Our Missions Philosophy
The church is a missionary organization. The principle task of the church is to communicate the gospel to lost men (Mt. 28:19-20). “The presentation, interpretation, and the intelligible and persuasive communication of the good news, with the fixed intent of leading men to a knowledge of Christ as the only Savior and a resolute commitment to Him as Lord, remain forever the church’s supreme and primary task.” (Geo. W. Peters – “A Biblical Theology of Missions”) This purpose is chartered in the Great Commission.
Lifegate Baptist is in a joyful partnership with our missionary families as we provide financial, emotional, and prayer support. Our missions’ objectives in this partnership are as follows:
1) Evangelization – the primary work of missions.
2) Establishment of local churches – the primary objective of missions.
3) Education – the essential task of missions.
4) “Evacuation” – the critical part of missions. The New Testament missionary stays long enough to establish the church and the people, educate native men to pastor and lead, and then moves on to start a new work.
Our Missionary Family
Jeff & Carla Bassett – Ivory Coast/Uganda
Tim & RoseAnne Bower – Haiti
Dave & Glenda Carter – Japan
Dr. & Mrs. P. D. Cherian – India
Bruce & Susan Claypool – Alaska
Craig & Le Anne Comstock – New Zealand
Jon & Isobel Dygert – Scotland
George & Vera Dapaah – Ghana
Bernie & Helen Hong – Austrailia
Nathan & Becky Kowach – South Korea
Steve & Debbie Kehoe – Youth Detention
Troy & Suzannah Lewis – Belize
Sean & Stephanie Lunday – Brazil
David & Betsy McCrorie – Ontario, Canada
Jorge & Anne Noriega – Spanish Church Planting
Mark & Aura Pereira – Portugal
Daniel & Sharon Pero – Ireland
Peter & Elizabeth Putney – Columbia
Mike & Lisa Redick – South East Asia
Kyle & Hannah Shreve – Peru
Chuck & Susan Sligh – Germany
Tom & Cathy Talley – Northern Canada Native Peoples
Bob & Susan Tevault – Philippines
Jim & Myra Wright – Furlough Replacement
Five missionary families in limited access countries