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!
—Tom Wells, A Vision for Missions, 119.
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
Missionaries to France
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.
Help with Missionaries in the Muslim World
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
Missionaries to the Republic of Ireland
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.
Reformed Baptist Network
Network of like-minded churches
The Reformed Baptist Network is a collection or association of like-minded churches seeking to glorify God through fellowship and cooperation in fulfilling the Great Commission to the ends of the earth.
We are a network of churches, believing in the independence and sufficiency of the local church, and seeking to cooperate together according to the following core values: our theological center, a gracious manner, and an earnest mission.
Mercy Baptist Church joined RBNet in 2019. See a list of RBNet churches here, including ours.
Reformed Baptist Seminary
Raising up the next generation of leaders in Christ’s Church
RBS is a church-based institution that operates under the oversight of the local church. RBS exists to help churches train men who aspire to gospel ministry, as well as to provide further training to men who already are engaged in gospel ministry. Secondarily, Reformed Baptist Seminary strives to provide further instruction to the laypeople of the local church who desire to enhance their understanding of Scripture.
We’re thankful for each child at Mercy Baptist Church.