|Reaching Our World
The goal of Fellowship's world missions ministry is to lead people to Christ and establish them in viable local churches that are capable of reproducing themselves. We view our missionaries as part of our church family, as they are extending the ministry of our church to places we would otherwise be unable to reach. We desire a close and intimate relationship with each missionary, partnering closely with them in the work of advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
A brief summary of our missions ministry is provided below. For more information, visit the WRITE Missionaries display near the church office.
- DEAN & JULIE BLOOD
Dean and Julie are working to plant Bethany Baptist Church in Juneau, Alaska. They have served with Baptist Mid-Missions since 1992.
- GEORGE & ARLENE BLOOD
- George and Arlene are working as station supply in Alaska, filling in at various missions stations while other missionaries are away. They have served with Baptist Mid-Missions since 1965.
- PAUL & GERI BRIGGS
- Since 1997 Paul and Geri have served international students at Purdue University through their direction of Salt and Light Christian Fellowship International, which is part of the campus ministry of Kossuth St. Baptist Church in Lafayette, Indiana. The Briggs have served as missionaries since 1986.
- LARRY & SALLIE FOGLE
- Larry and Sallie direct the Pastoral Enrichment Program (PeP), which provides encouragement to national pastors on foreign fields and equips them for more effective ministry. The Fogles have served with Baptist Mid-Missions since 1975.
- GARY & JANET GOODGE
- Gary and Janet are assisting the Evangelical Church of St. Maximin, France in planting additional churches. The Goodges have served with Titus International since 2008.
- TRAVIS & BECKY GRAVLEY
- Travis and Becky began their ministry in Romania in 2011 and are serving with a church planting team among the Roma (Gypsy) people. The Gravleys were appointed by Baptist Mid-Missions in 2006.
- PHIL & KITTY McMILLEN
- In 2010 Phil and Kitty returned to Togo, where Phil is serving as Regional Administrator for Central and West Africa. They have served with the Association of Baptist for World Evangelism since 1982.
- NATHAN & DAWN PATEFIELD
Nathan and Dawn are church planters serving in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They have served with Baptist Mid-Missions since 1991.
- JIM & JAN RUFF
- Jim and Jan work with the Center for Excellence in International Ministries, training missionaries for the work of world missions. They have served with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism since 1975.
- TED & DAWN SIEMENS
- Ted and Dawn live in Vienna, Austria. Ted trains national broadcasters to reach others for Christ through radio, and Dawn serves as European Coordinator for Project Hannah, a ministry to hurting women and their families. The Siemens have served with Trans World Radio since 1991.
NOTE: Only a partial listing of Fellowship's missionary family has been provided because some cannot be identified here for security reasons.
These missionary families rely on Fellowship not only for finances, but also for prayer support. You can join with us in prayer for our missions ministry at our Quarterly Missions Prayer Meetings and weekly Missions Prayer Group (meets each Friday at 8:00 am). In addition, we seek to encourage our missionaries through WRITE Missionaries. You can learn more about this ministry by visiting the display near the church office. We also help and encourage our missionary families in tangible ways by sending people from our church to visit them, and sponsoring projects to address specific needs that they have.