Calvary’s Supported Ministries

Africa

Rick & Debbie Bardin

Cameroon

Dr. Rick & Debbie Bardin
North American Baptist Conference

Rick and Debbie serve at Mbingo Baptist Hospital where they support the Christian Internal Medicine Specialization (CIMS) program. Rick is training doctors and establishing a pathology service to support the hospital’s surgical program. Debbie serves in the hospitals HIV clinic where she counsels patients and shares the truth of the Gospel. Their work brings the Gospel of Christ to patients seeking medical help.

Gordon & Denise Erickson

Cameroon

Gordon & Denise Erickson
North American Baptist Conference

Gordon and Denise live in Yaoundé with their two children and serve as house parents at the Cameroon Missionary Fellowship Hostel. This ministry plays a key role in providing high-quality, Christian education to missionary children. Gordon also leads large community service projects throughout Cameroon.

Walter & Florence Grob

Cameroon

Walter & Florence Grob
North American Baptist Conference

Walter is the financial director of the Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) and his wife Florence runs her own dental practice. His work with the CBC enables NAB missionaries to do the important work of equipping Cameroonian doctors, pastors and missionaries to spread the Gospel throughout Africa.

Dennis & Nancy Palmer

Cameroon

Drs. Dennis & Nancy Palmer
North American Baptist Conference

The Palmers are medical missionaries serving at Mbingo Baptist Hospital located in a rural area of Mbingo, Cameroon. Dennis currently serves as Medical Director of HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Program and trains doctors in the Christian Internal Medicine Specialization (CIMS) program. Nancy currently serves as Administrator of the CIMS residency program and Chairperson of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board. Together, they bring the Gospel to those living throughout Cameroon who travel to the hospital for medical treatment.

Lance & Debi Rundus

Cameroon

Lance & Debi Rundus
North American Baptist Conference

Lance and Debi and their five children live in the town of Ndu, Cameroon, where Lance serves as a seminary professor at the Cameroon Theological Seminary. He trains pastors, teachers and leaders who will take the Gospel to the unreached throughout Cameroon and other parts of Africa.

Dr. Julie Stone

Cameroon

Dr. Julie Stone
North American Baptist Conference

Julie ministers to Cameroonian patients and medical staff at Banso Baptist Hospital. She provides medical and spiritual care in the name of Jesus to patients who come infected with HIV/AIDS and many other diseases.

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Travis & Andrea Williamson
Wycliffe Bible Translators

The Williamsons live and work among the Gumuz people of Gesas, Ethiopia. They are involved in the challenging work of translating the New Testament into the Gumuz language, so this unreached people group can understand the Gospel message in their native tongue and become a church of growing followers of Jesus Christ.

Asia

India

David-&-Nalini-SinghDavid & Nalini Singh
Nisha Grant
Inspire International (US-Based)

The Singhs and their daughter Nisha work with Indian Christians taking the Gospel to hard-toreach places in India. Our giving to Inspire helps the Boro Christians of Assam with their annual VBS program reaching 70,000 children each summer. Inspire also supports church planting and discipleship of new Monpa and Boro believers. We are working through Inspire to build an addition on the Diamond English School, providing needed classroom space for Grades 11 and 12. Once completed, students can receive a K-12 education in a Christian setting, without moving to another school. With the unrest that often surfaces in this region, our partnership with Inspire enables us to respond to the humanitarian needs of refugees for food, clothing and personal care items.

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Joseph Thomas
Inspire International (US-Based)

In addition to his work as senior pastor of sister NAB church Neshaminy Valley Baptist Church, Joe serves on the staff of Inspire International. He works with the Inspire staff based in India and
maintains contact with the Boro Christians we are partnering with. He encourages and supports their efforts to reach the Monpa and numerous unreached people groups throughout Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan. Joe has also joined us on our short-term mission trips to Assam. He and his wife Elizabeth have three children.

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Paul & Melissa Ewing
North American Baptist Conference

Paul, Melissa and their three sons serve as church planters in Osaka, Japan. Paul is currently the pastor of the Komoyo Baptist Church and the Field Director for NAB’s work in Japan. More than half of the country of Japan is considered unreached by the Gospel. The Ewings are working to establish self-replicating Christian churches throughout Osaka, pastored by Japanese nationals.

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Carol Potratz
North American Baptist Conference

Carol enthusiastically works with youth and adults at the Tsu English Center in Tsu, Japan, and creatively uses English in practical ways to introduce people to Christ. The Center is strategically located near Mie University and attracts many students desiring to learn English. As students receive Christ, they are encouraged to join a local church where they can be discipled.

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Doug & Sharon Woyke
North American Baptist Conference (Recently Retired)

Doug and Sharon retired in 2012 after serving in Osaka, Japan as church planters for 40 years. Before returning to the U.S., a Japanese pastor assumed leadership of the Kongo Christian Church that Doug had pastored. Calvary partnered with the Woykes nearly the entire time they served in Japan. They are now living in Minnesota near their family and are serving the Lord in many ways during this new chapter of their lives.

 

Europe

 

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Ed & Coralee Murray 
Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ)

Ed and Coralee train and disciple student leaders, who conduct Gospel outreach on university campuses throughout Eastern Europe. They recently celebrated 30 years of missionary service. God
continues to open doors for the Murrays to spread the Gospel through this area, once closed to all missionary activity.

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Tom & Sharon Sponsler
Pioneers

The Sponslers mobilize, train and provide ministry support to European Christians called to serve as church planters among least reached peoples throughout the world. Tom leads the Pioneers Central Europe Mobilization Office team in Budapest. Sharon, who grew up in a missionary family serving in Costa Rica, teaches Spanish at the International Christian School of Budapest, where Tom also coaches sports and teaches math. Two of their children attend this school and their oldest son is attending college in the U.S.

 

North America

 

Canada

Rod-and-Ellen-CasaliRod & Ellen Casali
Wycliffe Bible Translators

Rod teaches linguistics and phonology at the Wycliffe training center in Alberta, Canada. He equips missionaries serving all over the world with the skills needed to translate the Bible into tribal languages. The Casali’s first assignment with Wycliffe in 1985 was working on a New Testament translation for the Nawuri people of Ghana. After 27 years of diligence, the New Testament was recently completed! The Casalis have three grown children.

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Juan Tun
Hispanics for Christ

Juan is a pastor working to plant evangelical churches throughout the Yucatan Peninsula among the Mayan people. He has a big vision to see churches planted in each of the 480 municipalities on the peninsula. He works with several national pastors serving in small villages and provides them with Bible training and mentoring. Children’s Ministry is an important part of his church planting strategy. The Lord is drawing parents living in the villages of Dzindzantun and San Antion Xiat through their children’s participation in Bible clubs. Many are making decisions for Christ.

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John & Joanie Bovard
Youth for Christ

John and Joanie work with local high schools in the Lehigh Valley to raise up students who become lifelong followers of Jesus Christ and shining lights for the Lord. These students lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God and have a passion for sharing the love of Christ with others.

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John & Sue Cutlip
Open Air Campaigners

Calvary Baptist members, John and Sue have served with Open Air Campaigners for more than 30 years. John is currently the Director of Central
Services, which provides administration and other practical services needed by the front-line staff who are sharing Christ in the open air, in classrooms and in small and large group settings. He also conducts evangelistic ministry, training and field assistance to staff throughout the U.S. and overseas. Sue provides administrative support to John. They have three grown children.

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Rob & Bonnie Fields
Mid-Atlantic Fellowship Groups

Rob works with public officials in our local, state and federal government and with international leaders. He puts together prayer gatherings and study groups that enable government leaders to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. He works primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The Fields are members of Calvary Baptist and have a daughter who is in college.

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Fredericks Family
Life Action Ministries

In the early 90’s following Life Action Ministries’ first summit at Calvary, members Jim and Cheryl felt called to leave Bethlehem and pursue fulltime
ministry with Life Action, overseeing its Family Camp. They care for the grounds and handle preparations for the busy summer camp season. Their daughter Cristi toured for several years with a Life Action road team and now serves as personal assistant to Life Action’s Executive Director and President Byron Paulus. Matt has also toured with a Life Action road team and is now serving as the Director of Children’s Ministries for all Life Action road teams touring the country each year.

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Bill & Veronica Grier
International Community Church

In “retirement” from daily pastoral duties, Bill still remains very active in serving the Lord. He works alongside pastors and leaders to train them for inner-city service in the greater Philadelphia region.

 

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Geoff Hartt
Hispanics for Christ

Geoff provides leadership to Hispanics for Christ, a church-planting and leadership training ministry that works to reach Spanish-speaking people living in the U.S., Mexico, Central and South America with the Gospel. We’re working with Geoff to support church planting efforts in the Yucatan Peninsula led by Juan Tun.

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Jim & Lynne Head
World Team

Missionaries for many years in France, Jim and Lynne returned to the U.S. to work at World Team’s headquarters. The Heads train missionaries preparing to be sent to various parts of the world
that are least-reached with the Gospel. Most recently, Jim has been appointed to the role of “pastoral care worker,” for missionaries serving in North and South America. Their work plays a key role in equipping missionaries to bear fruit among unreached peoples, who have yet to receive the Gospel.

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Ron & Marlene Koehler
Navigators, U.S. Naval Academy

The focus of the Koehlers’ work at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is to help midshipmen and officers cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through teaching, worship and fellowship. Ron, Marlene and their four children also spent several years serving with the Navigators in Uganda, Africa.

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Scott & Bonnie Mitchell
Reformed University Fellowship, Lehigh University

Scott is a chaplain with Reformed University Fellowship, serving on Lehigh’s campus. He and his wife Bonnie are reaching students for Christ and equipping believers to serve on the campus. Prior to joining RUF, Scott received a degree in civil engineering. Lehigh was the perfect place to follow his call to bring the Gospel to college students.

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Randy & Shelly Schmor
North American Baptist Conference

Randy and Shelly are co-directors of NAB’s short-term missionary sending ministry called “Gateway Teams.” They provide leadership and training to NAB churches sending out members on short-term mission trips to serve alongside NAB missionaries and ministry partners. They play an ongoing role in helping Calvary prepare and send teams on short-term mission trips in the U.S and around the world.

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Chip & Kim Wolfe
Open Air Campaigners

Chip and Kim, are serving with Open Air Campaigners at ALACCA (A Lighthouse and Christ Centered Always) Bible Camp in Idaho. Families and students attending the camp are introduced
to Christ, discipled and prepared to carry the Gospel into their communities and schools. Chip also builds evangelism tools for OAC missionaries to give Gospel presentations in creative ways around the world.

 

South America

 

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Chris & Ingrid Kidd
North American Baptist Conference

The Kidds and their four children serve at NAB’s Chain of Love Homes. Eighty-one former street children are living in the care of loving foster parents and the larger Chain of Love community. Together, they work to meet the physical, educational, social, spiritual, and psychological needs of the children placed in their care. The children live at the home until they can independently live and work on their own.