Grace Church supports missionaries all around the world as well as church planters in the US.
The Duke family arrived in Cusco Peru in March of 2008. Our first 3-1/2 years were spent in Pisac, (about 45 minutes from Cusco). Those years were dedicated to learning the language and culture, as well as assisting veteran missionaries, plus helping start a bilingual school. In 2013, we moved our family into the city of Cusco itself and planted our first church. “El Refugio” Baptist Church began in the living room of a friend, with 8 people attending regularly. Two months later we rented our first building with 20 people. God blessed and we grew to 60 and realized we needed a bigger location. We then moved to our present location and have had to start two Sunday morning services because of rapid growth yet again. On our 3-year anniversary this past November, we had 175 in attendance!
God has given us a dentist in our congregation and we have started a dental clinic that runs six days a week, right out of our own building. There are people in and out of our church building seven days a week.
We are now planning for our future, by looking to hire our first full-time staff member, and to buy property soon.
After only a few years in the pastoral ministry, Don & Sheryl become disillusioned with ministry, the church, and their own marriage. Don & Sheryl began a painful journey that would change their lives. Through their own experiences and pain, they discovered deep truths about God’s amazing mercy and grace, forgiveness, and love. They learned to love each other more deeply, learned to love themselves, and love others the way God intended! The Rooks have been involved with the Restoration Ministry and SITM (Stress In The Ministry) since their inception 12 years ago. During the past four years, the Rooks have traveled to other countries to share their experience and expertise by conducting marriage and pastoral retreats.
Connecting Point Ministries is available on a love-offering basis plus travel expenses for retreats with emphasis on pastors and staff, workshops, and church and family counseling.
Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary
BBC has educated and equipped over 12,000 men and women for many different ministries all over the world. These graduates have gone on to pastor churches, plant churches, start and grow non-profit organizations, become Christ-honoring business professionals, and more. There is no doubt that this world has been impacted by BBC graduates, and we want this legacy to continue. We want to invite those who have been impacted by BBC to provide means for future students to be impacted as well.