Jesus told us, His disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Community Baptist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation.
Lewis and Sarah Carl
Status: On the field
Field: Venice, Italy
Lewis and Sarah Carl, along with their daughter Amelia, are ministering in Venice, Italy as church-planting missionaries. Though the city is known for its water canals, gondolas, and beautiful masks, and is considered the world’s largest and most preserved museum, it is also a city where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is desperately needed. Someone has said that Venice has not had a true Gospel witness for over 300 years.
Currently, the Carls are serving in the Filipino Bible Church of Venice, preaching, leading Bible studies, and training leaders. They are also concentrating on making Italian contacts in the islands of Venice and the surrounding areas, with a goal of starting an Italian church in Venice in the coming years.
Dwight and Melisa Ruley
Status: On Deputation
The Lord has called us to preach the gospel to the Muslims of northern Cameroon and to help establish a local church in this heavily Muslim area. After three years of ministry at Community Baptist Church we are excited to be on deputation. We look forward to partnering with churches so that we can get to the mission field in a timely manner. We believe that the Lord has called us to this wonderful mission of preaching Christ to those who have never heard the Gospel. We are looking forward to ministering alongside them and learning from them.
Steve and Julia Griffins
Status: Dominican Republic
We believe the Lord has called us to spread the gospel to all men! Each one of us has a distinct responsibility to share in the way God has gifted us. Just like in a typical U.S. church ministry, it takes many people to fill all the roles and needs of the church in the Dominican. Not everyone can be a Pastor, but we can all be missionaries! Whether it is across the street or around the world, our duty as Christians remains the same. With help from the Lord, His churches, and His people, we plan to teach the Dominicans about the Lord and His finished work on the cross! We want to make a difference and show the love of Christ to a nation that needs the Lord.
Chris and Sadie Kelly
Status: On Deputation