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 and helps oversee various areas of the church. 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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Jimmy & Joy Soncco
Jimmy Soncco serves as the Pastor of Iglesia Bautista Vision. Jimmy is Peruvian and moved to America in December of 2014. 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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Greg grew up through his middle school and high school years in our church. During his high school year he spend his summers oversees studying and serving with our missionaries. In the Spring of 2021 he will graduate from our churches ministry training program (OGTC). He is serving as our children’s ministry director and assistant to our pastor.
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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Robert & Kelli Canfield
Robert and Kelli have actively been serving in our church sense he graduated from the OGTC. Kelli serves as the churches financial secretary. Robert is the director of the Our Generation Training Center and serves as the African Representative for Vision Baptist Missions.
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Andrew Pearson serves as a deacon, of Vision Baptist Church, and teaches the College and Career class of the church. Andrew and his wife, Holly, 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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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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Zack and Whitney are members of Vision Baptist Church. Zack became a deacon in December of 2019. They faithfully serve the Lord here at Vision Baptist Church.
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