Missions


Here at The Central Baptist Church, we say "sending" for much of our Great Commission work because we believe every disciple of Jesus is sent—in Baton Rouge, into the nation, and around the world. We believe that the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19–20) is to make disciples of ALL nations. Throughout the globe, we have missionaries that go to preach and teach the gospel. We want to develop disciple-making disciples here in Baton Rouge and around the world—and we have only just begun!

Our Global Missionaries

Russell Aaron family missionaries

The Russell Aaron Family


Russell, his wife Melissa, and their 6 children are missionaries to the people of Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico.

Ben Anglea family missionaries

The Ben Anglea Family


Ben, his wife Ashley, and their children are missionaries to Madagascar.

Keith Baker and wife Theresa missionaries to Haiti

The Keith Baker Family


Keith and his wife, Theresa, are missionaries to Haiti.

Donovan Bangs missionary Laura

The Donovan Bangs Family


Donovan and his wife, Laura, are missionaries to the people of England.

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Baptist Bible Translators Institute


BBTI is a linguistic training institute in Bowie, TX with the purpose of training missionaries in the culture and language of the country to which they are going.


You can find their website HERE!

The Danny Bezet Family


Danny and his wife, Libby, are evangelists traveling around the United States.

Arza and Ruth Brown

The Arza Brown Family


Arza and his wife, Ruth, are missionaries to the Hawaiian people.

The Ernie Brown Family


Ernie and his wife, Monoka, are missionaries to Ecuador.

Caleb and Nora Bruner missionaries to Australia

The Caleb Bruner Family


Caleb and his wife, Nora, are missionaries to the Australian Outback.

Calvary Baptist Ministries


Calvary Baptist Ministries is a place in Oklahoma for people that are struggling in their marriage or their personal life, to go and be able to get their life back on track through Christ and practical help.


You can find their website HERE!

The Thomas Castellaw Family


Thomas, along with his wife Angie, are missionaries to Hawaii.


You can find their website HERE!

Rex and Mary Cobb BBTI

The Rex Cobb Family


Rex and Mary Cobb are the director and director's wife at Baptist Bible Translators Institute.


You can find more about them HERE!

Dennis and Cathy Corle Revival Fires

The Dennis Corle Family


Dennis, with his wife Cathy, are evangelist in America with the "Revival Fires" ministry.


You can find the "Revival Fires'" website HERE!

BJ and Jessica Cormier Deaf in Kenya

The BJ Cormier Family


The Cormiers, along with their children, are missionaries to the deaf in Kenya and East Africa.


Christ & Nikita Dallas Sheepdog Ministries

The Chris Dallas Family


Chris, along with his wife Nikita, began "Sheepdog Ministries" to travel and preach around the country as an evangelist.


You can find their website HERE!

Jake Jacob Derry Charity missionaries to Japan

The Jacob Derry Family


Jacob, his wife Charity, and their three children are missionaries to the people of Japan.


You can find their website HERE!

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

Matthew 28: 19-20

Joel and Lottie Desir Missionary to Haiti

The Joel Desir Family


Joel, originally from Haiti, along with his wife Lottie and family, are missionaries to the Haitian people.


You can find his website HERE!

Josh and Amy Durden Japan Missionaries

The Joshua Durden Family


Joshua, his wife Amy, and their children are missionaries to Japan.


Check out their Facebook page HERE!

Terry and Peggy Ellis ROAPM Rock of Ages

The Terry Ellis Family


Terry, along with his wife Peggy, are the president and president's wife of the "Rock of Ages Ministry."


You can find more about them HERE!

Phil and Mary Gagnon Honduras Missionaries

The Phil Gagnon Family


Phil and Mary Gagnon are missionaries to Honduras.


You can find more info about them HERE!

I Chronicles 16:23


Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.

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Wes and Rachel Gazaway Egypt

The Wes Gazaway Family


Wes and Rachel Gazaway are missionaries to Egypt.

Global Baptist Church Planters

Global Baptist Church Planters


Global Baptist Church Planters is a ministry striving to help other missionaries plant churches around the globe.


You can visit their website HERE!

Bill Graham Signal 63 Ministries

Signal 63 Ministries


Bill Graham, a police officer, began the "Signal 63 Ministries" which strives to bring the gospel to law enforcement around the world through the distribution of bullet proof vests.

Jordan Green missionary to Mexico

The Jordan Green Family


Jordan and Bethany Green are missionaries to the people of Mexico.

Don't know what to pray for?

Here's a list of ideas for every month of the year of things that you can pray for for our missionaries.


January - Fruitfulness

February - Perseverance

March - Unity

April - Safety and Favor from Others and Government Officials

May - Financial Stability

June - Relationship with God

July - Adapting to the Culture

August - Encouragement

September - Balance

October - Wisdom and Discernment

November - Relationships within Their Families

December - Understanding and Knowledge

The Charles Harding Family


Charles, along with his wife Jo, are missionaries reaching the people of the Capitol (Washington, D.C.) and America.


You can find their website HERE!

The Joel Haynes Family


Joel, along with his wife and children, are missionaries to the American Navajo Indians in Arizona.


You can find more information HERE!

The Brian Hebert Family


Brian, along with his wife Elizabeth, are missionaries to the people of Toronto, Canada.


You can find more info HERE!

Send a message of encouragement to a missionary and we will forward it to them!


Sometimes just a small word of encouragement from someone can mean so much!

If there is a specific missionary you'd like to send this message to, please put their name here.

The Patrick Henry Family


Patrick, along with his wife and daughters, are church-planting missionaries to the people of Argentina.


You can check out their website HERE!

The Norman Higgins Family


Norman, along with his wife Jeanie, are missionaries to Mexico.

The Mark Holmes Family


Mark, along with his wife and children, are missionaries to the people of Nigeria, West Africa.


You can find more info on their website HERE!

The William Horton Family


Bill, along with his wife Mary, are missionaries to the people of Brazil.


You can find their recent prayer letter HERE!

The Chris Karamitros Family


Chris and his family are missionaries to the Chinese in America.

The Jared Kleman Family


Jared, along with his wife and children, are missionaries to the people of England.


You can find more information on their church website HERE!

Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

Psalm 96:3

The Jason Knabb Family


The Knabb family is missionaries to the people of Mexico.



You can find more info on their blog HERE!

Don and Linda Leaf missionaries to Brazil

The Don Leaf Family


Don, along with his wife Linda, are missionaries to the people of Brazil.


James LeJeune family missionaries to Honduras

The James LeJeune Family


The LeJeune family is missionaries to the people of Honduras.

For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 10:45

Biz Larissa and family missionaries to Haiti

The Biz Larisse Family


Biz and Erica Larisse, along with their children, are missionaries to the Haitian people.


You can find updates on their website!

Jens and Regina Looney Missionary to Indonesia

The Jens Looney Family


Jens and Regina Looney are missionaries to people of Indonesia.


You can find more info on their website!

Allen Lord missionary with International Board of Jewish Missions

The Allen Lord Family


Allen and his wife Hagit are missionaries with the International Board of Jewish Missions.


You can find more information HERE!

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John Malanowski missionary to Indonesia

The John Malanowski Family


John and his wife Marjorie are missionaries to the people of Indonesia.


You can find more info about them HERE!

John and Chrystal Matney missionary to South Africa

The John Matney Family


The Matney family is missionaries to the people of South Africa.

Sonny and Dianne McGuffee, missionary

The Sonny McGuffee Family


Sonny and his wife Dianne are missionaries with the Warrenton Baptist Missions Agency.


You can view their website HERE!

Dean Miller, Sr.


Dean Miller, Sr. is an evangelist to people around the globe.

Nate and Cori Mortensen missionaries to Honduras

The Nate Mortensen Family


Nate, along with his wife and children, are missionaries to the people of Honduras.

Mount Hebron Baptist Church


This is a church that was started in Mexico by our missionary, Tommy Ashcraft.


You can find more information HERE!

The Karl Ogdie, Jr. Family


Karl and Elizabeth Ogdie are evangelists to people around the world.


You can find more info on their website HERE!

The Marlin Petersen Family


The Petersen family is missionaries to the people of Uganda.


You can find more information HERE!

The Dan Post Family


Dan and his wife Jennifer are missionaries to the people of New Brunswick, Canada.

The Harold Priday Family


Harold and Lena Priday are missionaries to the Honduran people.


You can find their most recent prayer letter HERE!

The Patrick Pruett Family


Patrick and his family are missionaries to the people of Peru.

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The Jerry Purtell Family


Jerry and Vicki Purtell are the founders of SMITE which is a ministry of Central Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA. It was founded to teach others to lead precious people to the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ.


You can find more information about SMITE HERE!

Revival Fires Newspaper


You can find out more info HERE!

Jim Robideau attorney with Lighthouse Legal Ministry

Jim Robideau


Jim Robideau is an attorney with Lighthouse Legal Ministry designed to help churches with legal formalities and issues.

Sam and Erin Robles missionary to Mexico

The Samuel Robles Family


Samuel, his wife Erin, and their child are missionaries to the people of Guadalajara, Mexico.


You can find their Facebook page HERE!

Rock of Ages Ministry


Rock of Ages was founded to take the gospel to prisons, educational institutes, etc.


You can find more information on their website HERE!

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:1-2

The David Ross Family


David and his wife Carole are missionaries to the people of Indonesia.

Tyler and Cathy Ryberg missionary WMBM military

The Tyler Ryberg Family


Tyler and Cathy Ryberg are missionaries with WMBM, a ministry to our military.

Tom and Linda Schreeder missionary

The Tom Schreeder Family


Tom and his wife Linda are missionaries to Caucasus and Central Asia.

Jacob and Shay Shipman, missionaries to Germany

The Jacob Shipman Family


Jacob and his wife Shay are missionaries to the people of Germany.

Chris Shull and family missionaries to Greenland

The Chris Shull Family


Chris, Carole Ann, and their children are missionaries to the people of Greenland.


You can find more information on them HERE!

Mark and Linda Sigstad missionaries to Nigeria, West Africa

The Mark Sigstad Family


Mark and Linda Sigstad are missionaries to the people of Nigeria, West Africa.


You can find more information about them HERE!

The Bob Smith Family


Bob and Diana Smith are evangelists to people around the world.


You can find more information about them HERE!

The R.G. Smith Family


R.G. and his wife are with IBOM and he works as the assistant missions director.

The William Smith Family


Bill and Sharon Smith are missionaries to the Brazilian people.


You can find their most recent prayer letter HERE!

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 1:8

The Marty Starling Family


Marty and Jessie Starling are missionaries to the Hispanic people of the United States.

Bernard Sylvien missionary to curacao

Bernard Sylvien


Bernard Sylvien is a missionary to the people of Curacao near South America.

The Bill Tabor Family


Bill Tabor is a missionary to the people of Costa Rica.


You can find more information about him and his ministry HERE!

Leon Thomas missionary

The Leon Thomas Family


Leon and Donna Thomas are missionaries to the Hispanic people in Northern Florida.

Karen Werth missionary to Indonesia

Karen Werth


Karen Werth is a missionary to the people of Indonesia.

kevin and deborah wynne missionary to Mexico

The Kevin Wynne Family


Kevin and his wife Deborah are missionaries to the people of Mexico.


You can find their most recent missionary letter HERE!

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Retired Missionaries and Missionary Widows

Joan Adcock - Widow

Tommy and Emily Ashcraft - Retired, Mexico

Winnie Beebe - Beebe Evangelistic Ministries

Pat Brown- Evangelist Widow

James Foster - Retired, Honduras

Judy Gearis - Rock of Ages, Widow

George and Bette Gray - Evangelist, Retired

Phil and Debi Harris - Retired, Brazil

Elaine Hawkins - Widow, Brazil

John and Sue Henry - Retired, Thailand

Daylon Hicks - Retired, Lord of the Harvest Ministries

Gloria King - Widow



Dorothy McClure - Widow, Saipan

Emma Napier - Widow, Australia

Tommy and Linda Raley - Retired

Don and Mary Rowland - Retired, Mexico

Betty Schembra - Widow

Gayle Sparks - Mexico

Saundra Temple - Widow

Rick and Jackie Washburn - Retired, Columbia

Joy Wesson - Widow, Dominican Republic

Wanda Whaley - Widow, Guatemala

Rick Whiteside - Retired, Russia

Barbara Wimm - Widow, Mexico