Motives for Missionary Labor
2019 REFORMED BAPTIST NETWORK GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Dr. Hensworth Jonas
Dr. Hensworth W. C. Jonas is Presiding Elder of the East Caribbean Baptist Mission—Circuit of Churches in Antigua & Barbuda, serving as a full-time pastor in the Circuit since 1985, beginning with his leadership of the Central Baptist Church. In 1991, he founded and continues to serve as Principal of the Baptist Academy of Antigua (K-12). That same year he co-founded the Caribbean Baptist Heritage Conference, a regional conference on Reformed theology for clergy and laity. He and his wife, Vandah, have three children and one grandchild.
David is originally from Palma de Mallorca and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain with his wife Elisabet and their four children: Moisès, Daniel, Elisabet and Abraham. David was saved at the age of 12 and has been involved in several Christian ministries ever since. Together with his wife, they worked with the GBU (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Spain) during their university years, and later in the family ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ in Spain. David holds a degree in Psychology, and is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California (MA) and Westminster Seminary Philadelphia (DMin). He is a member of the ACBC and is a graduate in Biblical Counseling from IBCD. David has been serving Iglesia Evangélica de la Gracia (Evangelical Church of Grace) since its inception in May 2005, and was ordained to the pastoral ministry at the IEG in June 2008.
Dr Tom Ascol
Dr. Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS in Sociology and also an MDiv and PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as a professor for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida and an adjunct professor for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Donna have ten children, including 3 sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law.They also have five granddaughters, and five grandsons.
Baruch was born on December 31st 1943 to a Jewish family in Boston Massachusetts. His mother, younger brother and he immigrated to Israel in 1953, where he was converted to Christ while serving in the Army in 1963. He worked with Christian Witness to Israel from 1974 to 2005 and pastored Grace and Truth Christian Congregation in Israel from its founding in 1976 until the age of retirement at the end of 2008. He is presently engaged in a writing, teaching and preaching ministry in Israel and abroad. He and Bracha were married in 1968 and live in Gedera, Israel. They have three daughters, all married and presently living in the USA, and two foster daughters, one of whom is married and lives in Israel.
Paul Gordon came to Christ as a teenager during the days of the Jesus Movement in the early 1970s. The Lord graciously brought him to understand and love the doctrines of grace, and brought him to Trinity Church in Essex Fells in 1971 where he was baptized and received into membership. Gordon studied at Northeastern Bible College and later at Trinity Ministerial Academy. He was called to Pastor in Pine Bush, New York where he has labored since 1984. He has been married to Jan for forty-six years, they have two children and 3 grandchildren.
Martin Hoffman has labored full-time in the Gospel ministry since 1987. He is the founding pastor and one of the present pastors of Providence Baptist Church in Lecanto, FL on the Gulf Coast where he has labored since 1996. He was the Executive Director of the Covenant Children’s Home from December of 2010 to May 2013. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Joan, for over 38 years. They have four children and five grandchildren.
Chris Hatton was he was converted while attending Daytona State College. He was licensed to preach in 1992 and ordained in 1994. He has studied at Davis Bible College, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and South Atlantic Theological Seminary (B.R.E., M.Div, and D.Min). He can also be heard on the Iron Sharpens Iron web site. He and his wife have four adult children.
2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Monday — September 23
|1:00 PM||Registration Opens|
|7:00 PM||“The Challenge Of Missions - Matthew 11:25-30” - Dr. Hensworth Jonas|
Tuesday — September 24
|8:30 AM||Devotional – Paul Gordon|
|9:15 AM||Seating of Messengers/Recognition of Attendees|
|10:45 AM||Business Session (Ladies Tea)|
|4:45 PM||Missionary Presentations – Jon Ryttersgaard, Barbados|
|7:00 PM||“Faithful Missions In Hostile Times - John 17:13-19” - Dr. Hensworth Jonas|
Wednesday — September 25
|8:30 AM||Devotional – Marty Hoffman|
|9:15 AM||Missionary Presentation – HD|
|10:30 AM||“Life Lessons” - Missionary Baruch Maoz|
|11:15 AM||Presentation of Paper and Discussion by Ad Hoc Committee on Spousal & Sexual Abuse|
|4:45 PM||Missionary Presentations – Tiago Oliveira - Portugal/Serbia report by Aaron Hoak|
|7:00 PM||“Christian Missionaries and Missionary Christians - 3 John 1-8" - Dr. Tom Ascol|
Thursday — September 26
|8:30 AM||Devotional – Chris Hatton|
|9:15 AM||Missionary Presentations – Ben Killian - Zambia / Tim Wenger - Switzerland|
|10:30 AM||Missionary Presentation – Sam Masters - Argentina|
|11:30 AM||Closing message – David Barcelo|
|Estar determinado To be announced|
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