Rev. Thomas Zobrist - Board Chairman
I have served as Senior Pastor at Liberty Bible Church in Eureka, IL for 24 years. I also serve on the boards of Calvary Bible College and IFCA International.
My wife, Cindi, and I have been married for 35 years and have been blessed with 5 children and 4 grandchildren.
I have served 12 years on the BGFM board, but I have followed the mission and the missionaries for almost 30 years.
BGFM is a fundamental faith mission that focuses on church planting, discipleship and reaching all of Brazil and the world for Jesus Christ. Their focus on the expository teaching and preaching of the Word of God, and then instilling that skill in the national pastors, sets them apart. In my opinion, BGFM has some of the finest missionaries the church has ever produced. Their love for our Lord, love for Brazil and the Brazilian people, and sacrifice for the sake of the church there is well documented. The successes of BGFM in the northeast over the past 60 plus years are now being duplicated in the south and in the not too distant future, all around the country in the neediest metropolitan areas. The reason that I invest my time with BGFM is because it is a joy to support and work with the fine servants of BGFM, both here and in Brazil, who are seeking to further the Gospel in that fine country. It is a genuine pleasure to work with the other men serving on the BGFM board to try to make the missionaries’ work easier so that the name of Jesus can be furthered and many can trust in Him as their Savior and Lord. It is my privilege to serve in some small way.
Rev. Timothy Bergen – BGFM Vice-Chairman
Dr. Gary E. Gilley – BGFM Treasurer
Senior Pastor of Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Illinois
I have been on the board of BGFM for 15 years, and have been involved with BGFM for 37 years.
BGFM is a strategically placed mission organization dedicated to evangelism, discipleship and church planting in Brazil.
Having done excellent work in northeast Brazil over the last 70 years, BGFM is entering a new phase of ministry attempting to reach out to those regions of Brazil that have been less impacted by the gospel.
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Rev. Kurt Seboe
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