Reach Globally

Missions and the Gospel

At The River Church we take the responsibility of Reaching others with the Gospel seriously. Those who have received Christ and become part of His church have a unique responsibility to honor the Gospel, proclaim the Gospel, and support others who carry the Gospel around the World.

In the New Testament we see how the local church sent out missionaries (Acts 13:3) and cared for the missionaries after they were sent (Philippians 4:15–16; 3 John 1–8). Below is a list of Missionaries that consider the spread of the Gospel a crucial part of their ministry and receive prayer and financial support from The River Church through the mission portion of the budget. We are making their information available to you so that you may pray, request newsletters, and support them financially if you choose.

If you have questions regarding missions or any of the missionaries supported below, please reach out!

John Rigg | Reach Assistant
jrigg@theriverchurch.cc

Missionary Partner
Dan and Rachel Smither

Organization
KEY OF HOPE

Ministry Region
Durban, South Africa

What They Do
Key of Hope is an international non-profit in Durban, South Africa that reaches children affected by poverty and AIDS with the hope found in Jesus Christ through long-term mentoring relationships. Our vision is to unlock the future of Africa by empowering children to be ambassadors of change in their families, schools and communities.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: Key of Hope, P.O. Box 20745, Durban North, 4016 South Africa

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Missionary Partner
Ernesto Aliniz

Organization
CLAYCUPS

Ministry Region
The Dalit People, India

What They Do
Clay Cups is a Christian non-profit that works with the untouchables of India. They partner with Untouchable pastors of small villages to bring the hope of Jesus to a dry and thirsting land. They equip, empower, and resource these Indian pastors as they reach the Hindu nation of India.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: Claycups, PO Box 300577, Waterford, MI. 48329

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Missionary Partner
Chaplin Kenny Hovis

Organization
Forgotten Man Ministries

Ministry Region
Genesee County Jail, Flint MI

What They Do
FMM believes in the redemption and restoration of inmates through Jesus Christ. As the largest jail-focused ministry in the U.S., we empower chaplains and volunteers to share hope and salvation with the “forgotten” women and men incarcerated in Michigan’s county jails.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: Genesee Co. Jail, 1002 S. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48502

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Missionary Partner
Ador Lumibao

Organization
Independent Baptist Missions for Asians

Ministry Region
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

What They Do
IMBA has the vison of a Christ-centered Philippines through soul winning and planting of Idependent Baptist churches in the 41,995 barangays. They believe that the Philippines, being a nation without any history of aggression against its neighbors, will play a vital role in evangelizing the southeast Asian region.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: 5085 Matatalaib Tarlac City 2300, Philippines

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Missionary Partner
Angelo Lumibao

Organization
IBMA

Ministry Region
Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

What They Do
IMBA has the vison of a Christ-centered Philippines through soul winning and planting of Idependent Baptist churches in the 41,995 barangays. They believe that the Philippines, being a nation without any history of aggression against its neighbors, will play a vital role in evangelizing the southeast Asian region.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: 5086 Matatalaib Tarlac City 2300, Philippines

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Missionary Partner
Aries Gonzales

Organization
IBMA

Ministry Region
Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

What They Do
IMBA has the vison of a Christ-centered Philippines through soul winning and planting of Idependent Baptist churches in the 41,995 barangays. They believe that the Philippines, being a nation without any history of aggression against its neighbors, will play a vital role in evangelizing the southeast Asian region.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: 5087 Matatalaib Tarlac City 2300, Philippines

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Missionary Partner
Oliver Manzano

Organization
IBMA

Ministry Region
Talavera,Nueva Ecija, Philippines

What They Do
IMBA has the vison of a Christ-centered Philippines through soul winning and planting of Idependent Baptist churches in the 41,995 barangays. They believe that the Philippines, being a nation without any history of aggression against its neighbors, will play a vital role in evangelizing the southeast Asian region.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: 5088 Matatalaib Tarlac City 2300, Philippines

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Missionary Partner
Roehl Tanedo

Organization
IBMA

Ministry Region
Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

What They Do
IMBA has the vison of a Christ-centered Philippines through soul winning and planting of Idependent Baptist churches in the 41,995 barangays. They believe that the Philippines, being a nation without any history of aggression against its neighbors, will play a vital role in evangelizing the southeast Asian region.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: 5089 Matatalaib Tarlac City 2300, Philippines

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Missionary Partner
Logan & Kendra Teal

Organization
Ethnos 360

Ministry Region
Asia-Pacific Region

What They Do
Motivated by the love of Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, Ethnos360 exists to assist the ministry of the local church through the mobilizing, equipping, and coordinating of believers to evangelize unreached people groups, translate the Scriptures, and see indigenous churches established that glorify God.

How to Get Involved

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Missionary Partner
Jacob and Rachel Adesina

Organization
Baptist Evangelistic Missionary Association

Ministry Region
Nigeria, Africa

What They Do
BEMA has always focused on helping foreign national missionaries establish local New Testament indigenous churches, however, they understand that the mission of God is accomplished through domestic missionaries as well. It is their ultimate aim to glorify God through the spreading the gospel among the unreached peoples of the world. They achieve this by providing accountability, training and assistance to our missionaries as they carry out their pre-field, on-field and furlough ministries.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: 4744 Winchester Pike Columbus, Ohio 43232

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Missionary Partner
Kelly and Debbie McMaster

Organization
Baptist Mid-Missions Foundation

Ministry Region
Diamantina, Minas Gerais Brazil

What They Do
Since 1920, Baptist Mid-Missions is a partner with independent Baptist churches as they send out and equip their members to share the gospel and plant new Baptist churches.

How to Get Involved

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Missionary Partner
Ginny Feldmann

Organization
SIM

Ministry Region
Elgin, Illinois

What They Do
Convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God's good news, we believe He has called us to make Jesus known in all places and among all peoples. With more than 4,000 workers representing over 65 nationalities, SIM workers share the love of Christ through Christian witness, community development, health care, education, business and more. We are passionate about prayer and care as we respond to need, proclaim the gospel and epuip the church in over 70 countries worldwide.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: 1960 W Highland Ave. Elgin, IL 60123

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Missionary Partner
Brad and Mary Hawkins

Organization
Word of Life

Ministry Region
Durban, South Africa

What They Do
The Hawkings are serving with Word of Life in South Africa. Primarily to the Young Adult population.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: Word of Life South Africa, PO Box 28295, Malvern, Durban, KZN 4055, South Africa

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Missionary Partner
Carriage Town Ministries

Organization
Carriage Town Ministries

Ministry Region
Flint, MI

What They Do
In these uncertain times, CTM remains open to meet the growing need of those in our community. For those who are hungry, we provide something to eat; for those who are thirsty, something to drink. For those who need a place to stay, we provide a home; for those who need clothing, a coat to keep them warm. And for those who are sick, a free walk-in clinic is provided each week. The gospel of Christ is taught daily through word, deed, devotionals and church services. In addition to the CTM cafe, clothing distribution and educational opportunities, residents are given the chance to create a Personal Success Plan. This is a goal-oriented program that enables individuals to grow spiritually, academically, and vocationally through mentoring, work-experience, and life skills.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: 605 Garland St. Flint, MI 48503

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Missionary Partner
Beth Ann Downer

Organization
Elim

Ministry Region
Kitale, Kenya

What They Do
Ministers to, demonstrates the love, and shares the gospel with the handicapped children of Kenya.

How to Get Involved

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Missionary Partner
The Voice of the Martyr Missions

Organization
The Voice of the Martyr Missions

Ministry Region
Worldwide

What They Do
The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that serves persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost.

How to Get Involved

Mailing Address: 1815 SE Bison Rd., Bartlesville, OK 74006

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