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 Missionaries & Organizations Supported by VBC


LaursenDr. Jerry & Miriam Laursen – CAM International since 1972.

The Mission was founded in 1890 by C.I. Scofield & others.  Miriam was a Registered Nurse when they met at Multnomah School of the Bible. Jerry has a B.S. in Chemistry from UCLA, a M.Div. & Th.M. in N.T. from Western Seminary & a Th.D. in N.T. Literature &  Exegesis from Dallas Seminary. Jerry taught at the CAM Spanish Seminary in Guatemala for 20 years. He also led  evangelism teams & was the school’s official photographer as well.  Over the years, Miriam’s ministries included girls’ club programs, & she was on the Missionary Kids school board & was reservation host for the Mission’s guest houses, while raising 4 daughters. They returned to the states in 1994 to planting an Hispanic church in the Chicago area & taught in a Spanish Bible School as an extension program of Moody Bible Institute.  In 2006 the Mission gave them permission to move here to Spokane to be closer to family & to write. Jerry is currently expanding 31 years of his Spanish teaching notes to CAM’s website ObreroFiel.com, as a free source of biblical materials for Hispanic leaders around the world.

Rob HillChaplain Rob Hill
– Serving Spokane County Chaplaincy Services

SCCS a nonprofit organization providing support to law enforcement personnel and agencies throughout Spokane County and surrounding areas. Our Chaplain and Volunteer Chaplains never go off duty and provide assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Serving those who protect our freedoms”




Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 8.02.32 PMDr. Jason Koppen, President and Acting Academic Dean at Indian Bible College

Jason has served at Indian Bible College since 2008 and was appointed as President in 2009.

Indian Bible College “exists to educate and disciple indigenous Native Christians for lifetimes of biblical ministry and spiritual leadership to their people and the world”.  IBC is committed to students. Our goal is a “high standard with a unique application of grace.”

Founded in 1958, the school is located in north-central Arizona, close to the largest Native American reservation in the United States. Over the course of our history, we have seen over 120 graduates of the school, many of whom are still faithfully serving the Lord.

IBC is denominationally unaffiliated, noncharismatic, and fully committed to the absolute authority of God’s Word for life and practice. The Bible is our primary focus. We desire to see not just minds filled with information, but lives changed by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.

IBC functions financially as a mission, with staff and faculty raising their own support. Students pay only 15% of the actual total operating costs.

Visit www.indianbible.org

Stuart Rowell – ECMI -European Christian Missions International.

Stuart travels throughout Eastern Europe working with local churches and other mission organizations in a support capacity and by participating directly in evangelistic outreach.





george-hippeGeorge Hippe – Eagle Summit Ministry

Eagle Summit Ministry is challenging and encouraging small and rural churches and their pastors with fresh ideas, prayer partnering, family   get-aways, preaching, teaching and training.

Visit them at www.eaglesummitministry.org


JonesCurt & Bonnie – Serving the Lord in Southeast Asia.

Leading teams of North Americans to teach…

English in English Camps.

Orphanage staff training and counseling.

Leadership training.



Glodfelters5 Ed and Carmen G  – Serving in central Asia and are engaged in making disciples for Christ by…

Equipping Church planters as they reach unreached and unengaged people groups

Mentor and encourage new disciples

Assist victims of human trafficking by providing hope and safety

Network North American churches with rural church planters in partnership in the Great Commission


Kevin & DeAn & Family – Serving the Lord in Southeast Asia.

Teaching English

Resource Translating

Leadership Training.



Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 8.29.21 PMCirkev bratská (the Brethren Church) Žilina, Slovakia

Something about relations of Cirkev bratská with other churches…

We are part of the universal Church, which is why we create relations with churches at the local, national and international level. Almost in every country in Europe and in well-developed countries around the world, there are churches similar to ours.

The beginning of our local church dates back to the years of totalitarianism (1960-1970), when Christian students from all over Czechoslovakia studying at the Transport and Telecommunication College in Žilina started to pray together and study the Bible illegally. The Lord listened to their prayers and He has honored the spiritual work of many of them in difficult periods of Christian persecution.

Cirkev bratská (the Brethren Church) was officially registered in Žilina in 1981, but the establishment of the local church came 10 years later, in January 1991


How to become involved with missions

VBC is currently considering several areas of expansion in our missionary outreach:


  • Additional Missionary Efforts: sending missionaries from VBC or missionaries related to people attending VBC.
  • Partnering: supporting missionaries in terms of financial support and through short-term missionary projects.
  • Life Group Engagement: “adopting” a missionary in order to strengthen our relationships with supported missionaries.