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Steve & Jenell Bender

Steve and Jenell are 1982 graduates of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College formerly of San Dimas, California. After graduation they served as Mission Interns at Grayson Bible Baptist Church in Sherman, Texas (May 1982 - September 1983). Steve & Jenell were approved as Baptist Bible Fellowship missionaries to Korea in September 1983.  Arriving in Korea on September 17, 1984 they served as BBF missionaries until April 1998 at which time God moved them to Springdale, Arkansas.  In Springdale, Steve and Jenell served as associate pastor at Temple Baptist Church until moving to Springfield, MO and becoming Associate Mission Director for the Baptist Bible Fellowship International in August 2000.  Jenell is also a very talented vocalist and has most recently been involved in pursuing her passion in speaking to Ladies groups as a conference speaker, retreats, banquets and other special occasions in the United States as well as Internationally.  Steve and Jenell, married for 38 years, have two children; Josh who is married to Missy and have two sons, Jackson and Jace.  Sydney, their daughter is a graduate of Baptist Bible College and is employed by Mercy Hospital in Springfield Missouri.


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Meet Our Conference

Guest Missionaries

Fraley Family

Missionaries to

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Missionaries We Support

(Total 116)

Home Missions (29)

AWANA Missionary, Mike Reed

Baptist Bible College

Baptist Bible Tribune

Baptist Mid-Missions, Steve Fulks


BBFI, Missions Office

Bearing Precious Seed, Bible Paper

Bibles International

Brighton Center

C.A.R.E. International, Ed Johnson

Camp BIMI, Jerry Baughman

Camp Chautauqua, Jason Harmeyer

Consumed Ministries, Tim Cox

Cool Kids Ministry, Steve Harney

Detroit Inner-City, Kyle Joe Hicks

Faith International Partners, Ben Bounds

Haven of Rest, Bob Creel

Hope Children's Home, Florida

Judea Samaria Project

Kentucky Jail Ministries

Manna Worldwide - Andrew Even

Manna Worldwide - Jerry Abbott

Master Provisions

N.C.L.L., David Gibbs

Ron Taylor, New York City

Tony Fraley, New York City

Sword Deaf Ministries

The Friends of Israel, Robert Johnessee

Tim Helton, Alaska


Evangelists (6)

Mrs. Al Lacy

David Wood Ministries

JC House

Jim Fellure, VIP of Scriptures

Joe Adams

Lester Roloff Ministries


New Churches (3)

Don Randall Sr., Arizona

Edwin Lugo, Wilsonville, Oregon

Roger Brown, Weston, West Virginia

Foreign Missionaries/Mission Works (78)

Couriers For Christ, Don Stertz

Global Ministries, W.L. Smith

Gospel Radio Latin America, James Denman

Navajo Indians, Mark Haynes

Manila Baptist Bible College

Booker Banda, Malawi Africa

Jeff Demarest, South Africa

James Jana, Malawi Africa

Mike Ferus, South Africa

Chris Radebugh (deaf), South Africa

Richard Vick, Africa

Gomeju Tafesse, Africa

Chad Morton, East Asia

Jon Hall, Australia

Ian Richards, Australia

Randy Kennedy, Bolivia

Joe Flippin, Brazil

George Simpson, Brazil

Charles Joyce, Burkina Faso

Fred Davis, Canada

Grant Skelton, Canada

Craig Lingo, Colombia

Jonathan Saliba, Colombia

Scott Hudgins, Colombia

Mark Perdue, Costa Rica

Kevin Brown, Croatia

Cliff McGhee, Ecuador

Joshua Bell, England

James Rhee, England

Justin Rhoades, England

Eric Shadle, Ethiopia

Jeremy Lynn, Ethiopia

Berhanu Yoseph, Ethiopia

Dale Peterson, Great Britain

Willie Falk, Germany

James Sinde, Greece

Jerry Kinman, Guatemala

Kevin Flade, Haiti

Abraham Thomas, India

Naim Khoury, Israel

Bob Piatt, Japan

Ruth King, Japan

Mrs. Seung Ja Purdum Lee, Korea

Tigran Agamalian, Lithuania

Phil Long, Madagascar

Larry Allred, Mexico

John Burnette, Mexico

Charles Strong, Mexico

Rick Biven, Mexico

Corey O'Grady, Netherlands

Jim Childress, Panama

Sailas Steven, Papua New Guinea

Oliver Williams, Peru

Brian Cain, Philippines

Boyd Lyons, Philippines

Greg Lyons, Philippines

Brenda Hayes, Philippines

Cory Lyons, Philippines

Luke Lyons, Philippines

Noel Pagcu, Philippines

Michael Thomson, Philippines

Dan Smith, Portugal

Javier Pizzaro, Puerto Rico

Javier Hidalgo, Scotland

Keith Mills, Scotland

Aldofo Ruesga, Spain

Adam Walz, Taiwan

Corey Kershner, Taiwan

Aaron Boon, Tanzania

Anthony Bowman, Tanzania

Bob Dodson, Tanzania

Joanne Foltz, Tanzania

Joseph James, Tanzania

Shane Salmon, Thailand

Walter Silva, Uruguay

Kevin Davis, Wales/United Kingdom

Richie Orrick, Wales

Ramona Bowles, Zambia

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