Our Missionaries

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19

North America

Bill and Tamra Branks – Corktown, Detroit

Bill and Tamra are church planters with Baptist Church Planters in Corktown Detroit. Their ministry, Common Grounds, includes running a donation-based coffee house and weekly Bible studies and Sunday worship services.

George and Debra Collins – GAP

Administrator of Global Access Partnerships Ministry (GAP).

Duane and Sue Early

ABWE Director for Central and Eastern Europe

Pete and Rachel Pappas

Life Action Ministries

Dave and Shawn Smith

Director of Open Door Bible Mission

Ken Floyd

Director of the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches

South and Central America

Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell serves in São Paulo, Brazil and is involved in church ministry and outreach to homeless youth.

Andrew and Romina Self

Church planting in Olivos, Argentina

Jim and Stacie Bowers

Jim and Stacie Bowers run a hospitality and spiritual refreshment ministry in Puerto Rico for Christian workers.

Renate Reiner

Renate designs Sunday School and discipleship curriculum for children’s ministries in Brazil and serves as an online instructor at the Cariri Baptist Seminary in Crato, Brazil.

Africa and the Middle East

Marc, Sr. and Judie Blackwell

Church planting ministry in Cape Town, South Africa.

Marc, Jr. and Nancy Blackwell

Church planting ministry in and around Durbanville, South Africa, teaching at the Church Ministries Institute, and supporting a new church plant in Zimbabwe.

Dan and Joan Cuthbertson

Church planting and evangelism in San Pedro, Côte d’Ivoire. Seth (son of Dan and Joan) and his wife are also involved in evangelism ministry in San Pedro.

Sue Lodico

Church ministry and Bible studies with ladies and young girls in Durban, South Africa

Europe, Asia, and Australia

Don and Karen Taber

Don and Karen are based in Budapest, Hungary. They serve missionaries and churches in the region of Central and Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. They support 80 missionaries in the region with their church administration duties and help to promote missions among national churches.

Masashi and Yoshiko Tomioka

Medical missions in Bangladesh

Nate and Maam Beckman

Nate is Asian Regional Administrator for Baptist Mid-Missions. He oversees 30 missionaries in the region, assists in church planting efforts in Thailand, and travels to the US to promote missions in Asia.

Joyce Oshiro

Church ministry in music and outreach to children and women in Okinawa, Japan.

Bob and Becky Hein

Church planting in Mount Beauty, Australia