BCBC Supported Missionaries and Ministries:
We are so proud of our missionaries and we love them dearly.
Matt and Annette Cummings – World Wide Evangelism for Christ (WEC) Japan
WEC Japan is a branch of WEC International, which was founded in 1913. WEC International is committed to reach the unreached, to plant churches and to mobilize for missions. WEC International has 1,800 workers across the world. It is an interdenominational and multicultural organization. WEC Japan started its work in Japan in 1950, and has been working in church planting, training for missions and mobilization around Shiga, Kyoto and Nara but now is expanding to other areas in the Kinki region.
Matt and Annette have been involved in evangelism and church planting in Japan. Their fluency in languages and previous ministry experience have helped them greatly. Their base is in Sendai. Annette does outreach in teaching English, and leads ladies Bible study.
Damien and Renee Daspit - Wycliffe Bible Translators – Serving in Thailand
About 350 million people do not have any Scripture in their language. Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision a reality, Wycliffe also focuses on community development, literacy development and church partnerships.
The Daspit family is actively involved in translation work. They provide computer support and software that is an answer to prayers used to reduce the time it takes to translate languages. Daspit family works with SIL International.
Roger and Laura Dye – CRU/FamilyLife Global – serving in Central and South America
CRU purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others and helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship through a variety of creative ways.
CRU offers spiritual guidance, resources and programs tailored for people from all cultures in every walk of life through many diverse outreaches, including: (1) 2,300 campus ministries engaging more than 101,000 students and faculty in ministry on U.S. college campuses; (2) CRU’s city ministry serving in over 50 cities and partners with over 2,000 churches and organizations in mobilizing Christ followers to share God's love throughout the city; (3)Weekend to Remember marriage getaway or an event sponsored by FamilyLife, a CRU ministry; (4)The athletic ministry has outreaches in 64 countries, 225 college campuses and 46 professional sports teams in the U.S.; (5) Ministry to military installations and communities in all 50 states; (6) The JESUS film has been shown in more than 1,500 languages.
The Dye family serves with FamilyLife Global an extension of CRU. Church planting, leadership development, and marriage and family ministry: these are the ministries in which God has called and equipped the Dye family to serve Christ. They help strengthen couples and families through various ministries. They serve the Latino population. As well as other ministry assignments, Roger is in charge of the Spanish language radio programs for Family Life. The Dye family stated that “Out of the thousands of ministries we could be involved in, these are the ones that God has laid on our hearts, prepared us for with spiritual gifts and training, and led us to through His guidance.”
John and Sharon Gowan – Reach Beyond – World Radio Missionary Fellowship – serving in Guatemala
The vision of Reach Beyond is to see Jesus known and loved among all people. Revelation 7:9 tells us that believers will come from every corner of the planet. Scripture is also clear that each of us has a part in bringing that vision to pass. We are a sending organization that empowers you as you seek to bring Revelation 7:9 to reality. We guide and equip individuals and families who want to serve and reach unreached people groups in partnership with indigenous peoples. We use the tools of both VOICE (proclamation) and HANDS (demonstration), because we believe Jesus did both. He proclaimed the kingdom AND he healed the sick. If the Good News is in fact good news, it needs to be transformational both in the present as well as in the future.
The Gowans currently serve in Guatemala. John works with Asociación Viña's staff to create "Deditos", a children's professional video series dramatizing classic Bible stories on miniaturized sets with human fingers in full costume as the actors. The series is being dubbed into both major and minor languages throughout the world for broadcast and DVD ministry. He also trains other television ministries in Latin America to increase their impact with audiences. Sharon volunteers with a local Guatemalan Christian school where she is developing their crisis intervention program, doing one-on-one counseling with at-risk kids and creating training modules for the faculty.
Jerry and Susan Hamann - Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) - serving in Slovakia
ABWE is an unaffiliated, independent Baptist mission agency providing like-minded churches with vital services to expedite their Great Commission Ministry. We follow Christ’s command to make disciples among all the “ethne” (people groups) everywhere. As ambassadors for Christ, we evangelize, make disciples, and train pastors and church leaders. We also seek to disciple the new believers, while mentoring a number of church planters strategically located across the nation.
Bill and Theresa Hampton - Wycliffe Bible Translators - serving in Levittown, PA
Bill and Theresa continue to serve the organization through networking, resourcing, and leadership and strategy mentoring. From their home in Levittown PA, Bill has begun to build organizational networks that will help strengthen organizational resourcing for the work worldwide. He also serves as a leadership and strategy consultant for teams in some of the world's most difficult places. Theresa serves locally through her teaching ministry. She teaches English as a second language (ESL) to recent immigrants. Over the years, our organization has served speakers of many languages in many ways. Our organization's work has positively impacted people in well over one hundred countries! Both Bill and Theresa feel uniquely placed to help build our organization globally, and serve as salt and light locally. They continue to use the years of experiences that the Lord has given them, all to His glory.
Kris and Rebecca Hodges - CRU – serving at Kennesaw University in Georgia
Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state.
Kris and Rebecca have been on staff with Cru since 2004. Kris and Rebecca have a daughter named Piper and two sets of twin boys, Colt and Case, and Jasper and Jaxson.
Pastor Guillermo Lee Huerta - La Puente Ministries - Serving in the Mexico – Texas border region
La Puente Ministries is an outreach to the Mexican villages across the border from Texas. Pastor Lee is reaching people in dangerous and troubled areas in Mexico helping and preaching to them for the glory of God.
Pastor Huerta passion is to equip the national pastors in Spanish speaking countries with Bibles, tracts, VBS materials, Sunday School Material in Spanish. We want to hold seminars for pastors (as we already have done in the past) who cannot afford to go to a seminary or Bible school. We teach them how to conduct funerals, marriage seminars for their folks, why baptism is needed as well as what is correct mode to follow? We also teach doctrine, conduct video presentations for young people, visit folks in the villages.
Samuel and Sarka Hust - Josiah Venture – Serving in Czech Republic
Sam and Sarka, along with their two children Eliska and Barbora, have been serving with Josiah Venture in the Czech Republic since April 2005.
After finishing the KAM (JV’s partner organization in Czech) internship program in June 2002, Samuel took a step of faith into full-time ministry as an instructor and mentor for those who are church planting in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He has a vision for building a new generation of devoted servants in these countries. His wife Sarka, works with senior citizens, has a gift for hospitality, leads a children´s club and cares for their children. They live in Zlin not far from Josiah Venture headquarters, where they are involved in building up their local church.
Perry and Brenda Jansen – (Sudan Interior Missions) SIM - Serving in Idaho
Dr. Perry Jansen is a board-certified family physician who served with SIM in Malawi from 2000-2016 where he played an integral role in supporting the government’s strategy to bring life-saving antiretroviral therapy to this very poor country. He founded the Malawi non-profit hospital Partners in Hope (PIH), which has grown to be one of the largest providers of HIV treatment in the region and is a key training partner with the Ministry of Health and USAID. In 2016, Perry realized his goal of handing over the hospital and training grants to national leadership. He served as Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at MedSend. He completed a master’s in public health at George Washington University. Dr. Jansen continues as a SIM missionary and is also Vice President at Mission Hospital Teaching Network at African Mission Healthcare. Dr. Jansen lives in Meridian, Idaho with his wife, Brenda, their three kids, daughter-in-law and grandchild.
Creig and Sherry Marlowe - European Christian Mission (ECM) – serving in Holland
The mission of ECM is to plant churches across Europe that share and show the love of Jesus.
Creig offers theological and pastoral training to the international student body at The Evangelical Theological Faculty (ETF, Leuven). Sherry works on ETF library acquisitions and teaching 9-10 year olds at church. They are both on Missions/ Evangelism committee and work with outreach activities at the American Protestant Church in The Hague. They also host a small group Bible study at their home.
Doug and Lori McCary - His Light Ministries - serving in Florida
In November 1999, Doug started HisLight International Ministries to come alongside churches in the U.S. and overseas as a men’s leadership consultant, missionary evangelist focused on frontier evangelism, evangelism and discipleship training, and a ministry resource serving alongside global mission partners to help fulfill the Great Commission. HisLight is currently focused on partnering with ministries in Southeast and Northeast India, Nepal, and the Himalayan Mountain region to help build these new bases of operations!
Al and Billie Nucciarone - Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – Serving in Israel
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
Greg and Kathleen Parson – Frontier Ventures – Serving in California
The Frontier Ventures is the combination of U. S. Center for World Mission (USCWM) and the Frontier Mission Fellowship. The Pasadena based campus became known as The Venture Center. Greg and Kathleen Parsons have been on the staff of Frontier Ventures since 1982. Greg was raised in Silicon Valley, but came to Pasadena via Dallas—where he met Kathleen while attending Dallas Seminary. They were married in 1981 and raised their children in Pasadena. They now have two grandchildren. Kathleen has had a number of roles, beginning with being an Administrative Assistant to Dr. Winter. She has helped through the years with several departments, including financial accounts. She currently processes the electronic donations for Frontier Ventures. Greg worked for 27 years with Ralph Winter. He served from 1990-2010 as the General Director. He now serves as Director of Global Connections and takes great joy in learning from, sharing with, and connecting with missions and church leaders globally. Currently, he is working to produce a new podcast to share mission insights and ideas from mission leaders globally. He is interviewing leaders as he travels around the U.S. and the globe. Greg also serves as the Chancellor and Ralph D. Winter Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at William Carey International University. He writes a regular column in Mission Frontiers magazine, the bulletin of Frontier Ventures, and has published two books—both related to Ralph D. Winter. He serves on several boards including: WCIU, Christar, and Missio Nexus and the Center for Mission Mobilization. Greg and Kathleen both serve on the board of Frontier Ventures.
Rachel Stanley – Operation Mobilization (OM) Ships International
OM Ships International is the organization behind Logos Hope. The Ships Ministry began in 1970 as part of the global Christian training and outreach movement, OM International. Since then OM's ships have visited over 500 different ports in 151 countries and territories and welcomed over 45 million visitors on board. As of January 2020, the ship Logos Hope is visiting Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.
OM goal is to bring knowledge, help and hope to the people of the world. We do this by supplying vital literature resources, encouraging cross-cultural understanding, training young people for more effective life and service, providing needed relief, and sharing a message of hope in God wherever there is opportunity.
Brad and Robin Harbaugh – Capitol Commission – serving in Raleigh, North Carolina
Brad and Robin met at college and have served Christ together the past forty years. Brad is an Ordained Pastor and has served as Pastor in Ohio, Michigan, and most recently for over 13 years at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, North Carolina. Dr. Brad Harbaugh currently serves as Capitol Commission’s President. The National Ministry headquarters is in Raleigh, NC. The National Ministry: a) strengthens and sustains the State Ministers on the field, providing pastoral care to them, training, encouragement, accountability, b) The National Ministry ministers across the Nation to our leaders in meetings, in Washington, D.C., in small groups and in church pulpits. The National ministry carries out development of new territory work and seeks to restore/ replace State Ministers as they retire or leave the field. Capitol Commission has 22 State Ministers and are currently ministering this unique strategy in 24 states. Capitol Commission is committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ in the Capitol communities of the world as well as following the Biblical mandate of praying for our elected officials nationwide.
We are so proud of our ministries we support:
Backpack Blessings is a 501 C (3) non-profit, formed in 2012 for the sole purpose of feeding hungry children in eastern North Carolina!
1.A weekend food program, providing identified students a weekend “snack bag” of individually wrapped, kid friendly foods (mac and cheese, oatmeal, cereal, granola bars, fruit cups, etc.) to take home with them on the weekends.
2.A summer feeding program, providing families with supplemental foods (family size cereal, peanut butter, pasta, rice, etc., as well as fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and eggs) while children are away from the safety of the child nutrition program in their schools.
3.A holiday meal program, providing identified families a holiday meal to ease stress on the family while children are out of school for the extended holiday.
Eastern Pregnancy Information Clinic (EPIC)
The EPIC Center provides free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, abortion information, sexual health education, prenatal and parenting classes, baby supplies, and much-much more! We serve Craven, Greene, Lenoir, Jones, and Pamlico Counties. The EPIC Center holds a standard of CONFIDENTIAL, compassionate, and non-judgmental care--meaning we love our clients and we want you here! We do not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions. There are two locations: Kinston and New Bern.
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos)
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ's love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families. The Kairos programs take the participants on a journey that demonstrates the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Kairos Prison Ministry is Christian in nature, although no religious affiliation is necessary to be a participant. The programs involve a structured model that includes the weekend experience, followed by guests or participants gathering regularly for accountability, support, and prayer.
Religious Community Services (RCS)
RCS is a faith-based organization addressing the basic needs of the community by providing food, clothing, and shelter to those who need it most. We have a diverse group of volunteers who come to us from local churches and businesses; all giving of themselves to help others. Our primary programs include the Community Kitchen, Clothing Closet, and Temporary Shelter, but we have other thriving programs to help nourish the whole person: Mind, body, and spirit. RCS always welcomes volunteer and monetary support for the following programs: •Community kitchen •Clothing closet •Temporary shelter •Transportation assistance •Disaster relief and recovery •Food pantry •Enrichment programs •Employment Readiness Boot Camps with Craven Community College
True Justice is a Christ centered international ministry that brings freedom and healing to those associated with human trafficking. True Justice fights human trafficking in our local and global communities through Christ-centered strategic initiatives with the goal to reach, raise up and restore.
Yokefellow Prison Ministry, Bibles for Craven Correctional Institution (CCI) -- serving in Vanceboro, NC
Yokefellow Ministry is a not-for-profit, multidenominational charity that provides assistance to CCI. Funding for the ministry comes from area churches, individuals, corporations, grants, and our thrift store. Yokefellow Ministry has served for over 40 years.
Yoke Fellows - Motivates and encourages prisoners, yoked in personal relationships with community volunteers, to examine their lives; experience the forgiveness, healing and power of God’s love; and return from incarceration with a covenant commitment to, and new disciplines for, personal responsibility and contribution to family and community.