God is so intensely concerned for needy men that He has sent His Son to die for them. The heart of God towards poor, distressed sinners is fully unveiled at the cross. For us to be God-centered means to have this same compassionate heart!
Since 1991, we have held regular missions conferences. Our missions conferences exposit Scripture passages that address missions or evangelism, report of the missionaries on the field, and help our congregation and others pray more efficiently for missions.
See our Facebook page’s events tab to see details.
David & Nicky Vaughn
David and Nicky Vaughn and children are long-time missionaries to France. Upon arriving to France in 1991, they planted a church for seven years in Chalon-sur-Saône in the Burgundy region of France. Once this church was established they planted a church in Grenoble, France, where they lived and served for over 12 years. The Vaughns now live in the south of France, planting a church in Bouc Bel Air, a suburb of Aix-en-Provence.
The Vaughns have been supported by Mercy Baptist Church longer than any of our other missionaries, starting in the early 1990s.
David is also adjunct faculty at the “Faculté Jean Calvin,” a Reformed seminary in the city.
Steve Henry ministers to missionaries to the Muslim world. He assists sending churches and pastors in shepherding and caring for those missionaries. He “meets” regularly with dozens of missionaries via Skype, email, and other forms of electronic media. (Contact us for more information, since the information here is obscure due to the sensitive nature of their work.)
Steve and his wife, Robin, were married for 40 years before her death in 2019. They have two grown children.
Steve previously pastored for over 25 years in the United States and in Mexico before beginning his current work helping missionaries.
Steve has been supported by Mercy Baptist Church since 2004, when he and his wife were missionaries to Mexico.
Michael & Ashley Emadi
As a child Michael had always been interested in the Republic of Ireland, so when a pastor in Ireland invited to work with him, Michael was very excited. When Michael and his wife, Ashley, visited in person and fell in love with the region and the people, they prayed for the Lord to provide the way. After about a year of raising funds, they moved to County Louth, Ireland, in November 2014. Michael and Ashley work primarily on the Cooley Peninsula as well as helping out at Dundalk Baptist Church.
Michael earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Biblical Languages. The Emadis have three children, Liam, Lorelai, and Méav.
The Emadis have been supported by Mercy Baptist Church since 2016.