Caleb and Ecko Stein serve with their 6 children in Trujillo, Peru. They arrived in Peru in August of 2013 and are currently in their second term of ministry. They serve at the Baptist Seminary of Peru and Getsemaní Baptist Church. Their ministries include church planting, disciple-making, and theological training. They desire to see God glorified in the lives of Peruvians by reaching them for Christ, training them to serve, and equipping them to function as vital members of God's church.
Stephen & Edna Muindi are ministering to their native Kenyans through church planting and the many surprises and challenges that come with a ministry start up. They rejoice for the men, women, boys and girls that are coming to know Jesus as Savior; and the growth that comes with searching the scriptures. Pray for God’s continued blessing on Stephen & Edna; along with their children – Ian, Regina & Rena.
Prior to being designated as the next director of RSBCE, Tim had served at Liberty Bible Church of Eureka, IL as an Associate Pastor for 6 years and had been involved in the ministry of the church as an Elder, Youth Pastor, Worship Director and Counseling Pastor for nearly 30 years. Tim worked for Caterpillar Inc. as Manager of IT Development for nearly 30 years. Tim has served as a Police Chaplain with the Eureka Police Department and has also been actively involved with IFCA International in many leadership and ministry roles. They have now relocated to Castle Rock, CO to take over as director of RSBCE. They have joined and become involved in the ministry of Widefield Community Bible Church as their travel schedule permits. Tim and Nancy have five grown children.
One night, at the age of 10, the Holy Spirit dropped the veil from my eyes and for the first time, I understood the gospel. I knew that I was a sinner and that I needed a Savior. From a young age, the Lord placed in me a desire to be involved in missions and by my teenage years, I felt sure the Lord wanted me on the missionfield. Little did I know the lessons I would learn in order to be prepared. All of these trials, always brought me back to the truth that the Lord is my strength for each day and my truest comfort. I belive there is no greater purpose than bringing glory to God!
Currently I am in the states raising support for my first term in South Africa. I will go, as a nurse, with Compassion Medical and join forces with the 7 Rivers Team in Zululand, South Africa. I will help to establish a small clinic in the Olwasini valley. Providing yet another means of outreach and compassion care for the local Zulus. Our desire is for the Zulus to know and experience Jesus for themselves!
I was born in Thailand and raised by a Baptist missionary at a Children’s home in the north. I was saved at the age of 6 and God called me to
be a preacher when I was 19 years old. After finishing school and Bible training through my local church, I went to work with a church
planting missionary. Seeing and helping a church be planted from nothing, burdened my heart even more for the need of gospel centered churches in Thailand.
I was saved at the age of 5 and grew up in a Christian home. At a missions conference my freshman year of Bible college, the Lord called
me into missions. After years of prayer and a trip to Thailand, the Lord made it clear He had
called me to the people of Thailand. My heart was broken for a people that are constantly searching for truth but have not heard of the
- Disciple new believers
- Plant a local New Testament church
- Translation ministries
Jeff and Sherry Newman: Both of us trusted Christ in childhood and sensed that God wanted us to serve Him vocationally with our lives. That desire led us to Faith Baptist Bible College where we met. We married in 1984, and God blessed us with two children who are now both grown and serving the Lord with their own families. During seminary, God directed Jeff into teaching at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary. He earned his D.Min. in biblical counseling and faithfully taught at Faith for over 20 years. While we raised our children and until God led us to Baptist Mid-Missions, Sherry assisted three families by nannying their children. Interest in missions instilled by our parents developed into a love for missionaries. During our time at Faith, that love expressed itself in participating in their training and in serving with them in various short-term capacities, both domestic and global.
Now, God has moved our hearts to Safe Haven for Missionary Soul Care where we will serve side-by-side, hand-in-hand as a couple. In Safe Haven, we purpose to care deeply for the souls (heart, soul, mind, and strength) of Baptist Mid-Missions missionaries, promoting spiritual strength and fruitfulness and enabling them to achieve optimal longevity and effectiveness over a lifetime of ministry. Relationship building, counseling-discipleship, and more formal teaching joined together will aim toward strengthening and refreshing missionaries' love for God and others. As we serve in this capacity, we desire to continue to draw near to God—representing Him well—and, in doing so, draw nearer to each other and thereby become instruments of blessing and encouragement to missionaries around the world in their walks with the Lord.
Mark & Amy Chase were the worship leaders of a church in the northern part of Colorado. They had served on various short term mission trip and felt a call toward full time ministry. The entire family has musical talents. They joined Josiah Venture. They are helping to launch Fusion (a ministry that reaches out to unchurched youth through a network of evangelistic rock/gospel choirs and performing arts groups) with their church.