Sheryl Ridley – Gretna, NE

Sheryl Ridley has retired after 32 years of very active church planting ministry.  Sheryl joined BCP in 1991 with husband, Roger, after twelve years in the pastorate in Grand Island, NE. The Lord directed them to Gretna in 1995 as a place needing a church planted. The first service of Gretna Baptist Church was September 7, 1997, and the church graduated from mission status on September 7, 2008. At their first service in the new building in March of 2006, they commissioned a team to plant a church in nearby Bennington. They also began searching for the next place to plant a church, and the Lord directed their [...]

Bob and Penny Toomer – Grantville, UT

Bob and Penny Toomer moved to Utah thirty-one years ago to help establish Baptist churches. They have been involved with four mission churches and helped start a Christian ranch. They are currently serving  at  Mountain  View  Baptist Church in Grantsville in a number of capacities:  youth leader, assistant pastor, filling the pulpit when the missionary pastor, Ron Ehmann, is traveling and doing small group Bible studies. Another major part of our ministry is traveling extensively doing round pen demonstrations for churches as an outreach. This unique ministry allows people to hear the gospel while watching the training of a horse in the round pen.  Bob and Penny enjoy being active [...]

Brad and Marie Hansen – Bussey, IA

“God...hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.” By the grace of God, a handful of believers planted a church in Bussey several years ago. Brad and Marie Hansen praise God for all He has done to show the people His glory. He provided partners in prayer, cash to buy property, and Baptist Church Planters to assist. Then ChurchCare Construction built Community Regular Baptist Church with the help of many volunteers. The community watched as God provided, and the church building was finished in about six months. Many accounts could be told of His faithfulness and provision. We have seen several come to a saving knowledge of Christ. Pastor [...]

Wayne and Shanna Dale – Scottsdale, AZ

The people at Grace Baptist Church have faced some great challenges, but they also have seen God work in greater ways.  In 2015 they were without a pastor, meeting in a building that held 60 people, and were down to about 12 members.  Yet God was not finished with them.  Through past discussions with a real estate agent, and the help of deacon Michael Ronning, the group engaged in a transaction of faith and sold their present building and property to a developer, and moved 4 miles to a new church property that seated over 200.  This new property included over 11,000 sf with 2 buildings.  The prior church people [...]

Carlos and Issa Vasquez – Hayward, CA

Carlos, Issa and daughter, Rebecca - taken in August of 2016. According to recent statistics, over 56 million Hispanics live in the U.S. That’s more than the entire population of Central America (that’s 7 countries.) In fact, the Hispanic population surpassed the Anglo population in California in 2014. It’s undeniable – the mission field has certainly come to America! One part of that vast mission field is in Hayward, CA where BCP missionaries, Carlos and Issa Vasquez, serve in the ministry of Iglesia Bíblica la Roca – Bautista Independiente. This church plant presently meets on Sunday afternoons in the facilities of an English-speaking church, Fairway Park Baptist Church in Hayward. [...]

Donald and Joyce Shade – Tentmakers

Don and Joyce Shade serve as Tentmakers at Crossroads Baptist Church in Tracy, CA.   Tentmakers are mature lay people who are financially self-supported and led of the Lord to aid missionaries and church plants. Don drives truck for Costco Wholesale, and Joyce teaches high school chemistry and physics, but they, with their boys Richie, Lee, Benny and John, are an integral part of the church planting team with missionaries Tim and Susan Heinrich. Don serves as the only deacon right now, teaches the adult Sunday school class and is the head usher.  He is also the church Treasurer, and Joyce is the Financial Secretary right now.  They both assist Tim [...]

Ulysses and Augustine Bestey – Kansas City, MO

Ulysses and Augustine Bestey have served as BCP church planters since 1997. They are faithfully proclaiming the Gospel and nurturing saints at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church. In May they had three baptisms—an eight-year-old girl and ten-year-old girl with her father. In June they had two baby dedications and two candidates for membership. Every first Saturday of the month Ulysses serves as volunteer chaplain at the City Union Mission, a homeless shelter, and he also serves voluntarily on the faculty at Carver Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary & Institute. Ulysses is working as the Assistant Director at Paseo Baptist Learning Center in Greater Kansas City,   Missouri, where Augustine also served [...]

Miguel and Ana Maria Quintana – missionary highlight

Miguel and Ana, both from Colombia, South America, faithfully served in ministry for over 20 years in several Latin American countries before coming to the United States. While planting a church in Waterloo, Iowa, Miguel and Ana realized they needed to partner with a mission agency, so in 2000 they attended Baptist Church Planters’ candidate school and became official missionaries. They faithfully built up the body of believers in Waterloo and are now presently serving at another church plant, Iglesia Bautista Hispana in Seminole, FL (meeting at Starkey Road Baptist Church.) This past year, the Quintanas rejoiced to see these blessings: 1) Their Hispanic group meets in a small church [...]

Rob and Beth Worthington – “a place of new beginnings”

God works in truly great ways!  We have seen His blessings on our family as we have grown from a family of six, to now having 4 grand children with one on the way!  We have one wedding coming up in October of this year with Sharon to her fiancé Chris.  They both serve in Iraq as civilian contractors and they both work with UAV’s.  Crystal our oldest is in Wyoming with her husband and two boys, Bobby is in Florida with his wife and son, and Cheryl with our only granddaughter is in PA.  Didn’t think I would ever be this old!  But grand kids are great!     [...]

Roy and Karen Kinney – looking forward to 2017!

We have seen God's hand of blessing in 2016 and look forward to what He has in store ahead. FAMILY BLESSINGS: Our family has grown!  Kaia-Ann Grace Hansen was officially adopted into our family in November and Leroy & Kiersten were married Thanksgiving weekend.  November was a full month of celebrating! Our family gatherings consist of 16 people with all of us plus spouses, grandkids, foster children, and foster grandchildren.  That is a full life of blessings as each one loves the Lord and serves in our local church. CHURCH BLESSINGS: We have what this second largest city in all of New England needs...the life saving Gospel to share with [...]

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