Advance Magazine
Winter 2023

Moving Forward

A celebration of ministry progress from the past year

Church Graduations

Churches that reached self-supporting status and were turned over to national leadership. 

São Paulo, Brazil

Castro Alves Baptist Church

Church Planting Missionaries: David and Jan Santos

National Pastor and Wife: Alex and Angela Oliveira

Cotia, São Paulo, Brazil

Igreja Batista da Graça (Grace Baptist Church—banner photo above)

Church Planting Missionaries: Graham and Rene Foran, Jeff and Judy Traver

National Pastor and Wife: Rodrigo and Sheila Correia (from the Forans’ first church started in São Paulo in 1988)

Tatuí, São Paulo, Brazil

Igreja Batista do Arrependimento (Repentance Baptist Church—A Brazilian/missionary partnership church plant)

Church Planting Missionaries: Mike and Dawn Jewell

National Pastor and Wife: Rodinele and Elisabet Andrade

Parelheiros, São Paulo, Brazil

Igreja Batista Esperança (Hope Baptist Church)

Church Planting Missionary: Nathan Fray (with his late wife, Diane)

National Pastor and Wife: Hebe and Goretti da Luz

Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca Baptist Church

Church Planting Missionaries: Kent and Belén Albright

National Pastor and Wife: Yeray and Balbina Yánes

Invercargill, New Zealand

Tay Street Baptist Church

Church Planting Missionaries: Art and Deb Brammer

National Pastor and Wife: Paul and Therese Gray

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Dave Santos presenting a shepherd's staff to Pastor Alex Oliveira

Church Launches

new churches started by missionaries or missionaries partnering with nationals. 

Campina Grande do Sul, Brazil

Igreja Batista do Alto (Heights Baptist Church)

Church Planters: Ed and Jan Alexander, Barry and Ellen Farlow

Iperó, São Paulo, Brazil

Igreja Batista Maranata (Maranatha Baptist Church)

Church Planters: Ben and Daniele Jacobs with Brazilians Thiago and Gisele Lima

New CBF Chapters

Launches of new chapters of Campus Bible Fellowship, BMM's ministry on secular university campuses

Greenville, South Carolina

Furman University

CBF Missionaries: Shawn and Donna Alexander

Bothell, Washington

University of Washington

CBF Missionaries: Nathan and Dawn Patefield

Missionary Launches

Missionaries who completed their support-raising and launched into their first term of service.


Michael & Jessica Dunlop—France

Tim & Autumn Galbraith—United Kingdom

Russ and Bianca McCrocklin—Germany

6 Creative Access Nation missionaries

Short Term

Mikayla Deiotte—Spain

Rachel Haefka—Chile

Anna Tebbenkamp—Chile

Roman & Melody Torres—Spain

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