Missions (Global Outreach)

The GO (Global Outreach) Team at First Baptist exists to facilitate mission opportunities and missionary support. Our church is financially and prayerfully supporting over 40 missionaries/missions both local and global. Each year we provide short-term mission trip opportunities for our congregation. Below you'll see both a list of our supported missionaries and information on Spring of Life, our sister church in Ukraine!  

For more information, contact the church office at informationfbc@gmail.com

  • Paul and Kathy Arneson

    EMMAUS ASSOCIATES (GLOBAL HORIZONS)

    Paul and Kathy are working for Emmaus Associates (Global Horizons) where Paul is a Pastor at Baptist International Church in Sofia Bulgaria. The church serves both people of Bulgaria and many international visitors. Paul's ministry is to encourage and equip Christian leaders through Emmaus Associates.


  • Bruce and Kate Dahlman

    AFRICA INLAND MISSIONS (AIM) and CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF AFRICAN PHYSICIANS (CAAP)

    Bruce and Kate serve as health ministry advisors supporting new health professional recruits with AIM. Bruce serves on the executive team for CAAP.


  • Kiersten and Joseph Fitzgerald

    YOUTH WITH A MISSION

    Joe and Kiersten Fitzgerald are staff at Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Yosemite.  Their main ministry is training youth to go into the mission field through the Discipleship Training School.  They are currently leading and sending teams to unreached areas of Thailand, Nepal, and the Middle East.   

  • Pastor Hanna

    CHRISTIAN MISSION TO GAZA

    Pastor Hanna is the founder and director of Christian Mission to Gaza. This ministry reaches the people of Gaza with Christ's love through the only evangelical Baptist church in Gaza and through a partnership with the Lighthouse school and relief work. CMG also helps refugees from Iraq and Syrian on a regular basis.


  • Brad and Shawn Johnson

    RECYCLED LIVES

    Shawn and Brad serve with Recycled Lives in Guatemala.  They help the poor with food and shelter and provide spiritual knowledge and growth to the Guatemalan people.  

  • Jim and Sarah Jordan

    TRAINING LEADERS INTERNATIONAL (TLI)

    Jim and Sarah Jordan serve with Training Leaders International. Jim teaches Christian students and leaders in many parts of the world and provides education for pastors worldwide.  

  • Doug Keillor

    JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVOCATES INTERNATIONAL

    Juvenile Justice Advocates International, founded by Doug Keillor, partners with local churches and other groups in Mexico to support teens and families of teens in prison in Mexico.

  • Paul and Amy Lindberg

    TALKING BIBLES

    Paul is the East Africa Director for Talking Bibles.  Talking Bibles provides audio Bibles to many people in Africa so that those who cannot read or write can hear God's Word.  

  • Gary and Valeria Maloney

    YOUTH FOR CHRIST (IRELAND)

    Gary and Valerie are serving with Youth for Christ Ireland, based in the Twin Cities. Gary works as a Ministry Development Coordinator and Valerie works as a Prayer Coordinator.



  • Wilondja and Shirley Masongezi

    CONVERGE WORLDWIDE (CAMEROON)

    Wilondja and Shirley Masongezi are called by God to plant a “cluster” of churches in the French-speaking region of Cameroon. They want to begin with small group Bible Studies and will be developing a team of leaders that will lead to church planting.

  • Mike and Jennifer Moline

    WYCLIFFE (USA)

    Mike and Jennifer are missionaries with Wycliffe, USA and work in Colorado Springs where Mike is a Public Speaker/Tech Recruiter and teaches "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement" courses. Jennifer grew up in a missionary family and spent a number of years as a missionary for Navigators. Mike grew up in Cambridge, and after college worked with the underprivileged in Minneapolis. He also traveled on short-term missions to other countries in the world. 

  • Tim and Amy Moline

    CONVERGE WORLDWIDE (USA)

    After serving in Cameroon for years, Tim and Amy left Cameroon due to war. While waiting on the Lord for further direction Tim and Amy are serving as missionaries here in the USA. Tim is providing pastoral care to new & returning missionaries. His office is at Bethlehem Baptist. Amy is developing Bible Study materials with Gospel Joy for Women in Africa. They are investigating reassignment opportunities with Converge during this time.

  • Chad and Britt Peterson

    TEENS FOR CHRIST

    Chad and Britt Peterson serve with Teens For Christ in Hudson, Wisconsin, training teens to serve Christ, encouraging Bible memorization and participate in Bible quiz competitions.

  • Joel and Jinke Reasoner

    CHILDREN'S SHELTER OF CEBU (PHILIPPINES)

    Joel and Jinke live in the Philippines where they serve with the Children's Shelter of Cebu. Joel serves as the Media Director overseeing the CSC website and is a videographer for the shelter while Jinke serves as the Childcare Director. 

  • Don and Cyd Storrs

    WORLDVENTURE

    Don serves with WorldVenture in Tennessee, as a mobilization specialist helping with recruiting efforts. Cyd assists with pre-field orientation.

  • Dave and Sarah Troolin

    WYCLIFFE (PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

    Dave and Sarah serve in Papua New Guinea and work with national translators to bring the Bible to the Sam people in their own language. 


  • Duane and Andrea Tweeten

    TRAINING LEADERS INTERNATIONAL (TLI)

    Duane serves as Vice President of Training Leaders International. In this role he is part of the processing team for TLI candidates, trains the staff, helps write curriculum as needed, recruits teams that train pastors in various countries and teaches courses as part of those teams. Previously he was a pastor for 17 years in Nebraska.

Spring of Life Church


Spring of Life is our sister church in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. In the 1990's it was a “house” church of about a dozen people; now it has an attendance of over 265 and at least 12 daughter churches. First Baptist Church has sent a number of mission teams to Spring of Life to conduct Day Camps (Vacation Bible Schools) and to repair a building.


The Seminary is attached to the church and Pastor Alex Zigalenko, was both pastor of the church and director of the Seminary. Ivan Ovcharenko is now the directior of the seminary and a pastor of the church.


READ Ministries also grew out of this relationship with a number of men taking the lead to supply machines and materials so a Christian printing operation could take place in Ukraine.


Spring of Life has supported First Baptist Church with much prayer and encouragement for us.