About Us

Global missions is a core part of Faith Church. From supporting missionaries overseas, to serving internationals in our community, to sending short term teams, we see the good news about Jesus Christ transforming the world through the local church.

36

Missionaries

18

Countries

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Continents

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Great God

Our Leadership

The Faith Missions committee advises and assists Faith Church in global missions and mission agency activities. Meet our team:

Aaron Birk

Aaron is Pastor of International Ministries at Faith Church, including Purdue Bible Fellowship. He graduated from Purdue with a B.S. in Accounting and Management in 2013. Aaron is married to his beautiful wife Tirzah and they have a daughter, Zemirah. Aaron loves to lead college Bible studies with his wife, enjoys counseling and teaching from God's word, and loves to serve college students by helping students know the surpassing joy of following Jesus and pleasing Him for the rest of their lives.

John Newlin

John is the Director of Faith Global Missions.  John has a Bachelor's degree in accounting and brings 15 years of business experience to the table as the servant-leader of Faith Global Missions.  On the ministry side, John has served in a number of leadership positions in a variety of church settings including a church plant that started in the Newlins' small second-story apartment and serving as youth leader, deacon, and biblical counselor in an established rural church.

 John and his family have served at Faith since 2013 in a number of ways including vacuuming the carpets, taking out the trash, serving food, teaching, and caring for orphans on mission trips.  

 John is excited for the opportunity to take the gospel to the nations not only in church planting but also in "teaching all that Jesus has commanded" through preaching, teaching, and biblical counseling.  

Newton Pena

B.S.- Electric Engineer, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, DR
M.T.S.- Reformed Baptist Seminary
M.Div.- Faith Bible Seminary 

Pastor Newton Pena is married to his wife Yadir and has one son, Josue. They relocated to Lafayette, IN, from the Dominican Republic in 2013 in order for him to enroll in the M. Div. program at Faith Bible Seminary. With over 15 years of pastoral experience working in a variety of ministries settings, pastor Newton joined the staff to lead Faith Church initiative for Latin America and to work as the Pastor of Counseling and Hispanic Ministries of Faith Church. He is an ACBC certified counselor, instructor and counselor at FBCM, and a conference speaker.


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