Category: Monthly Letters

Dr. Earl Jessup – July 2015

Please forgive me for the lateness of this letter.  I generally like to get it out by the first of the month but as many of you know we went to Iowa on the first to be with Joel and Kerstin. 
If you receive our updates through the Internet you already know about the situation with our son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Kerstin.  For those of you that do not receive the updates, Joel and Kerstin were expecting their fourth child in mid-December.  Last Monday, she went in for her…

Jeremy Rowland – July 2015

Thank you for praying for our most recent church plant that took place north of Lisbon in the country of Portugal. Most of youreceived updates, but if you didn’t, you can visit our website and see the pictures and read about how the Lord blessed in a wonderful way. There is such a need in Portugal and the fields are truly white unto harvest. Pray as Pastor Mark Pereira and the local churches have a burden to take the biblical church planting model and reproduce more churches. Multiplying…

Loren Steven – June 2015


We are excited as we continue into the year and see new churches birthed. As this is written, a large group of people from Springfield, TN, have traveled to Lisbon, Portugal to assist the birthing of a church there. Our assistant director and his family were able to meet them there also and within about a week the group spent long days and walking eight to ten miles daily up and down mountainous terrain to distribute 40,000 John/Romans. The scripture portions were received with excitement…

Clarence Moore – May – June 2015


As we get in the full swing of summer we are experiencing a first. We will spend it without our two oldest daughters with us. They have always been such a help in the family and the ministry. We often have found ourselves relying on their input. They are spending the summer in North Carolina working on campus and preparing as much as they can for next years finances. Since they are not U.S. citizens opportunities are limited but the LORD continues to provide. We definitely miss them…

Dr. Earl Jessup – June 2015

As the summer begins, we are opening a new door for BCPM.  Brother Rowland and a group of people from South Haven Baptist Church in Springfield, TN, are in Lisbon, Portugal, for the reproducing of a new church in Lisbon.  The church is being reproduced by Igreja Baptista Esperanca Viva with Pastor Mark Pereira.  He is a national and is excited about this new church.  It could be the beginning of many more in Portugal.  Please pray for these meetings, which are being held from Jun…

Loren Steven – May 2015


“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” Psalm 127:1

The month of April was a month of blessings as two churches were birthed. The first was in Easton, MD, that we reported on last month. Just a few days later, Bro. Jim McCourt, working closely with BCPM board member Rick Rust (pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio), reproduced the Oregon Baptist Church in the town of Oregon, Ohio.

Dr. Earl Jessup – May 2015

We have finally gotten into our new home in Bentonville, Arkansas.  We closed on April 20 and began the task of unpacking boxes and setting up the furniture.  It is going pretty well, but there is still much to do.  We are thankful for all who have prayed for us during this transition.  
We are also getting settled into Gospel Light Baptist Church in Rogers.  We joined the church as soon as we made our move to Bentonville, and we enjoy the ministry a great deal.  The pastor is…

Jeremy Rowland – May 2015

We recently were privileged to be a part of two church plants where the Lord blessed in unique ways. The first was in Easton, MD where the Get Acquainted Meetings took place March 29-April 2. The reproducing church was Capitol City Baptist in Dover, DE under the leadership of Pastor Terri Moore and the new pastor is Jake Reid. They had a steady stream of visitors and on their first official Sunday they had forty in attendance with eleven first-time guests. The second church plant took plac…

Clarence Moore – March – April 2015


We arrived back in Canada a few days ago and winter is definitely over. Although there is ice in places where the sun can’t get to there are many signs of new life as the perennials push there way up through the soil. Spring is always an exciting time to see things come to life from their dormant stages. For our ministry spring is usually busy as this has proven to be one of the most successful times to plant new churches. As I write this letter Living Word Baptist Church in Oregon, Ohio…

Loren Steven – April 2015


The verse I have been meditating upon this new quarter of 2015 is Malachi 2:6, “The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips; he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.” I want that to be the testimony of my life.

It is a blessing to hear that the new church that you prayed for, birthed in Casa Grande, AZ, is continuing to do well.

We are also excited to continue praying for Pastor Jake Reid as he pastors Easton Baptist…

Baptist Church Planting Ministry