Ron and Laura Back 2017-03-21T15:10:17+00:00

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Ron Birthday 07/09
Laura Birthday 03/27
Ron & Laura Wedding Anniversary 08/07
Ron Jr. Birthday 12/18
Mary Birthday 07/02
Abigail Birthday 02/08
My name is Ron Back. When I was eight years old, a missionary from a local independent Baptist church in Pierceton, Indiana, invited my brothers and me to church.  My parents enjoyed the thought of having a break from us boys every Sunday, so they encouraged us to go with the missionary family.  Shortly after this first encounter with Bro. and Mrs. Ernie Mason, I received Christ as my Saviour in Junior Church in 1980. I believe, even though I was only eight years old, that God put the desire in my heart to be a missionary, but since my family was not saved nor in a local church, Satan was able to quench that call.

My young adult years were spent out of church.  I did not get scripturally baptized until 1994 while I was attending a Baptist church in Rancho Santa Marguerita, California, during my enlistment in the United States Marine Corps.  Shortly after I was baptized, God called me a second time to the mission field under a missionary to Australia.  I went to the pastor and inquired of him about missions.  I thought God wanted me to go build churches physically with hammer and nails, not by preaching.  My pastor told me that we did not support missionaries except the kind that go and preach the Gospel and win souls to Christ, building the churches with people, not materials.  I was convinced that I was not the missionary type because I did not think I could talk or preach to large groups of people.

When my enlistment in the USMC was up, I chose to be a husband and a father instead of a career soldier.  We went back to Warsaw, Indiana, where my family was and decided to start our family there also.  Within two weeks of getting back to Warsaw in the spring of 1996, we found Open Bible Baptist Church, pastored by Sam Carns, a Hyles-Anderson College graduate.  I thought that I had finally found a home that would be permanent for my whole family.

In May of 1996, Layne Jones, a missionary to the Philippines, preached at my home church of the need for more missionaries.  This time I realized God’s call on my life. I immediately responded to the invitation and surrendered to be a missionary.  Within just a few months, I understood that God wanted me to go to Australia.

Open Bible Baptist Church

21 EMS B61B Lane, Warsaw, IN 46582

We are blessed to be sent out of Open Bible Baptist Church of Warsaw, Indiana. Pastor Sam Carns. We have a wonderful working relationship of over 17 years with Pastor Carns and are excited to represent him in our mission field
Information Packet


(574) 216-9130
Ron Back
507 State Street
Hammond, IN 46320
43 Downing Square, Pakenham, VIC, 3810 Australia




You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #138.



Ron Back Prayer Letter: God Is So Good!

Ron Back Prayer Letter: God Is So Good!God is so good! It’s hard to believe we have been here in Australia for over 3½ years now. We have seen a lot change in our ministry and in our personal lives. We are praising the Lord for each and every one of you who continue to pray for us and our ministry here in Australia. We recently had a huge change with our prayer letters; we had a sweet young lady named Paige at our home church sending them out to you. Through several children and life changes, she is no longer able to do this for us, and that has caused us a little delay since our last letter. We now have a man named Michael Wooden from our home church taking on the ministry of sending out our prayer letters/ministry updates to you. I beg each of our churches to please be patient if there are any mistakes in pastors’ names or addresses, as there may be a little update-delay issue. Please, if there are any changes that need to be made, email me at with the changes, and we will make sure the changes are made on our master list.

Our next exciting change this year is that our daughter Mary is officially engaged to Caleb Gonzalez. The wedding is going to be December 30, 2017, here in Australia. Their courtship has been wonderful and pleasing to the Lord and us. If anyone would like to fly over for the wedding, we would love to have you come. Please contact us as soon as possible if this is the case. The wedding plans are beautiful but simple at this point; they are both excited about pleasing the Lord, not putting on a production, as is the custom here. I am looking forward to having my second son-in-law, and I keep teasing Caleb that Andrew is first. We ask everyone to pray for our middle daughter’s wedding and for them to have a wonderful life together serving the Lord.

I would also like to thank each and every church that is faithful to send birthday and anniversary cards. I received about 12 for my birthday and our anniversary this year. When I was in the States, I was a typical man who didn’t understand the importance of cards. Now that I’m on the field, every card, every thought, is precious to me. I love how my wife gets so excited about cards for her, the children, and me. On July 9, my birthday, my gift from the Lord was being able to baptize Mark and Donna and their children. They have done their best and are growing in the Lord. Please pray for the Inglese family to continue to grow and be faithful to church.

Prayer Requests

Calvary Baptist Church of Warragul
Our family
Caleb and Mary
More souls to be saved and baptized


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

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