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

Danny & Philippa Brooks

Ethnos360: Philippines

Danny, Philippa, Isabela and Judah Brooks have been serving with Ethnos360 for twenty years now. Danny is Director of Church Planting in the Philippines. They are involved in equipping missionaries and serving the church in the Philippines to see churches established among unreached people groups and to see them grow in maturity. They thank the Lord for the privilege of serving the Lord in this way and are burdened for the many unreached still waiting to hear the Word of God presented to them in their own language and culture.

Acts 20:24
“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

Nancie Dellaganna 

ABWE: Bangladesh
Born and raised in Paso Robles, Nancie is a medical missionary to the people of Bangladesh at Malumghat Christian Hospital. She also helps start AWANA programs for children in that country. She has been serving in Bangladesh since 1977.

Keith & Debbie Gandy

Baptist Bible Fellowship International: Germany
Keith and Debbie have been missionaries to Germany for over 30 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. In addition, they have planted 6 new protestant churches throughout Europe. They have three adult children.

Werku  Golle

Kale Heywot Church Ministry Training College, Dilla, Ethiopia

Pastor Werku Golle has been serving Jesus for a long time and has a huge heart for Ethiopians to meet Christ and see churches planted in Ethiopia.He was born in Dilla, Ethiopia, where he received his elementary and high school education. His theological education was attained at multiple training centers in South Korea, England, and Israel. He has been the director of Evangelism Ministries development program at Gedeo Zone Kale Heywot Church for the past 46 years.Pastor Werku has been the founder and director of the Kale Heywot Church Ministry Training College. This college in Dilla is a national ministry training college for all Kale Heywot Churches Ethiopia. There are 13.5 million Evangelical Christians in Ethiopia, and Pastor Werku is one of the men leading the charge to plant churches and teach people about Jesus. He preaches from the Bible, baptizes people, loves Jesus, and is complementarian in his theology.Not unlike Paul, he was imprisoned for his faith for over 13 months during the former communist regime. His love for Jesus and the people of Ethiopia did not waver and he has continued to plant churches in the deepest parts of his country.

His Healing Hands Medical Missions

Templeton, CA

Based in Templeton, CA, His Healing Hands  aims to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the developing world through short-term missions. They take yearly trips to Africa, Peru, Romania, Mexico, Costa Rico  and many other countries.

, Costa Rioca

Pastor Lema Asfaw

Woliso, Ethiopia, Evangelist and Church Planter

Loree Lucasi


NEW LIFE DORMITORY Since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 the Dormitory has shut down and we no longer accept Dormitorians. The ministry we are focusing on now is threefold:

  1. SHOFAR INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY – focused on but NOT exclusive to foreigners who prefer Worship Services in English. This explains the “International” in the name. We have some expats who struggle with learning the local language so we decided to reach out to them in a Worship Service in English format.
  2. BIBLE TRAINING CENTER – We are in the process of transferring and continuing the Bible Training Center from Tuboy, Natonin to a forest land up in the mountains that we have acquired around 7 kilometers away from our place here in Bayombong. The main reason for the transfer is that Dominador, Dad’s brother who donated the lot where the Training Center was in Tuboy has gone back on his promise and has taken the land back for himself. Although having the training center in Bayombong makes it easier for us to manage. Please pray for partners in building a Multi-purpose Building that would serve as a Classroom and Dormitory.

Matthew & Rabecca Stromberg

Reach  Global EFFC Missions: United Kingdom
Matt & Rabecca are ministering to a people group with ReachGlobal Missions. They serve and minister  to Muslims and Hindus in Birmingham, UK. seeking to bring them to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. Born in So Cal, they both attended Cal State Northridge. Rebecca felt called to missions as a young child in AWANA program. Matt felt the call to mission as a teenager. They served for 5 years in Tanzania Africa before their visa ran out and they were denied renewal by the government. Called to minister to Hindus and Muslims they found a large population of these people in Birmingham, UK. They have 3 sons, Joseph, Benjamin, and Elijah.

U. S Based Missions

Dan and Dina Krull 


Dan and Dina serve in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia with Cru. After receiving their bachelor’s degrees from Colorado State University and the University of California at Santa Barbara respectively, Dan and Dina entered full-time service with Cru.In 1994, they moved to Central Asia where to lead multiple teams throughout the developing country of Kyrgyzstan.  During this season, both Dan and Dina completed a Master’s degree in organizational leadership from Azusa Pacific University. After ten years in Kyrgyzstan, Dan and Dina transferred ministry leadership to a team of indigenous believers and moved with their four children to another Islamic country north of Iran. There, along with a team of wonderful staff and partners, they attempted to create self-sustaining businesses to reflect God’s kingdom principles in a corrupt economic and political climate. Dan completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2011 and took a regional leadership role with Cru to provide supervision of 50 ministry teams in Persia, Armenia, Central Asia and Turkey. Currently Dan and Dina oversee staff in 30 Muslim countries intent on reaching influencers who have the ability and means to change their nations for Christ.  Dan and Dina are the authors of two books. Together with their four children, they enjoy cycling, surfing, tennis, God’s creation, and good coffee.


Central Coast Youth for Christ

Mitch Janzen

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

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

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

Bob Willis   – Decision Point

DECISION POINT Equips Christian students as “teen evangelists” to reach their peers and classmates for Christ.

Dress a Girl

Dress a Girl Ministry meets the 2nd Saturday of each month in Room 109 from 10am – 2pm.

Contact Marianne Blevins for more info (805) 610-6739.

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.


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

Erick & Mary Ann Reinstedt

True Life Christian Fellowship, Lockwood, CA

Erick & Mary Ann pastor True Life Christian Fellowship in the greater Lockwood, Jolon, Lake San Antonio, Fort Hunter Liggett and Bryson-Hesperia (Whisper Canyon) regions. They have been working with local youth in their area since 1997 and pastoring the fellowship since 2000. Erick is also a volunteer fire fighter and department chaplain in the area (fire fighter since 1997) which is part of the many different ways they and their fellowship serve their greater community—assisting and ministering to broken and needy families; providing a place for local believers to come together, grow, and serve their region; ministering to local youth (most from non-church going families); and seeking to shine and share God’s light and truth in the region. They truly serve in a local “mission field.” They have two daughters, Bethany and Abigail. Bethany is getting married this Fall (2022) and Abigail will be entering her senior year of high school.

Joanne Shetler

Wycliffe: Waxhaw NC

Joanne (Jo) is a home-grown girl who was called to missions right here at First Baptist Church. As a Bible Translator with Wycliffe, Jo was assigned to the Balangao people of northern Luzon where she, with Balangaos, translated the New Testament and started the Old Testament. Those Scriptures, new to these people, have now produced churches in every Balangao village with local Balangaos as pastors and leaders. In 1982 she was asked to lead the Anthropology Department for the Philippine Branch, helping others “find the doorway” for the Gospel in their places. Her widowed mother’s declining health brought her back to the states with co-worker Amy in 1995 where she currently resides near the JAARS facility in Waxhaw, NC.  She and Amy continue to travel the world conducting Culture meets Scripture workshops, equipping tribal believers as they struggle to align their cultures with the Word of God. The Lucasis came to Christ as a result of Jo’s ministry in the Philippines. Currently four other Balangaos have joined mission organizations, “once a mission field now a mission force.” Her story has been told in the book, And The Word Came with Power.

See and hear more of Joanne’s story , The Word Came With Power on YouTube


Hear Joanne’s Testimony here



Whisper Canyon

Whisper Canyon is a rustic camp set among the beautiful hills in Bradley, CA. For more information or to reserve the camp, visit their website HERE.