missions week

Missions Week is the highly anticipated week of our whole year! Save this week in your calendar, because you do not want to miss what God will do through our church. We have night services, and community fellowships. See our schedule below:

  • Nov 8
  • 6:30p | Kick-off worship service
  • 6:30p | OBC Kids worship service
  • 7:35 | Ice Cream Social
  • Nov 9
  • 5:30p | Family Dinner in the fellowship hall
  • 6:30p | Worship Service
  • 6:30p | OBC Kids Service
  • Nov 10
  • 6:30p | Worship Service (childcare for 4yrs-old and younger)
  • 6:30p | OBC Kids in service (sitting with their families)
  • 7:45p | Dessert Cook-off & grill out (bring your competition homemade desserts to the fellowship hall before the 6:30pm service begins. Desserts will be judged. Winners will be announced at the end of the service.)
  • 7:45p | ALIVE Students games & OBC Kids games (Warrior Field)
  • Nov 12
  • 9a | Combined Bible Study Hour (all classes in the Fellowship Hall)
  • 10:30a | Worship Service & OBC Kids worship service
  • 6:30p | Celebration Finale service
  • 6:30p | OBC Kids fun night

missions week 2022 recap

Enjoy a minute of your time and view what 2022 was like during Missions Week.


Meet our missionaries who are sharing the good news of Jesus in England, Guam, Philippines, and Spain. our missionaries are so excited to spend this week with us!

November 8-12, 2023

Every year, we bless our new missionary families with overwhelming love by giving gifts from wishes and needs that they have. Most of the needs on the lists they provide are for their ministries, and we also ask them to send us wishes (items they've been dreaming about). 

We, as a church, love to love in this way. We hope you will join in this huge blessings. We will present these gifts to our missionary famlies on the evening of our finale celebration, November 12th.

Gerardo "g"  & cesia gaonas



Gerardo and Cesia were born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. They both received the Lord at a young age in their local Churches. When they were teenagers their paths crossed at a Baptist Church in Monterrey. After dating for a few years and determining it was God’s will they got married. While in college, they both attended a Youth Camp organized by their local Church and it was at this camp, in 1998, that they surrender their lives to be used by God whenever, wherever He may want to use them. After five years of preparation in ministry and after graduating, G from Law School and Cesia as an Industrial Engineer they left their families, and their home church, quit their jobs, and move to another State in Mexico where, by the grace of God they planted two churches in a period of ten years.

G and Cesia Gaona have a heart for foreign missions. After much prayer, they joined the staff at Friendship Baptist Church, Owasso Oklahoma to finish their preparation for ministry. Shortly they will be sent to Spain to fulfill the calling of God for their lives.

G and Cesia have three precious children Alessandra, Abby, and Gabriel. They are passionate to see people saved and deepen their relationship with their Lord Savior. They love ministry and can’t wait to take the gospel around the World. 


  • Double Check5 one-way plane tickets to Spain ($300 each)
  • Double Check5 large suitcases
  • Double CheckIpad pro for ministry
  • Double CheckApple magic keyboard 11"
  • Double CheckIpad keyboard pen
  • Double CheckApple pencil 2 gel
  • Double Checkgas cards
  • Starbucks gift cards
  • Restaurant gift cards (Panera, Smoothie King, healthy places)
  • Double CheckElixir strings for electroacoustic guitar


  • Double CheckiPhone for Gabriel
  • Double CheckStanley tumbler (30oz in rose quartz)
  • Double CheckNike Air Jordans (womens size 7.5)
  • Double CheckHokas to workout (womens size 6.5)
  • dotted journal
  • Double Check  Nobull workout shoes (size 7)
  • Double CheckDual brush pens (pastels)
  • Double CheckSakura pens for caligraphy
  • Double CheckMarvel's Spiderman 2 videogame
  • Double CheckVisas for Spain
  • Barnes & Nobel, Target, Bath & Body, Ulta, Coldstone, & Amazon gift cards

lance & melanie gotcher



Lance and Melanie Gotcher have been BBFI missionaries to the Philippines for 24 years. Their two oldest daughters, Sydney and Brynn, are serving as missionaries, Luke is a worship leader, and Sophia is in college.

Over the past 24 years, the Gotchers have seen more than 60,000 people receive Christ as their Savior and had a part in starting 40 churches in the Philippines and Cambodia. The Philippines is a ripe harvest field or the Gospel. The Philippines is now home to 110 million people. Metro Manila where the Gotchers live and minister has a population of 25 million and is the most densely populated city in the world.

Lance also serves as Asia Director for MANNA Worldwide and he and Melanie have been involved in outreaches in churches and public schools in Manila for many years.


Standing Tripod (phone and camera capatible) Double Check

Wireless iPhone adaptable microphone Double Check

MacBook pro 13"Double Check

Tony Evans Bible studiesDouble Check

2 piece large luggage set (hard case, expandable spinners, solid color, h-28-30")Double Check

LaCie Rugged Mine 1 or 2 TB external hard drive Double Check

Women’s Bible studies (Encountering God, Psalm 23, Identity Theft: Discovering your Identity in Christ, Discerning theDouble Check Voice of God, Fervent, One in a Million, Book of Ruth)Double Check


Nautica Voyage cologneDouble Check

Nunn Bush men’s shoes (size 10.5 D)Double Check

Birkenstock “gizah” unisex sandals (European size 41)Double Check

Amazon, Walmart, & Bath & Body gift cards

tarl & adrienne reeves



The Reeves are BBFI missionaries and currently minister in London as church planters.

After graduating from the Missions program at Baptist Bible College, they both knew they wanted to be church planters in an urban European setting. 

Tarl & Adrienne completed a 3-year internship at Orlando Baptist Church in 2005 and took their survey trip to London in 2007. Upon returning from this trip, the Lord began to place a burden upon their hearts for this city. 

They arrived in southeast Greater London in August of 2011. While getting acclimated to the culture, they assisted a budding church plant alongside another missionary couple. During this time, they participated in discipleship, leadership training, and learning and observing British church ministry. 

Tarl is currently pastoring and ministering at a church replant and revitalization project in southeast London. This church was on the verge of closing its doors permanently before the Reeves arrived. They are in the process of establishing this church through teaching Biblical truths and Baptist doctrine. You can learn more about this work at wellingchurch.com.

As Londoners are saved, it is their desire to see them reach out to those around them with the Gospel, pastor their own churches, and send out their own missionaries around the world.

Tarl & Adrienen have three incredible kids: Beckham who is 18, Lucy who is 15, and Griffin who is 13.


  • School supplies for children’s ministry
  • Double CheckAppleTV (for teen/children’s ministry)
  • Double CheckMacbook Air (M1)
  • Double Check27" or larger computer monitor
  • Double CheckMicrosoft Office for Mac
  • Discipleship books or materials
  • Double CheckShure microphones, and accompanying wires, accessories, etc.
  • Double Check2 pair Contact lenses funds
  • stamps
  • Nespresso compatible coffee pods


  • 1 suitcase
  • 1 carry-on suitcase
  • Double CheckLogos Bible software gift card
  • Double Checktool box
  • Double Checkpaper shredder
  • Double CheckNike running shoes (size 11.5)
  • Double Checkprotein powder
  • Extra polar ice gum
  • Double CheckSephora Make-up (Bobbi Brown intensive serum foundation, cool ivory C-026)
  • Audible, iTunes, restaurant, & gas gift cards

ian & amanda richards



We are the Richards family and we believe that it is God’s desire for us to take the good news of Jesus to people around the world. God has specifically led our family to reach out to the islands of the Pacific. In partnership with Global Surge in Manila, Philippines we have started the No Worries Project to go to 10 islands and plant 10 churches on each island.  

Since we moved to Guam in June of 2022 God has been opening doors for us to partner with many Micronesian people to plant churches. In September of 2023 Ian was chosen to serve as the President of Pacific Islands University. This Bible College is training the next generation of Pastors, Missionaries, Educators, and Christian Leaders. The Islands are in desperate need of a transformational encounter with God. On Guam we have a population of close to 180,000 with only about 7,000 evangelical Christians. Please pray for God to move in the lives of the people of the Pacific Islands.


2 large hard-shell luggage setDouble Check

2 carry-on luggage set (black preferred)Double Check

1 Ipad (for girl’s school)Double Check

1 Ipad case (child proof)Double Check

Gas cards

Walmart gift cards


coloring books

coloring pencils

boys clothing (24 months and up for 80 degree weather)Double Check

women’s hiking sandals (size 7)Double Check

2 men’s Reebok Nano pair of shoes (size 9 in core black)Double Check

Target gift cards

1 IphoneDouble Check

beef jerky

pork rindsDouble Check

gum & candy

stainless steel large bottlesDouble Check

2 Yeti coffee cupDouble Check