In 1971 Pastor Bill Wingard of the Calvary Baptist Church in New Bern, NC, sensed a burden from the Lord to begin a Baptist missions agency to help churches like his own get their missionaries to the mission field. Believing Acts 13 to be a model for missions, he called area pastors from churches of like faith and order to help his church to begin a conservative, fundamental, independent Baptist missions agency.
World Wide New Testament Baptist Missions is a mission service agency serving local churches by assisting them in getting their missionaries to the field.
Our ministry is to maintain a mission agency that promotes the work of missions through presenting needy fields, surveying new fields, enlisting laborers, and assisting missionaries on deputation and on the field. We seek to awaken a vision of the world’s need through printed materials, personal interviews, missions trips, and mission conferences. Our conservative views on doctrine, the Word of God, standards, and music have been in place since our inception. We do not plan to change.
Our philosophy is simple. The missionary’s sending church is the sole authority in missions. In practice, this means the missionary’s interview takes place at their church. The missionary and their Pastor determine the location of ministry, support levels, ministry direction, and decisions. WWNTBM is merely a servant to the sending church.
Twelve churches govern us. Each church commissions their pastor to lead our agency. The men who lead our agency serve on either our Executive Board or Board of Reference. These men have pastored or are pastors of an independent Baptist church. These men direct our agency according to our founding principles.
The President oversees the operations of the mission agency and works closely with the General Director to assist missionaries and lead our staff.
The Office Staff carries out the directives of the President and General Director. The missionaries serve under their home churches and in association with our office.
We are WORLD WIDE in Perception…
We assist scores of families in dozens of countries. We believe that our Lord intended for His churches to send missionaries to every country of the world. Missions is a worldwide effort for churches to send missionaries with the Gospel to the world.
We are NEW TESTAMENT in Principle…
We believe the Holy Spirit calls out missionaries from churches today. We believe the church, not a mission agency, must send out missionaries. We seek to follow no other principles in missions but New Testament principles.
We are BAPTIST in Practice…
We are Baptist by conviction. We make no apology for this. We hold to the historic Baptist position in matters of eternal salvation, Scripture, separation, and His second coming.
We know MISSIONS is our Purpose…
We are a faith mission endeavoring under the authority of the Bible to assist fundamental Baptist churches in sending out missionaries. We will not supersede the local church.