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Jerry Rodriguez, Zapata, Texas, FRONTLINE MISSIONS|
Jerry and Connie Rodriguez have served as directors of Front Line Missions since the death of founder Jerry McSorerly in 2005. The work started as a missionary endeavor to Mexico, and wound up branching out to also include works in India and in the small border town of Zapata, Texas, along with other efforts in China and the Philippines. Works include Missions, Christian Schools, Orphanages, and Feeding Programs. You can find out more about their missionary work by writing them at Front Line Missions, P.O. Box 577, Zapata, Texas 78076 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their website at: www.flmcentral.com by clicking here.
Steve and Cathy Mills, LIGHTHOUSE OUTREACHES, Africa and the Arabian Gulf
Steve and Cathy Mills are products of International Bible College...they have ministered for decades reaching the lost in the "20-40 window" of Africa. Their work named Lighthouse Outreaches, ministers to Africa and the Arabian Gulf. Steve is gifted in speaking, teaching and organizing ministries around the world.
Steve is most recently assuming responsibility as Partner Relations Director/Africa Director of SURGE. In 2023, Surge has a goal of seeing a new church planted every hour. To achieve that goal, they are training around 10,000 church planters around the world. In January they trained 32 church planters and by the end of April, 18 churches had been planted from those.
For information on their ministry, contact them via email at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their website at www.lighthouseoutreaches.net
You can also view their latest news here: Surge
or view the Surge Video at :Surge Update
Jerry and Jeanette VanRonk, Team Jesus Ministries, Africa
Jerry is one of our BMA pastors who, after pastoring for several years in San Antonio, TX, established Team Jesus Ministries, dedicated to serving God by presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a personal relationship with Him. Jerry is traveling the US and much of Africa to Encourage, Exhort, and Edify the body of Christ through personal evangelism, body ministry, and service to the Kingdom of God. "Our personal belief is that ministry is not about us but about Him and the gift He has given the World. It is a TEAM effort!" Jerry is also the author of two books, promoted in this website as well.
To see more about Team Jesus Ministry click here: Team Jesus
Rev Joe Greene, Haiti"Brother Joe", as he is so lovingly known by all who meet him, is a retired pastor (and former two-term Mayor of Rockport, Indiana) who doesn't quite know the meaning of the word "retire." Joe continues to serve the Lord actively by being the Praise and Worship leader at Bethel Christian Center in Reo, Indiana. He takes numerous trips throughout the year to Haiti under the auspices of an independent ministry, Missions of Love, to minister to the nationals of Haiti. He builds, he fixes, he does just about everything anyone needs to meet the needs of Haitians, often at personal risk to his safety. Joe reaches the people of Haiti with his love and skills built through many years of experience to build churches, repair vehicles, construct roads and a myriad of other activities. His mission is definitely a sacrifice of love for the Lord and the people of Haiti. Contact Brother Joe at email@example.com and check out the mission work he does at www.missionsoflove.org
Click here: to see Brother Joe speak about his ministry at the 2015 Fall BMA Conference about his mission work in Haiti.
Rev Walter Phillips, Friends of NepalThe Rockport/Reo Church started a mission effort to Nepal just a few years back that is already seeing hundreds of souls won to Jesus in this predominantly muslim country. This ministry is seeing new churches and converts added to the kingdom daily.
Because of security threats to the ministry and its ministers, not much will be posted online here about that ministry.
For information, contact Brother Walter Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev Jose and Sandy Rodriguez, Global Grace MinistriesJose and Sandy are local grown evangelists. They both graduated from IBC and then Jose entered the Army. For many years, he represented the BMA as its representatives to military chaplains. He retired several years ago as a Lieutenant Colonel and was hired by Global Grace Ministry as its field representative. They previously served as our mission directors. Jose and Sandy travel around the world as liasons to missionaries through Global Grace, but also represent us as full time members of the BMA. Please check out their work at GlobalGrace.org
Jerry and Sandy Owens, Guatemala City, Guatemala and Quito, EcuadorJerry and Sandy began a work in Guatemala City in 1970 when they opened the New Life Evangelistic Center. The Center was a hub to reach thousands of souls through relevant training tools such as Christian literature, Christian films and videos, as well as preaching and teaching the Word of God in seminars and conferences. In 1987 the New Life Evangelistic Center was opened in Quito, Ecuador with the same vision. In Ecuador, the ministry also acts as a distributor and supplier to Ecuadorian Christian outlets as well as a major supplier of Sunday School material to local churches. This ministry is reaching the nations through Pastors/Leaders training and teaching seminars. It reaches well into Columbia and Peru with its widespread evangelistic efforts. Although Jerry and Sandy recently retired, they continue to support those mission works from their retirement home in Texas. You may contact Jerry and Sandy via e-mail at email@example.com
Check out Jerry preaching at Lincoln, IL in August by clicking here.
See the Owens latest newsletter here.
Bethel Youth Camp and Conference CenterBethel Youth Camp is our very own "home mission" generated and maintained by the BMA for decades. Hallelujah Hill has seen scores of pastors, missionaries, Christian adults, business men and women and more next-generation Christians than anyone can count. This ministry has been supported by many who invested time, sweat and money where the Lord has shown multitude returns.
Check it out at our website at www.bmaministries.com
Rev A.M. Sambo, Sr., Nigeria, AfricaBrother Sambo pastored a work in Nigeria for sixty years. He was a native Nigerian who was introduced to the Bethel Brethren in the 1970s. As Pastor Don Matthews, Indianapolis hosted him there, Brother Sambo returned to Nigeria and named the ministry there Bethel Memorial Church of Nigeria. In the photo to the left, you can see him extending the warm hand of fellowship to new pastor, Brother Udoh.
Brother Sambo has gone on to be with the Lord, but numerous ministries he founded there in Nigeria continue to reach the lost for the Lord.
Bethel Memorial Church of Nigeria
Vicky Witt Ministries/Witt-Warren Ministries Foundation, Durango, MexicoJerry and Nola Witt started a mission in the mountains of Durango, Mexico in the early 60s. Jerry would fly his Cessna aircraft into the villages of the mountains around Durango and deliver the gospel to those who had never heard the Word. He literally gave his life delivering the Word of life to the Indians of central Mexico when his plane crashed in 1964. Shortly after his death, Frank Warren married Nola and fathered her three boys and had twin daughters of their own, while continuing the work begun by her and Jerry. Frank went home to be with the Lord ten years ago and now our beloved Sister Nola has joined him. The members of Nola's family continue the work of many ministries there in Durango. After over 40 years, the work continues to thrive with a Bible School, Youth Camp programs and ministries in twenty churches throughout Mexico. Vicky Witt, daughter-n-law to Nola, now heads this ministry in and around Durango. Naki Theo, Sister Nola's son-in-law, now heads up the Witt-Warren Missionary Foundation.
Vicky Witt houses mainly Tepehuan girls and their ages have ranged from 9 yrs old to early 20’s. At some point, there were 10 of us living under the same roof. In 2016, the Lord provided for the purchase of a piece of land and we have been able to build a dining hall, a study hall and dorms to house up to 20 young girls at one time. God provided a way for us to be able to homeschool these girls and their education be recognized by the government education department. Since homeschooling isn’t practiced in Mexico, there are very few programs that are recognized by the Education Department. But the Lord led us to a homeschool program that is! It has proven to be more expensive and definitely more challenging. However, the rewards are far greater. Being able to educate them one on one has changed their lives. This has also provided us with the valuable opportunity of not only presenting the Gospel to them, but to disciple them in the ways of Christ, which was something we hadn’t been able to really focus on before. As far as I know, the work that we’re doing is unprecedented and that means that we’re still learning and growing. We are currently in the beginning stages of building two classrooms that will provide the separation needed for different levels of learning. We are excited to see where God is leading us through this.
To view Vicky's entire testimony, click here: Testimony
Please visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/vickywitt.ministries/ or contact Vicky via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click her to see her website at vickywittministries.org
Click her to see an interview at Family Church in Houston on Vicky Witt's work in Durango.
Maurine Sweet, Culiacan, MexicoMaurine has spent her entire adult life, since graduating from International Bible College in the 1970s, building and ministering to orphanage children in Culiacan, Mexico. Her dedicated love has seen countless children's needs met and won to the Kingdom of God. She continues to disciple and teach and is very much loved by all who come under her teaching. She’s a valuable asset to the Christian community there.
Maurine grew up in the Bethel Church in Leroy, IL under Pastor Bruce Badger's leadership. She has spent well over 50 years on the mission field in Mexico. Along with Frank Warren's leadership, she helped found Bethel Church in Culiacan, Mexico. She continues her ministry now in Calvary Culiacan Church, part of the leadership ministry with the ladies and helping with the children and youth, as well. In addition, she participates in classes that teach how to preach using the expository method. She believes this is another tool with which God is equipping her to continue to reach souls.
Check out her facebook page here.
You can contact Maureen at email@example.com
Click here to see Maurine's Testimony and Introduction to her ministry.
Don and Teleka Dewing, Midwest Indian Mission, Crandon, WisconsinDon and Teleka have served the Lord with Midwest Indian Mission since 1974. Don currently pastors Lake Lucerne Gospel Chapel as well as being Director, Midwest Indian Missions. Teleka does all of the treasury work and is involved in the everyday operation of the mission. They raised more children and grandchildren than can now be counted and they all live and serve with Midwest Indian Missions in Crandon, Wisconsin today.
Visit their website and see their most recent newsletter by clicking here.
E Mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry and Rachael Witt, Durango, MexicoJerry & Rachel are based in Durango, Durango, Mexico. They are working with HALUSA ministries, under Vicky Witt (Jerry's mom). The vision of HALUSA is to reach indigenous tribes who have never heard the gospel by befriending them and offering social work as an introduction to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Vicky, Jerry's mother writes of their mission work: "Jerry, lives here in Durango. He married Rachel Hyman, daughter of Nathan and Patsy Hyman, pastors of Family Church in Houston, TX. They’ve been married since 2005. They have four children, Rebekah (17), Hope (15), Keyla (14) and David Yeager (11). Jerry and Rachel have been working with the Tepehuan tribe in the mountains of Durango. Violence between the cartels and the zetas have made it impossible to take up teams of people up to the villages to preach and provide medical and dental care. However, Jerry, who is a bush pilot, has maintained contact with the pastors in the mountains and has made trips with his family, myself and smaller groups of people during Easter weekends for the past 10 yrs. He preaches, performs wedding ceremonies and celebrates baptisms while there. In Dec of 2014, his plane suffered a catastrophic engine failure that forced him to do an emergency landing in the middle of the mountains. The whole event was quite miraculous as he and another young man named, Noel, were not only alive, the plane was all in one piece and the were both were able to walk through the front door of their homes that same evening. As a result of the emergency landing and the damage done to the engine, Jerry decided to sell the plane. Since then, he has worked as a pastor, establishing two new churches, one in Durango and one in a little town outside Durango, called La Colonia Hidalgo. He has continued the work in mountains as well as being a liaison between the churches in the Tepehuan communities and the church leaders in the city of Durango. Last year was an exciting year for Jerry and Rachel as the Lord provided for the purchase of a new airplane and it is being remodeled and upgraded in Tucson, AZ by Jerry’s dad. It is very exciting to see God’s work through my son, his wife and their family. It has also been a great comfort to have them living so close to me."
Contact them and visit their facebook page by clicking here.
Ron and Christi Bishop, Botswana, Africa, Nagaland, India, EnglandRon & Christi have spent all of their adult lives ministering in foreign countries like England, the continent of Africa and India. They work through ShepherdShaper ministries and most recently at the Love Botswana Outreach Mission in Maun. Their ministry work has taken them to Egypt, Peru, Ecuador and South Dakota, and now they are focusing their efforts in Botswana.
Contact them and visit their website by going to www.ShepherdShapers.com.
Darryl and Stephanie Fast, Orphan Missions Around the WorldStephanie (formerly Merwin) Fast was an abandoned orphan herself, lost in South Korea and found and adopted by one of our first BMA Missionaries, David and Judy Merwin during their mission work in South Korea. Now Stephanie, a mother and grandaughter living in Oregon, is an internationally recognized speaker and outspoken advocate for world-wide orphan needs as well as an accomplished writer.
Please check out her ministry at: www.stephaniefast.org
Click here to view her Facebook Page.
Click here to listen to Stephanie speak at our recent BMA Spring Conference
Doug and Angie Pitman, EuropeBased in Texas, USA, Doug Pitman and his wife, Angie, serve as full-time missionaries to Europe. They have a mission to preach the gospel, equip and train pastors and leaders and to mobilize the local church into the global harvest across that continent and beyond. During the crisis of the European war in Ukraine, Doug spent some weeks in that war-torn nation, encouraging people to turn Godward at time of crisis, seeking his peace, hope and revival.
Kingdom Ministries International is a world missions ministry of Doug and Angie Pitman. K.M.I. launched in 2011 after they served in various executive positions in the local church since 1986. The priorities of the mission are to preach the gospel, equip and train pastors and mobilize the local church into the global harvest. By the preaching of God’s Word and the power of Holy Spirit, Doug and Angie have witnessed many miracles of healing, transformed lives and pastors being trained and equipped throughout the nations of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Transnistria, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England and Wales. Many doors of opportunity continue to open up beyond the nations that they are currently serving. Doug and Angie live by faith and step through open doors to serve however and where ever possible as the Lord leads.
Contact them and visit their website by going to Kingdom Ministries International
View their newsletter here.
Email Doug here.
Michael and Lena Kuzin, Cherkasy, Ukraine1on1 Church in Evansville supports the Kuzins in Ukraine. Please read their report of this important church and ministry.
Michael and Lena Kuzin and the church he pastors in Cherkasy, Ukraine are making enormous sacrifices to care for the onslaught of refugees displaced by the relentless Russian bombing. Their resources are significantly depleted by church members who've fled the country and the men who've been called up to fight in the war. They don't have the money to buy the food and supplies they need for the refugees, for their health care, nor for site rental for their children's summer camps. Last year 1on1 Church paid the rental and a number of children were saved. They have personally donated the beds out of their home to the refugees and are themselves sleeping on pallets. Michael and Lena have taken in and adopted four children whose parents were killed in the bombing and led each of them to the LORD. The most recent was a baby, which they adopted after the videos shown below.
Thousands of refugees are moving from the south to central and western Ukraine because of the big flood that was caused by Russians who destroyed hydroelectric dam using explosives. We pray every day of Ukrainian people from there who live on the temporary occupied territories as they don't even have a chance to escape from there. Still we are getting ready to be open for those who is going to come to our city. I asked those two families who were still living in our shelter to look for rental apartments, as they already had much enough time to save some money to pay for a rental apartment in our city and start living separate from us. Still 22 other people will remain stay in our shelter as they are those who are not able to work and pay for rent - handicaps, pensioners, kids. So we are getting ready to welcome about 20 more people this month.
To view the Kuzins' entire testimony, click here: Testimony
View this 1on1 Church video on First Baptist Church in Churkasy, Ukraine
View Video Interview with Pastor Michael Kuzin, First Baptist Church in Churkasy, Ukraine
2:39 PM 6/22/2023
Click to Donate Here Pastor Steve Schwambach, 1on1 Church, has established an easy way for us to contribute to Pastor Kuzin and First Baptist Church, Churkasy, Ukraine. "We have set up a special account with a company called, "Wise" that specializes in processing Ukraine donations and gets the money to them immediately. I've created a QR Code our BMA family can use and also an online giving option. 1on1 Church would cover all exchange and processing fees, which means 100% of everything our BMA brothers and sisters give would go directly to the ones who most need it. Thank you for considering supporting this vital mission!"
Email Pastor Steve Schwambach with any questions here.
Mary Jo Wilson, Asian Access, JapanMary Jo initially went to Japan as a summer worker. From 1983 she worked in the Tokyo/Yokohama areas for three years, partnering in new church plants through English centers and overseeing short-term workers. She subsequently worked for six years in the mission’s Los Angeles office when her role focused on candidate selection and pre-field training. During this time, she met her husband, Michael, who shared her passion to work in a cross-cultural setting through local churches in areas of greatest need.
Together they returned to Japan with their two small children. They partnered to start Kiyose Grace Chapel in Tokyo and led two A2 Church Planting Networks that served nine churches in Okinawa across denominational lines and various models of church. While there, Mary Jo became an advisor for the Alpha program, and passed the top-level Japanese language proficiency test (JLPT N-1). Mike and Mary Jo’s vision was refined to see healthy, reproducing disciples and churches throughout Japan, believing personal transformation in Christ and the ongoing development of servant leaders are two keys to accomplishing this task.
In 2011, Mary Jo took a new role as Vice President for Missional Engagement, overseeing the A2 expat team in Japan. Just days later, on March 11, northeastern Japan suffered the triple disaster—an historic 9.0 earthquake causing an enormous tsunami and nuclear meltdown. Over the next two years she led a team to establish partnerships with local church leaders enabling A2 workers and their families to come alongside congregations and communities in recovery and rebuilding. Together they learned from the hard work of disaster response and experienced the power of the gospel in new and holistic ways.
After 30 years of marriage, Michael passed away in 2018. Grateful for God’s faithfulness, Mary Jo continues in leadership with Asian Access, while based in Los Angeles. She works with the new Japan Field Director and leadership team in Japan as well as the broader Asian Access movement. Her passion is to build missional teams, develop emerging leaders, and support healthy cross-cultural partnerships and leaders in Asia.
Learn more about Mary Jo and her ministry here.
Sheldon and Elaine Dwyer, PhilipinesSheldon and Elaine Dwyer were called to mission work in 1971. They attended International Bible College in San Antonio, Texas.
They left their home in Wisconsin for the Philippines arriving May 1, 1972. They began their ministry in a fellowship with several hundred ministers. The problem with these ministers was that they were all evangelists, and were able to start churches, but they were crying for help in teaching so they could keep their churches going. So the Dwyers began to travel out and teach in Short Term Bible Schools on several islands in Mindanao, Bohol, Masbate, and Luzon.
Later the pastors wanted a regular type of Bible school so in 1977 the Dwyers started Gospel Ventures Institute. Since then, many of the students from the Bible school have started churches in Luzon, Visayas (middle islands), and Mindanao. The Dwyers wrote most of the curricula of the Bible school which later became the basis of the discipleship books that they began to publish.
The Dwyers have printed 20 books up to this time (2022). “Building on the Rock” has also been translated into Vietnamese, Hindi, Tagalog, and Cebuano. Doors of ministry have opened up in other foreign countries such as Vietnam, India, Qatar, Romania, Moldova, Transnistria, Bulgaria, and also in Haiti and Argentina. The Dwyers are presently working on getting more of these books translated into Filipino dialects. Short Term Bible schools continue to be needed in the Philippines as there are so many youth being added to the churches who have great potential for leadership. Short term Bible schools are much less expensive to operate, are mobile, and fulfill a great need of discipling new workers for the Great Commission. The Dwyers continue to support Filipino pastors, and will focusing on training future church leaders, as the Lord leads.
Learn more about the Dwyers and their ministry here.
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|Frankfort Camp Ministries in Frankfort, Indiana.
They also travel throughout the country with a sweet ministry of song that is highly sought after. They also represent a ministry that takes Bibles into
the Far East and support several orphanages in Myanmar.
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