Elias & Robyn Correa2023-09-07T10:01:31-05:00




Elias Birthday 10/30
Robyn Birthday 05/10
Elias & Robyn Wedding Anniversary 09/04

Saved by His Grace

I grew up in Adrian, Michigan. When I was just a small child, my parents divorced, and I lived with my dad. I don’t recall ever going to church, and as a teen I chose to live without direction or proper standards. Through a series of poor choices, I became very rebellious and, at the age of nineteen, found myself making going downhill quickly.  I met some nice folks from Berean Baptist Church and they shared the Gospel with me. Upon hearing the Gospel for the first time in my life, I readily accepted Christ as Saviour on February 28, 1990. I spent the next two years getting to know the Lord. Daily I spent hours upon hours in prayer and Bible reading. I became a student of the Bible and had an unquenchable desire to grow. I witnessed to the others around me the best I knew how.

In the spring of 1991, I received some preaching tapes that God used to call me into the ministry. They were all by the same pastor, except one. That particular tape was by Dr. Jack Hyles. It was through this tape that God called me to preach. I was rebellious and told God that He couldn’t use me, because I had messed up my life too much. But God was at work in my life.

In January of 1992, I began attending Berean Baptist Church pastored by Dr. Mike Cox. I was baptized soon after that. God was still at work. I knew He wanted to use me, but I didn’t think I was a qualified candidate. I sought counsel from Dr. Cox and an assistant pastor. They assured me that God could use anyone He chose, and that “if God wants you to do something, the best thing to do is to just go ahead and do it.” I surrendered to God’s will for my life and made preparation to move to Northwest Indiana to attend Hyles-Anderson College.

I met my wife Robyn in 1989; we were high school sweethearts. Dr. Cox’s wife led her to the Lord on February 28, 1990. We were married September 4, 1992. Soon after, we were expecting our first child, due the following September.

In December of 1993, my wife, my three-month-old son, and I packed up a truck and moved to Indiana. I still didn’t know in what capacity God wanted me to serve. God began to plant the seed of missions in my heart, and I watered it with prayer. That seed began to grow. God was directing us towards missions. During a mission conference held at the college, God confirmed that call to missions in my life. I went forward that Sunday and surrendered to give my life to reach the world with the Gospel.

I started full-time deputation January 8, 2003, and graduated from Hyles-Anderson College on January 29, 2003, with a bachelor of science in pastoral theology. I was ordained into the Gospel ministry on October 18, 2003. On November 29, 2005, we left for Ireland to start the Anchor Baptist Church. After turning this work over to another man, God directed me to start a new Bible study in another part of the country. God also opened several doors to help other churches and ministries get started. We have had the privilege to minister throughout the country, as well as in several places throughout Europe. We are honored to have had these opportunities in the past and are excited for further opportunities to serve Him in the future.

After 13 years or being a full time missionary to Ireland, the door began to close due to changing immigration laws.  However, when God closes one door, He always opens another.  In August of 2016 I sought counsel to serve full time with a ministry called Wings Bearing Precious Seed.  WBPS is a Worldwide Scripture Distribution ministry.  As of January 2017, I have served with Wings and have had the privilege to have a part in sending millions of Scripture portions throughout the world as well as serve on several mission trips to help missionaries on the field.

Berean Baptist Church
751 W. Maumee St.
Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 263-4312


751 W. Maumee St.
Adrian, MI 49221




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Elias and Robyn Correa Prayer Letter: Noteworthy News on the Bible Front

Elias and Robyn Correa Prayer Letter: Noteworthy News on the Bible FrontWe have shipped over 13 million Scriptures, in 13 languages, to 25 nations so far this year. Recent shipments include two more pallets of Portuguese Scriptures to Angola and Mozambique. Please pray that the word of God will set them free. The container that has been held up in customs in Nigeria was finally inspected. We are still negotiating the demurrage fees and hope to finally have it cleared and delivered soon. No news on the shipment in Pakistan yet. The Lord blessed our mission trips to Chile and Brazil with Scriptures distributed, visitors receiving Bibles, and several souls trusting Christ. Please look inside for highlights, testimonies from team members, and a few pictures. By the time you get this, we will have concluded our Wings BPS 46th Anniversary Bible Conference. We trust the Lord to bless the meeting as usual with powerful preaching, marvelous music, and fantastic fellowship.

Elias & Robyn Correa

Christ 4 Chili
July 10-18, 2023

28,560 Scriptures Distributed
43 Visitors Received Bibles
26 Professions of Faith

“As the final month drew near for our upcoming missions trip, I was getting ready to drop out, but I decided to trust God and give Him this week of my life to use me in Chile. Little did I realize just how much God would use this trip to open my eyes to the mission field that surrounds us. As we landed in Chile on Monday, I was shocked by how different the culture was. Not only did they speak another language, but the way they interacted with others, dressed, and even the way they drove was altogether different than what I was used to in my quiet city in the States. As the week drew on and we met the two local churches that we were there to help, I was overwhelmed by the love and kindness they had shown us. They fed us, offered us warm clothing (it is winter in Chile right now), and greeted us warmly every day. As I went throughout the week handing out pamphlets for our two churches, I had the pleasure of serving alongside the members of the church, and I was able to grow close to several of the young men.

To see the love they had for me, a complete stranger who butchered their language and stood out quite plainly as an American, was once again overwhelming. Throughout the trip, I kept thinking to myself about all the lost souls we would see that day—thousands of people who had no idea they were on their way to Hell. Each night I would go to bed wishing I had been more fearless in spreading the Gospel, and each morning I would wake up with the goal to be better than the day before—to reach more people than the day before. But this trip did more for me than open my eyes to all of the lost souls in Chile; I was convicted by how I could do better at home sharing the Gospel. Kansas is just as lost as Chile, and I was faced with this question: Why didn’t I spread the Gospel as fearlessly, fervently, and gladly in Kansas as I did in Chile? This question weighed heavily on my heart as our trip neared its end. I feel as though the local churches we met and the friends we made blessed us more than we did them, and I believe God sent me to Chile for more than just helping these churches. He sent me to Chile to open my eyes to all of the lost souls are around me. Whether I am in Chile, France, Italy, or Kansas—wherever I am, God has me in a mission field, and I need to be just as faithful and eager to share his Gospel in my local grocery store as I would be on the streets of Chile. I am overwhelmed and thankful for all those who invested in this missions trip and in me. From the Johnsons and the immense work they put into it, all the way to the local churches and our missions group, who invested so much in me, but most importantly, in spreading the Gospel.” – Testimony by Timothy Wood

Team Members: Allen Johnson, Dema Johnson, Gary Neal (pictured above left), Tami Neal, Alizabeth Hudson, Andrew Klay, John Williams, Mary Williams, Timothy Kagin, Samuel Smirnoff, Sierra Smirnoff, Alan Harris, Pastor Jeremiah Metsinger, Melissa Metsinger, Haddon Metsinger, Silas Metsinger, Emmy Bidwell, Octavian Camacho, Kylia Castello, Kallen Heinz, Joshua Knott, Braiden Lady, Chris McCurry, Ruth McCurry, Pam North, Joyce Parker, Candy Sanders, Ethan Winters, Timothy Wood, Pastor Raúl Reyes, and Leticia Garcia (group picture above)

Bibles 4 Brazil
July 31 – August 8, 2023

27,060 Scriptures Distributed
26 Visitors Received Bibles
5 Professions of Faith

“This trip was my third Wings Bearing Precious Seed trip. My first one was in Montana, and my second one was in Mexico. All three I have been on have been very encouraging. The difference about this Brazil trip is that I couldn’t speak the language. I’m not good at Spanish, but I can carry on a conversation. With Portuguese, though, I know just enough to get myself in trouble. The very encouraging thing about being down there was that even though I didn’t know the language, I could have very good fellowship with Christians who didn’t speak my language! There’s nothing like good Christian fellowship. Language barriers have nothing to do with it, for which I am very grateful! It was also a blessing to see the eagerness of everyone, both young and old, to distribute, and it was a conviction to me to be more eager and even willing to step out of my comfort zone and hand portions of God’s Word out to those who are in desperate need of it. Also, I am learning to have compassion on anyonw and everyone who needs to hear the Gospel, just like Christ had compassion in Matthew 9. He had compassion on the multitudes. It didn’t matter what they looked like or how deep in sin they were, He had compassion and then commanded His disciples to pray for labourers in the Lord’s harvest. It is so easy to harden your heart toward people when you know there is so much sin going on, but the only thing that has made us different than they are is Christ. It is He Who is the difference, so that is why we should labour in the harvest and pray for labourers every day, and we should have more compassion on the lost. So, those are the things that really popped out at me on the trip. Every trip I’ve been on, I’ve noticed how much work goes into these trips, so I also just want to thank the Johnsons for their hard work that went into this trip. If you haven’t been on one yet, I really encourage you to go on one. You will be an encouragement to the missionaries, and the trip will be an encouragement to you.”
– Testimony by Dawson Neal

Team Members: Allen Johnson (pictured above left with new convert), Dema Johnson, Gary Neal, Tami Neal, Karen Durham, Joshua Eaton, Cason Neal, Colton Neal, Rebekah Jensen, Adalyn Neal, Braden Neal, Dawson Neal, Zeke Thompson, Elias Correa, Cleo Green, Sarah Green, Nathaniel Johnson, Emily Denson, Bethany Sikma, Laura Jaeger, David Halyaman, Sandra Halyaman, Alan Harris, Nicole Lott, and Halle Lott (group picture above)

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