We at First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids believe in the importance of supporting our brothers & sisters at home & abroad as we seek to bring the life-giving message of the gospel to all nations. We prayerfully & financially partner with missionary families & organizations across the globe, go on a yearly global &/or local missions trip of our own, and continually look for opportunities for outreach right here in our home-town.

The following is a list of the missionaries and organizations we financially support.

Heart & Hands

LOCATED: at the rear of First Baptist Church
The food pantry serves families living in the Eaton Rapids School District. The staff performs all the operations of the pantry including purchasing, moving, sorting, and distributing food. The program also assists families experiencing emergencies involving utility shut-offs or the need for deliverable fuel, evictions, medical or transportation needs, as well as food and shelter for homeless individuals and families.

HOURS: Tuesdays: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Thursdays: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

**Households planning on utilizing our Food Pantry are asked to schedule an appointment.
Please call 517-663-7104 if you have any questions.


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City Rescue Mission of Lansing

We also support the City Rescue Mission of Lansing. The City Rescue Mission of Lansing is a 501c3 non-profit operating in Lansing, Michigan, USA. that exists to meet physical and spiritual needs in Michigan's capital area. More information about the City Rescue Mission can be found at http://www.bearescuer.com/

Craig & Debbie Darling

Serving with The Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping, and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.

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Michael and Sherri Carlson
We facilitate church growth and planting in Europe (especially Czech Republic and Italy). More specifically our goals are (1) to help our local Czech church plant leaders to be stronger servants and be less dependent on Michael and people’s opinions, (2) to gain more contacts for planting and evangelism in the Czech Republic, (3) to deepen contacts with other churches in the Czech Republic to see if we can help their mini-church planting movements, (4) to continue expanding and encouraging our network of Italian planters and leaders, and (5) to continue our online ministry, Sherri’s ministry to build up the church by equipping women in Switzerland, Italy and the Czech Republic, etc. Website of Pioneers is: https://www.pioneers.org

Narmurad Mominov

Serving in Turkmenistan with The Slavic Gospel Association

Missionary Pastors Plant New Churches and Advance the Gospel.
Seeing the lost come to Christ — that is the burning passion of the Russian evangelical churches SGA serves, and ours! Through sponsorship of faithful national missionary pastors, SGA partners are helping them reach their communities for Christ and planting new churches in unreached regions.

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Jonathan and Christie Swift
Serving with WordPartners as Program Director of the Middle East and North Africa.

WordPartners training is built around the conviction that real transformation comes when God’s Word is proclaimed with His transforming power. We
believe God pairs every portion of Scripture with an intended response. It is this transformational intent – the change God is seeking through the
message of Scripture – that brings power to our ministry of the Word.
WordPartners training provides an approach to studying and preaching God’s Word that equips pastors to shepherd their people with the transformation God intends.

To learn more about Word Partners go to: wordpartners.org

Vephia Tsimakuridze

Serving in Georgia with The Slavic Gospel Association

SGA connects North American Christians with individual Russian church-planting missionaries, and helps to send them out to targeted regions where they live, work, and proclaim the Gospel. They have a tremendous advantage because they already know the language, culture, and history of their people. The church planters are selected by their local congregational leadership and are partnered through SGA with sponsoring individuals or churches here in North America.

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Jason & Nisae Williamson
Jason & Nisae Williamson (Serving in Papua New Guinea with Ethnos360)
Church Planting among the Iski.

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(Serving in Caribbean & Latin America ) Our purpose is to help advance the Great Commission in the Caribbean and Latin America by utilizing global ministry partnerships here, to strengthen, encourage, and train leaders of indigenous churches abroad.

Andrew Semenchuck

Rev. Andrew C. Semenchuk (Serving with the Slovic Gospel Association)
Missionary Andrew Semenchuk has been ministering to his Slavic people for over 50 years from the days of communist oppression under the Soviet Union to the present time. Today, he spends a good part of each year in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in national Christian leadership training, church-planting seminars, developing Bible Institutes and Seminaries, forming national Mission Outreach and Christian Education Programs and overseeing new church construction. Today, as Senior Associate of International Ministries for SLAVIC GOSPEL ASSOCIATION, Andrew helps to formulate mission strategy and coordinate ministries. He maintains close contact with churches and para-church organizations in former Soviet countries and churches in the West, developing sister-church relationships and linking them in a network of joint ministries. Website: :  www.sga.org

Catherine Bristol (Served in Ghana with Baptist Mid-Missions)
Catherine Bristol is a retired missionary nurse who worked under Baptist Mid-Missions in Ghana, West Africa. After working in a rural clinic under Baptist Mid-Missions in Liberia, West Africa, Cathy transferred to Ghana in 1994. She joined a group of Baptist Mid-Missions missionaries already living in Upper West Region of Ghana who wanted to begin a medical ministry in a very rural area. They worked together to build a clinic in the village of Baayiri, situated 17 miles northeast of the Regional capitol, Wa. Cathy became the missionary nurse-in-charge of that small outpatient facility. A national staff including an administrator, lab assistant, dispensary worker, and and two other nursing assistant have been trained and joined her in this ministry. The ministry has not been short of many challenging situations and with the help of a national advisory committee the emphasis is now on recruiting and training more national technical staff (particularly a registered nurse and a midwife) to provide quality care for the people living in the 13 villages in their immediate area.


John & Diana Woods (Serving in Winslow, Arizona with Baptist Mid-Missions)"
Native American Ministries.

Camp Barakel

Fairview, MI  www.campbarakel.org

Camp Barakel is a year-round, Christ-centered camp in northeast Michigan built on 350 acres that hosts nearly 10,000 guests each year. It’s a place where we hope you feel the weight of God’s glory, know the depth of Biblical truth, and see the beauty of the Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

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Paul & Hannah Gardner

Serving at Camp Barakel

Paul and Hannah met while students at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. They joined the staff in 1984. Paul is our camp director. Hannah serves as our music coordinator.
They have two adult daughters.