Jesus has given His church a clear mission— to preach the gospel and make obedient disciples of all nations. We are to do this as salt and light, so we care about and engage in various ministries of justice and mercy both locally and globally as we share the gospel.”
Derrick and Rae
Derrick was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda while Rae was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. They met at a college campus in Nairobi, Kenya where they were both pursuing theological studies. They share a passion for making disciples of all nations and for traveling. Starting in the fall of 2019, they will be serving in Kampala, Uganda in Eastern Africa, where they will be planting healthy, gospel-centered, and disciple-making churches and training leaders. Rae will also be working among refugee women in Kampala through a partnership they've built with a local non-profit. They are staff missionaries with Ripe for Harvest World Outreach.
Anthony and Katy
Anthony and Katy Smith are central Kentucky natives and are passionate about sharing the love of God with those around them in fulfillment of God's command to go and make disciples of all nations. To that end, they felt God's call on their lives to live and serve among the Japanese people. In 2016 they joined SEND International as a couple. SEND Int. serves among unreached people groups of the world. In 2019 they moved to Hino, Tokyo and partnered with fellow workers and Japanese believers, so that God might be glorified and the Japanese church might grow. They serve on a church-planting team that seeks to plant a church in the town of Hino and strengthen and encourage Japanese believers there by focusing on teaching children and young families. The Smiths are joined by their two daughters Olivia and Lily.
They are excited that the Lord is guiding them each day to share the gospel with the Japanese, one of the least-reached people groups of the world in the largest unreached city in the world.
Living by Disney means much of the world comes to us! This ministry excels in "...providing care and practical resources to international students and theme park cultural representatives... We share God’s love through Welcome, Share, and Mentor."
This mercy and justice ministry serves many of the least of these in our own community, aiming to help others get to a "healthy and sustainable future" through programs offering food assistance, mental health counseling, and learning programs.
"Life’s Choices Women’s Clinic offers hope and practical assistance to those affected by unplanned pregnancies in our community. [They] provide no-cost, confidential pregnancy testing, ultrasound verification, STD testing, options consultations, and education." All of this is done with the aim of sharing the gospel and preserving life.
With a vision of making a way "for every vulnerable child to experience the love of Jesus in a well-supported family," this partner assists with providing a "proven ministry model to create much-needed support for vulnerable children and those caring for them."
One way you can support our mission efforts is by giving to Beloved Church. We have committed as a church to giving at least 10% of our general giving to support our mission and ministry partners. You can also get more information on any of our mission and ministry partners on their websites above.