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Jesus said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..."

Matthew 28:19

We are dedicated to nurturing the children God brings us to know and love him and to learn and live the Bible, God's holy Word. Our teachers have a deep love for children and for seeing the Lord work in their lives. 

Around the world.

Our love for Jesus and love for people fuels our passion for evangelism at home and abroad. It also drives our desire to see disciple makers raised up and biblical churches planted in unreached areas.

Because of this, we have a big heart for missionaries. We are also privileged to be the sending church for two of our couples. We are always striving to better know the missionaries we support, to understand the ever-changing hurdles they face on the field, and to pray for their needs.
Before the Ascension, Jesus said to his disciples (representing the New Testament Church until the Rapture),
You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Acts 1:8

We serve as the sending church for missionaries on 2 continents.

Antonio & Diana Navarrete  |  Mexico

We are the sending church for Antonio and Diana, who serve as church planters on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico.  Since the year 2000, the Navarretes have participated in the planting and equipping of a church in Valle Dorado, Trojes Baptist Church in Cuautitlan, and recently they began a new work in Metepec.
Their Story
Antonio  is originally from Mexico City. Diana is from Michigan. They met while Diana was ministering as a missionary for two years in Mexico, working with street kids and in the church Antonio and his family attended. They were married in 1988 and moved to the USA to live and to study Bible. God brought ABWE missionaries William and Rosie Stoner into their lives in 1992. They church planted with the Stoners in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In July of 1997, they joined the ABWE family. In November of 2000, they returned to Mexico.

Tim & Lisa Murdoch  |  Zambia

We are also the sending church for Tim & Lisa Murdoch. Tim served as pastor of our church for 5 years before he and Lisa were commissioned as missionaries to Africa. Here is a note from Tim:
We truly count it a privilege to serve God in Africa, having been serving on the continent in Ghana, Liberia, and now Zambia.  We also realize it is only by God’s grace that we serve Him, and our hope is to see His Name proclaimed among the nations for His glory (Rom 1:5).  We now serve primarily at Central Africa Baptist University (CABU).  Our vision is  to train, equip, and disciple African leaders who will plant churches  across Africa until God has a New Testament church in every village, town, and city in Africa (Ps 68:31).  We work towards this vision by discipling students in a variety of settings.  Tim teaches at CABU, Lisa serves and disciples the students through CABU and in our home.  Our hope is to build the same type of relationships with students as Priscilla and Aquila had with Apollos in “life on life” discipleship (Acts 18:26). 
To learn how you can support them in their ministry, CLICK HERE. the rest of our team!

United States
Consultation and execution for the construction or renovation of church buildings.
Central African Republic
Founded a seminary to train nationals, which currently develops to masters graduates. Currently pursuing ability for doctorate level programs.
South Africa
Oversee and manage The Pines, a live-in home to suffering youth in the region, raising them in an environment designed to help them learn of Christ and flourish.
United States
Planting and revitalizing churches around North America. Currently serving nearby, in Colon, MI.

Joyce Oshiro

A second generation missionary to Japan, Joyce serves on the Japanese island of Okinawa. 
LEAD (Leader Empowerment And Development)

Retired missionaries we support.

Waneta Button

Served as church planters and builders throughout United States. Dean went home to be with the Lord in the spring of 2024.

Shirley Dannenberg

Served in Central African Republic.

Richard and Wilma Dix

Served with international college students in Chicago, Illinois.

Leon and Nancy Willover

Served as church planters in Texas, United States.