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.
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.
Dave Deets has served as the Lead Pastor of Whitneyville Bible Church in Alto (SE Grand Rapids), MI since 2013. Prior to coming to Whitneyville, Dave served as the Associate Pastor of Littleton Baptist Church in Littleton, CO for 5 years and was the Youth Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Farmington, NM for 4 years. Dave has a B.A. from Bob Jones University, an M.Min. from International Baptist College, an M.A. from Maranatha Baptist Seminary and a D.Min. from Northland International University. Dave has traveled extensively doing mission work in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, England, France, Italy, Kenya, Uganda, Thailand, and Vietnam. Dave enjoys organizational leadership and currently serves as the V.P. of Ministries with the Institute of Biblical Leadership. Dave currently serves as the President of the IFCA Michigan regional and he serves as the Chairman of the IFCA Council of Regional Presidents. Dave also serves on the board of the Institute of Biblical Leadership, and the national board of IFCA. Dave and his wife Kimberly have 3 children, Caleb, Andrew and Rebecca
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.