International Missions, Our Ends of the Earth, represents how we Reach OUT to the broken and lost world.



Directors: Alan & Amy Capps


International Missions



Managua, Nicaragua Mission(Church Planting)

Director: Dustin Hoyle

This mission team will work along side the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism to establish Baptist Churches, train leaders through theological education, and start works among the youth of Nicaragua. The team will share God's love and hope in Christ with children at new Church plants and at medical clinics. The team will take a week trip.



Kiev, Ukraine Mission (Operation Christmas Child)

Directors: Brad & Renee Simmons

Since 2009, we have teamed up with New Life Church, a Samaritan's Purse partner church in Ukraine, to distribute Operation Christmas Child gifts in orphanages, schools, and children's hospitals. These boxes include an age appropriate Bible study series which leads to an opportunity to know Jesus Christ and follow up discipleship training. The New Life Church's pastor, Anatoliy Kalyuzhnyy is the head of the Council of Independent Evangelical Churches and the Co-Director for Operation Christmas Child Ministry in Ukraine. These trips will be one week in length.



Operation Christmas Child

Directors: Brad & Renee Simmons

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the good news of God's love. All ages can be involved in this hands on ministry project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas; Jesus. Along with shoe box gifts millions of children are given Gospel booklets in their own language. The church will also have a time in December to go as a team and work at the distribution center where the gift boxes are packed and prepared to send around the world.



Filipino International Community Church

Director: Jojee Pamintuan

Be a part of a multi-cultural church plant with a heart for missions at First Baptist Matthews. This group meets every Sunday morning at 10 am. They also have social activities and go on an annual mission trip.



Philippine Mission (Church Planting Mission)

Director: Jojee Pamintuan

This mission is a partnership with our Filipino International Community Church. Once a year, we take a team to the Philippines to begin church plants. We focus on unchurched communities throughout the central area. We accomplish this by holding medical clinics, visiting schools, showing the Jesus video, blitzing communities with flyers and intentionally sharing the gospel. We have planted six churches so far.



Carmen's Kids

Directors: Amy Pate & Sandra Spivey

These are children at Stilcroft Christian School in Nicaragua. Carmen Heffner & her team began teaching fundamental Bible knowledge to them in 2012. Because they did not have enough bilingual Bibles this ministry began. Enough Bibles are now provided so each student hungry for God's word, can have their own Bible.



Unreached People Group

Director: Tom Tucker

We are contacting the International Mission Board about assisting in reaching a People Group that has never heard God's Word. We hope that in the future First Baptist Matthews can help share the story of salvation in some remote area of the world.


Additional Strategic Partners:

International Missions Board

Association of Baptist for World Evangelism

Wycliffe Bible Translators