Newport Baptist Church believes the church is called to send and support missionaries locally and abroad. Our church finances, prays for, and encourages missionaries and ministries who serve in the United States and around the world. In addition, we periodically sponsor and send church members to embark upon short term missions trips domestically and oversees.
Chip and Kim Wolfe
Open Air Campaigners
Chip and Kim came to know the Lord on the very same day back in 1993 after a co-worker invited Chip to a local church service. Since that time, the Lord has used them in door-to-door ministry, youth work and short term missions. Highlights of their Christian service involvement include outreach at the Olympic Games in Atlanta during 1996 and an evangelistic trip to the Philippines during 2000.
Rich and Jo Mellette
Brossard, Québec Canada
Rich was born again on 9 January 1973 after reading a tract explaining the way to eternal life. Up until that time he had been aware of an emptiness in his life and the uncertainty of where he would spend eternity. He knew that heaven and hell existed but wasn't sure how to gain the former and avoid the latter.
Wanda became a born-again believer at the age of 12 while attending a Good News Club for children in her neighborhood. On entering Eastern Kentucky University, she grew spiritually through Intervarsity Christian Fellowship where she met Rich. They were married in July, 1975 and now have two grown sons in ministry, along with their wives. They have 7 grandchildren.
Rich & Wanda left their home in Phoenix, Arizona in 1990 to come plant churches in Québec being burdened for the hundreds of towns, cities, and villages in Québec with no believers and no gospel witness.
Our current ministry has immigrants as our focus and our church is International Baptist Church.
The Swenson Family
Papua New Guinea
Our family is from northeastern Vermont. Ellen and I grew up in Orleans County. We accepted Christ at young ages. In the year 2000, we graduated from Cedarville University with high school teaching degrees and got married that summer. Over the years our family grew with Sam, Hazen, and Noah. In 2013, Emmanuella joined our family when we adopted her from Ghana.
In January of 2017 we moved to Papua New Guinea to be part of a church planting team. We are currently involved in literacy, Bible lesson development, translation, discipleship, and helping train the young Tanguat church to be able to take the Gospel to the other Tanguat villages who have yet to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Missions in Daunting Places
Newport Baptist Church supports missionaries who risk their lives to bring the gospel to dangerous places around the world. Often people living in oppressive nations hunger for The Good News. Because these missionaries are 'at risk' we've opted not to list names, places, or cultures where they serve. Instead, we ask that remember to pray for those who stepped out in faith to share God's plan of salvation in precarious countries. Thank you!