Our commitment to missions is motivated by the Great Commission, Jesus’ command to “go and make disciples of all nations,” and by the Great Commandment, to “love your neighbor as yourself.” This commitment is expressed through our leadership, personal involvement and financial support for a variety of missions’ ministries locally, nationally, and around the world.
BGC, Campinas Brazil – Steve & Deb Rowe
Their primary ministries focus is on leadership training through theological education and compassion ministry. Steve participates in the ongoing process of training leadership at the local Campinas Baptist Theological Seminary. “Though my classes I clearly emphasize the importance of our personal relationship to Christ so that we can be better leaders, and grasping the responsibility of the missionary roll of the church.” Debra’s outreach is primarily to patients and parents she visits in the David Rowe Hospitality House (founded in 2001) and the children’s hospital. “I share Christ, listen, give them devotional materials to read, and pray with them.”
Bridge Lives, China – Kerry & Debra Schottelkorb
Mexico Missions, “The Way” Ministries, Mario Gonzales
First Presbyterian Church of Covina has a mission with a small river community in Mexico in coordination with The Way Ministries to provide clothing, supplies, food, clean drinking water, and help building livable structures. Each year the ministry gathers clothing for children of all ages, and delivers gifts for Christmas. Assistance is given to the homeless and transportation is provided for those wanting drug rehab. A bus is provided to transport people from the river to Rosarito Beach for a time of fellowship and baptism in the ocean.
Central Asia – Nathan & Naomi Gapper
Nathan & Naomi Gapper are global workers in a city of 2.5 million people in Central Asia. Their ministry is evangelism amongst the Muslim people with a goal of planting a church. Nathan is currently a student at local university studying language. Nathan and Naomi have been busy building relationships and praying for openings to share the gospel. God has opened many doors for them.
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Southeast Asia- JJ & Nelly
JJ & Nelly are Bible translators serving in Southeast Asia. They have published: Genesis, Luke & Acts, a hymnal, song cassette, cultural website (kimgaragang.net), tri-lingual dictionary, and a trilingual phrase book.
Nelly is currently working on translation of the gospels and the 5 T’s (Timothy, 1 & 2 Thessalonians and Titus) while JJ is developing a spiritual website. This consists of making the website and producing the contents. JJ is getting the published Luke & Acts ready for posting. He’s also recording all the songbook music to put on the site.
Local and National Outreach:
Family Resource Center
Four Church Community Outreach
Living Well Medical Clinic
On Campus Outreach:
“Miracle on 2nd Ave.”
FPCC Monthly Outreach