Gene & Marilyn Ahrens North Carolina
Kurt & Gail Dillinger
Gene and Marilyn serve at the JAARS Center with Wycliff Global Alliance.
Dan and Kelly Cook Brazil
Dan and Kelly are serving with ABWE in Recife, Brazil. Dan is the regional director for Good Soil in Brazil which takes him all over Brazil for leadership training. They are involved in leadership training for church planting movements and camp ministry. Dan is also the director of Camp Paradise which is situated 50 km north of greater Recife.
serves as President of LIFE International
which is a evangelical Christian organization. Kurt travels globally to help establish and support Pregnancy Crisis Centers where abortion services are rendered. Kurt is passionate about fulfilling the great commission by entering the global mission field created by abortion. .
Noah & Jen Filipiak Lansing, MI
Noah and Jen
are serving at Crossroads Church
which ministers to local students and families who are unchurched and at-risk. Community Groups are meeting throughout the Lansing area for Bible discussion and prayer. Through these groups and relationships, people can connect and worship at Sundays gatherings.
Jessica (Gates) Paez
is working with Students International using a volleyball ministry to reach teenagers for Christ. Her husband Breddy, also serves with SI, and is using sports ministry to impact boys in the community.
Tim & Michele George Mozambique
Tim and Michele
are in Mozambique with Serving In Missions where they are involved in training national pastors with the Yao people. Tim and Michele have four young children.
Antonio & Betty Gomez Mexico
The Gomez Family
lives in Torreon, Mexico. Antonio heads up the Spanish American Mission. They supervise and help with preaching and administration in other churches in the Torreon area. Antonio also oversees the school of special education.
Grand Rapids, MI
serves as Director of Ministries for the Institute for Religious Research
– a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry. Joel overseas both domestic and international ministry for IRR and travels globally, teaching and training pastors and leaders, especially in Spanish-speaking countries. Joel is passionate about fulfilling the great commission by equipping Christians to share and defend their faith, especially in response to the challenge of heretical groups like Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Kevin & Bethany Hall
Kevin & Bethany
are serving with
Back2Back Ministries, working alongside nationals and other Back2Back
Monterrey staff in orphan care ministry. They will be working directly with the
orphan child to provide care for today and hope for tomorrow through holistic
care and intentional discipleship. Blog
Bob & Sandy Hanna Costa Rica
Bob and Sandy
serve with TEAM training leaders for the evangelical church. Their primary work is writing and publishing discipleship materials and study tools for pastors and students. Most recently they launched a website for training students.
Jeff & Joyellen Hazard
serve with Africa Inland Mission at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya. Jeff is the Dean of Students and soccer coach. Joyellen teaches at RVA does some coaching.
has been a member at BHBC since 2006 and has served
in eV and as a deacon. He now teaches Old Testament, disciples and
coaches at the International Graduate School of Leadership in Manila to equip
leaders throughout Asia.
Jason & Lisa Hovingh
Jason and Lisa
serve with Heart of the Bride Ministries. HOB is a ministry working with orphanages, preparing the children to become future Christian leaders among their own people.
Lauren and Ron Markel
there is no greater joy than seeing people come to know the Lord and her passion is to be the mouthpiece for the gospel in the campus mission field. She is on staff with Inter-Varsity at WMU. She will be working with student leaders and coaching them as they reach their peers. With Ron alongside of Lauren, their desires to show college students that the things of this world will never satisfy but that there is one who can change their lives forever...Jesus!
is the East Africa Director of Simply the Story
(STS) and leads Oral Bible Schools (OBS) in Kenya. Each OBS is made up of pastors or church leaders who prepare Scripture passages in story form. Most graduates know close to 200 stories, which they then carry everywhere in their heart pockets. The STS oral schools are producing dynamic church planters and teachers. Bramuel is also working with Orphan Justice Mission (OJM) to develop an OBS in the Rakai/Ddwaniro region of Uganda (SW of Kampala).
Bob & Patty Nosker Venezuela
Bob and Patty
have been working with the Pemon Indian Tribe of SE Venezuela since 1974. In 2005 Bob and Patty left Venezuela due to the political unrest and are now doing translation and teaching work with the Pemon via the internet. They continue to work with nationals, Pino and Rosa, helping them with evangelistic outreach.
is serving with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) as a coordinator in the Chicago metro area. He works alongside local church teams as they partner with local public schools to set up and run after-school Good News Clubs to bring the gospel of Christ into the public schools of Chicago.
Brian & Linsey Smith Wisconsin
Brian and Linsey
are serving with Athletes in Action at the University of Wisconsin Madison. They are involved in discipleship, leading Bible studies and organizing group outreach. Brian, grew up at BHBC and is one of the original Blythefield Basketball Assoication (BBA) founders.
Chad & Marlana Smith Guatemala
Chad and Marlana
are serving with Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel (AMG). They have been working on several projects; one of which is developing a child protection to confront and prevent child abuse of every kind.
Gaia (Stenson) Stanley Ann Arbor, MI
ministers with New Life Church discipling students leaders to in-turn share Jesus on the campus of UM.
Jonathan & Hannah Victor
Jonathan and Hannah Victor
are national missionaries with Bibles International and Baptist Mid-Missions. Jonathan works as a consultant checking Bible translations and takes part in translation workshops. Hannah teaches children in the local schools. They also have a Bible Study in their home.
Josh and Sara Whitman
Josh and Sara
both grew up in Italy. After completing their studies in the States they returned to Italy in 2007. They want to increase the awareness of the need for Christ in Europe, especially Italy. They planted a church and are working with youth and have started outreach programs. They desire to train Italians to reach Italians. Website
is serving with Africa Inland
Missions at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya as dean of women. Emily also teaches a couple of classes at RVA.
Ron & Rita Young Brazil
Ron and Rita
are independent missionaries working with Igreja Batista Central Baptist Church in Fortaleza, Brazil, leading a Sunday morning program for older adults. They are also involved with counseling and service projects.
Larry & Bev Smith Kettering, OH
Larry and Bev
have been missionaries with ABWE since 1964 and have served the Lord in Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua and Canada. In mid 2007 they returned to the states for semi-retirement. They serving in a new ministry with ABWE in Cuba.
Leland & Marcia Hovingh
Grand Rapids, MI
Leland and Marcia
with Africa Inland Mission in Kenya since 1976. In April 2007 they
returned home to Michigan. They are now building relationships with Africans living in the Grand