Stewart Schepers was born and raised in Canada. He trusted Christ as his personal Saviour as a teenager while attending a youth camp. After the Lord called Brother Schepers into the ministry, he moved to Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma Baptist College. It was there that he met his wife, Donna. Donna was raised in a pastor's home. She was saved as a young lady and faithfully served in her father's church. They were married in July of 1995, and upon graduation went to work as an assistant pastor to Dr. Bill Jackson of Victory Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas before they moved back to Canada.
In 1991, as a student in Bible college during their missions conference week, God burdened Brother Schepers' heart about the spiritual need in the Dominican Republic.
He dismissed what God was saying to him then, because his heart and mind were set on going back to Canada. Brother Schepers started Lighthouse Baptist Church in Alliston, Ontario and pastored it for several years. Many souls were saved and matured in their faith under his leadership.
After going some time without “the peace of God ruling in his heart,” Brother Stewart surrendered to God’s calling on his life to go to the Dominican Republic. The Schepers have now been faithfully serving in the Dominican Republic since 2008.
Dan and Tracy Dinsmore, along with their three children, moved to Belize as missionaries in the beginning of 2017.
Marco grew up in Calgary, Alberta, the youngest child of an Argentine mother and Uruguayan father. As a result of his parent’s upbringing, he grew up speaking Spanish as his first language. He trusted Christ as his Saviour at an early age and surrendered to preach in 2002. In 2006, he surrendered to serve in full-time missions. God called him specifically to Uruguay in 2013 at a missions conference. Marco has since completed his Bachelor of Theology degree in missions at Canadian Baptist Bible College.
Tricia was born into a home where God was not known, but accepted Christ as her Saviour in 1998. It was Marco himself, whom the Lord used to lead Tricia to Himself. They were married the following year. In 2001, Tricia surrendered to full-time service and has also since then attended Canadian Baptist Bible College.
In 2009 the Paulichen family had the privilege of traveling to South America. They had already surrendered to serve the Lord in full-time missions in 2006, but were not yet sure of the exact country. While in South America they visited approximately 30 churches seeking the Lord’s will for their family. The Lord confirmed to them that they were in the field of the Lord’s choosing.
They were especially struck with the lack of churches in the interior of Uruguay. It was shortly after that their family began to pray about a specific location the Lord laid on their hearts—the city of Salto.
They moved to Uruguay in the fall of 2018 and are exicitied about the start of their new ministry.