Special Symposium Speakers
Milan Bulak Milan is completing his second year
of studies at the BMA Theological Seminary. He is a product of the ministry of BMA missionary Jan
Zavrel in Jilove, Czech Republic. Milan plans to complete his Masters degree and then return to Czech Republic and assume a leadership role in the BMAA missions ministry in his homeland.
Jeff Franks Jeff and Coleen moved to the
Ukraine as BMAA missionaries in 1994. Jeff is being used by God to train pastors and church planters in many
nations of Eastern Europe and Middle Asia. He travels extensively in the region, investing his life in men of God who spread the Gospel and plant new churches. Many are working in areas of conflict and persecution.
Osvaldo Freitas Osvaldo is the pastor of the New
Switzerland Baptist Church in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Department
of Missions and is active in training and mentoring church planters throughout Brazil. Osvaldo is also serv- ing as the President of the BMA of Brazil.
Oscar Gait&#xE1;n Oscar coordinates BMAA mission
work in Nicaragua. In addition to training and mobilizing church planters, Oscar also directs the Bible
Institute and oversees a Medical and Dental Clinic, offering assistance to many in need. He is also equip- ping discipleship and ministry teams working in Cuba.
Bill Gibson Bill and Jeannette have served as
BMAA Missionaries since 1971. For the past four years they have been in Santiago, Chile, planting a new church
in that city of six million people. They have now led many people to Christ and are building a network of small groups and a growing team of leaders. In 2011 they will launch the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Santiago.
Kwabena Immanuel Kwabena is from the African
country of Burkina Faso. He is pursuing a Masters degree at the BMA Theological Seminary. Upon
completion of his degree, he plans to return to Africa. Kwabena has a heavy burden for his people, and he desires to plant churches and train pastors.
The BMAA Seminary is a Great CoMission partner
that exists to equip men and women for ministry. A number of BMAA missionaries have graduated from BMATS. BMATS also plays a vital role in global missions by educating national pastors and leaders both as on-campus students and by offering virtual classes. We welcome the seminary to this year&#x2019;s symposium program.
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