Joe and Linda were married in 1979 and have two adult children.
Salvation Testimony of Joe & Linda:
Joe: Joe was converted in 1975 after being convicted of his sin and seeking out the then pastor of First Baptist Church of New Philadelphia. He came to faith in Christ in the early AM of April 8th.
Linda: Linda was saved in 1970 when a friend took her to a Christian concert where she heard the Gospel and was converted that night.
Both Linda and I had our Bible training through Word of Life Bible Institute in 1975-1976 for Linda and 1976-1977 for Joe. Linda has a BA in Elementary Education from Millersville University and Joe studied 2 years in Science at the University of Cincinnati.
Ministry Before the Mission Field:
We worked in both youth ministry and the Christian School at First Baptist Church and also Mt. Calvary Church in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania where we began a children’s Bible Club ministry for elementary age
Current Ministry in the United States:
After 26 years of children/youth ministry and church planting ministry in the United Kingdom, we returned to USA in April 2007 where Joe assumed the position of Vice President of Personnel in training/preparing candidates for various BCM country ministries worldwide. Joe has led 12 separate Candidate Orientations in Brazil, Europe, Ukraine/Russia, Africa and North America from 2008 to the present. He continues to recruit, mobilize and prepare incoming missionaries as well as minister to our present missionary family in training, encouraging advancement of BCM ministry of reaching children and developing churches worldwide.
Sending Church/Mission Board:
First Baptist Church and Mt. Calvary Church, Elizabethtown, PA were our original sending churches in 1981.