Creech St Michael Baptist Church supports a number of people serving with churches and global mission organisations, both in the UK and abroad:
Paul & Kathryn Hopkins
Birthed out of 28 years in the missions agency Youth With A Mission, Purefire is the ministry of Paul and Kathryn Hopkins. The vision is to bring the presence and supernatural power of Christ into churches, streets, and homes - to equip people to live in intimate connection with Christ. This has involved developing a mentoring program, missions trips and ongoing relationship with churches on their own journeys.
For the last few years the focus has been speaking, training, prayer, and healing in churches, with a particular focus on Germany and German speaking countries, and individual help and counselling for church leaders and other hungry individuals from all walks of society.
John & Sue Wilson
John and Sue have been living and working in France with BMS World Mission since 1988, with a number of different congregations. John and Sue particularly worked with Lyon Baptist Church in aspects of growth and church planting, and the church continues to play a key role in the life of the city and maintains a ministry to the poor. Recently John and Sue moved to Paris to continue their work and encourage church planting there.
As a church we support BMS World Mission and through them we are linked to John and Sue
Open Doors supports persecuted Christians in more than 70 countries by supplying Bibles, providing emergency relief and helping them stand strong for the long-term. Open Doors helps the church to pray, give and speak out for those who share our faith but not our freedom.
Our church helps support the work of Open Doors, and we also hold monthly prayer gatherings on zoom to pray for the persecuted church.
Hanna & Lina Eid
Hanna and Lina pastor a small Baptist church in the village of Eilaboun some 12 miles NE of Nazareth in Galilee, Israel and work with the Christian Holy Land Foundation. They are Evangelical Arab Christians and as such experience quite a lot of obstruction to their desire to win adults and children to Christ in Eilaboun and the surrounding villages. We came to know them while Hanna was studying in the UK in 2003-4 and some from our church visited them in Israel in November 2006 and May 2010.
Will & Judith Sawers
Will and Judith are missionaries working for Wycliffe Bible Translators, and for many years were based in Central African Republic.
Will is a translation consultant, and works with Bible translation teams in CAR, making sure that their translations are clear, accurate and natural. Judith writes and shares about all the translation and associated work that is going on in the country, and promotes prayer to support it. At the moment they are based in the UK to help care for their aging parents.
Tearfund is a Christian charity which partners with churches in more than 50 of the world’s poorest countries. They tackle poverty and injustice through sustainable development, by responding to disasters and challenging injustice. They believe an end to extreme poverty is possible.
They partner with local churches and organisations who have a crucial role to play in the places worst affected by poverty.
Home of Peace
Home of Peace is a Kenyan government-registered children's home. With funds raised and administered by TLC Children's Trust (a UK charity established and run by our own Ray and Marilyn White), the local staff of 20 people provide everything for the 53 children currently under their care. The children are placed with the home by the Kenyan Department of Children's Services and each child has a unique story, with many left homeless and orphaned by diseases such as AIDS or malaria, some abandoned by families unable to afford food for them, some abandoned in the town of Siaya by families unable to look after them.
Home of Peace gives these children a home, practical care, and makes sure they are loved and looked after. It is a Christian home with a Christian staff and is very well-regarded by Children's Services as one of the best run in the country. With a Kenyan board of trustees, 5 department managers, 20 staff, and Ray and Marilyn overseeing everything, Home of Peace ensures the best possible care and renewed hope for these children and their future.
Phil & Cathy Davison
Phil and Cathy are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL. For the majority of their 30+ years of service they have served in various countries in Africa, Cathy as a literacy and education consultant and Phil as a linguistics consultant. Training has been a major part of their service, and they feel privileged to be able to share their experience and training with brothers and sisters in Africa as they prepare for their own works of service. After many years of travelling and serving on various training courses throughout Africa Phil and Cathy are now based in the US but thanks to modern technology are still able to serve as consultants, as well as being able to go for shorter trips to Africa
As a church, we regularly give to Home Mission, which can be described as the 'Baptist Family Purse'. Home Mission is all about helping Baptist churches and individuals to reach their mission potential and bring the love of God to their communities. Communities around our nation are being transformed by Home Mission through grants to churches and regions which facilitate church planting, the resourcing of local churches and enabling churches to develop new and creative mission projects.