Missionaries

Missionaries

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:" Matthew 28:19-20

Northstar is a church with a heart for missions and missionaries.  It was the desire of Founding Pastor Ron Robinson's to be a support base for missionaries in the Alaskan Arctic.  If you are an Alaskan missionary in need of housing, transportation, support, or fellowship, please contact us!  We want to help get the gospel into remote Alaska. 

Beyond our monthly support of various mission works, we are honored to be the sending home church for three different missionaries, featured below.

 

Support for any of Northstar's missionaries can be sent to Northstar Baptist Church, designated by name. 

David and Jennie Robinson, Missionaries in Malawi, Africa

The Robinsons first received the call to go to Malawi in the summer of 2005, while on a missions trip.  "Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:" Genesis 12:1.  They started deputation shortly afterwards, and in February 2008 they said farewell to their home church, Northstar Baptist, and flew to Lilongwe, Malawi.  After a year in Lilongwe, they saw the need for a missionary in Mzuzu, located in the northern part of Malawi.  Almost 10 years later, they have planted a church (now turned over to a faithful national pastor), established a 12 acre mission station and a Bible institute, organized evangelism tours to the unreached people of Northern Malawi, hosted summer Bible camps for youth, and are now endeavoring to minister to orphaned children through Northstar Baptist Church African Ministries.

Daniel & Holly Grotke, Missionaries to Scandinavia

The Grotkes first came to Alaska in September 2001 as missionaries.  They ministered in Ft. Yukon for a year and a half before they relocated to Fairbanks.  For 15 years, they were at the backbone of Northstar Baptist Church, involved in preaching, music ministry, public witnessing, and evangelistic trips all over the state, but the Lord never allowed them to return permanently to the village.  In the summer of 2012, Daniel received the call to go to Scandinavia.  After selling their business and house, they began deputation in 2016, and in May 2019 made their new home across the Atlantic.  They have since partnered with local Christians in witnessing and forming a church body.

Caleb Buckman, Missionary to Australia

Caleb came to Alaska looking for adventure and instead found the call of God.  He started coming to Northstar Baptist Church in 2009 after getting a job on the construction crew of one of the church deacons.  Eventually, he decided to go to Bible school. After completing three years at Pensacola Bible Institute, he returned to Alaska in 2014 to work with Pastor Paul Robinson in the village of Point Lay for the summer, where they filled the recently vacated church pulpit.  Caleb stayed for five years as pastor of First Bible Baptist Church of Pt. Lay, but has now followed the call of God on his life to a far different mission field in the Land Down Under. Caleb has certainly found the adventure he came for, along with the sobering call to preach the gospel in the far corners of the world.

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