The goal of our missions ministry is to make disciples of all nations. Our first priority is to reach unreached people groups with the Good News of Jesus Christ in order to make disciples and plant churches.
Our Purpose & Philosophy
Our purpose is to send and support disciple-making and church-planting missionaries to all nations, regardless of culture, distance, or language. Our motivation is love for and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. To fulfill our purpose, the Missions Team is appointed, approved, and formed under the oversight of the Board of Elders. The Missions Team assists the Board of Elders in preparing missionary candidates and then sending missionaries who are gifted, trained, experienced, and proven leaders. These leaders will plant churches, support and assist church planters, and mobilize trained indigenous leaders and pastors to be church planters. TBBF supports many missionaries both in the States and around the world. If you would like more information on a particular missionary, please contact the church office.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Our Missions Team: Rich Weitzel (chairman), Jan Kolstad, Marlene VanAlstine, Toni McCurdy, Sami Dahdal, Lisa Birch, Jeanna Williams, Joanne Woodruff
*Secure Location – Linguist and Translator
Bob & Debbie Clark
Bible Translators living in the US, but working with tribes in Asia Pacific.
Missionaries serving in the USA play vital roles on the church planting team such as training, accounting for and transferring gifts, recruiting missionaries and informing and involving churches and individuals. Like those who serve overseas, USA missionaries are responsible to raise financial support to pay their salary and ministry expenses, looking to God, trusting only in Him to provide through His people.
Jeff & Jenny Thomas
International Trainer with Training Leaders International; Jeff is Assistant Director of Global Partners
They send teachers to train the pastors and leaders of the churches all across the globe.
Children: Noah, Ellen, Maddie, Elizabeth
More information: Trainingleadersinternational.org
Russ & Gina Cline
Leadership training and coaching throughout the world.
Extreme Response is committed to investing in the lives of vulnerable people to help them break free from generational poverty.
Extreme Response exists to change the lives of people living in extreme situations. We are committed to investing in the lives of vulnerable people and to helping them break free from generational poverty. Our impact is strengthened through strategic partnerships with community-based organizations. This tactic is grounded in one of our core beliefs that while money changes circumstances, it’s through relationships that genuine life change takes place. ER strives to build and maintain meaningful relationships at every level, from those we serve to strategic partners to donors to volunteers. ER is a registered not-for-profit organization in the United States, Canada, Ecuador, the Philippines and South Africa.
Paul & Tina McDole
We are involved in evangelism and discipleship of a remote people on Buru Island. We minister in the local language and hope to see the believers there reach out to over 30,000 people who speak their language, but do not know our Savior.
Alan & Jolie McDole, and Blaine
Andrew & Amy Wadsworth
Daniel & Stacia Myers
More information: Website
Mexican Medical Ministries is an interdenominational non-profit organization, founded in 1963, dedicated to providing low or no-cost health care to the people of Mexico in the name of Jesus Christ. Steve and Jan lead over thirty missionaries all over Baja California and Cuba.
More information: mexicanmedical.com
John and Meg Glass
John and Meg have been church-planting in France and Geneva, Switzerland. They just launched a new church plant – Geneva Bible Church, an English-speaking congregation in Geneva, Switzerland. John has also started a ministry, Calvintours.com. Meg is enjoying a ministry of mentoring other ministry wives.
Website address: www.gracechurch.org/glass
Massimo & Susanna Mollica
Church planters in Genoa, Italy
Italy is a country of nearly sixty million people with less than 0.8% of the people being professing evangelicals. The country is steeped in Roman Catholicism and never experienced the Protestant Reformation. Over the centuries following the Reformation, evangelicals have been discriminated against and even killed as “heretics.” While some of this extreme persecution does not exist anymore, ministry is still challenging because of the strength of the Roman Catholic church in Italian culture.
The Mollicas are currently involved in church planting ministries and in theological education through the Italian Theological Academy (part of the Master’s Academy International).
More information: Website
Mika & Fabi Kaltoft
Reaching Scandinavia for Christ
We are fulfilling the Great Commission by preaching the gospel, discipling and equipping believers, and planting healthy churches.
Sean & Jessica Ransom
Sean and Jessica serve in Philippines and neighboring countries where they have been doing ministry since 2004. As the Asia Regional Shepherd for GMI, Sean leads our team in the Philippines while also shepherding our other GMI families in Asia.
Together, they teach classes at The Expositors Academy (part of The Master’s Academy International). Sean teaches classes in both the Preaching Program and the Biblical Studies Program, while Jessica teaches classes for women on Biblical Counseling.
To train nationals to teach God’s Word throughout the Philippines and other nations. Over eleven million Filipinos are working OUTSIDE of the Philippines, many in countries where American missionaries are not allowed to go. Sean and Jessica’s prayer is to spread God’s fame in the Philippines and in other nations through graduates of The Expositor’s Academy. To learn more about their ministry, read Sean’s blog by clicking here.
Sean teaches weekly classes in Metro Manila as well as holding training modules throughout the country. Classes range from how to interpret the Bible (Hermeneutics) to preaching (Communicating Biblical Messages) to surveys of the Old and New Testaments.
John & Marcie McDole
Serving In: United States
David and Julee Schoch
David and Julee Schoch have been in Eastern Europe’s Tirana, (Albania’s capital city) since 1996.
- as Christar’s Balkans Regional Leaders.
- as Church planters to Tirana’s Roma Gypsies.
- on the board of Tirana’s GDQ International Christian School.
- on the board of Albanian Encouragement Project – network of 65 Mission orgs and NGOs.
Howard & Janet Grobstein
Ministry to the deaf in Mexico, Support for Local Pastor, Eder
France – Building bridges/ sharing the gospel
Area Leader & Paris Team Leader
Ryder & Flory Kumar
Training & Resourcing Pastors in India and Nepal
Brad & Lisa*
Based in So Cal, training cross-cultural workers for the 10/40 window.
Discipleship and Evangelism
Ken & Debbie Milhous
Reaching the Japanese diaspora in the Greater Boston area.
Ken and Debby Milhous, graduates of Bethel University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, have been serving as missionaries since 1994. Ken grew up as a missionary kid in Japan, speaks fluent Japanese, and has been involved in Japanese ministry for almost all of his life. Debby grew up in Minnesota and spent a year in Africa as a teenager, experiencing cross-cultural transition. She has been involved with Christian Japanese groups since meeting Ken in 1984. After seminary, Ken and Debby were led to begin full-time ministry among Japanese living in the United States. The Milhouses are reaching out to Japanese, primarily in the Boston area, through the Boston Japanese Christian Church (BJCC), a mission outpost church, which they started in 1995.
John & Monica Z
We are dedicated to glorify God by fulfilling the Great Commission. One way to fulfill the Great Commission is to teach believers to obey all that Jesus has commanded (Matt. 28:20). One of the best ways to accomplish this is through sequential expository preaching through books of the Bible. We are dedicated to raise up church leaders who can preach the Bible with passion and accuracy in order to help believers to increase their worship of God. Solid sequential expository preaching is lacking in this country.
More information: Website
NodicHope Press provides for a biblical literary journey where biblically grounded and theologically sound resources are translated from English to Danish. Mike Bachman works full time for NordicHope Press as a translator, proofreader and administrative manager.
*For their protection, some of our missionaries in high security zones are not pictured or named.
Ladies' Missionary Circle
Ladies, if you have a love for missionaries, plan to attend our Missionary Circle group that meets at 9 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the K Building (K-Dining).
Join us for a time of prayer, working together on projects to encourage our missionaries world-wide, and enjoy fellowship together.
Contact Joyce Mooney at (818) 998-1410
Shepherding the Nations
Shepherding the Nations is a Missions Organization founded through The Bridge Bible Fellowship. STN focuses on training local pastors, evangelists and church planters so that they can reach their own villages and regions with the gospel. STN is training more than a thousand individuals this year through training courses throughout India and Nepal. We are also expanding into Latin America in the countries of Bolivia, Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Local Ministries We Support
Open Arms is a Community Health Clinic licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health. We specialize in early pregnancy confirmation and helping those facing pregnancy-related decisions. Our nurses and client services staff will help you understand your options and process the many thoughts and emotions that accompany news of pregnancy.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Child Evangelism Fellowship® is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.
Hands of Mercy is an organization of individuals who volunteer to help connect churches in the US with churches in México. On the US side this is accomplished through the prefabrication of everything needed to assemble a 12×12 Loft House. In Mexico, facilitates the assembly of the Loft House. Our goal is to spread the name of Jesus in the US and México and to encourage participants in their walk.