Dwayne and Tammy met while attending Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO in 1993. They dated for a few years and were married in 1995. Since graduation, Dwayne, along with the help of Tammy, has served as a Youth and Associate Pastor in Oklahoma and as a Family Pastor in Iowa. They have four children: Caleb, Katelyn, Joshua, and Anna. They were approved as BBFI missionaries in 2010 and have been in Ethiopia since 2013.
September 27, 1973
Dwayne was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and was raised in a Christian home. He attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri where he met Tammy and later the two were married in 1995. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2001 and received his masters through Liberty University. Since then, Dwayne and his family have been serving in ministry in Oklahoma, Iowa, & Ethiopia. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hiking, woodworking, and college football.
February 10, 1975
Tammy was born in Lincoln, Nebraska where she was raised in a Christian home. She met Dwayne at college in Springfield, Missouri and they were married on June 10, 1995. In Ethiopia, she coordinates an after-school program for kids to learn English and leads the Sunday school and teaches at the school they operate. When she's not working with Dwayne, she enjoys cooking tasty meals, teaching her children, and caring for Ethiopians.
September 11, 1998
Caleb was born in Springfield, Missouri. He graduated from Cedarville University with a B.A. in Marketing. He enjoys all things soccer (European, of course), fishing, tech, and strumming a few chords on his guitar. During his time in Ethiopia, Caleb led worship and the youth at the church. He, along with Josh, started FC Bethel, a soccer club with over 100 active members.
December 18, 2000
Katelyn was born in Springfield, Missouri. She is a Junior at Cedarville University. She's currently majoring in English and hopes that one day she can take her degree abroad and teach English. While she was in Ethiopia, Katelyn helped teach English at Jorgo Academy. Her hobbies include reading, hanging with her friends, and traveling.
August 30, 2003
Josh was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a Junior in high school and dreams of entering the military or joining the police academy. Josh has a way of making friends anywhere, despite cultural differences, and some of his closest friends are Ethiopians. Josh enjoys watching Messi and FC Barcelona, the WWE, and is an expert at all things video games. Josh is the co-founder of FC Bethel and serves at the church as the Audio/Visual Tech.
October 17, 2006
Anna was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is in 8th grade. Anna finds joy in everything. When we are on day 20 of no power or water, Anna still finds a way to make us laugh. She carries that same joy with her wherever she goes; at home, at school, and at church. Anna serves with Tammy's English class as Tammy's assistant. She also helps with the Kids Club at church, organizing and helping with crafts. Anna enjoys 80's music, reading classical books, and writing short stories in her free time.