GBC Mission Partners

We support various missionaries and agencies. Below are those we currently support either financially or prayerfully or both.

Member Missionaries

The following are members of GBC and are supported both financially and in prayer as well as having pastoral support.

The Church runs WhatsApp groups for each set of missionaries which members and friends can join. This helps to keep you up to date (faster than waiting for pray letters etc) and allow you to send messages back in support / encouragement. Those missionaries with a WhatsApp group are indicated  by the WhatApp symbol. To join the group send your contact details by email to missions@greenislandbaptist.com 

 

Clive and Kathryn

Clive and Kathryn Gray

Clive & Kathryn have been serving on the mission field for over 10 years. Clive is from Carrickfergus and was raised in Ghana where his parents were Wycliffe Translators. Kathryn is from Florida, but considers herself as Northern Irish. Clive was a pilot flying executive jets and Kathryn was an airline stewardess. They both attended Belfast Bible College prior to going to SE Asia where Clive flew missionary planes, first with World Team then with JAARS. The returned to Ireland to pursue a Master degrees. They are involved in work now in various location in SE Asia, both in sharing the gospel and discipleship.

 Email to join the prayer letter list or for updates

Matt and Kelsea Foreman

Matt and Kelsea are assigned to the work of the International Evangelical Church of the Algarve in Portugal. 

Matt and Kelsea Foreman are answering the call to serve the Lord in the south of Portugal. Matt grew up in Portugal from the age of two and moved away when he was sixteen to finish schooling in England. Kelsea grew up as a missionary kid in Indonesia. They met at Belfast Bible College where they both attained Bachelor degrees in theology. They annually help lead Camp Sonshine Portugal for children and youth at the International Evangelical Church of the Algarve.

They plan to move to Portugal this autumn where Matt will serve practically as the site manager and spiritually through evangelism in the Bible garden. They both will oversee the children & family ministry at IECA with their two children, Sunny and Oakley.

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Clara Rose Armstrong

Clara Rose is taking part in the 10-month Relay Graduate Scheme with Christian Unions Ireland (Previously IFES Ireland). It is a training and discipleship scheme, offering training in Bible handling, evangelism and apologetics so the Relay Worker can support a Christian Union in Gospel-focused mission, relaying on what they are learning throughout the year.  

She is working with the Christian Union at Ulster University, Jordanstown, as they seek to give every student on campus the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

 

Agencies with GBC Members

We support the work of mission organisations where we have GBC members on staff. 

Phil Howe

Phil Howe

Working with churches, Scripture Union aims to make God’s Good News known to children, young people and families and to encourage people of all ages to meet God daily through the Bible and prayer. Their 3 main areas of ministry are; Schools Ministry, Camps & Missions along with their Training & Resources Department.  Phil Howe a member of GBC, works as the Training & Resources Manager for the movement.

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Baptist Missions

We support the work of our Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland Missions department.  We have various speakers from Baptist Missions along who we pray for, but also support financially one family in particular.

Keep up to date with all the work of Baptist Missions in Ireland, Peru, France & Spain by signing up to the weekly BM Prayer News at irishbaptistmissions.org/pray/

Paul & Kate McFarland

Paul & Kate McFarland

As a Baptist church we support the work of our Association's Irish Baptist Missions. We currently partner with Paul & Kate McFarland who work with the church in Youghal in Co, Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

Find out more at www.irishbaptistmissions.org

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Missionaries who we partner with in prayer

We support the work of other agencies, some of which have GBC members on staff.

 

 

 

Supported Agencies / Projects / Teams

We support the work of other agencies, some of which have GBC members on staff.

Rabboni

Rabboni Mercy Trust

Rabboni Mercy Trust run the Rabboni Mercy Orphanage. Bangalore, India. It is a small registered charity (ref NIC100523) that Mike & Shona Ewan and a small group of trustees are involved with. It works in partnership with an Indian pastor and his wife in Bangalore who care for around 25 of these children. We have been supporting this work since we first met Pastor Raja and Jebasheela in 2004

VimeoClick to view videos about the work.
St And Ruth

Stathis & Ruth Yfantidis

Stathis is the minister of the 3rd Greek Evangelical Church of Athens, based in the Neos Kosmos area at the heart of the city. He and Ruth moved to the church in 2018 with the hope to help revive the church and build up the fellowship and ministries there, after a period of decline.

They have established a number of ministries and outreach events to build up relationships with people in the area, to share the gospel with them, and recently (in 2020) they were greatly encouraged when Michael, a student at the Greek Bible College, joined them in the work, and helped to re-start a youth work.

Since the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic, they have focused more on online ministry, and are looking to establish a media studio, to help with the production of evangelistic content.

Intro Video to Stathis and Ruth

 

Walter and Ella Madimutsa

Watler and Ella are part of a small SIM team in Zimbabwe. Walter assisting the southern African church send out mission workers and both he and Ella run a Christian nursery school. Sent by John White Memorial Congregational Church, Belfast, they long to see more Africans mobilised into mission work.

Prayer Initiatives

Below is two prayer initiatives that as a church we are part off.

Adopt a People

 

We as a Church have committed to join the ‘Pray to Zero’ initiative in conjunction with Frontiers Ireland. There are 768 different Muslim people groups in the world with a population over 100,000. There are, as of January 2018, the number of unengaged Muslim people groups was 179, a fall from 300 in 2000, and we believe God wants to see that number reach zero!

We have ‘Adopted’ the Luwu people of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

 

Click above for Frontiers UK site

The Luwu

·      Population: 290,000

·      Country: Indonesia

·      Language: Tae’

·      Main Religion: Islam

·      Scriptures: None available

·      Pray that God’s Kingdom would come and His will be done among the Luwu

       Matthew 6:10

30 Days

Each year we join thousands around the world to pray for the people of Muslin World during Ramadan.

 

 

 

 

Click above for 30 days Prayer UK site