disciple-maker
Damion Pringle

My name is Damion Pringle. I am the oldest boy at Noah's Ark Children's Home and the oldest of four brothers. The Locklear family, visiting groups, and Riverside Baptist Church have meant a lot to me. The church is on the same property with the home, so I have the privilege to attend all sessions. I am now saved and baptized, and serving as Assistant Youth Pastor, worshiping and serving my God. I want to say thanks to the Locklear's for taking four brothers in order to keep our family together.

Damion PringleNACH resident, Martha Brae, Jamaica
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