Our Missionaries

Sounding forth the Gospel around the World!

"Declare His glory among the nations; His wonders among all peoples" (Psalm 96:3).

We are excited to participate in Gospel missions around the world. Each of our missionaries is working hard to reach the lost with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Enjoy!

Dr. Sambhu and Saramma (Molly) De

Sambhu and Saramma DeMission Field: India
Mission Board: Baptist World Mission
Sending Church: Fourth Baptist Church in Plymouth, MN
Field Address:
Bethany House, Theatre Jn
PO Kuruppampady-683545
Kerala, India
Email: samde52@gmail.com
Cell: 011-91-938-8473122
Phone: 011-91-484-2595987
Web: www.fbbcindia.org

Dr. Sambhu Nath De
B.Com.—Calcutta University, India
Th.M.—Northwest Baptist Seminary, Tacoma, WA
Th.D.—Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Plymouth, MN

Mrs. Molly De
Diploma—Child Evangelism Fellowship
M.Div.—Northwest Baptist Seminary, Tacoma, WA

Dr. Sambhu Nath De is the president of Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Kerala, India. He and his wife, Molly, have two daughters, Anita and Asha. Dr. and Mrs. De have started two churches—Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cochin, India, and Faith Baptist Church on FBBC's campus, 40 kilometers north of Cochin. They conduct Bible classes in English, Assamese, Malayalam, Manipuri, Oriya, and Tamil.

Bernard and Bernice Dodeler

Bernard and Bernice DodelerMission Field: France
Mission Board: Baptist World Mission
Sending Church: Heritage Baptist Church in Frankfort, IL
Field Address:
2, rue du Mare´chal Foch
78520 Limay, France
Email: bdodeler@baptistworldmission.org
Phone: 336-84-81-49-67

The Dodelers are involved in reaching highly-educated French agnostics in dire need of salvation. They use an apologetical approach to sustain the presentation of foundational Biblical truths.They also work to plant autonomous, indigenous churches and train men for local church ministries.

Since June 2013, they have been involved in church planting in Mantes (Paris area). Bernard is vice president of the IBBL (a seminary-level school designed to train nationals for local church ministries at home and abroad). He teaches Greek courses and the full scope of the theological courses. Bernice heads the ladies' Bible studies in Vernon and Mantes. She also teaches a series of courses at IBBL, designed to train ladies for supportive ministries in local churches.

Ron and Tina Fruin

Ron and Tina FruinMission Field: South Africa
Mission Board: Baptist World Mission
Sending Church: Falls Baptist Church in Menomenee Falls, WI
Contact Address:
Falls Baptist Church
N69 W12703 Appleton Avenue
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051
Email: hisinsouthafrica@gmail.com
Phone: (262) 251-7051 (Falls Baptist Church)
Web: https://www.hisinsouthafrica.com

Ron and Tina Fruin have been missionaries since 1997, serving in Russia from 2000 to 2003 and in Cambodia from 2004 to 2019. The Lord blessed their ministry in Cambodia by allowing them to plant a church, start a Bible institute and college, and train ten pastors, sixteen students in liberal arts degrees, and many others.

Tim and Kim Melton

Tim and Kim MeltonMission Field: Japan
Mission Board: Baptist World Mission
Sending Church: Faith Baptist Church in Taylors, SC
Field Address:
5-115 Tsuchihara
Tenpaku Ku, Nagoya
Email: tmelton@baptistworldmission.org
Phone: 052-801-8064
Web: www.timmelton.japanforchrist.com

Tim grew up on the mission field with his parents serving as missionaries to Japan. In 1999, he served on a short-term basis and came to soon realize that the Lord wanted his family to serve in Japan full time. The Meltons minister through youth group activities, monthly ladies' Bible studies, and at Calvary Baptist Church in Nagoya, as well as its daughter church, Nagoya International Baptist Church. Their summer ministries are church fellowships, children's camps, and family camps. Tim is also developing counseling resources by translating them into Japanese for use in the ministry along with translating gospel tracts and writing one of his own.

David and Vickie Zimmerman

David and Vickie ZimmermanMission Field: Canada
Mission Board: Baptist World Mission
Sending Church: Maranatha Baptist Church in Columbus, GA
Field Address:
415, rue de l'Albatros
Rimouski, QC G5M 1R9
Email: dzimmerman@baptistworldmission.org
Phone: (418) 723-7032

The Zimmerman's are working with a small group of believers in Rimouski Baptist Church in Rimouski, Quebec. Their goal is to bring this work to fully independent status. They have a small group meeting on Sunday mornings, as well as on Sunday afternoons for Bible studies and Wednesday evenings for Bible study and prayer. Their teaching and preaching is focused on grounding their church family in sound Bible doctrine and giving them an understanding of the "whole counsel of God." They use the Kids4Truth program as a means of teaching and training their young people also. Over the years, their church has been involved in a number of different outreach ministries, including but not limited to: door-to-door visitation, literature distribution, and special outreach services.