I was born into a missionary family and raised in the Philippine Islands. At the age of five, I was born again. As a child, I surrendered my life to God for His use, and at the age of fifteen, God called me to Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. Nancy and I arrived in Indonesia in 1987, where God used us to start and establish two churches, as well as train and assist many other Indonesian nationals to do the same. After nearly thirty years on the field, God led us here to First Baptist Church of Milford, where I teach missions at Biblical School of World Evangelism.
We are the Daku family, missionaries to the country of Kiribati for the past 10 years. We arrived on Tarawa in 2012 as the first Baptist missionaries. Through evangelism, discipleship, and training; God has planted a church and a national is leading the work of God. God has done an amazing work and we are confident He will continue to do so in the days ahead (Philippians 1:6). Our desire is to see the islands of the Pacific reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please join us in praying for more people to be saved, disciples, and churches planted for the glory of God.
Hello, I am Joshua Zacharias. I was raised in lower Alabama by Christian parents who homeschooled my four siblings and me and attended Berean Baptist Church, the church my grandparents helped to start in our small town of Elberta, AL. I am thankful for my Christian upbringing, which allowed me to hear and respond to the gospel as a kid and which emphasized serving God. This upbringing set me on the path to giving my life to Christ and for His service. I am excited that God has called me into missions and look forward to serving Him in Australia!
Kerby Richmon joined the staff of Lavon Drive Baptist Church in Garland, Texas in June of 2015 as Associate Pastor, where he directs the staff and children’s ministry. Prior to moving to Lavon Drive, Kerby served at First Baptist Church Milford for sixteen years. During that time, he served as children’s pastor and director of Master Ministries. Kerby and his wife, Virginia, have been married for 34 years and have two children, Hanna and Zach; added to their family are their son-in-law, Ryan, and their grandson, Luke. Their motivation for ministry is Jude 22, “And of some have compassion, making a difference.”