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Brian and Lynn Baker
As Regional Coordinator to the North Region, I have the privilege to serve our missionaries in 11 states all the way from Maryland to Maine!
The thing I enjoy most is being in the field with one (or more) of our missionaries. These times include Regional Staff Conferences, training, speaking at evangelistic events or spending a couple days with them, encouraging them in their ministry. In between the times on the field, I love connecting with our missionaries on the phone, Skype and through email. My goal is to not only provide leadership but also to keep our missionaries effectively connected to the rest of our ministry like camps and the Bible Institute.
I grew up in a wonderful Christian home in Illinois. While attending Vacation Bible School as an elementary age boy, I responded to the gospel and placed my faith in Jesus Christ to save me from my sins. Through my teenage years I struggled to live for the Lord. The Spirit of God never let go of me as He was continually convicting me of sin and giving me opportunities to live for Him. The summer before my Senior year of high school, I attended camp at Word of Life Island for the first time. The Lord used that week to get a hold of my life and set me on a course of growing and changing that is still continuing today! During my time at the Word of Life Bible Institute, God put a call in my heart that still burns hot today and that is for the young people in America. My wife Lynn and I have been serving with Word of Life Local Church Ministries since June, 1997. Our first 17 years were in North Carolina and now we are serving as Regional Coordinator of the North Region!
I was 8 years old when my mom led me to the Lord. Growing up with parents who were Word of Life missionaries, I had so many wonderful opportunites, including being actively involved in short-term missions both here and overseas. The Lord used these times to impress upon my heart the call for missions. It was during our time at the WOL Bible Institute that God called Brian and I into the ministry. After we were married, we joined the ministry of Word of Life Local Church Ministries where we still serve today.