Ron & Laura Back2023-09-05T12:04:21-05:00




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
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.


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Ron and Laura Back Prayer Letter: Prison Ministry Progressing!

Ron and Laura Back Prayer Letter: Prison Ministry Progressing!God is so good! We have seen so many things progressing in our Prison Ministry. It is wonderful that we have already been able to direct two former inmates to a church. We are praying that one young man named Apple would be able to come to Calvary Baptist Church. He was released into the town right next to us. During Bible study, we had another man named Troy, who never understood that we need to confess our sins to maintain a relationship with God the Father. When we reveal these truths and the prisoners learn them, it is so wonderful to see the spark in their eyes and see them realize that there is now hope to be able to please God.

We are pleased to announce that we have a new grandson, Phoenix Denny, born September 13, 2023. Abby and the baby are doing well.

Also in September, we were able to serve at the National Baptist Fellowship meeting, where we had almost 600 delegates representing the majority of independent Baptist churches in Australia. It was good to be able to make new friends and make contact with several new pastors.

We have several pressing prayer requests. We ask you to pray for a dear friend, Pastor Nick Watt, a missionary in New Zealand who needs housing. They have to be out of their house in 29 days, and their new housing fell through. It is a huge challenge for them. Housing seems to be one way that Satan is working on several people in the ministry. My pastor, Sam Carns, has been trying to sell his house in Indiana for the past 13 months and cannot purchase another home where he is until that closes. We want to praise the Lord though, because the church that he went to start in Georgia is doing well and seeing people saved. I also need prayer for my friend Rodney Evans, who is 50 years old, in great physical shape, and had a massive heart attack just last week. He has a wife and seven children still at home and has a heart for serving God. Please pray that he recovers without any lasting effects. Please also pray for our soul-winning efforts and for more people to be saved and baptized for Christ. We also need Gospel tracts in Farsi, Arabic, Chinese, Filipino languages. These would be a great help to the ministry at Fulham Prison.


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

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