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.

International Missions

The Philippines

Danny & Philippa Brooks -New Tribes Missions

1383248_677262935620329_1949188416_nDanny & Philippa are with New Tribes Mission and living in a small unreached village in the mountain region of Luzon, Philippines. They are currently learning the language of the people there so that they might share the gospel with them in their own language and eventually plant a church in the village. They have 2 children, Isabella (Izzy) and Judah.First Baptist Church is Danny’s home church.




Loree Lucasi

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 runs a very large Vacation Bible School program in the spring for many churches in their area. She has five children and four grandchildren.




Matthew & Rabecca S. -ReachGlobal Missions

Matt & Rabecca are ministering to a people group in with ReachGlobal Missions. Their current focus is reaching children through after school programs and tutoring using the Bible as their text book. They also run after school camps and day camps with the Word of God as their focus. Minsitering to children allows them to begin building relationships with the parents and open a door to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. they have 2 children, Jospeh and Benjamin.


091B2632 copyBrandon and Melissa Stiver – Tanzania, Africa-GlobalEffect Minstry 

Brandon and Melissa Stiver – Tanzania, Global Effect Ministries
Brandon and Melissa live with their children, Moses, Promise and Shepherd, in Moshi, Tanzania. They oversee an orphan care project called Kingdom Families which places orphaned and abandoned children into loving, Christian families. They partner with local churches in the area to find families and facilitate the foster care through the social welfare department. Their heart is to see orphan care in Tanzania drastically change as orphans become sons and daughters. Brandon grew up, was saved and baptized at First Baptist Church


Keith & Debbie Gandy – BBFI


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.

Visit their church’s web site at www.bgab.de.





Nancie Dellaganna -ABWE


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.



Wycliffe Bible Translators

Joanne Shetler


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. She currently resides at the JAARS facility and continues to travel the world teaching seminars and sharing her story. The Lucasis came to Christ as a result of Joanne’s ministry in the Philippines. Joanne’s story has been told in a book called And The Word Came with Power.


 Local Missions

Tom and Nicole NelsonThe 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 transformed by God’s grace and honestly engage their culture about the ultimate joy, security, and peace found in Jesus.

Dan and Dina Krull


Overwhelmed By Grace Ministry – Gus Bess


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 Grace. Gus Bess’s passion is to communicate that message wherever and whenever God allows.Overwhelmed By Grace is a ministry devoted to church revitalization and pastor/ministry leadership refreshment.

Erick & Mary Ann Reinstedt

True LifChristian 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.





Tree of Life Crisis Pregnancy Center

Tree of Life aids young women and men facing an untimely pregnancy or suffering from abortion, by providing supportive counseling, education and practical assistance through the healing ministry of Christ.

(805) 461-3405

7730 Morro Rd, Ste 106
Atascadero, CA 93422


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 in need of assistance. Donations are accepted at Loaves and Fishes, 2650 Spring St., Paso Robles, 238-4742. Food donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 9am to 11am, 2pm to 4pm and Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 to 7pm. The morning hour deliveries are received at the back door.


Central Coast Youth For Christ

YFC is an evangelistic youth organization which ministers to approximately 300-500 youth per month on the central coast.

Darrell Janzen, Mitch Janzen

(805) 544-3000
PO Box 1667, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406


Child Evangelism Fellowship

CEF’s goal is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.

Darren Johnson
P.O. Box 1784, Atascadero, CA 93422
(805) 461-1146