We have been serving in the Ivory Coast, West Africa since 1995. The Lord gave us the privilege of establishing an Independent Baptist Church in Anyama during our first term and a half. This church is now pastored by a national pastor who is supporting 6 other missionaries and caring for orphans.
In 2000, the Lord moved us to Bingerville where we began planting ’L’Eglise Baptiste Fondamentale de Bingerville (Fundamental Baptist Church of Bingerville). The Lord has opened doors through this work to begin a literacy ministry; a sports ministries to reach out to the youth of Bingerville; and a medical ministry to villages that resulted in Bible studies in several villages and a new church plant in the north of the Ivory Coast. We love working with the Ivorians and seeing God change lives.
We have four children. Bob, Jr. is completing his Masters in Educational Leadership in order to return to the Ivory Coast and help his Dad open a new Bible College and Seminary. Marylyn is currently studying nursing at Pensacola Christian College and plans to continue on to get a degree as a Physician’s Assistant. She would love to help in the medical ministry in some capacity in the Ivory Coast. Morganne and Luc are still on the field with us, bringing much joy and fun to the journey.