Northfield Baptist Church Supported Ministries
"The purpose of this church is to glorify God through the salvation of the lost and the edification of believers.”
It is the vision and goal of Northfield Baptist Church to carry out the command of Christ's Great Commission. Therefore, we view missions as an integral ministry of our church and of our individual members.
Northfield Baptist Church has the opportunity to support many who share the Gospel of Jesus Christ both in our country and throughout the world by meeting financial needs, offering encouragement and through prayer. Following is information on people as well as ministries that NBC supports.
Ways to Support NBC Missionaries and Ministries
Below, all of the missionaries and ministries are listed that Northfield Baptist Church supports. Here are some ideas of how you as a church member can support them.
- Be aware of their needs, prayer requests and praises provided through the prayer letters.
- Pray for our missionaries and ministries regularly.
- Send them special offerings through funds collected in the ABF groups. Requests can be sent to the Treasurer through the church office.
- Send them notes or cards of encouragement.
- Spend time with missionary families when they are in our area on furlough.
Nate & Maam Beckman
Serving in Thailand
Serving Missionaries in Asia & The Pacific
Nate grew up in the Central African Republic as the son of BMM missionaries Larry and Paula Beckman. Nate later served short-term in Thailand, where he met his wife, Maam. They joined BMM in 2001 and serve as church planters in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dave & Jeannie Ferguson
First Vice President and Administrator for Missionary Services
Dave and his wife, Jeannie, served as BMM missionaries with Campus Bible Fellowship from 1987 until 2002, before Dave joined our home office team as Assistant to the President/Director of Special Projects. He took his current position in 2017.
As Administrator for Missionary Services, Dave is responsible for administrative oversight and coordination of the Missionary Services working group, which is comprised of the following services: Missionary Finance, Field Administration, Special Projects, and Crisis Management.
Steve & Beth Gault
Field Administrator for Africa and Europe
Steve grew up in Central African Republic as a BMM MK. In 1991, he and his wife, Beth, joined BMM and served as church planters in his homeland. Civil wars caused the Gaults to relocate to Côte d’Ivoire and then to Cameroon. In his last 11 years in Africa, Steve also served as BMM’s Africa coordinator before joining the home office team in 2015.
Steve serves in a pastoral and consulting role for the missionaries serving in his fields.
Joe & Esther Keim
Mission to Amish People
Joe and Esther Keim were both born and raised in the Old Order Amish Community. They had been taught that only by keeping the Amish ordinance would they be able to get to heaven. Through the testimony and prayers of his friend, Paul, Joe realized that it was only through accepting Jesus as his Savior that he would get to heaven. Both he and Esther came to know the Lord, were married and soon became outcasts of the Amish for their new beliefs. Though they became involved in church and began to serve, they were burdened for the Amish and the desire for each to hear the clear message of salvation. The result of this call is Mission to Amish People. The three-fold purpose is to 1) Evangelize and disciple Amish and former Amish people; 2) Assist older teenagers and young adults who have already left the Amish culture by providing basic life skills; and 3) Expand MAP all over North America.
Bill & Becky Petite
Serving in Japan
Association of Baptists for World Evangelism
Bill and Becky Petite are serving in Southern Japan and are involved with church planting, English teaching, the Living Hope Gospel Choir and Bill is Field Council Treasurer. They also teach English and Bible Classes, interpret for the deaf.
Jason & Adele Rice
Serving in Slovakia
Association of Baptists for World Evangelism
Jason and Adele Rice live and serve in Slovakia. They support national partners through discipleship, preaching, teaching, and music. Jason has been serving as the regional director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia since April 2021. The focus of this role is vision casting, team development, member care, strategic planning, event facilitation, mobilization, and partnership development throughout the region.
Dave & Ruth Ann Rogers
Serving in Chile
Association of Baptists for World Evangelism
Dave and Ruth Ann Rogers serve in Chile. Dave focuses on partnering with Chilean believers to plant churches (presently New Life Baptist) and equip leaders through the Seminary, overseeing the publications ministry, and field team leadership. Ruth Ann emphasizes the discipleship of women and teaching.
Josh & Rachel Stewart
Service in Taiwan
The Stewarts joined BMM in 2010 to serve in Asia. Their current ministry is in Taiwan.
Mark & Debbie Seymour
Eastern Director of Enlistment
Mark is a third-generation missionary and served with BMM in Chad, Africa, with his wife, Debbie, from 1979 until 2009, when Mark joined our home office team.
Mark represents the ministry of Baptist Mid-Missions at Bible colleges, churches, and conferences. He also consults with prospective missionaries seeking a missionary agency or opportunities to serve. Debbie plays an integral role in this ministry also as she counsels women regarding missions.
Chris & Darcy Vergiels
Serving in Brazil
Chris was saved from a Catholic background in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Darcy was born in Brazil to Baptist Mid-Missions missionaries, Bob & Corrine Jones and trusted Christ as her Savior when she was five. We met in grad school at Bob Jones University and sensed God’s call in our lives for Brazil in 1991, joining the BMM in 1993. After our deputation ministry, we arrived in Brazil in January of 1997, where we worked in team ministry in metro Sao Paulo. After 6 years, we moved to the interior of the state of Sao Paulo to start Victory Baptist Church in Osvaldo Cruz. After this church graduated, the Lord moved us an hour away to the city of Presidente Prudente in 2016. Presently, we have a group of believers and meet in a rented facility. We are looking forward to purchasing property and constructing our church building. This is especially important in a Catholic culture because they look at the building as the church. Once our building is constructed, that barrier will be removed and more will come to hear the gospel preached and respond to accept Christ as Savior. We are excited to be part of God's work, building His church here in Presidente Prudente!
Joel & Sarah Wagner
Serving in Myanmar
Joel & Sarah Wagner serve in Myanmar with Bibles International, the Bible Society of Baptist Mid-Missions. Joel is the Field Translation Consultant. His role is to train nationals, biblical exegesis and linguistic analysis. Their goal is to assist nationals to bring God's Word to their own people in their own language. Currently, they are continuing their ministry from Guam and are seeking wisdom regarding when to attempt to move back to Myanmar, hopefully this year.
Rob & Penny Whitty
Serving in Ghana
Our story is really our journey of becoming the "living sacrifice" mentioned in Romans 12:1. We are both products of a Christian home, but we both struggled as teens to find our way in the Christian life. We married on October 27, 1984, and God richly blessed us in the succeeding years with five wonderful children. Early in our journey we committed to the local church and to our own personal growth. It was in the arena of the local church that God planted the desire for Him deep in our hearts.
In the Spring of 1995, we committed ourselves to ministry, knowing it would be the mission field but not certain of the location. After several years of deputation and several bumps in the road, we landed in Ghana in the fall of 2003. Looking back we sense that God used every step of the journey to prepare us for this ministry. Even when we didn’t know where we would be, the Lord knew! Right now we are privileged to serve the Lord in the Bono Region. Here we have helped a national-led church expand its ministry and, in 2019, the church opened a Christian school. We cannot believe how God has directed and led through all these events!
Cameron & Kerry Woolford
Church Planting through Church Multiplication
Servant Leaders International
Our family has been involved in Church Planting and Leadership Training for 25 years. We have participated in 7 church plants working in the United States, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. We are grateful that God has given us the privilege to see His church become a light in communities where confusion and spiritual darkness reign. We look forward to seeing how God will use our family in the years to come to further His Kingdom.
Camp Patmos is a premiere Christian youth camp located on Kelleys Island on Lake Erie in Ohio. Camp Patmos exists to assist the church by impacting lives for Christ through a serving staff and relevant programs grounded in the Word of God.
Skyview is a Christian Camp located in Millersburg, Ohio, that offers seven different weeks of summer camp from June - August. The rest of the year, Skyview offers events for all ages as well as playing host to lots of special groups from all over Ohio. Skyview Ranch is 175-acres designed to create life impact. Our goal as a Christian Camp and Retreat Center is to help expand God’s Kingdom camper by camper through our many facets of programming spanning all four seasons.
Cedarville University transforms lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.
Clarks Summit University
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
At Clark Summit University, everything is geared towards one goal: to prepare you to succeed in your career and grow in your walk with Christ. When you’re part of the CSU community, you attend class with professors who are mentors, you do life right alongside others who want to serve their Savior, and you are welcomed into lifelong friendships that last well beyond graduation.
College of Biblical Studies
The College of Biblical Studies exists to glorify God by educating and equipping multi-ethnic Christian leaders to impact the world for Christ. They exist to develop and disciple multi-ethnic Christian leaders who transform underserved communities through a life-changing biblical education.
Faith Baptist Bible College
Our beautiful 52-acre campus in Ankeny, Iowa, is part of a growing, vibrant community–one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. Faith offers an emphasis on discipleship and spiritual growth, a sincere interest in the lives of our students by our staff and faculty, and our fully-accredited academic offerings.
Union Grove, Wisconsin
Because people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have unrealized God-given potential, Shepherds College provides a uniquely designed learning environment for our students to discover and maximize that potential, so they each are empowered to lead a fulfilling life.
Baptist Children's Home
Providing Christian care and counsel for family living.
At Baptist Children's Home we bring hope to hurting and troubled children and families, striving to teach them how to live godly in spite of painful or seemingly unfair circumstances.
We provide this hope through group home and foster home care for children, Christian family and/or personal counseling, adoptive services, and care for pre-born children. In short, if it affects the family, BCH is there to help.
Baptist Children's Home was called into existence in 1955 by churches seeking assistance in caring for families and children. BCH, according to the biblical mandate in James 1:27 to "Care for the Fatherless", answered this call and today cares for more than 800 children in the United States, India, Southeast Asia and Liberia.
True Freedom Ministries
True Freedom Ministries is dedicated to reaching Ohio's prisoners, homeless, and addicted with the truth of God's Word and the true freedom found only in Jesus Christ.
Association of Baptists for World Evangelism
ABWE is a global family of ministries that exists to fulfill the Great Commission by multiplying leaders, churches, and missions movements among every people. We are passionate about Christ. We believe in doing the long, hard work of missions. We believe that the Great Commission means not only sharing the gospel but discipling new believers in the local church and helping biblical, healthy churches multiply and reach their own nations. By God’s grace, we seek him to do what only he can do and spark global missions movements that extend beyond ourselves—through the power of the gospel.
The Baptist Mid-Missions Family exists to strategically advance the building of Christ’s church, with His passion and for His glory, in vital partnership with Baptist churches worldwide.
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
The GARBC exists to glorify God by assisting churches in biblical and dynamic disciple-making as an association of autonomous, Bible-centered, Christ-exalting, gospel-proclaiming Baptist churches. Based on our commitment to doctrinal purity, we collaborate with likeminded ministries that share our beliefs and our passion for making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches
We are a group of independent Baptist churches in Ohio who voluntarily associate with each other for fellowship and with the vision of "Spreading the Gospel in Ohio through Healthy Churches."
Equipping leaders and teams via experienced and proven coaching for a missions ministry via pre-trip training and continuing through the on-site missional experience, along with inspiring individuals to strongly consider career ministries.