Missionaries and Ministries

Missionaries and Ministries

Leaf River Baptist Church supports various missionaries and ministries. Please take a moment to look over this list and pray over these ministries. If you feel connected to any ministries then please visit their website and make a personal connection with them.

Converge MidAmerica

Helping people meet, know, and follow Jesus by starting churches, strengthening churches, and global missions.

Cody and Allison Buriff work for Restoration Project.

Cody works with Restoration Project, a national men’s ministry where he works to develop resources as well as spending time working with men in small groups and retreats.

Deer Ridge Ministries 

Dave and Louise Decker run Deer Ridge Ministries in Freeport. They support pastors and spouses through rest and renewal retreats.

Al and Elizabeth Dyck

Work in Spain. Focus on providing pastoral care, spiritual formation, character development, leader development, mediation, and team building for global workers. 

Offer compassion, hope, and help to women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Tim and Emily Pyatt, Unto/Cru

Emily serves on the Advancement Team for Unto, the Humanitarian Aid ministry of Cru. 

Tim serves with Cru High School.

Loaves and Fish Food Pantry, Mt. Morris

Food pantry serving residents of Mt. Morris and Leaf River.

Rebeca Pedro

Biblical teaching and counseling in Mexico

Brad and Rachel Wells, Love Justice International

Using Brad’s technical skills and Rachel’s management skills and God-given passion to work for Love Justice, an NGO focused on anti-trafficking, Brad and Rachel are actively working to help end human trafficking in Nepal.  

Church Planting

We are currently prayerfully considering how to get involved with church planting.