Missions

At First Baptist Church we believe in going beyond the border because it’s a way to love, it’s a way to reflect God, and its a way to reach out.

Loree Lucasi

Philippines Loree & her husband Doming came to Christ through the Bible translation ministry of Joanne Shetler. Doming is now home with the Lord but Loree carries on the ministry in Bayombong and Balangao. She helps oversee many churches in their area as well as house college students who attend school in the city. Loree…

Keith & Debbie Gandy

BBFI: Germany Keith and Debbie have been missionaries to Germany for over 20 years. Keith started and currently pastors a church in Aschaffenburg. The church has about 250-300 people in attendance and is one of the largest Protestant churches in Europe. They have three adult children.

Joanne Shetler

Wycliffe: Waxhaw NC Joanne is a home-grown girl who was called to missions right here at First Baptist Church. She traveled to Balangao, Philippines to translate the New Testament into the Balangao language and give the people the gospel of Christ. She finished her translation in 1982 and returned to the States upon its completion.…

Danny & Philippa Brooks

Ethnos360: Philippines Danny & Philippa are with Ethnos360 and are currently living in Missouri teaching at the Ethnos360 school.  They have 2 children, Isabella (Izzy) and Judah.First Baptist Church is Danny’s home church.

Matthew & Rabecca Stromberg

ReachGlobal Missions: Africa Matt & Rabecca are ministering to a people group in with ReachGlobal Missions. They have just returned from a 5 year mission stay in Africa. They are currenting in prayer about where the Lord will send them next in their ministry to reach hindu and muslim people. They have 2 children, Jospeh…

Nancie Dellaganna

ABWE: Bangladesh Born and raised in Paso Robles, Nancie is a medical missionary to the people of Bangladesh at Malumghat Hospital. She also helps start AWANA programs for children in that country.

Tom & Nicole Nelson

The Navigators Tom and Nicole Nelson have served for 4 years on staff with The Navigators in San Luis Obispo. It is their  privilege and joy to invest in the students at Cal Poly and Cuesta College. As a family, they have committed their lives to helping students, both Christian and non-Christian, have their hearts…

Gus Bess – Overwhelmed By Grace

Overwhelmed By Grace Gus Bess, as OBG teaches, trains, and mentors leaders to live overwhelmed by grace, their lives are refreshed, their homes are refreshed, the work place is refreshed, and the church is refreshed. Living overwhelmed by grace builds community in the office, the church and in the home. This is the message of Overwhelmed By…

Erick & Mary Ann Reinstedt

True Life Christian Fellowship, Lockwood, CA Erick & Mary Ann pastor True Life Christian Fellowship in Lockwood. They also minister to the greater Lockwood community assisting and ministering to broken and needy families. They truly serve in a local “mission field.” They have two young daughters, Bethany and Abigail.

Loaves & Fishes

Loaves and Fishes is a cooperative ministry of Christian churches of the Paso Robles area responding to emergency needs of persons seeking help. They serve as a clearing house, referring clients to churches and other agencies where they might receive the help they need. They accept donations of food which they give out to those…