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The Lord put the desire in my heart to be a missionary when I was 16 years old, almost 1 year after I was saved.   He allowed me to study in Crown College, Powell, Tennessee under the influence and direction of Dr. Clarence Sexton.  During my time at Crown College, I travelled to Peru on a missions interim for 7 months.  The Lord taught me many things about missions through Missionary Austin Gardner.  While there, the Lord gave me a burden for the Spanish-speaking people of the world and after returning from Peru, I started studying about Argentina.   Macedonia World Baptist Missions accepted me as their first missionary to Argentina in December 1999.

On June 5, 2000, less than 1 month after graduating from Crown College, my wife and I were married.   My wife, Mindy, grew up in a Christian home and from a very early age had always had a desire to be a missionary.   I thank the Lord for the help that she is to me in my life.

After 18 months on deputation, we arrived in Arequipa, Peru for language school where we again were under the leadership and instruction of Bro. Austin Gardner.   While in Peru, we received much hands-on experience in the ministry.  While still learning the language we began to win souls and disciple.   We were able to help and experience the starting of a new church and I became the Youth Leader during the last few months there.   I know that the Lord used this time in Peru to not only learn the language, but also to learn in the ministry.

We arrived to La Plata, Argentina on January 21, 2004 and began looking for a house, vehicle, and church building. God gave us everything we needed in a short amount of time and on March 21, 2004 we held our first service at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in La Plata.

In September 2004, God gave us the opportunity to begin a second church, Grace Baptist Church in Quilmes, a city 45 minutes away from La Plata.

In March 2005, we began the first classes in the Macedonia Baptist Institute with a group of young people who desired to prepare for God’s service. In 2010, the Berean Baptist Church was started by one of the Bible college students and in 2011 Hope Baptist Church was started by another college graduate. The Lord is doing a wonderful work in and through these group of students who desire to serve God. Since we have left the Bible college students and graduates continue starting works in and around the city of La Plata.

In May of 2012, the Lord opened doors and after prayer and counsel, we accepted the position of General Director of Vision Baptist Missions in Alpharetta, GA. As Director, we have the opportunity to not only help the missionaries that are with VBM, but to raise up a new geneartion of missionaries for a needy world without Christ. We are based out of Alpharetta, Georgia and travel preaching missions conferences, counseling missionaries, teaching in the Our Generation Training Center and entering all the doors that God opens to encourage everyone possible in the area of world evangelism.

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