Missionaries - Brazil

Joe & Jeanie

The Stucky Family
Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Joined BGFM: 1966

Joe was born in Monroe, Washington and Jeanie was born is Huron, South Dakota. Both of them grew up in Christian homes, accepted Christ as their Savior as children and began serving in ministry in their churches at a young age.


Joe and Jeanie met at Grace Bible Institute (Later Grace University) in Omaha, NE. Jeanie graduated in 1963 and they were married that summer. Joe continued his studies and graduated in 1966. Before they were married they had both dedicated their lives to missions and were especially interested in South America. During Joe’s senior year, he heard a presentation by a missionary from BGFM and invited him to their home to meet Jeanie. After visiting with him in their home, Joe and Jeanie prayed about this together and had assurance that God was calling them to serve in Brazil. They sent in their application and were accepted by the Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission in 1966.

After graduation Joe, Jeanie and 18 month old Debbie packed all of their earthly possessions into their car and began their deputation ministry. One year later on June 22, 1967 they arrived in Brazil. Joe and Jeanie have been involved in church planting ministry ever since finishing language school. They also both taught classes at the Antioch Bible Institute in an interior village in Ceará for several years. During that time they founded Silver Lake Bible Camp.


Joe managed the construction of the camp and together, they directed the camp program for 17 years. Their children were also very much involved with them in the camping program. In 1994, they moved to Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte. There they are working together with their 2 sons and their wives in the Christ is Life Church and the Alpha Educational Center.


Please pray that God would use them to make a difference that will last for all eternity in the lives of the church people as well as the students at Alpha, their families and staff members.

Joe and Jeannie have three married children—Deb, Ken and Ron.


Deb completed her studies at Grace College of the Bible, Omaha NE. She married Sam Dick on July 28, 1990. They served as missionaries in Mali, West Africa from 1996-2005; in Malaga, Spain from 2005-2015 and are presently managers of the Avant/Crossworld Guest House and Training Center in KC, Missouri. They have two grown sons—Brian and Andrew. Brian finished his studies at Grace University and married Susanna Fohner September 30, 2017. They have one daughter, Adeline who was born in Mossoró, RN (while they were on a mission internship). Andrew finished his studies at Grace University and is presently working at the Avant/Crossworld Guest House and Training Center.


Ken was born in Ceará, Brazil. He married Lori Wortman August 5, 1989. They finished their studies at Grace College of the Bible in 1990. One year later they moved to Brazil as missionaries with BGFM. They have 3 grown daughters; Jessica, Alicia and Anabel. Jessica is a librarian with the Colorado Department of Corrections. Alicia is studying at Word of Life Bible Institute Hungary. Anabel teaches English at Alpha Educational Center in Mossoró.


Ron was born in Huron, SD on Joe and Jeanie’s first furlough. He finished his studies at Grace College of the Bible in 1993. He married Ranelle Isaac August 14,1993. They have 3 children—Caleb, Silas and Jolene. Caleb studies at The College of the Ozarks and Silas and Jolene study at Alpha.

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