Jeremy & Sandra Barker2023-10-10T10:42:06-05:00




Jeremy 4/2
Sandra 8/24
Anniversary 3/23
Carina 1/27
Barrett 1/25
Henry 4/8
Alex 6/28

I was a teenager when my dad accepted Christ, and although he didn’t know how to explain salvation, he made sure I read the Bible.

It was through the Word of God that I learned of my need of salvation, and at the age of sixteen, I accepted Christ.

Immediately afterward, I asked God to show me what church He wanted me to attend, and a few days later, a man from Wayside Baptist Church of Ridgeway, Virginia, knocked on my door and told me that if I wanted to go to church, a bus would come by and pick me up.

I began riding the bus to church, where I followed the Lord in baptism and was first trained to be a soul winner.

Five months later, our youth group attended Youth Conference at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, where I was called into full-time Christian service during an invitation given by Dr. Jack Hyles.

I enrolled in Hyles-Anderson College in the fall of 2000 and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in missions in January of 2005.

Sandra grew up in Germany in the home of a missionary. It was after a Missions Conference one evening that her dad led her to Christ. She later followed the Lord in believer’s baptism, and as a teenager, she surrendered to full-time Christian service.

I first met Sandra when I went to help two of my coworkers move, not knowing that they would be my future brother- and sister-in-law, as Sandra made the 3½-hour drive to help also. God used that to introduce us to each other, and at a stage in our courtship, as we are still courting, we got married.

We both have experience in the bus ministry, teaching Sunday school, and soul winning. Sandra has experience teaching in a Christian school.

I’ve had the desire to go to the mission field for years, and when God confirmed with me that it was time, we sold what we could (house, vehicles, etc.) to finance a three-month survey trip/internship to Nigeria, working with veteran missionary, David Maskey.


David Maskey has been a missionary to Nigeria since July of 1994, and we are raising support to return to Nigeria to work alongside him for a brief period before starting our own independent work, which would be a soul-winning, discipleship, and church-planting ministry.

The day after we arrived in country was the 28th anniversary of Port Harcourt Independent Baptist Church, and they had…

  • 817 in attendance.
  • 170 first-time visitors.
  • 60 people saved.
  • 6 baptized.

The Nigerian people are wide open to the Gospel, and everywhere we went, they were asking for missionaries.

We are looking forward to returning to Nigeria so we can continue to reach the people with the Gospel, as well as disciple them.


Roanoke Baptist Church
11015 Lafayette Center Rd.
Roanoke, IN 46783


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5496 US Highway 220 Bus
Stoneville, NC 27048




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 #216.


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Jeremy and Sandra Barker Prayer Letter: Family Blessings!

Jeremy and Sandra Barker Prayer Letter:  Family Blessings!We have a lot to be thankful for in November. To start, our daughter Carina accepted Christ. Immediately afterwards, she exclaimed, “I’ve got to tell Grandpa! I’ve got to tell somebody!” Next, our son Alex was dedicated to the Lord during the Thanksgiving Day service at Roanoke Baptist Church of Roanoke, Indiana.

Recently, while soul winning in Lyons, Georgia, I witnessed to Martha, a 40-year-old single mom who lived across from the church. After Martha accepted Christ, Sandra told me our son Barrett (age two) had handed a tract to and invited a man, who was rushing off to work, to church. That man was Christopher, and he came to the evening service. I was able to witness to him there, and he accepted Christ. Several churches voted to take us on for support in November, namely, Ozark Baptist Church of Ozark, Missouri; Allen Baptist Church of Allen, Michigan; Victory Springs Independent Baptist Church of High Springs, Florida; Bible Baptist Church of New Port Richey, Florida; Midland Baptist Church of Midland, Michigan; Rochester Hills Baptist Church of Rochester Hills, Michigan; and New Hope Baptist Church of Knox, Indiana.

Please pray for our children, as they continue to struggle to sleep at night; for the spiritual growth of Carina, Martha, and Christopher; for protection as we travel; for us to be able to schedule more meetings and raise more support; for us to continue to be a blessing to the churches we visit; and for wisdom.

Working hard to bring fruit to your account,

Jeremy, Sandra, Carina, Barrett, Henry, & Alex Barker

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