Missions at GBC

We want to reach the corners of the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Discover your role in sending out others or being sent out yourself.

 

Local and Global Missions

At Grace, advancing the gospel and making disciples all over the world is very important to us. In fact, over the last 20 years we have designated 30% of our entire church funds to missions! Currently we are supporting 36 missionaries and missions organizations in the U.S. and around the world. We would love for you to learn more about our missions partners.

See a list of our local and global missions partners:

Short Term Mission Trips

Every year we have the opportunity to go on a number of short-term mission trips through the church. Whether you go by yourself, with your family or with your Small Group, these trips are a great opportunity to join in God’s work among the nations.

If you're interested in going on a short-term trip or joining the Short Term Mission Trip Committee, click the button below:

Supporting Our Missions

Take a moment to learn about our different missions partners and then prayerfully consider supporting them financially. Choose the missions partner you'd like to support from the Fund dropdown.

Missionaries

Meet the missionaries we support! For more information, newsletters, and prayer requests from each of our missionaries be sure to visit the Missions Hallway at Grace. For safety reasons, not all of our missionaries are listed here.

John & Sheila Ahern

Virginia Beach, VA

John and Sheila work with Missions to Military where they minister to men and women in uniform by connecting them to a community of spiritual mentors and fellow Christians.

Kevin & Stacy Berg

Rosebud Indian Reservation, SD

Kevin and Stacy work to build a local church for the people at the Rosebud Indian Reservation. They minister to the Lakota people through Bible studies, small groups, and worship services.

Bill Bianco

AWANA Missionary

Bill is an AWANA missionary that works to meet the needs of churches with an AWANA program. He raises funds, provides regional trainings, and works to improve cross-cultural ministries. 

Keith & Angie Copley

Papua New Guinea

The Copley family has ministered to the tribes of Papua New Guinea for over 20 years - teaching and translating the Bible into their native language. Keith leads the missions organization and prepares for its future by discipling future leaders.  

Daniel & Eloisa Estrada

Malaga, Spain

Daniel and Eloisa are leaders at their church, Iglesia Mi Refugio Cristo in Malaga, Spain. They seek to share the gospel and make disciples in their community and even extending into countries like Sweden.

Harry & Muriel Fletcher

Mashpee, MA

Harry and Muriel are a resource to the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry around the world and in the areas of pastoral care, ministry partner relations, church patnerships, and preaching. Harry spends time with criminals and has seen many decisions for Christ. 

Brit Fletcher

Glen Burnie, MD

Brit works with the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry at the Anne Arundel County Department of Detention Facilities. He develops training seminars for discipleship and mentor prospective chaplains.

Darlene Gabler

Lewisberry, PA

Darlene ministered to churches in Mexico since 2004. She recently has moved back to the U.S. and now helps with our other missionaries, Fred and Jenn Seiferth as they establish their new church in PA. 

Travis & Becky Gravley

Cleveland, OH

Travis and Becky work with Baptist Mid-Missions where they vet and train new missionaries. They also speak at churches, institutions, and recruitment events to promote missions 

James & Peggy Herndon

Central & South America

James and Peggy work with Word of Life Fellowship International. They travel to various parts of the world and provide Biblical counseling and field preparedness training for other missionaries.

Patrick & Lanette Hillman

Charlottesville, VA

Patrick and Lanette work to evangelize, church plant, and meaningfully engage with Muslims. They have served in the Middle East supporting churches as they minister to refugee and Muslim families. 

Ernie & Cissy Hopper

East Africa

Ernie and Cissy help start churches in countries like Uganda and Kenya. They seek to evangelize and teach as well as serve in practical ways such as a medical campaign. They disciple and train pastors and support the growth of over 14 churches. 

Russell & Belinda Knight

Tumwater, WA

Russell and Belinda are part of the leadership team at Sound City Church in WA. They work to share the gospel with their city and become a self supporting church that plants other churches. 

Paul LaRue

Watauga, TN

Paul works for Children's Bible Ministries where he evangelizes and disciples children and teens through schools, Bible studies, youth groups, summer camps, and clubs. 

Buddy & Christina Maynard

Panama City, FL

Buddy and Christina work with Truth for Troubled Youth and host a home that cares for 5 boys. They also help with hurricane relief and serve in the detention center ministry and food bank ministry. 

David & Rody Maynard

Iasi, Romania

David and Rody provide leadership training and promote the school at Schitu Duca. They teach practical discipleship, leadership training, and oral learning for people who cannot read or write. 

Gary & Charlene Max

Green Island, New Zealand

Gary and Charlene are a part of the leadership team at Lighthouse Baptist Church. They disciple their church family and encourage church outreach and evangelism to the people of New Zealand.

Chris & Sandy Mikesh

AWANA Missionaries

Chris and Sandy have served as Awana missionaries for over six years. They work to help churches build Awana programs for children, train Awana leaders, and encourage networking between churches/Awana clubs for sharing gospel opportunities.

Marcela Muresan

Iasi, Romania

Marcela works closely with our other missionaries, David and Rody Maynard at the ministry at Schitu Duca. She teaches a women's group and also serves as a translator, secretary, administrator, and anything else necessary. 

Lynn & Brenda Raburn

North Little Rock, AR

For Lynn and Brenda, mentoring and spiritual coaching is the highlight of their ministry. They mentor families and work with church planters around the country. They work with the ABA and are involved with the World Missions Seminar and World Missions Focus.

Chris & Megumi Risden

Japan

Chris and Megumi serve the people of Japan in Central Nagano Prefecture. They minister in three churches about three hours NW of Tokyo. Their vision is to see these churches help give birth to other local churches while focusing on evangelism, Bible teaching, and church planting

Daniel & Daniela Rusu

Romania & France

Daniel and Daniela teach at Bethlehem Bible School in Romania. They offer Home Bible Study in the French language and also meet with refugees to tie friendships and introduce Jesus to them,

Tina Sakers

South Asia

Tina travels all over the world sharing the gospel and discipling women, teens, and kids through AIM and Freedom Academy. She serves in villages and orphanages and helps teams learn how to share their testimony.

Keith & Lisa Sampson

Narva, Estonia

Keith and Lisa serve in Estonia and evangelize to teens and youth through Bible studies, English lessons, Children's Club, Teen Club, and sports clubs. They also try to get teens involved in a healthy local church. 

John & Sandy Seaton

Norfolk, VA

John and Sandy work with Biblical Ministries Worldwide and disciple men in the military and their wives. Many of the men then go to their local churches and intiate Bible studies, prayer breakfasts, and other discipleship opportunities.  

Fred & Jennifer Seiferth

Lewisberry, PA

Fred and Jennifer are church planters that work with ABWE. They have recently started a church in PA and are looking to refine their church plant strategic plan and continue building their core church planting team.

Bill & Lori Smith

Papua New Guinea

Bill trains pastors in the Bachelor's program at GBBC and serves in a mentoring role. Lori is the nursing officer in charge of their medical clinic where she is involved in medical evangelism. She also helps with church planting ministries in women's and children's outreach.

Suzete Souza

Brazil

Suzete works with Churches in Missions and serves local churches in Brazil. She assists with running and promoting Bible camps for underprivileged kids. 

Bob Uber

North Carolina

Bob works with the Heroes Center and helps veterans find affordable housing, training classes, apprenticeship programs, schooling, food, and spiritual mentorship.

Chase Wood

Annapolis, MD

Chase works with the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry. He visits with incarcerated individuals on a daily basis delivering Bibles and devotionals. He arranges attendance in weekly worship services and Bible studies.

Tuvya & Ellen Zaretsky

Los Angeles, CA

Tuvya and Ellen work with the Jews for Jesus agency that focuses on seeing Jewish people come to faith. They train missionaries and develop global intiatives such as the Jewish-Gentile couple ministry.


Missions Partner Organizations

Every year we have the opportunity to go on a number of short-term mission trips through the church. Whether you go by yourself, with your family or with your Small Group, these trips are a great opportunity to join in God’s work among the nations.

ABA Missions

Church Planting (Domestic/Overseas)

The American Baptist Association is a fellowship of Baptist churches who have elected to associate with each other for the futherance of the gospel. Through their associated efforts, the churches of the ABA send and support missionaries.

America's Keswick

Addiction Recovery Ministry

America’s Keswick is a  ministry where Biblical teaching and worship lead to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, resulting in a transformed life. They serve people with excellence through conferences, group retreats, outreach, and addiction recovery.

Bethany Christian Services

Adoption Services

Bethany's mission is to demonstrate lhe love and compassion of Jesus by protecting and enhancing the love of children and families through quality social services like: adoption, foster care, and pregnancy counseling.

Good News Jail & Prison

Global

Their work takes them to places most would never consider - jails and prisons. Their purpose is to be used by the Lord in correctional facilities for effective evangelism, biblical discipleship, and church mobilization.

Pregnancy Clinic Ministry

Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton

The Pregnancy Clinic provides free, confidential health services related to unexpected pregnancies and other health concerns. They strive to speak the truth in love and provide help, hope, and healing.

Shepherds College

Union Grove, WI

Shepherds exists to glorify Jesus by encouraging people with intellectual disabilities in growing their relationship with Jesus and supporting them in reaching appropriate independence.

Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster, PA

A private Bible college that educates Christian students to think and live a biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving him in the church and in society. They maintain a commitment to a historic, orthodox position on essential doctrines of the faith.

World Relief

Middle East

World Relief stands with the vulnerable and partners with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transform lives, and build sustainable communities. Disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, and economic development.