Missionaries We Support
Eric and Katie Graham
Eric and Katie Graham have been serving in South Africa since 2000. Their ministries have been centered in Johannesburg and Cape Town. While in Johannesburg they planted a church which is now under the leadership of another missionary. Since their move to Cape Town in 2006, they have been planting Calvary Bible Baptist Church. Eric has taught Bible studies at a secular college as well as classes at a Bible institute. For several years they have used their Sunday afternoons to reach a community named Gugulethu. A couple who trusted the Lord there have been trained to continue that work. Eric and Katie continue to serve there in a supportive role. Their primary ministry is at Calvary Bible Baptist Church. They are praying for God to call a South African pastor to that ministry. The Grahams have 4 children – Abigail, Hannah, Lydia, and Benjamin. They serve with Baptist World Missions.
Matthew and Carrie Patenaude
Matthew and Carrie Patenaude served overseas in Mongolia and China from 2000 to 2011. After relocating to the States, they began to do outreach ministry to foreign students on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Indiana. They are currently working with WorldView Ministries (www.worldviewonline.net) to help with Bible translation projects among unreached people groups. They have 3 children – Ransom, Jacob, and Melody. They are proud members of StoneRidge Baptist Church, where they faithfully serve.
Stephen and Christine Rains
This young family has been commissioned by Mukwanago Baptist Church, Mukwanago, Wisconsin to Kenya, Africa. They plan to leave for their first term of ministry before the end of 2017. They will minister along with Stephen’s brother Michael and his family who have been serving the Lord in Kenya since 2000. The Rains will help in planting Lighthouse Baptist Church in a small town north of Nairobi. They will use Independent Baptist College of Ministry to train native men as church planters. Currently, five graduates are planting churches with four more works to begin soon. Stephen will be teaching at this school. The Rains family includes four children (Levi, Brooklyn, Amberlee, Andrew) with another baby girl due in December 2017.