FBC JAX is globally focused on missions. We currently have partners working around the world to take the Good News to a lost and dying world. We take seriously Christ’s command to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Our commitment to this work is ongoing and will not end until Jesus Christ returns. Through our partnerships with the International Mission Board, Christian Light Foundation, and other independent-sending agencies, FBC JAX has developed a network of missionaries that we support through direct donations, the Cooperative Program, and prayer.

Mission of Hope Haiti
Mission of Hope is an organization that follows Jesus Christ. It exists to bring life transformation to every man, woman and child in Haiti. They desire to serve the nation of Haiti and see lives changed. Their vision is to intentionally model Christ’s love through relationships, share the Gospel message in targeted geographies, strategically develop national leaders to carry the vision to the nation, continuously pursue God’s physical, mental, social and spiritual destiny for every man, woman and child while responsibly utilizing all resources and talents to their fullest potential for God’s glory. To learn more about Mission of Hope Haiti, please visit mohhaiti.org.

 

International Mission Board (IMB)
IMB's (International Mission Board's) mission is to make disciples of all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20. Over 6,000 people groups - 1.7 billion people - still live with little or no access to the Gospel. IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest evangelical denomination, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members. For more information, please visit imb.org.

 

Andrew and Amy Serving in Eastern Europe
Please pray for Andrew, Amy, and their children as they serve in Eastern Europe.
To receive ministry updates from them, please e-mail almchowell@gmail.com.

 

Kathy Gould Serving in Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Kathy has been ministering in Eastern Europe since 1993. She currently serves with Christians in Alliance with a focus in Sunday School and Children's Ministry. She works with an organization in Ukraine called "ABC's of Life" that seeks to meet several needs in the area of children's ministry, including development of Sunday School curriculum, teaching seminars, translating and producing teaching materials, outfitting nurseries, ministering to orphans and at-risk children, distributing humanitarian aid, and organizing an annual "Equipping Children's Workers Expo."
To receive ministry updates from Kathy, please e-mail kathy@abclife.info.

 

Jim and Debbie Serving with Until the Whole World Knows Ministries
After serving on short term mission trips, Jim and Debbie answered God's call to full time mission work in 1997. They have worked with a primitive tribe of indigenous Yanomamo Indians in the South American rainforest and as Field Directors with Christian Light Foundation. They now work with Until the Whole World Knows mission organization. Their experiences on the mission field have given them an insight on how they can assist missionaries.  They feel God has led them to dedicate their time and resources in reaching the Haitian people with the love of God and the hope of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Their ultimate goal is to share the Gospel of Christ directly or by encouraging other missionaries to continue pressing on in the calling  God has placed on their lives. They ethusiastically invite you to join them as a prayer partner, financial facilitator, or member of a short term mission team to help them reach the world with the Gospel of Christ.

 

The Estes Family Serving in New Zealand
The Esteses are involved in morning, afterschool, and holiday programs for children aged 5 to 13 years old, as well as monthly mentoring and discipleship programs for 11 to 16 year olds. Their son is involved with school and holiday camps for children 8 to 13 years old and also serves as the children's pastor at church. They work primarily with unchurched New Zealand children and faimilies. Only about 10% of New Zealanders claim to attend church and that number is shrinking among younger families. Please pray for:
  • The hearts of New Zealanders to be open to the Gospel
  • The children would not just have a head knowledge of Jesus Christ but a personal heart experience with Him that changes their lives.
  • That we as foreigners would be able to relate culturally with these families and children.
  • That the children we reach we can continue to disciple with good sound Biblical instruction.
  • That families and children we reach would get involved in local churches and would begin to reach others.
  • That the numbers of children attending our programs would increase.
  • At the moment our support has dropped considerably and we are not able to cover the cost of the insurance required by our missionary organization, Christian Light Ministries, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL. Please pray that the Lord would provide us direction and support concerning this.
To receive e-mail updates about their ministry, please email estesdownunder@yahoo.com.

 

Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association Serving in the Philippines
The Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association has been serving in the Philippines since 1985 with five major priorities: Evangelism, Church Planting, Pastor Training, an Orphanage, and the Training of the Next Generation of Evangelists. It is the primary goal of BTEA to make the gospel of Jesus Christ available to every person in the world.

In 1998, BTEA began to implement a plan to preach the gospel in every barangay (village) in the Philippines. There are approximately 42,000 barangays in the Philippines and it is estimated that over 64% of them do not have a single evangelical church. In a country of over 92 million, the number of people who have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ is staggering. These statistics do not even take into account the dozens of ethnic tribal groups that have been living on obscure islands and in remote mountain villages for centuries. It is our goal to go to each and every barangay and give the people the opportunity to hear the gospel at least one time. In addition to preaching the gospel, we are endeavoring to plant indigenous churches with the new converts and train national pastors. It is a tremendous task that must be completed.

To learn more about the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association, please visit btea.org.

 

Joey and Christy Serving in South Asia
Joey and Christy currently serve in South Asia doing evangelism and church-planting work while learning the native language and searching for other national believers with whom they can partner. 

 

Josh and Amy Serving in South Asia
Josh and Amy work with house church leaders who have received basic discipleship but need help in knowing how to shepherd their flock.  These leaders are spread among 150 million people where God is using them to be a light amidst the darkness.  The task is huge but God is at work drawing many to Himself through Jesus Christ.  Pray for these brothers and sisters to be strengthened in their faith as they endure persecution and hardship for following Christ.  Pray for us to have cultural insight and discernment in knowing how to teach and train with many who are illiterate and yet have a heart to be obedient and lead others. Simultaneously we are living in a city of 14 million among a large group of middle/business class nationals in an area of town where there isn’t any other evangelical witness.  In a place where thousands of gods are worshipped we bow our hearts to the one true living God asking Him to do a work in this place. Please pray for:

  • The hearts of the nationals to be open to the message of Christ
  • Spiritual depth in new believers and leaders
  • Our personal relationships with the Lord to vibrant and growing
  • Our family relationships will be a testimony that will point others to the Gospel
  • Our minds to quickly learn a new language and adapt to a new culture

For more information, visit imb.org or email joshandamy@pobox.com.

 

Chris and Rebecca Serving in Southeast Asia
Chris & Rebecca, along with their 4 children, are serving in Southeast Asia. Please pray for them as they seek to reach the next generation leaders, equipping them for Kingdom work. To receive ministry updates, please e-mail theabners@pobox.com.

 

Chris and Kristi Serving in Western Europe
Chris and Kristi moved to Europe in 2012 to work with a team to plant churches in the urban centers of Southern Europe. This area of Europe is the home ot hundreds of thousands of North African people who have left their homeland. The area is largely Islamic in their beliefs and they ask for prayer that the hearts of the people will be receptive and they will be able to reach difficult neighborhoods with the gospel of Christ.