Jeremy & Sandra Barker2024-05-01T18:42:15-05:00




Jeremy 4/2
Sandra 8/24
Anniversary 3/23
Carina 1/27
Barrett 1/25
Henry 4/8
Alex 6/28

I was a teenager when my dad accepted Christ, and although he didn’t know how to explain salvation, he made sure I read the Bible.

It was through the Word of God that I learned of my need of salvation, and at the age of sixteen, I accepted Christ.

Immediately afterward, I asked God to show me what church He wanted me to attend, and a few days later, a man from Wayside Baptist Church of Ridgeway, Virginia, knocked on my door and told me that if I wanted to go to church, a bus would come by and pick me up.

I began riding the bus to church, where I followed the Lord in baptism and was first trained to be a soul winner.

Five months later, our youth group attended Youth Conference at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, where I was called into full-time Christian service during an invitation given by Dr. Jack Hyles.

I enrolled in Hyles-Anderson College in the fall of 2000 and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in missions in January of 2005.

Sandra grew up in Germany in the home of a missionary. It was after a Missions Conference one evening that her dad led her to Christ. She later followed the Lord in believer’s baptism, and as a teenager, she surrendered to full-time Christian service.

I first met Sandra when I went to help two of my coworkers move, not knowing that they would be my future brother- and sister-in-law, as Sandra made the 3½-hour drive to help also. God used that to introduce us to each other, and at a stage in our courtship, as we are still courting, we got married.

We both have experience in the bus ministry, teaching Sunday school, and soul winning. Sandra has experience teaching in a Christian school.

I’ve had the desire to go to the mission field for years, and when God confirmed with me that it was time, we sold what we could (house, vehicles, etc.) to finance a three-month survey trip/internship to Nigeria, working with veteran missionary, David Maskey.


David Maskey has been a missionary to Nigeria since July of 1994, and we are raising support to return to Nigeria to work alongside him for a brief period before starting our own independent work, which would be a soul-winning, discipleship, and church-planting ministry.

The day after we arrived in country was the 28th anniversary of Port Harcourt Independent Baptist Church, and they had…

  • 817 in attendance.
  • 170 first-time visitors.
  • 60 people saved.
  • 6 baptized.

The Nigerian people are wide open to the Gospel, and everywhere we went, they were asking for missionaries.

We are looking forward to returning to Nigeria so we can continue to reach the people with the Gospel, as well as disciple them.


Roanoke Baptist Church
11015 Lafayette Center Rd.
Roanoke, IN 46783


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5496 US Highway 220 Bus
Stoneville, NC 27048




You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #216.


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Jeremy and Sandra Barker Prayer Letter: Another Answer to Our Prayers

Jeremy and Sandra Barker Prayer Letter: Another Answer to Our PrayersThe month of May had us presenting in 12 different churches across Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. We also saw 4 more churches starting to send monthly support (North Park Baptist Church of Walden, Colorado; Calvary Baptist Church of Dundee, Michigan; Grace Baptist Church of Flower Mound, Texas; and New Beginnings Baptist Church of Roxboro, North Carolina).

As an update on an answer to prayer, in our October prayer letter, I mentioned Ayodeji (Ayo), who was working at the front desk of the hotel our family was staying at in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. He was originally from Omagwa, a small village in Rivers State, Nigeria. I was able to show him a picture of me next to the sign for Omagwa Independent Baptist Church, where I had helped Pastor Koinyan have a big day for the church’s 6th anniversary. Ayo was so impressed that he drove an hour after working at his second job to hear me preach at Grace & Truth Bible Church of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Ayo later got a new phone number, so I lost contact with him; however, on May 21, he reached back out to me. He is now living in Ontario, Canada. In an answer to our prayers, he has been reunited with his wife after three years of separation due to an inability to get her visa approved to leave Nigeria, as well as being reunited with his son Jesse, whom he had never had a chance to meet in person. Praise God! He plans to come hear me preach again when I’m back in Canada for a meeting in January.

Working hard to bring fruit to your account,

Jeremy, Sandra, Carina, Barrett, Henry & Alex Barker

June 11th, 2024|Tags: , |



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