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.
Brother and Mrs. Navarro, along with their six children have been ministering in Trinidad for several years. They are heavily involved in soul-winning, discipleship, youth ministry, training nationals through discipleship classes, church planting and the bus ministry. The Lord also opened a door for Brother Navarro to reach many young students with the Gospel by teaching religious instruction classes in ten different public schools. Before moving to Trinidad, Brother Navarro was a deacon in his home church as well as a Sunday school teacher, besides working in the bus ministry, preaching and actively winning souls through their visitation program. It is a joy having the Navarro family as a part of CanAmera Baptist Missions International.