Dwayne & Kimberly Baldwin

​Serbia, a country in Eastern Europe (former Yugoslavia) has a population of 7.5 million but self-identifying Evangelicals number only about 5000 (<0.1%). Of these, 1500 are Baptists in about 70 churches averaging 15-25 people in attendance. In 2013 Dwayne and Kimberly Baldwin were appointed with Training Leaders International and sent by Heritage Baptist Church of Owensboro, KY to Serbia with the purpose of re-establishing the Baptist Theological School (BTS) in Novi Sad. Years ago Baptist Missionaries started BTS, but the Bible college had disintegrated structurally and theologically over time. By God’s grace, BTS re-opened in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree program. The school now has 35 students enrolled (a very large number for E. Europe) and has graduated 26 students. BTS has several new students yearly coming from Macedonia and other parts of the Balkans where the Lord is giving many a desire to understand His Word and know Him through it.

BTS has also established a publishing ministry and works with one of the few legal publishers in Serbia. Through this partnership, they have translated many books from English. These books serve both school and community and include titles such as Introduction to the New Testament by Carson and Moo, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Dever, Introduction to Ethics by Jones, and Our Triune God by Ryken.

Prompted by the need for theological training and education specifically for pastors and teachers, Dwayne and Kimberly, in partnership with Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, began a second school in Cenej, Serbia. Akademija Teoloskih Nauka (ATN) opened in August 2023 as a Master’s program with 6 students and will serve graduates of BTS and will help equip pastors, teachers, writers, and church planters. To this end, many supporters, along with HeartCry Missionary Society, enabled the purchase of a new building which is being used for the school and dorms for both ATN and BTS.

The Baldwins are praying that the light of the gospel would go throughout the Balkans as a result of BTS and ATN, and that the borders of Christ’s kingdom will be expanded.

You may contact Dwayne and Kimberly at thebaldwinbunch7@gmail.com. For information or support of the work in Serbia, you can also visit btsns.org or hbcowensboro.org.


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