Ron & Laura Back2024-04-01T10:29:38-05:00




Ron Birthday 07/09
Laura Birthday 03/27
Ron & Laura Wedding Anniversary 08/07

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


(574) 216-9130
Ron Back
507 State Street
Hammond, IN 46320
51 Queen St. Moe, Vic, 3825 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.


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Ron and Laura Back Prayer Letter: God Is Good!

Ron and Laura Back Prayer Letter: God Is Good!God is so good! I cannot believe how quickly this year flew by. This is a catch-up letter. We will also be sending another one out at the end of February. We want to thank you all so much for your support for the past years. Laura and I were just reminiscing on how it’s been over a year since we were in the States with you all; it seems like just a few months to us. I wish we would have been able to see more of you, because you are very important to us and a part of our family. We love you, and we hope you had a great 2023.

I want to thank all of you who sent the tracts that we asked for. We received Vietnamese, Farsi, and several others. I will definitely be making use of them in 2024.

My friend Rodney, who is one of our deacons, is doing much better. His heart attack did damage his heart, more than the doctors originally thought, but he is making a wonderful recovery and praising the Lord. He is like most of the pastors I know; he won’t slow down.

I have been quite busy preaching in Sale, Victoria, and also here at Calvary. I have been asked to fill the pulpit for Pastor Abrell, who is planning to be in the States for a few weeks in May.

We would like to thank each and every one of you who gave us a Christmas gift. We are praising the Lord for you, and we are going to put that money towards our vehicle savings. Lord willing, by the end of the year, we should be able to buy a reliable vehicle for the ministry. I want to thank you again so much for caring for us, for the loving gifts, and for praying for Laura and me here in Australia.

Prayer Requests

• Please pray for more souls to be saved and baptized.
• Please pray for Rodney’s continued recovery.


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

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