Bridgetown Baptist Church supports missions and missionaries through direct gifts which come from our ‘Faith Promise Offerings’. Each month our members set aside a specific amount in addition to our regular offerings to go to missions. The money is then distributed to the various ministries supported by our church. We strive to support only those missionaries and ministries which reflect our doctrinal convictions concerning the gospel. Some of those ministries are listed below.
Trevor Johnson Ministries:: Bro. Trevor Johnson and his wife Teresa are church-planting missionaries in the Papua Province of Indonesia, focusing on spreading the gospel to remote tribal groups. The work now includes established churches being led by indiginent teachers, a school in which children are being taught to read, and a dormitory in which needy children are housed and fed. This work has grown from the most remote unevangelized place on earth to a home for the gospel even equipped with a small airport. Each Sunday morning, in place of the regular offering at our church, dollars are collected to support this ministry. Follow him on Facebook. His latest report to our church.
Paul Snider:: Bro. Paul is a church planting missionary in West Papua Province who works with remote tribal groups and national church evangelists with the aim of proclaiming the Gospel to this tribal group, train and strengthen the national evangelists to reach them, and establish churches among the Northern and Southern clans. Paul is currently working with Heartcry Missionary Society. He had to return from the field in 2020 due to contracting a serious illness but is doing much better. During the time in the States he has been doing translation work for the Korowai people so that they can have the gospel to read. He has also recorded gospel stories on solar powered players so that those who cannot read can also have the gospel. He is now working on translating scripture into the language of the people. You can also follow him on Facebook. HERE.
Barry Carpenter – Mindinao Grace Seminary – One of the things we have appreciated about Barry is that when he felt called to the Philippines he sold all that he had and went with very little support. That situation has now improved though every missionary can always used additional funds. He is now in the process of church planting as well as building a location for the seminary and the church. He can be followed on Facebook as well.
Joel Tiegreen – Our brother went several years ago with his family to do missionary work in an Islamic country near Europe. Unfortunately, after training and learning the language as well as working with church building he contracted a rare cancer, had to come home and ultimately passed away. Our church still supports his widow and children and we intend to do so as long as they need us. Please pray for this dear family as Emily labors to raise her children in the Lord. He recorded his testimony as well as a few other videos before he died. You can view Here.
Bill Clark Ministries:: Even though our dear brother went on to be with the Lord in November of 1998, his wife, Evelyn, and Jean Claude Souillot along with others, continue the ministry which involves radio broadcasts in French, the translation of good books into French, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages of Europe and the organization of pastors’ conferences in Africa for African pastors.