Due to COVID-19, services are cancelled for the month of April. Sermons will be posted on the Light for the Way YouTube channel. For more information, see the letter from the elders: click here.

Retired Missionaries

Phyllis Bacon

Roger (deceased) and Phyllis served with Evangelical Baptist Missions in Niger Republic, in Benin, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, and Ontario (where she currently lives).


Larry & Shirley Fehl

Larry and Shirley originally served with SIM International in Nigeria, Africa. Currently, Larry serves as the USA Director of SIM.

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Norm & Evelyn Nicklas

Norm and Evelyn Nicklas were appointed to Brazil with Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) in October of 1967. Norm was ordained at our church that same month and on July 31, 1968 he and Evelyn left for Sao Paulo, Brazil. It has been our privilege to support them in their work in Brazil and here in the U.S. as Norm began serving as the Director of North America for ABWE in 1983. Now retired, they are still very active at Cornerstone Baptist Church.

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Bill & Sue Spoelhof

Bill and Sue served with ABWE in the Amazon and Sao Paulo, Brazil. They currently live in California.

Latest Update: October, 2019

"God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. Praise be to God who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!"  (Psalm 66:19-20)

Praise God:  Bill has made good progress in recovery from the surgery, and both he and his doctors are pleased.  His PSA numbers were right where they wanted them. Thanks for praying for our trips up to LA for these consults. We are excited to have all of our children together for the first time in twelve years to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Pray: We have not been involved as much as normal with church activities during Bill's recovery. We have been able to make some home visits to shut-ins as a start. As progress continues we can slowly be getting more involved. Many end of year activities as well as outreach activities are being planned right now, including a ministry trip to Mexico in November.

Thank you for praying with us.

In Christ's exciting service,

Bill and Sue Spoelhof


Dan Hirschy

Dan Hirschy is our eldest retiree, as he celebrated his 101st birthday on April 21, 2019.  Son of pastor Norm Hirschy, Dan came to Evans City in 1927, graduated from Evans City High School in 1936 and went to Bryan College. He and Eleanor were married in 1941. They served with Baptist Mid Missions for seven terms in Chad (central Africa).  With much unrest in Chad, they were arrested and sent home with two other couples.  Fourteen African pastors were executed for not being willing to renounce their faith.

Dan and Eleanor went to Waterville, Maine, to start a church.  They ministered there for 10 years, retired, but continued a nursing home ministry and encouraged their local church to be more involved in missions.  Eleanor died some time ago, but Dan continues to pray for others, missionaries, and especially his supporting churches.


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