IN OUR WORLD

First Baptist Church financially supports 13 international teams located around the world. These teams are engaged in various activities that all have the same common theme: sharing the love of Jesus Christ to the citizens of their country.

 

The First Baptist Church Mission Committee is aware of the costs these teams have related to housing, transportation, schooling, caring for their own children, and obtaining various materials they need to facilitate their mission. The committee keeps in regularly contact with these teams to make sure they are aware of their needs, prayer requests, accomplishments, and how they are doing. Many of these teams face persecution daily from people or the government. But their persevere for God is faithful.

IN OUR WORLD

First Baptist Church financially supports 13 international teams located around the world. These teams are engaged in various activities that all have the same common theme: sharing the love of Jesus Christ to the citizens of their country.

 

The First Baptist Church Mission Committee is aware of the costs these teams have related to housing, transportation, schooling, caring for their own children, and obtaining various materials they need to facilitate their mission. The committee keeps in regularly contact with these teams to make sure they are aware of their needs, prayer requests, accomplishments, and how they are doing. Many of these teams face persecution daily from people or the government. But their persevere for God is faithful.

IN OUR WORLD

First Baptist Church financially supports 16 international teams located in 15 different countries. These teams are engaged in various activities that all have the same common theme:  sharing the love of Jesus Christ to the citizens of their country. The First Baptist Church Mission Committee is aware of the costs these teams have related to housing, transportation, schooling, caring for their own children and obtaining various materials they need to facilitate their mission. The committee keep in regularly contact with these teams to make sure they are kept aware of their needs, prayer requests, accomplishments and how they and their families are doing. Many of these teams face persecution every day from people and governments. But their faith in God keeps them going in the face of these types of encounters.

FOREIGN BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Baptist Haiti Mission

(BHM) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The BHM staff and volunteers are diverse in culture and background. Their team is united by a single goal: a desire to reflect the love of Jesus Christ and support the growth of the church in Haiti. Their programs are designed to meet the material, emotional, and spiritual needs of vulnerable people, so they can live healthy, prosperous lives according to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Visit their website www.bhm.org for more detailed information.

Kids Alive International

In the Dominican Republic and Haiti: for 100 years, Kids Alive has rescued orphans and other vulnerable and forgotten children in 15 countries around the world. Through the blessing of child sponsorship, these kids receive loving, holistic care and a quality education, helping break the bondage of hunger, abuse, and exploitation. Best of all, they have the opportunity to know and trust Jesus Christ and follow Him. Visit their website www.kidsalive.org for more detailed information.

Pangasian Bible Mission

PGM serves in conjunction with the Commissioned Ministers Network headquartered in Kerrville, Texas.  The Pangasinan Bible Mission uses Bible teaching and reproducing churches to plant a church in every town and city of the province of Pangasinan. They see this mission being accomplished as godly men are sent out by the local church to plant more churches! Visit their website http://pangasinanbiblemission.org for more detailed information.

Baptist Haiti Mission

(BHM) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The BHM staff and volunteers are diverse in culture and background. Their team is united by a single goal: a desire to reflect the love of Jesus Christ and support the growth of the church in Haiti. Their programs are designed to meet the material, emotional, and spiritual needs of vulnerable people, so they can live healthy, prosperous lives according to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Visit their website www.bhm.org for more detailed information.

Kids Alive International

in the Dominican Republic and Haiti: for 100 years, Kids Alive has rescued orphans and other vulnerable and forgotten children in 15 countries around the world. Through the blessing of child sponsorship, these kids receive loving, holistic care and a quality education, helping break the bondage of hunger, abuse, and exploitation. Best of all, they have the opportunity to know and trust Jesus Christ and follow Him. Visit their website www.kidsalive.org for more detailed information.

Pangasian Bible Mission

in conjunction with Commissioned Ministers Network headquartered in Kerrville, Texas and serving in the Philippines. The Pangasinan Bible Mission uses Bible teaching and reproducing churches to plant a church in every town and city of the province of Pangasinan. They see this mission being accomplished as godly men, who are recognized by their service in the local church, are trained for ministry and sent out by the local church with the goal of planting a Bible teaching church. Visit their website http://pangasinanbiblemission.org for more detailed information.

FOREIGN BASED MISSIONARIES

Josh and Lauren Allinger

Josh and Lauren joined the FBC missionary family in 2019. Since then, they have been raising support to begin their missionary journey. Their mission organization is Biblical Ministries Worldwide. They feel that God has called them to France to plant churches, start Bible studies with new and old believers, and train up leaders so they can continue planting more churches throughout the country. They see this as a lifelong commitment to the people of France, as they establish a base and network of co-workers in Christ. .

Dan & Laurie Anderson

Dan and Laurie serve with Hope Bible Mission in Guatemala. For 25 years now, the Lord has used them to serve in Latin America and Spain. Their current focus has been on training Christians to engage in doing ministry in the marketplace. The purpose is to develop leadership strategies in their communities through evangelism and ministries of compassion and relief efforts among the poorest of the poor. The Lord has also used them to begin three weekly Bible studies with mostly un-churched but spiritually sensitive people.

Nathan & Vera Beck

Nathan & Vera are serving with Greater Europe Mission in the Czech Republic. They love the freedom to share the Gospel, make disciples, and help those in need. They have had great opportunities to work with refugees in Prague who are asking questions about God and becoming believers as they see what God is doing around them. They are encouraged that Nathan’s English teaching in the high school has helped him make connections and find the kids who are ready to learn God’s plan of Salvation.

Josh and Lauren Allinger

Josh and Lauren joined the FBC missionary family in 2019. Since then, they have been raising support to begin their missionary journey. Their mission organization is Biblical Ministries Worldwide. They feel that God has called them to France to plant churches, start Bible studies with new and old believers, and train up leaders so they can continue planting more churches throughout the country. They see this as a lifelong commitment to the people of France, as they establish a base and network of co-workers in Christ. .

Dan & Laurie Anderson

Dan and Laurie serve with Hope Bible Mission in Guatemala. For 25 years now, the Lord has used them to serve in Latin America and Spain. Their current focus has been on training Christians to engage in doing ministry in the marketplace. The purpose is to develop leadership strategies in their communities through evangelism and ministries of compassion and relief efforts among the poorest of the poor. The Lord has also used them to begin three weekly Bible studies with mostly un-churched but spiritually sensitive people.

Nathan & Vera Beck

Nathan & Vera are serving with Greater Europe Mission in the Czech Republic. They love the freedom to share the Gospel, make disciples, and help those in need. They have had great opportunities to work with refugees in Prague who are asking questions about God and becoming believers as they see what God is doing around them. They are encouraged that Nathan’s English teaching in the high school has helped him make connections and find the kids who are ready to learn God’s plan of Salvation.

Dan Belue

Dan BeLue has been called to serve in India starting in 2014. He is working to serve orphans and vulnerable
children, helping them to overcome the cycle of generational poverty, in the city of Hyderabad, India. Back2Back ministries is dedicated to being a voice for orphans, and Dan is involved with many projects to help them impact the lives of many. He is always look for open doors to spread the Gospel! He is excited about the school and the opportunities for college students to see the love of Christ.

Stephen & Debbie Coney

Along with his wife Debbie, Stephen has been serving the Lord in the city of Orebic, Croatia. He continues to
teach at the Theological Bible Academy in Zagreb. Debbie has been working with local ladies in a Bible study, reaching out to them as well as raising their three boys. They have started a Sunday service in Orebic twice a month to focus on helping the locals to see the saving power of grace God has provided to them. They are encouraged by how the Lord continues to guide and direct their interactions with others.

Gary & Kate DeGraff and Family

Gary and Kate DeGraaf are serving in Hem, France with Greater Europe Mission. Gary has been working for the
past 10 years with the college student ministry, leading worship and teaching as well. Kate is teaching Sunday school and is involved with the kids club outreach, and works to invest in the lives of the people in their village. They hope that these relationships will grow stronger and that many will follow the Lord. They pray that God will work through them in establishing fellowshp with their neighbors and community.

Dan Belue

Dan Belue has been called to serve in India starting in 2014. He is working to serve orphans and vulnerable children, helping them to overcome the cycle of  generational poverty, in the city of Hyderabad, India. Back2Back ministries is dedicated to being a voice for orphans, and Dan is involved with many projects to help them impact the lives of many. He is always look for open doors to spread the Gospel! He is excited about the school and the opportunities for college students to see the love of Christ.

Stephen & Debbie Coney

Along with his wife Debbie, Stephen has been serving the Lord in the city of Orebic, Croatia. He continues to teach at the Theological Bible Academy in Zagreb. Debbie has been working with local ladies in a Bible study, reaching out to them as well as raising their three boys. They have started a Sunday service in Orebic twice a month to focus on helping the locals to see the saving power of grace God has provided to them. They are encouraged by how the Lord continues to guide and direct their interactions with others.

Gary & Kate DeGraff and Family

Gary and Kate DeGraaf are serving in Hem, France with Greater Europe Mission. Gary has been working for the past 10 years with the college student ministry, leading worship and teaching as well. Kate is teaching Sunday school and is involved with the kids club outreach, and works to invest in the lives of the people in their village. They hope that these relationships will grow stronger and that many will follow the Lord. They pray that God will work through them in establishing fellowship with their neighbors and community.

Jeff & Michelle McQueary

The McQuearys began their mission work together in Costa Rica in 2003. They serve by leading a campus to help Latinos be missionaries around the world. They also help work with youth ministers from North America and Costa Rica to enable them to connect and learn from each other. Additionally, they have started a youth group center in the town they live in to provide a place where students can connect with God and Christian friends. As
these projects develop, they pray that more will come to grow in their relationship with God.

Greg & Debby Nichols

Greg and Debby have been serving the Lord through Greater Europe Mission since 1993.. They serve in the Czech Republic by bringing help and hope in the name of Jesus to people who are displaced and seeking asylum. They are using the opportunity God has provided to share Christ with a diverse group of people in the Refugee Integration Center outside of Prague. They have been encouraged by many who learn of God’s love for them and have committed themselves to Christ and have been saved.

R.J. & Niveady Pleva 

RJ and Niveidy serve with Kids Alive International, and are based out of the Dominican Republic. RJ is a team coordinator for the DR, overseeing the scheduling of teams, working on project ideas, and meeting with team hosts and site directors. He is the computer tech for all 7 schools that Kids Alive operates in the area, and is developing a curriculum for the computer classes  They are excited to see how God will use the teams and ministries of Kids Alive to minister to the kids, and families, of the DR.

Jon & Laura Prims

Jon & Laura have been serving in Japan working to serve the local church and set up outreach programs in their churches through English teaching. Most Japanese people who become Christians as adults have had some contact with a church during their childhood years, so summer outreach programs are an important way to influence young people for Christ. Jon & Laura have also started a Japanese language worship service that has brought the Good News to many more.

Jeff & Michelle McQueary

The McQuearys began their mission work together in Costa Rica in 2003. They serve by leading a campus to help Latinos be missionaries around the world. They also help work with youth ministers from North America and Costa Rica to enable them to connect and learn from each other. Additionally, they have started a youth group center in the town they live in to provide a place where students can connect with God and Christian friends. As
these projects develop, they pray that more will come to grow in their relationship with God.

Greg & Debby Nichols

Greg and Debby have been serving the Lord through Greater Europe Mission since 1993.. They serve in the Czech Republic by bringing help and hope in the name of Jesus to people who are displaced and seeking asylum. They are using the opportunity God has provided to share Christ with a diverse group of people in the Refugee Integration Center outside of Prague. They have been encouraged by many who learn of God’s love for them and have committed themselves to Christ and have been saved.

R.J. & Niveady Pleva 

RJ and Niveidy serve with Kids Alive International, and are based out of the Dominican Republic. RJ is a team coordinator for the DR, overseeing the scheduling of teams, working on project ideas, and meeting with team hosts and site directors. He is the computer tech for all 7 schools that Kids Alive operates in the area, and is developing a curriculum for the computer classes  They are excited to see how God will use the teams and ministries of Kids Alive to minister to the kids, and families, of the DR.

Andy & Nadine Spradley

Andy and Nadine have been serving in North Macedonia since 1995. Their focus has been ministering to the people there with church planting and evangelism. They have to be creative in ways to reach people here with the Good News, by organizing basketball camps, family camps, and home Bible studies. Together they reach out to neighbors by teaching language classes at the team’s community center to connect with more people. Their latest project is to start a health care clinic and education center for the village. They pray it will be a blessing to many.

Jon & Naureen Storm

Jon and Naureen have been serving in the Middle East Since 2009. Jon serves as the pastor/teacher of a
historical international church. This has allowed them to interact with many in the community. He has been able to continue theological teaching while working with other pastors and leaders to encourage them in their ministries. Naureen is called to help others through ESL teaching. Helping locals gain English proficiency gives them increased opportunities for employment. They have been able to provide support for many families in the community.

Jon & Laura Prims

Jon & Laura have been serving in Japan working to serve the local church and set up outreach programs in their churches through English teaching. Most Japanese people who become Christians as adults have had some contact with a church during their childhood years, so summer outreach programs are an important way to influence young people for Christ. Jon & Laura have also started a Japanese language worship service that has brought the Good News to many more. They are praying that the Lord will continue to multiply their efforts, so that many will come to believe the Good News.

Andy & Nadine Spradley

Andy and Nadine have been serving in North Macedonia since 1995. Their focus has been ministering to the people there with church planting and evangelism. They have to be creative in ways to reach people here with the Good News, by organizing basketball camps, family camps, and home Bible studies. Together they reach out to neighbors by teaching language classes at the team’s community center to connect with more people. Their latest project is to start a health care clinic and education center for the village. They rejoice in seeing many people grow in their relationship with Christ.

Jon & Naureen Storm

Jon and Naureen have been serving in the Middle East Since 2009. Jon serves as the pastor/teacher of a historical international church. This has allowed them to interact with many in the community. He has been able to continue theological teaching while working with other pastors and leaders to encourage them in their ministries. Naureen is called to help others through ESL teaching. Helping locals gain English proficiency gives them increased opportunities for employment. They have been able to provide support for many families in the community.

Mark & Mary Swinerton

Mark and Mary Swinerton are serving with Power To Change in Australia, both of them work on their church’s music team. Mark is the church’s audio and data coordinator, as well as a church leader. Power to Change trains University students to share their faith with students who are graduating from 12th grade. Many spiritual conversations included the explanation of the Gospel, leading to people receiving Christ. Mary will be moving from the music team to working with the younger kids, and having the opportunity to get to know the moms better in church. Mark continues to produce a daily radio program that is heard on 240 radio stations throughout Australia and uses the internet as a tool for evangelism.


Mark & Mary Swinerton

Mark and Mary Swinerton are serving with Power To Change in Australia, both of them work on their church’s music team. Mark is the church’s audio and data coordinator, as well as a church leader. Power to Change trains University students to share their faith with students who are graduating from 12th grade. Many spiritual conversations included the explanation of the Gospel, leading to people receiving Christ. Mary will be moving from the music team to working with the younger kids, and having the opportunity to get to know the moms better in church. Mark continues to produce a daily radio program that is heard on 240 radio stations throughout Australia and uses the internet as a tool for evangelism.


More information on the missionaries we support can be found inside the hallway adjacent to the prayer garden. If you are interested in partnering with us in making disciples at home and around the world, please contact the Church Office.