God is so intensely concerned for needy men that He has sent His Son to die for them. The heart of God towards poor, distressed sinners is fully unveiled at the cross. For us to be God-centered means to have this same compassionate heart!
—Tom Wells, A Vision for Missions, 119.
Since 1991, the King’s Chapel has held an annual missions conference. Typically held each April, the missions conference features expositions of Scripture passages that address missions or evangelism, gives reports of the missionaries on the field, and helps our congregation and others pray more efficiently for missions.
See Missions Conference for details and schedules to this year’s missions conference, featuring guest speakers Gordon Taylor of the Reformed Baptist Network, and Noble Vater, missionary to Puerto Rico.
Noble VaterMissionary to Puerto Rico
Noble Vater was born in Northern Kentucky, USA. He married Charlotte in 1965, and they had four children together, all of whom have their own children. After Charlotte passed away in 1998, Noble remarried a few years later to Estela, the widow of a pastor. Estela has three children, two sons and a daughter, from her first husband. Noble was converted during ministerial studies while in Bible college. Then in 1963 he moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he has served ever since. He pastors Iglesia Bereana.
Noble became acquainted with the King’s Chapel in the early 1970s when Noble met previous pastor Tom Wells. Noble has been used of the Lord to translate into Spanish, publish, and distribute copies of the London Confession of Faith since 1989. He also distributes and sells solid, historic books, such as those from Banner of Truth, at Libros Bereana.
Steve & Robin Henry
Help with Missionaries in the Muslim World
Steve Henry and his wife, Robin, were married in 1979, and have two grown children. Their ministry focuses on missionaries to the Muslim world. Steve assists sending churches and pastors in shepherding and caring for those missionaries. He “meets” regularly with dozens of missionaries via Skype, email, and other forms of electronic media. (Contact the King’s Chapel for more information, since the information here is obscure due to the sensitive nature of their work.)
Steve previously pastored for over 25 years in the United States and in Mexico before beginning his current work helping missionaries. Steve is a graduate of Bob Jones University and Grace Seminary (Winona Lake, IN).
Steve and Robin have been supported by the King’s Chapel since 2004, when they were serving in Mexico as missionaries.
David & Nicky VaughnMissionaries to France
David and Nicky Vaughn and children are long-time missionaries to France. Upon arriving to France in 1991, they planted a church for seven years in Chalon-sur-Saône in the Burgundy region of France. Once this church was established they planted a church in Grenoble, France, where they lived and served for over 12 years. The Vaughns now live in the south of France, planting a church in Bouc Bel Air, a suburb of Aix-en-Provence.
The Vaughns have been supported by the King’s Chapel longer than any of our other missionaries, starting in the early 1990s.
David is also adjunct faculty at the “Faculté Jean Calvin,” a Reformed seminary in the city.
Michael & Ashley EmadiMissionaries to the Republic of Ireland
As a child Michael had always been interested in the Republic of Ireland, so when a pastor in Ireland invited to work with him, Michael was very excited. When Michael and his wife, Ashley, visited in person and fell in love with the region and the people, they prayed for the Lord to provide the way. After about a year of raising funds, they moved to County Louth, Ireland, in November 2014. Michael and Ashley work primarily on the Cooley Peninsula as well as helping out at Dundalk Baptist Church.
Michael earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Biblical Languages. The Emadis have three children, Liam, Lorelai, and Méav.
The Emadis have been supported by the King’s Chapel since 2016.
Dale & Rhonda TowleChaplaincy, Church Planting in Wisconsin
Dale Towle and his wife and children live in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Dale wears many hats in the ministry. He does chaplaincy work in three different correctional facilities—Oneida County Jail, Ojibway Correctional, and the Baraga Maximum Prison.
While working at these facilities, Dale and his family are planting a church—New Life Baptist Church. Lastly, during the summers, Dale and his family serve at Northwoods Conference Center.
The Towles have been supported by the King’s Chapel since around 2010.
Bruce & LuAnn SeiversChurch Planting in Indiana
Bruce and LuAnn, along with five children still at home, are working to plant Grace and Truth Church in southwest Indiana. God has providentially led them to serve in Jasper, IN and the small communities to its west. They focus on the county line corridor of Dubois and Pike counties. They live in Otwell, IN and the church meets in a historic church building in the small town of Ireland, IN
They began serving in these communities January of 2014 sponsored by First Baptist Church of Jasper. They serve as Southern Baptist Missionaries in partnership with the North American Mission Board. The King’s Chapel has partnered with them since they first began.
The purpose of the Chapel Library is to humble the pride of man, exalt the grace of God in salvation, and promote real holiness in heart and life by distributing material from Spurgeon, Bonar, Ryle, Pink, and the Puritans to churches, missions, schools, prisons, and individuals. They make their materials available online free of charge, sending books, booklets, and tracts to more than 90 countries.
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