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.
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.