Our Missionaries

Christina Massey

Christina says, “I grew up in a Christian home and was saved at a young age. However, it wasn’t until I was an adult that I learned who God is and what having a relationship with Him means. Since that discovery, I have felt an urgency for the rest of the world to have a relationship with God. I don’t want to see people just get “saved,” I want them to know Jesus and discover how they can be part of His plan.”


Christina has been a member of Hitts Chapel General Baptist Church in Piggott, Arkansas, for 12 years. Her primary role of creative development, administration, and technical support allowed her the privilege of serving with children’s ministry, youth ministry, and graphic design ministry. She enjoys being a part of helping people to know, love, and follow God.


Christina says, “God has spoken to me very clearly over the past few years about being a missionary to Honduras. He is giving me an opportunity to be a part of His work in the country I have come to love through Mission Volunteer Program trips over the past ten years.


“I believe someday we will see the children of Faith Home preaching, teaching, and leading worship in churches across Honduras. They will be the hands feet and heart of God to their county. I want to be a part of their development and the churches they will lead.”


Christina serves as the director of Faith Home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Follow Christina’s blog

RYAN AND AMANDA STEAD

When God’s extraordinary plan causes two lives to intersect—one from rural Ohio and the other from Southern Africa, one has to wonder what He is up to. This is exactly when the Steads have done for the last 15 years. Their journey has given them three beautiful children, taken them coast to coast, all the while asking “God, what is Your plan, Your design for our family?” 


In 2011 the plan began to unfold. Amanda and Ryan each received God’s call to missions in a unique way, revealing to them His wisdom and sovereignty. Individually, and as a family, He has given them a heart for missions and the people of Mexico. 


Their desire is to disciple and minister to local people, equipping them to reach their fellow Mexican neighbors, families and friends. They are currently serving as missionaries to Mexico while residing at the MVP Team House in El Paso, Texas.

Jessey and Brittany Vemula

Jessey Vemula is from southern India. He was born and raised in a Christian family. His father, Rev. Charles Vemula, was in ministry for 30 years and was able to plant 42 churches before his death in 2013.


Soon after Jessey finished his secular education, he joined Berean Baptist Bible College for theological education when he was 15 years old. He was saved in 2001 and called by God to ministry in July 2002.


Jessey states, “When I responded to God’s call, I realized that it was every Christian’s responsibility to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. I also felt that God has not only put a great burden in my heart to reach the unreached millions in India but also to plant churches in the most difficult and remote areas where no church has existed before. In the future I would like to start a Biblical Institute where future leaders are raised in the sound doctrine.”


Jessey came to the United States to pursue a Doctorate degree in theological education and met his wife, Brittany, in 2011. Brittany was already involved in children’s ministry and was willing to support his calling and join Jessey in his mission. She has a great calling in her life to work with abandoned children and marginalized women in India.


The Vemulas have returned to India with a mission to evangelize the lost, plant churches, work in the orphanage the family has started, and minister among those trapped in the sex trade suffering with HIV/AIDS and leprosy.

Josh and Rachael Slater

When thinking of going to the mission field, our first though is not: “We are at such a spiritual place in our life that NOW is the perfect time to become overseas missionaries.” Our thoughts are humbled that, despite our weakness and limitations, God still wants to use us for great things! God does not call the best, He calls the willing. When Josh speaks from the pulpit, he often says (when it comes to supporting missionaries) “They cannot do it alone. There are several things YOU can do to help them – You can either pray, send money, send money and pray, or GO and serve with them.” We have loved supporting our mission field workers through these means and now have come to the final way to help – GO! 


Jesus tells us the harvest of souls eager for the Gospel is plenty, but the workers are few. We want to step up and be counted among those willing to work to bring in the harvest. We want to be willing to follow where God leads us when He call us into the unknown. 


Josh is excited to come alongside Pastor Abe, who serves the Filipino congregation; working as a team to disciple and nurture the spiritual needs of the people of Saipan. Rachael will begin by serving her family as she raises their children and encourages Josh in his work. She will also serve the congregation by offering her gifts as God leads. 


Our children: Wesley, Ethan, Gideon, Trinity, and Aurora are looking forward to making new friends, offering their own gifts and talents and having a beach right outside the back door! 


Join us in our journey by supporting us through prayers, encouragement, and financial gifts. The little island of Saipan can do great things through God! As the church likes to say: “We’re reaching an island to touch the world!”

Kris and Nicole Yeomans

Kris and Nicole Yeomans have been approved to serve in the General Baptist International Ministries Apprentice Program and have been appointed to the Philippines for a two-year term. The apprentice program is a two-year program designed to introduce families to missionary life by offering cross cultural experiences and language acquisition. The program also offers the family a chance to make a significant contribution to the field of assignment.


Kris and Nicole have a particular call to reach the largest unreached group in the world - the Muslim world.  The Philippines has a large Muslim population, and the Yeomans will assist General Baptist Bible College, General Baptist Church of the Philippines, and Matigsalug Bible Institute in developing programs of effective Muslim outreach within and without the Philippines.  Kris has stated that ultimately their desire is to serve General Baptists as, “pioneer missionaries focused on Muslim outreach in other parts of the world, especially West Africa and the ‘10/40 Window’.” The prospects are truly exciting.


Kris and Nicole have two young daughters, Emily, 10, and Eden, 4.  

Rodney and Teresa Walls

When you follow Jesus, you never know what you will be a part of or what you will see. Being a disciple is many things, but boring isn’t one of them. Check out what God said through the prophet Habakkuk, Look at the nations and watch-- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told (1:5). 


  I (Rodney) will work with pastors and churches in Honduras. They do not need someone to tell them how to do everything, but I will have the privilege of working alongside them and serving as their advocate and co-worker in Christ. The focus will be on leadership development and church health. 


Teresa (a nurse) will focus on health care related issues. She will help with the children at Faith Home, but she is also going to explore ways to implement ministry through the medical clinic. In the coming months Teresa will seek God’s vision for using the clinic (possibly for nutritional education, prenatal care and education, immunizations and minor health care needs). 


The journey back to Honduras has begun. We invite you to be a part of what God is going to do by being our ministry partner. Contact us, and we will set a time to come and share with you, your group, or your church. Come join the journey. 


You just never know what you will see when you are following Jesus. I Corinthians 2:9 No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.