This organization provides quality theological education to international students. They partner with the IMB and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to provide a certificate upon completion of 8 courses taught over a 2-year period in Brazil, East Asia, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Peru and Paraguay. Advance provides materials, stipends for the translators and places for the meetings. For more information about Advance access www.2advance.org or contact Phil Walker at 601.853.1090 x25, or .
College Ministry in Maui
Ridgecrest supports Brandon and Brittany Kelly in his ministry to college students in Maui. Brandon was our College Pastor and felt the call to return to Hawaii, where he had ministered earlier. For more information please contact Phil Walker at .
This is our same partnership with Tom Doyle, but with his new organization. Through them Ridgecrest supports a Palestinian pastor in Jerusalem whose church ministers to both Palestinians and Messianic believers worshipping Christ together! This also supplies support for materials for the use of the ministry, and training in church planting for young pastors as well as supporting Tom’s work with the persecuted church. For more information please contact Phil Walker at .
Fellowship International Mission
Billy and Sarah Brewer are moving to Tanzania at the end of 2017. They plan to live and work at The Highlands, which is a facility primarily for Christian youth camps, a Bible Training Center for Pastors and housing for short-term missionaries and teachers. In 2016, more than 12,000 people attended events at The Highlands and over 2,400 people made professions of faith in Jesus Christ. Their vision is to see spiritually mature youth transforming Tanzania for the kingdom of God. You can learn more about our sending organization, Fellowship International Mission at www.fim.org, and their sending church, Crawford Baptist Church, at www.crawfordbaptist.net. Or you can contact them directly on Facebook Messenger or by email at
In a word, the heart of Ghuna Kumar’s work is evangelism. Whether he is talking with the van driver or preaching in a village where there is no church, Ghuna’s number one priority is sharing the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. A close number two on Ghuna’s list is training and equipping other believers to be witnesses for Christ. His vision is that everyone whom Gospel Friends helps – from the orphans growing up at the Mt. Zion campus to the young women in the sewing training program – will become salt and light for Jesus. For more information, contact .
Hispaniola Mountain Ministries
In 2005 Hispanola Mountain Ministries (HMM) was established as a non-profit organization, by Tim Dortch, Executive Director and Founder. Their purpose is to minister in the Dominican Republic and Haiti through meeting the physical needs of the communities and the emotional needs of the people. God started numerous projects through HMM that have flourished in these areas, and they look to expand as the Lord leads. Tim's passing in May 2014 from a rare brain disorder has begun a new chapter in the HMM story. but God continues to open many doors in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He has allowed HMM to bless so many people through projects and mission teams. Get more information from www.gohmm.org or Buddy Knott at .
Indonesian Church Plants
Ridgecrest has partnered with Ronnie Serworwora, the former president of Jakarta Baptist Theological Seminary, several different church plants in Indonesia. At present we support a pastor in Indonesia whose name cannot be revealed because of security reasons. He pastors 2 churches and has started other home churches in the country. Please pray for them as they are under extreme Muslim persecution in the area where they live. For more information contact Phil Walker at .
Jews for Jesus
This is a group of Messianic Jews who are taking the good news of Jesus to their fellow Jews. We partner with them in reaching the Jews of Israel through evangelistic literature, Christian musical concerts, internet evangelism, sidewalk evangelism and secular media outreach. Get more info at www.jewsforjesus.org.
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Our support goes toward their pilot, John Boogaards, and his family. John will be flying church planters, Bible translators and national pastors to the remote parts of Indonesian villages. For more info, contact Bro. Phil at or 601.853.1090 x25. Get more information from www.maf.org.
Reaching And Teaching International
David and Gretta Johns are serving as missionaries in Roatan, Honduras, with their three children. In 2014, the Johns' completed a two-year program with To Every Tribe where they received missiological and theological training. Since that time, David has served on staff with First Baptist Church of Los Fresnos, Texas, their sending church. The Johns are compelled to reach the island of Roatan by providing pastoral training, discipleship, and strengthening indigenous churches. They arrived in November2017 to start their ministry.
Founded in Starkville, Mississippi, in 2012, Reclaimed Project was birthed out of a desire to exalt Christ internationally by fulfilling the biblical mandate to serve orphans and the poor. Reclaimed Project assists families who wish to adopt, looks after orphans in their distress and cares for their community. Get more information at reclaimedproject.org.
Restoration Hope works with local, established partners on the ground in South Africa. They hope to change this country - from one that is marked by extreme poverty and injustice to one redeemed and transformed by the power of Christ. Get more information from www.restorationhope.org.
The Ark Project
The Ark Project’s mission is to equip the nationals in East Asia so they can make disciples from the one billion people around them. They do this through supporting the pastors of small churches, by teaching and training of the church leaders and by coordinating short term mission groups for American to do mission work in East Asia. Get more information at www.arkproject.net.
The 25 Project
Jesus speaks of the “least of these” in Matthew 25, and says that when we care for this group of people, we actually care for Jesus Himself. It is from these words in Matthew 25, and the calling of God, that the ministry of the 25 Project was born and exists. While the “least of these” comprises a broad range of people, the 25 Project is specifically focused on bringing hope and healing to orphans and vulnerable children. Compelled by the Gospel, they seek to bring hope and healing to them. For details on The 25 Project, access www.25project.org. For more information, contact Brian Price at or 601.853.1090 x26.