Why do we support Missions? Ravenna Baptist Church is excited about introducing people to Jesus and serving others, and missions are one way in which we accomplish this purpose! We support a number of people and families who are passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people around the world and who desire to serve others and meet real needs in their lives. In addition to those we support in full-time missions, we also send a number from within our own body to serve in short-term capacities. See the list below for more details. 



Our Missionaries


Pepe and Rosina Morales

Grace Hispanic Baptist Bible Church

In August of 1998, Isidro “Pepe” Morales and his wife Rosina moved to the Grant area from Mexico with their three young children as missionaries to plant a Hispanic church for the Spanish-speaking people in our community.  Grace Hispanic Baptist Bible Church was established and thousands of people have heard the Good News of Jesus Christ in their heart language.  For more than 23 years Pepe and Rosina have faithfully served the Lord both in the Southern Newaygo County and Northern Kent County areas of West Michigan as well as in three States of Northern Mexico with yearly mission trips to support local Mexican pastors and churches


Spanish American Mission

Spanish American Mission (SAM) is dedicated to the belief that the best way to reach and win native Mexicans to Christ is through the training and sending forth of Mexican people. SAM was founded in 1961 as a way to enable funding for the founder of the work in Mexico, Tony Gomez Sr., to grow his ministry of reaching native Mexicans for Christ. His son, Tony Gomez Jr., now carries on the work, and, like his father, is driven to win others to Jesus Christ.   



David’s House Ministries

“Extending Christ’s Love to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities” We ask you to pray for us that the fundamental principals and beliefs on which the ministry was founded will never change. We believe that a loving God creates each person and for reasons that we do not fully understand, some of these are born with special needs. It then becomes our responsibility as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ to make every effort to meet their unique needs in a way that honors Him and brings comfort, encouragement, and security to the ones place in our care.   For more information about David’s House Ministries, visit their website here


Tim and Richelle Wright – Faith Baptist Mission

Tim and Richelle Wright are involved with production, distribution and broadcasting of audio-visual evangelistic and discipleship tools for Quebec and other parts of the French-speaking world.



Mark Sterken – ABWE

Mark is serving churches in the Caribbean and Latin America.  He trains, connects, mobilizes and provides resources for churches.  Mark’s home is in Shelby, Michigan, and he has 3 grown children. His home church is Shelby Road Baptist Church. You can contact the Mark at:   msterken@gmail.com



Walt & Sara Walkowski – Extreme Response International

Extreme Response International (ER) is a humanitarian aid organization committed to changing the lives of people living in extreme, often life-threatening situations. ER operates programs and projects that share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people—particularly at-risk children and women—through both words and actions. For more information you can contact Walt & Sara at: wwalkowski@extremeresponse.org



The Sanfords – Papua New Guinea

The Sanford family are missionaries through Ethnos360 (formerly New Tribes Mission). They have been called to reach the lost overseas in Papua New Guinea. The Sanfords will be training overseas before going into the field where they will be learning the language of the tribe, living along side of them, gaining their trust and teaching them the word of God.

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