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Missions · Reaching the World for Christ

Tri County Baptist Church is fully committed to seeing the Gospel spread throughout the world. Below is a listing of our missionaries. For more information, please contact us.

Bearss, Jim & Anna - Haiti Bible Institute

2690 Stargrass Circle, 

Clermont, FL 34715




Facebook:  OnTargetMinistry

Mission Agency

2130 Grand Ave. #3, Des Moines, IA 50312 515.282.7250

Birthdays: Jim -2/3/51; Anna -8/22/56 Anniversary: 12/31/78

Jim and Anna are training nationals in Haiti to become well-equipped to teach God’s word in their own country.  These churches then permeate the country with the gospel. They also go throughout the year to Columbia and the Philippines. When teaching in Columbia, they also have students from Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Panama.

For latest communication, click here.

Drake, Evan & Joy - Togo, Africa (HOPE Radio)


B.P. 10, Mano, Togo

Facebook: evan.drake.50

Mission Agency

Bible Basics International, P.O. Box 726, Odessa, FL  33556


Birthdays:  Evan: 6/23; Joy: 11/15; Matt: 3/27

Evan and Joy use multi-media and train leaders to reach West Africa. They choose and train leaders for newly established church plants.  They also create and translate programming for HOPE Radio station to broadcast the gospel as far as it reaches.  The initial translation has been in French, the more common language.

For latest communication, click here.

Edgar, Bruce & Laura - Nicaragua

Vonage Line: 863-248-4678

Email: bruceedgar33@gmail.com

Mission Agency:

ABWE, P.O. Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8585


717.774.7000; fax:717.774.1919

Sending Church:

Heritage Baptist Church, 4202 Pipkin Creek Rd., Lakeland, FL 33811

Birthdays - Bruce: 4/2; Laura: 10/28; Anniversary: 9/2/95

Bruce and Laura host many teams and individuals to train  and work alongside of them in the ministry. Their Institute of Church Planters (ICP) has graduated many students and pastors now serving in ministry.  Here, Bruce teaches, launches new ICP churches and encourages those already established.

For latest communication, click here.

Gibson, Adam & Melissa - Portugal

Facebook: AdamnMel Gibson; Gibsons2Portugal

gibsons2portugal@gmail.com; adamnmel@abwe.cc

WhatsApp: (+351 93 66 27 920)

Mission Agency 

ABWE, P.O. Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8585


717.774.7000; fax: 717.774.1919

Birthdays - Adam: 11/16; Melissa: 10/13; Natalia: 1/5/09; Annaelise: 9/6/11; Giselle: 5/9/15

Anniversary: 3/5/05

Adam and Melissa started a new church plant Igreja Baptista Evangelica das Colinas with an English service at 10 AM and a Portuguese service at noon.  Colinas is the town in which they live.

For latest communication, click here.

Griffin, Steve & Julia - Dominican Republic

℅ Agape Flights DMG 27095, 100 import Avenue East, Venice, FL34285 j.griffin@dbmi.org; s.griffin@dbmi.org

Phone: 615-557-8010 (US)

Facebook: TheGriffinsDRMission

Website: thegriffinsdrmission.com

Mission Agency

Daystar Baptist Mission, P. O Box 1193, Barboursville, WV 25504 

Birthdays - Steve: 7/4; Julia: 10/19; Carson: 10/22/06; (Twins) Callie & Chloe: 10/9/09; Anniversary: 8/5/2000

Steve and Julia teach in Palms Christian School and plant Bible churches and youth ministries in the DR.   Their school has grown to over 400 students and has added a sports program of which Steve is the athletic director.

For latest communication, click here.

Henzler, Mark & Diane - Greece


Mission Agency

ABWE, P.O. Box 8585

Harrisburg, PA  17105-8585


717.774.7000 fax:  717.774.1919

Birthdays - Mark: 7/15; Diane: 3/23; Anniversary: 7/9/1988

Mark and Diane are presently in Greece training MBBs (Muslim background believers) to teach in a future-planned Bible institute.  The recent refugee crisis has brought 35,000 Muslims into Greece.  It is exciting to see how God has opened the door for Muslims to be willing and to have access to hear the gospel!

For lated communication, click here.

Kraus, Doug & Ellen - Transport for Christ, USA


Doug:  262.751.1002; Ellen:  262.751.1739

Doug - 2/11; Ellen - 8/11

Anniversary:  4/24    

Doug and Ellen moved to Tennessee from Lady Lake to be near family.  They devote much of their time to encouraging and witnessing truck drivers and the trucking community.  They especially strive to help Transport for Christ locations that are struggling.

For latest communication, click here.

Kreeger, Doug & Sharon - Santiago, Chile


Mission Agency

ABWE, P.O. Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8585


717.774.7000; fax: 717.774.1919

Sending Church

Heritage Baptist Church, 4202 Pipkin Creek Rd.

Lakeland FL  33811

Birthdays - Doug: 7/3; Sharon: 5/19; Anniversary: 7/23/77

Doug and Sharon serve in the Bible Baptist Seminary where Doug is the Field Team Chairman, Bible Baptist Seminary Director and teacher.  Sharon works in the seminary financial office.  They are also heavily involved with church planting.  Sharon had a bout with cancer while on the field; however, it is now in remission.

For latest communication, click here

Bethany, Medical Missions to North Africa

Mission Agency

ABWE, P.O. Box 8585

Harrisburg, PA  17105-8585


717.774.7000; fax: 717.774.1919

Birthday: 3/25

Bethany ministers as a nurse in a Muslim nation in North Africa. Because of security reasons we do not print her last name or have an address for her location. Her ministry entails a palliative care program in which she does home visits for those with terminal or life altering illnesses since the country does not provide anything like this in the health care system. She gets to know the patients and their families.. She also work in a Women’s Clinic meeting medical needs of both women and children.

For latest communication, click here.

Standridge, Steve & Stephanie - Rome, Italy


Mission Agency

TEAM, Viale Gorgia di Leontini 330, P. O. Box 1986, 00124 Rome, Italy Personal Acct # 012054

Birthdays - Steve: 6/9; Stephanie: 12/24; Simeon: 10/22/98; Elisha: 12/15/2000

Anniversary: 12/9/95

Steve and Stephanie train pastors and plant churches in Rome.  They have also been working on a teen ministry and home Bible studies.  Stephanie incurred cancer while on the mission field and has since gone through chemo treatments.  Steve is also receiving extended IV antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease.

Simeon attends Liberty University in Virginia, and Elisha is in high school in Italy.

For latest communication, click here.

Stone, Jonathan & Angela - Lima, Peru


Facebook: Stones in Peru or Jonathan Stone or Angela Mast Stone

Mission Agency

ABWE, P.O. Box 8585

Harrisburg, PA  17105-8585; 


717.774.7000; fax:  717.774.1919

Birthdays - Jonathan: 11/29; Angela: 9/10; Alison: 12/26/06; Benjamin: 8/11/08; Samuel: 3/27/10; Anniversary: 6/23/2001

Jonathan and Angela lead this ministry which concentrates on teaching/training students in the seminary and church planting.    Angela is a nurse and volunteers where needed.  She also home schools their three children.  The team’s vision is for Peru to become and “epicenter for world missions” by 2050.  The church plants are already sending missionaries to north Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

Updates can be obtained via Facebook

For latest communication, click here.

West, Dave & Patti - Chivilcoy, Argentina

Calle Ituzaingó 207, 6620 Chivilcoy, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America

Email and What’s App: dpwest@gmsa.org

Phone: 515.965.9047 (US calls only)

Dave: +54 9 2346 69-8866 Patti: +54 9 2346 68-5587

Mission Board

Gospel Mission of South America, 1401 SW 21st Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL33312


Birthdays - Dave: 2/22; Patti: 7/16; Mike: 3/27/96 Anniversary: 1/24/87

The West family, Dave, Patti, and son Mike are  planting in Argentina. They are continuing to learn Spanish by immersion into their new culture.  Their first phase of ministry will be adjusting and learning —ORIENTATION to everything new! Their son, Mike, who has special needs, is fitting in rapidly and happily

.For latest communication, click here