Austin & Betty Gardner
Austin and Betty Gardner have been serving in church ministry since they were both nineteen years old. They were church-planting missionaries to the country of Peru, South America for 20 years. Together with a faithful band of men, Austin and his team were able to start over 70 churches in Peru, as well as a Bible college called Peru Baptist College.
Austin and Betty returned to the States in 2005, where he established the ministry of Vision Baptist Church and the Our Generation Training Center, a training program for young missionaries, in Alpharetta, GA.
Austin and Betty have been married since August of 1973. They have four children–Chris, Stephanie, Joy, and David–who are all serving in the ministry today and have 19 grandchildren. God has given the Gardners an exciting vision of raising up a team of leaders committed to the cause of missions in order to evangelize the world in our generation.
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Trent & Stephanie Cornwell
Trent serves as the Associate Pastor at Vision Baptist Church. He oversees our student ministries of the church, leads our young couples ministry, and works with the wonderful volunteers at Vision. He also has the unique opportunity to speak to young people in colleges, high schools, and youth groups nationwide, recruiting for the OGTC and representing Vision Baptist Missions. He and his wife Stephanie have been involved with Vision Baptist Church since it was planted in March of 2006.
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Robert and Kelli Canfield
Robert Canfield serves as the Pastoral Assistant to Pastor Gardner and the Administrative Pastor of Vision. Robert is also the Director of the Our Generation Training Center, which is a local church ministry of Vision Baptist Church dedicated to fulfilling the example of Christ outlined in II Timothy 2:2 and to seeing missionaries, pastors, and church-leaders trained.
Robert and his wife, Kelli, who is the Office Administrator of Vision Baptist Missions, spent 6 months on the mission field of Arequipa, Peru and they both graduated from the Our Generation Training Center in 2010. They have been married since 2007 and have two daughters, Charlotte and Ann.
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Jeff and Mindy Bush
Jeff Bush became the Vision Baptist Missions Director on May 13, 2012. Prior to this assignment, the Bush family served as missionaries in South America for ten years. Out of those ten years, eight were spent in Argentina. The Lord tremendously blessed the ministry there with five churches established and left firmly planted with national leadership, a Bible college, and radio ministry. All five churches are presently pastored by graduates of the Bible college, and the ministry in Argentina continues to grow. We, along with Jeff, believe the Lord placed him as VBM Director to encourage a new generation of missionaries to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Jimmy and Joy Soncco
Jimmy Soncco serves as the Pastor of Iglesia Bautista Vision. Jimmy is Peruvian and moved to America in December of last year. He accepted Christ in Peru under the ministry started by our Pastor, Austin Gardner. Jimmy and his wife, Joy, were actively involved in the ministry of Omega Baptist Church and he served as a treasurer there.
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Chuck Littlefield has been a member of Vision Baptist Church since 2009. On December 6, 2o12 Vision Baptist Church ordained Chuck Littlefield as a deacon of Vision Baptist Church. Chuck and his wife Leisa have three children, Hannah, Luke and Lydia. Chuck and Leisa love the Lord and His church. They are truly servants.
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John Pearson serves as a deacon, treasurer of Vision Baptist Church, and serves in the High School Youth Ministry of the church. He also coordinates Foundations, the discipleship ministry of Vision Baptist Church. John and his wife, Sandy, are founding members of the church.
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Bret Johnson is a member of Vision Baptist Church. On February 19, 2015, Bret was ordained as a deacon of Vision Baptist Church. Bret and his wife, Yvonne, have two children, Ben and Beth who both serve as missionaries.
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Ty and Rebecca Pepperdine have been members of Vision Baptist Church since January of 2013. In 2015 Ty joined the other deacons. They have two daughters in college, Emma and Abigail.
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Jeff and Deana become members of Vision Baptist Church in 2010. Jeff become a deacon in January of 2015. They serve the Lord along the side of their children here; Ben and Kristen, Nathanial and Rebecca, Titus, Justus, Charity, Gracie, Daniel, and Eli
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