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Dwayne and Tammy met while attending Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO in 1993. They were married in 1995. Since then, they have been serving in ministry in Oklahoma & Iowa. In May 2010, Dwayne and Tammy were approved as BBFI missionaries to Ethiopia and have been serving in Ethiopia since their arrival in 2013. Dwayne and Tammy have four kids: Caleb, Katelyn, Joshua, & Anna.


Caleb was born in Springfield, Missouri. He graduated from Cedarville University with a B.A. in Marketing. Caleb is married to Corinna, who he met while at Cedarville. They were married on May 15, 2021. 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.


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. Katelyn and her husband, Elijah, recently married in March 2022 and they live near the Dayton area. While she was in Ethiopia, Katelyn helped teach English at Jorgo Academy. Her hobbies include reading, hanging with her friends, and traveling.



Josh was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a Senior 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.


Anna was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a Freshman in high school. 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.

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