Oscar Bloise, a Jamaican citizen, was converted
in 1953 through the witness of a tourist visiting his land. In 1956 he
pursued biblical studies at Philadelphia College of the Bible. It was
during this time that God led Oscar into a long-standing relationship with
Leon Blosser and Grace Baptist Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
In 1971, with support from Grace Baptist, Oscar began to gather a church in
Through the years, Oscar has seen many young
people confess Christ and serve Him in a variety of ways and places in
Jamaica. The greatest need in the church today is the training of
leaders for the next generation.
Oliviér was born in a Christian
family in a small village of Switzerland. After his training as a
cabinet maker, he felt God's call for the ministry and attended a Bible
school. He providentially met Stuart Olyott who was pastoring the
Lausanne's Evangelical Baptist church. It is through this ministry that
Olivier became convinced of the biblical bases of the Reformed Baptist
doctrines. His pastoral gifts being recognized by the church, he
studied for three more years at the "Faculté libre de théologie Réformée" in
Upon Pastor Olyott's return to England, the Lausanne church called Oliviér
to be their pastor where he ministered for fourteen years. In July
2005, he and his family left Lausanne for Payerne, being convinced that he
should be a church planter. At present he is nurturing two pioneer
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Daniel was raised as a Roman Catholic. During his teenage
years, in the midst of a state of unhappiness, providentially the Lord sent
someone to speak to him about his need of salvation in Christ. Daniel
believes that he became a Christian during that time even though he remained
in the Catholic Church.
In 1983 Daniel married Loraine. Soon after, as they were reading the
Bible together, they came to realize that they could no longer remain in the
Catholic Church, and the Lord led them to a Baptist Church. During the
next fifteen years he worked in a print shop and entered a program of
theological studies. It was here that he met Raymond Perron. In
2003 Raymond asked Daniel to become the pastor of l'Église Réformée Baptiste
de Montréal where Daniel has labored ever since.
Brent is the son of our missionaries, Stan and Bev Line, and so grew up in Columbia,
South America. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1991 and
then earned a Master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Brent returned to Columbia to teach Bible Survey and Beginning Greek classes
at the Bethany Christian School in Villavicencicio.
Right after Brent and Amy were married in 1998 they moved to Bogota to plant
a new church. The Lord blessed this ministry, but because of circumstances
beyond their control they had to return to the United States. The Lord
has now opened an opportunity to plant a church in a Spanish speaking area
of Naples, Florida where Brent now ministers to a growing congregation.
Stan grew up in Carlisle where he
heard the Gospel of Christ and became a Christian at the age of twelve.
After receiving a call to the ministry he studied for three years at Moody
Bible Institute, and then two additional years at Wheaton College.
After completing a year and a half internship at Grace Baptist, Stan
departed for Colombia as a member of The Evangelical Alliance Mission
(TEAM). Stan and his bride to be, Bev, became acquainted at the TEAM
candidate classes in Chicago.
After ministering in Columbia for a number of years, Stan changed his
missionary affiliation and began establishing Reformed Baptist Churches
throughout Columbia but primarily in Bogotá. Though Stan is now
officially retired he is just as busy with home Bible studies and
ministering to pastors in Bogotá through a reformed library service where
the Doctrines of Grace are taught.
Raymond Perron came to faith in Christ in 1977
simply through reading the Scriptures. He is a graduate of Berea Bible
Institute in Montreal where he also taught. While there he married his
secretary, Diane. He went on to receive a Master of Divinity degree from
Toronto Baptist Seminary and holds a Doctorate from the Farel Institute.
Raymond began a church in the living room of their own home. In 2001
he began a full time church planting ministry in the province of Quebec.
Born and raised in England, Keith
went to college in Aberystwyth, Wales. There he had the blessing of a
Christian roommate and the ministry of Pastor Geoffrey Thomas and, in 1964,
came to a saving knowledge of Christ.
After finishing college, Keith went to Kenya to
teach school for more than two years and then, having been called to the ministry,
went to Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. During that
time he married his wife, Priscilla. Then in 1978 they returned to
Nairobi where Keith has been pastoring ever since.
Keith and Priscilla have three children.
David was raised a Catholic
but in college he lost all concern for spiritual things until students
involved with Campus Crusade For Christ began witnessing to him.
David's eyes were opened to the question that
had plagued him in his youth: "How can I become right with God?" He
joyfully received God's salvation in Christ and determined that his life
must be totally His.
David served for six years under Campus Crusade in Ivory Coast, South
Africa, where he learned French. In 1990 he and his wife Nicky were
sent as ARBCA missionaries to France. David first labored for seven
years to plant a church in the Burgundy region, then planted and pastored
for thirteen years a church in Grenoble. He is now planting another
church in Aix-en-Provence.
Most of our missionaries and national pastors are serviced by the
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America