Meet Our Missionaries
Missions may be defined as ministries in accordance with the Lord Jesus Christ’s Great Commission: to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19–20; Acts 1:8). The mission program of Berean Baptist Church encompasses outreach to our local area and extends to the uttermost of distant shores. Berean Baptist Church also recognizes its responsibility to field and support missionaries to spread the Gospel of Christ in a focused and urgent way in the time remaining before the Lord’s return.
The Andersens have lived in East Africa since 2008. Eddie grew up as a missionary kid in Kenya and Rachel comes from Michigan. They met at Bible college while pursuing degrees in cross cultural studies. Eddie uses his skills in mechanics and engineering to reach out to people in the community while Rachel, pursuing midwifery studies, is able to build relationships while helping women and babies. Their children are home schooled as well as attend a boarding school for missionary children located in Kenya.
Seth came to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior as a child, while living in Nova Scotia, Canada. His family moved to Maine and he was baptized at age 8 in Livermore, Maine. Seth grew in his heart for the Lord and for people. Through his studies at Word of Life Bible Institute, he was called into Christian ministry. This call would be affirmed while studying at Baptist Bible College (PA.), ministering in Indiana, and studies and ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (KY.), where he obtained his MDiv in Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth.
Over the past 12 years, the Lord put a burden for Canada on his heart, an interest in engaging people from other world religions, cross-cultural ministry, and a desire to engage in cutting-edge missions’ strategy of reaching the unreached people groups who are immigrating to Global Cities in the West. Having previously worked in missions in Toronto, from 2011-2013, Seth is now back in Toronto with Global Gates to proclaim the gospel, make new disciples, form churches, develop leaders and strengthen existing churches in the task of reaching the ends of the earth through Toronto.
Growing up in Maine, Seth, is a lover of the outdoors and a diehard Boston Red Sox fan. You can take the boy out of Maine, but you can never take Maine out of the boy – Ayuh!
We are missionaries with Word of Life Local Church Ministries.
Word of Life’s desire is to help the church as it spreads the Gospel, disciples, and develops leaders that reproduce leaders.
We love spending time with not only youth, but youth leaders and pastors in local churches.
We are passionate about serving local churches here in Northern New England in any way that we can.
Sometimes that “serving” is helping churches use Word of Life’s awesome youth ministry tools, speaking at a church or youth group, or simply spending time with a pastor.
We are so thankful to be a part of such an incredible ministry!
CEF has been in Fiji since 1953. The national office has either been a rented apartment or home. For the past eleven years, it was in the Bryant’s home. In 2007, God provide funds to purchase a piece of property on which to build a national CEF office. In 2010, a boundary fence was erected to provide security. Because there is no indoor training facility in the current house, which also has significant structural issues, the Bryants hope to soon construct the new office/training center.
After turning 15, while living in Ecuador, I had my first taste of Child Evangelism Fellowship®. The workers there encouraged me to go to Children’s Ministries Institute in Brazil. After that, I was off to Word of Life in Argentina and that was the end of my contact with CEF® (or so I thought). When I returned home (to Uruguay) from school, I got back in touch with CEF. After a couple years, the CEF workers retired and I kind of “inherited” the job. Vassilios Constantinidis came to Uruguay various times and spoke of the need. I knew it was the Lord who had prepared the way for me.
From April, 2004 until now I’ve been working with children, training teachers and the various other ministries involved with CEF.
After graduating from New Brunswick Bible Institute (NBBI) in Canada, Jim spent a year and a half as an assistant pastor. He and Debbie were accepted as career missionaries to Uruguay in December 1978. Deb, a “PK” from Maine, is also, an NBBI graduate. Jim and Debbie Carter have been church-planters in Uruguay since, 1981.A new church in the city of La Paz, started in 2000 grew to a place where it was turned over to a national pastor. They have three children grown children, 2 daughters-in-law’s, and 3 grandchildren. Their daughter Abby is also serving in Uruguay, as a missionary with CEF. Present ministry includes teaching in the Uruguayan Bible College, pulpit supply, CEF support ministry, maintaining and hosting at the GMSA mission house in Montevideo.
Joe is one of our “Home-Grown” missionaries from Berean. In January 2000 he followed God into fulltime ministry with CCC on the Orono campus of the University of Maine. Joe met Angie on a Lifelines summer project and they were married in 2003. At the University of Maine 75% of all freshmen indicate they have no spiritual background. Joe helped start the Lifelines ministry at the U of M in 2000. Lifelines is the outdoor/adventure ministry of CCC whose mission is to use the outdoor experience to help students grow in their relationship with God, with each other, and in leadership/character. We seek to be involved in Non-Christians lives long term in order to help guide them into a saving faith in Jesus Christ. In 2010, The Lifelines ministry expanded to it’s sixth campus at Cornell University, and now have 26 full time staff and 4 interns. Joe and Angie live in Old Town, Maine
Ken and Luci work with Edições Vida Nova (New Life) publishing house located in São Paulo, Brazil. Ken is the Executive Director and Luci works in the finance department.
Vida Nova has a rich history with over 55 years of ministry. Founded to provide theological resources for training pastors and leaders, God has sustained and multiplied its ministry which now offers Bibles, a wide variety of reference works and numerous Christian resources across the age and interest spectrum. With a catalog of over 600 titles Vida Nova has become one of the leading Christian publishers with an active voice in the Christian community as it seeks to influence the theological landscape and address current issues facing the churches in Brazil. Vida Nova’s ministry objective centers on providing a full catalog of resources to support the ministries of churches and seminaries throughout the Portuguese-speaking world.
In addition to leading the publishing house, Ken teaches at churches and seminaries with the goal of equipping churches and their leaders.
The Davises have three grown children, Melissa, Mike and Mark, who are living in the USA.
Matthew 18:14- “In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.”
State Work and Southern Maine Chapter
Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. Livermore Falls, Maine Camp Good News, Blueberry Mountain Bible Camp, Ministry includes running and maintaining the two camps. We also have 5-day Clubs, Literature distribution at fairs and Christian Youth in Action.In the winter winter camps, a teen retreat, a Pastor’s retreat, and a Root Cellar Retreat.
The New Brunswick Bible Institute was incorporated with the purpose and objective of establishing a school for the training of young men and women in a thorough and practical knowledge of the Bible and to meet the needs of all the various evangelical bodies for trained workers in the Maritime Provinces in particular, and home and foreign work in general.
We believe that the New Brunswick Bible Institute should ever be a school where the Word of God is taught, practiced and honoured. The school should remain…
Solid in discipline. Spiritual in outlook. Missionary in outreach. Simple in faith and practice.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15