Josh and Trisha serve in West Africa through the International Mission Board which we give to as a church through the SBCV. Josh runs the local ministry center, serves as an associate pastor at the International Baptist Church, and disciples through relationships and sports. Trisha serves as the field medical emergency evacuation coordinator for Western Africa. In this ministry she is responsible for any missionaries who need medical rescue requiring transportation from one country to another. They have four children; Brooke (18), who is entering college at North Greenville University, Connor (16), Jenna (13), and Piper (11) who all attend school at Dakar Academy.

Prayer Needs include; the softening of the hearts of the Senegalese people who are 99% Muslim. Because of their cultural ties to this religion they are unwilling to entertain Christianity. Pray that Josh can make inroads through conversations and being a servant. Pray for Trisha as her job is very stressful. Pray for all those in her care that they would be safely transported and make full recoveries. Pray for Brooke as she breaks out of her comfort zone and enters college here in the states. It will not be easy for mom and dad to send their first child away to another continent.

You can receive updates from the Dickinsons by signing up for their newsletter at joshtrisha17@hotmail.com. You can send them notes of encouragement at the same email address.






Ricky and Kati serve with Ethnos 360 (formerly New Tribes) in Papua New Guinea. There they are learning the of their people group and integrating their family into the tribal culture of their area. Since 2021 they have been doing different jobs including Area Supplier, which coordinates supplies to missionaries in tribal areas, and Center Manager, which runs the main missions facility in Hoskins. Eventually they will find a partner family to plant a church with amongst the indigenous in a hard to reach mountain area. They have three small children; Evie (8), Mila (5), and Emmett (4).
Prayer Needs for the Sanfords include; the health of everyone in their family. It is hard to treat ailments in PNG and the family seems to not be able to get free of illness. Pray for God to send them the perfect partner family to join them in their church planting venture, they have been patiently waiting now for a while. Pray that they can quickly learn the language and begin profitable relationships that help lead to the conversion of the lost.

You can receive updates from the Sanfords on their Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/rksanford or by signing up for their newsletter at rksanford.wiksite.com/rksanford/prayer-team. You can send them notes of encouragement at richard_sanford@ntm.org.



Ed and Karen were sent out from our church and have been serving in Manitoba, Canada for 40 years as a part of Northern Canada Evangelical Mission Board. In the town of Norway House they have planted a church and started a camping ministry where they minister to hundreds of kids every year. Ed spends his days preaching, teaching, and planning ministry. Karens spends her days doing Bible Studies and beginning relationships with the locals. All of their children are grown and have children of their own. Ed and Karen love being grandparents even if its from another country.

Prayer Needs include; ministry inroads being achieved amongst the Cree people. There are many cultural barriers that are hard to breach even after 40 years. Pray for their health as they continue to minister beyond retirement age.

You can follow their journey at www.facebook.com/kglytle. You can request a newsletter and send notes of encouragement to them at edwinlsr1@gmail.com.



Jim and Sterling serve with Frontier Ventures as well as run their own ministry where they seek to see disciples made among the least reached. One of their biggest ministries is the Next Generation Leaders Conference where they prompt missions discussions between foreign nationals and local ministries. They also partner with churches to develop OIKOS small groups to focus on world missions and personal outreach. They also teach Perspectives In World Missions courses around the country.  They have two grown children who are also a part of their ministry. Jim was Pastor Shevi’s missions professor at Liberty University. Jim & Sterling spent many years on the field in the Philippines.

Prayer Needs include; vision for future ministry to see more people groups reached and trained for the Gospel. Pray for their health and their wellbeing. Pray for the Next Gen Conference that it prompts greater ways of partnership between churches and missionaries.

You can follow their journey at www.facebook.com/sterling.oneill or www.facebook.com/djimoneill and send them encouragement at djimoneill@gmail.com.



Through Good News Jail and Prison ministry our church is able to partner with Chaplain David Abernathy to lead bible studies in the local Danville Jail and to help support incarcerated men and women along with their families. Good News provides books, literature, Bible studies, and Bible courses for inmates worldwide. David is married to Liz who helps him in all of his event planning and many appointments. You can visit www.goodnewsjail.org for more information.

Prayer Needs include; David and Liz’s health. David could be retiring soon so please pray for him to be able to find someone to mentor and train to take his place. Pray for the inmates to have hearts humbled to the Gospel and for many to turn to Christ. Pray for more volunteers to lead Bible studies and be involved.




Through Transitions Pregnancy Solutions we are able to help minister to women and men in the Danville area who are contemplating abortion as well as those who have already had an abortion or have decided to not have an abortion. They provide ultrasounds, training, information, and support needs such as diapers and formula.  You can find more information at www.transitionspregnancysolutions.org. 

Prayer Needs include; Tammy Bonar and the leaders and volunteers who make this ministry possible. Pray they would have the strength from Christ to lead people to Him. Also pray for the people who they minister to that they would feel the love of Jesus and accept him as their savior.




Through the Claire Parker Foundation  our church is able to partner with founders Jordan and Connie Parker who lost their daughter Claire to cancer. This ministry serves children who are going through cancer treatment and their families by providing them with gifts, love, and support. The hands and feet of Christ are shown to these precious children in a variety of ministries including care packages and visitations. Our church has been able to do demolition and tear outs on their Claire Homes, as well as fill boxes and run in their annual “Deck The Heels 5K.” For more information about this ministry please visit www.claireparkerfoundation.org.

Prayer Needs include; Jordan and Connie’s time and strength. They need staff and volunteers, pray for God to send workers. Pray for the sweet children and families who receive their care, that they would feel the love of Jesus and accept him as their savior.




Through a partnership with Patrick Henry Family Services we have launched Care Portal in Danville city and Pittsylvania county where we help keep families together by supplying beds and other amenities. This gives us opportunities for relations building and our prayer is that many will turn to Christ through this program. Pray for more volunteers to lead Bible studies and be involved. Go to www.careportal.org for more information or to sign up to get involved.




Through a partnership with the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia we come alongside other churches in our community to partner together. We can do this through local initiatives or relief work in other states such as Kentucky or North Carolina. Through this ministry we also contribute to the Cooperative Program which sends thousands of missionaries around the globe. Go to www.sbcv.org for more information.