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! We have been running seemingly nonstop since the beginning of the year. My family, even though it is shrinking, is extremely busy. Bubba is enrolled full-time in a technical college for barbering. He should be fully qualified by August if all goes well. Abby is studying Year 12 and wanting to be a nurse at this point.

Family Camp in January went extremely well. The Evans family, one of our church families, had a huge blessing. They are still trying to get used to the independent Baptist way. The preaching by Evangelist Neil Smith and Missionary Christopher Eckels was spot on. Mrs. Evans decided to rededicate her life to the Lord at camp, and they have been with us every possible service since.

But every blessing seems to have a down side. We have lost two families this year. One family left because they didn’t feel comfortable in our church. We have tried to talk to them about it, but they won’t give us any reason except their feeling of not belonging. Please pray for the Slocombe family: Darren, Karen, and Hannah. We also had the Mills family, an older couple, leave over my doctrinal position on pre-destination. Bro. Mills is heavily into Calvinism and doesn’t believe we should go soul winning. I believe John 3:16 is still true, and so is Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” I believe anyone can be saved. It is so sad that people all over the world get locked into big-name preachers who are on television or who write books with false doctrine, and they believe these men are their pastors and do not want a local-church pastor. Please pray for Australia, as we are finding more and more evidence that people think that they are part of the universal church and don’t see a point in joining a local, New Testament church.

Out soul winning in a new construction area where they are putting about 2,000 houses, I have had some really good experiences with being able to give the Gospel completely and also meeting people who already have a salvation testimony. One man in particular had tattoos from head to toe. He was washing his Ute (pickup truck), but he took the time to let me give him the Gospel. He gave me the same response to salvation, however, that even the Apostle Paul got, “Not now, Mate.” (The Apostle Paul may not have gotten the “Mate” part.) His neighbor was a born-again Baptist, and I told him, “Make sure you witness to your neighbor; he is not saved, but he is open.” The man replied by hanging his head and saying, “I know I’m supposed to witness, but I haven’t for years.” I tried to encourage him and departed. I can’t express enough that we need your prayers to soften people’s hearts and encourage people to witness and go soul winning here in Australia and around the world.

Please pray for the Blanchard family, as he readies for surgery and for her pregnancy. Please continue to pray for our finances and for our supporting churches in America. Pray for more souls to be saved and baptized and for church growth.


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

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