Statement of Faith

We believe the King James Bible is the preserved Word of God for English speaking people and is infallible, inerrant, and without contradiction. We believe salvation is by Grace through faith, not mingled in any way with works, and is for all who believe. We believe in, serve in, and work through local Fundamental Baptist Churches. We do not endorse the Charismatic, Ecumenical, or New Age movements in any way. We are conservative in music and do not promote contemporary music or styles. We are conservative and separated from the world in our dress, appearance, and lifestyle.

Our Mission Statement

It is our goal and determination to establish local Independent Baptist Churches and to train national pastors and laymen to reach their own people on islands throughout the West Indies. The first island that we will be working on, St. Barthelemy, has never had the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our History

I accepted Christ as my Savior on March 4, 1993 at Winkler Rd. Baptist Church. This is the same church my wife, Kami grew up in and where she was saved at the age of 5. I served in the Air Force from 1993-1997 and attended college for 2 years while training to be a doctor. I surrendered my life to preach the Gospel in 1996 and left the Air Force in 1997 to enter full-time ministry. After I left the military, I trained and worked for Dr. Jim Brown who pastored in Carthage, Missouri. Dr. Brown started the Crossroads Baptist Bible Institute which I attended for 4 years while training under him. Here I taught Sunday school, directed and preached in Junior Church, preached in a nursing home, and was a bus captain and driver. God moved my family in 2002 to work in a full-time staff position for Pastor Jerry George in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I was the bus director, bus ministry youth director, Junior Church director, Christian school teacher, and sports coach. God then moved our family to Ft. Myers, Florida, to work for Pastor Don Strange. It was here that I was a bus captain and driver, teen director, juvenile detention preacher, SS teacher, and Junior Church worker. After much prayer, God led my family to surrender in February 2006 to the mission field of the West Indies to start on the island of St. Barthelemy. We were accepted as missionaries with Macedonia World Baptist Missions in April 2006 and started full-time deputation on July 20, 2006.

Why St. Barthelemy?

St. Barthelemy is a small island located in the West Indies that is owned by France (yes we had to learn French which has been the hardest part of being a missionary here). This 8 1/2 sq. mile island has a population of 8,000 people where there is no missionary or any Baptist churches. We are the only missionary preaching the true Gospel on St. Barths. There are 3 Catholic churches, an Anglican church, Jehovah's Witness Hall, and non-demoninational church located here but most islanders do not attend any church service and almost all claim to be Catholic. We have had the unusual opportunity to obtain dual citizenship for our family which opens the entire French West Indies Islands to us to be able to preach and live without restrictions of VISAS. We have already begun Sunday Bible studies and have seen 2 men come to know Jesus Christ as their Saviour. We are asking the Lord to give us a man who will get saved and surrender his life to preach so that we can train him to be the future pastor of the church here. We would appreciate your consideration in supporting the Gimenez family in reaching the West Indies for Christ.

Our Pastor's Recommendation

Some years ago I started praying for our young people that God would call some to preach, some to be missionaries and all to be witnesses for Christ. The couple that I would like to introduce to you is one answer of that prayer. Patrick and Kami Gimenez have surrendered to be missionaries in the West Indies. Kami was raised in our church and was led to the Lord at an early age by my secretary. The family that she was raised in still comes to this church. Patrick came to know the Lord while still in high school, having been led to the Lord by our Youth Pastor, Brother Shawn Smith. Patrick has done a tour of duty in the Air Force, where he studied dentistry before surrendering to preach. He has served on church staff in Missouri, Mississippi, and here at WRBC.
Patrick and his wife are really a team and work together extremely well. They also involve their five precious children: Joshua, Elisabeth, Brenna, Silas, and Callie. When you have them in your church you will want to hear Kami and the children sing. Patrick is a very good preacher and will be a blessing to your people.Patrick has been our Youth Pastor, taught the young people's Sunday school class and worked a bus route as well. God has used this couple in our church and they will be missed. If you can have this family in your church, your church family will be blessed and they would make an excellent addition to your mission family.May the Lord continue to bless your ministry. If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to call me at (239)481-2848 or my cell (239)872-7423.

Yours For Missions,
Pastor Don Strange

Our Contact Information

Email us at:
patrickgimenez@mwbm.org

Send Support (not mail or packages) To:
Patrick Gimenez
P.O. Box 519
Braselton, GA 30517

Our Temporary Address In Florida:
17388 Allentown Rd.
Fort Myers, FL 33967

Vonage Internet Cell Phone/Home Phone:
239-898-3436





Friday, May 23, 2014

Where are we now?

The doctors on St. Barthelemy ordered for my wife to continue her medical care in the United States as they have "exhausted" all of their medical resources and knowledge concerning my wife's "mystery" illness.  Thus, we have been advised and counselled by our Pastor and mission board that we needed to take a medical furlough due to the health concerns of my wife, Kami. 

We began our 1-year medical furlough in in August 2013 and returned to the U.S.   We are currently continuing her medical care in search of the "mystery" illness that is continuing to deteriorate her body.  Kami has been seen at the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and is currently under the care of the staff at the IMA clinic here in Fort Myers.   The doctors have discovered that she has Latent TB which is not what is attacking her body.  She was ordered to begin a 9-month antibiotic treatment as outlined by the CDC.  She is non-contagious, but the TB bacteria must be removed from her bloodstream so it does not become an active infection in the future.  Her treatments will be completed at the same time our medical furlough will be ending. 

Our hope is to return to the field at this time.  There is a 20% chance that the TB bacteria will need another 9-month treatment of antibiotics and we will cross this bridge when we get to it.  Our prayers right now are that we will get a diagnosis of this "mystery" illness soon and that we can begin treatment to get Kami well again.

We are currently serving in our home church, Winkler Road Baptist Church.  My wife cannot do as much as she would love to accomplish due to her pain and fatigue, but the rest of our family are serving in the bus ministry, visitation, music ministry, choir, teaching S.S., working a college & career ministry and filling in wherever needed.