In 1988, God led me out of the pastorate and to the mission field of Peru, South America. Moving to the foreign field was one of the most exciting, yet fearful times of my life.
When I arrived in Peru, the country was in the midst of a twenty-year period of turmoil which resulted in the loss of over 70,000 lives. As a fearful newcomer, I found myself desiring to be continually surrounded by the young Peruvian men in our church. Little did I know how God would use that time together for His glory. This small group of men developed a great hunger for the Word and the ministry.
Eventually, these men became pastors and continued to train others. Over the next two decades, the ministry multiplied. Many more men were trained, over 50 churches were started, and several Peruvian missionaries were sent to other countries around the world.
In 1998, the Lord opened the door for me to begin to train and mentor American missions students in Peru. Soon I found myself spending the majority of my time with these students. We dreamed of seeing the whole world reached with the gospel and frequently discussed what could be done to accomplish the task.
As our vision for the world grew, we began to pray about training and sending missionaries all over the world. It became apparent that God was leading me back to America to start a training center for missionaries.
In 2006, the Lord led me to start Vision Baptist Church and the Our Generation Training Center in Alpharetta, Georgia. God immediately began to send students to train for missions. After our first student was ready to go to the mission field, we began Vision Baptist Missions in 2009.
Since that time, God has continued to bless the church, training center, and mission. There are now over sixty missionary families serving with Vision Baptist Missions, Vision Baptist Church has given over 2 million dollars to world missions, and the Our Generation Training Center has grown beyond the capacity of the church facility.
Twenty years have passed since those early dreams in Peru, and much has been accomplished. But we still dream about God using us to evangelize the entire world in our generation. To complete the task, we must train more missionaries than ever before. We need a place, a “Center for World Evangelism”, which can facilitate an ever-expanding training center and mission.
We are launching out into the deep. We long to see God’s name glorified through making disciples and planting churches, completing His command to go unto the uttermost with the gospel. Will you help us make this dream a reality?
Missionaries To Every Nation In The World
We are committed to training missionaries who will go to every nation around the world and boldly proclaim the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ (Mark 16:15).
Missionaries Who Are Highly Trained
We are committed to training missionaries who will be discipled in character, doctrine, evangelism, preaching, ministry, culture, and language (Colossians 1:28).
Missionaries Who Plant Multiple Churches
We are committed to training missionaries whose primary focus is to plant multiple local churches in every community around the world (Acts 14:22).
Missionaries Who Train Leaders
We are committed to training missionaries who will disciple and train national leaders who will, in turn, train others (2 Timothy 2:2).
We strive to establish an environment where missionaries can be trained through building transparent mentoring relationships. This requires investing good quality time together as well as a large quantity of time together. (Mark 3:14)
We strive to cultivate a personal relationship where a student can learn from every aspect of his teacher’s life. In turn, the teacher has the opportunity to mold every facet of his student’s life. This type of discipleship involves a commitment to follow, learn, and serve. (2 Timothy 3:10)
We strive to produce missionaries whose character and training are put to the test under the guidance of a veteran missionary. All of our students complete at least six months of training on the foreign mission field before they graduate. (2 Timothy 4:5)
We strive to make sure that all our teachers have on-the-field experience. As veteran missionaries come home on furlough, whatever their stage of ministry, we involve them in teaching the next generation of missionaries. (Proverbs 27:17)
In our short ten-year history, God has greatly blessed our team. We currently have 65 missionaries, which comprise a total of 244 family members representing 25 countries.
There are 27 missionaries on deputation, 9 in language school, 27 in church planting, and 2 stateside representatives.
We have seen God use those who have completed language school and are on the field to start 59 churches, train 76 pastors, and start 14 Bible Colleges or Institutes which are currently training many more leaders.
Through our unique missions training, we have seen over 90% of our graduates and those who receive our training end up as missionaries on the foreign mission field.
The Lord has blessed us with an excellent facility at Vision Baptist Church, which currently houses the Our Generation Training Center and Vision Baptist Missions. We do our best to steward our current facility. Students are being housed in church member’s homes, but we are simply running out of space.
We have reached maximum capacity.
Not only do we need somewhere to house existing students, but we also expect our numbers to increase in the years to come. We have asked God to triple the size of the student body to 75 and double the size of the mission to 120 families over the next five years. We are seeing this begin to come to fruition already.
In keeping with our vision, we are asking God to provide us with around 30-40 acres of land. After purchasing the land, the first stage of the building would include a 15,000 square foot building to house the students, classrooms, and the offices of Vision Baptist Missions.
The land and this first phase of development and building will cost approximately $2 million. It is also our prayer that in the future, this property would provide space for a camp, conference center, and lodging for missionaries and their families. We desire for this place to truly be a “Center for World Evangelism.”
We want to ask you to consider giving to this project and vision. You have been blessed to be a blessing. It is your responsibility to use your blessings to impact every nation, every tribe, and every tongue. We must have your help to build the Center for World Evangelism.
Would you prayerfully consider giving one of the following amounts?
$100,000 | $50,000 | $25,000 | $10,000 | $5,000 | $1,000 | $500
You can give a one-time gift or spread your gift over several months. Or you can become a regular partner of our ministry.
*All gifts of any amount are tax-deductible.
**If you would like to leave a legacy gift for the Center for World Evangelism or discuss other giving options, please contact us.