American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware



Special Interest, American Baptist Home  &
International Missionaries

  Every year, American Baptist Home and International Missions assigns Special Interest Missionaries to the churches in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Since there were so many International Missionaries assigned to us, we split the list, so that each association could focus on 2 or 3 missionaries. (If you choose to support other missionaries, please still include support for the 2 or 3 assigned to your association.) See the list below for the missionaries assigned to your association.

For the Home Missionaries, all three Home Missionaries were assigned to all the associations.

Click on the purple links below to find more information about each missionary. We hope you are blessed as you support the Special Interest Missionaries!

How To Support Your American Baptist Special Interest Missionaries
American Baptist Home Mission Societies and International Ministries

For more information related to your association and local church assignments,
please contact Paula Sommerfeldt, Coordinator of Mission & Service Ministries 

Home Missionaries assigned to PA/DE
The Special Interest Missionary list was updated in 2016.

Name / Program Birthday Address Association Assignment
Rev. Yamina Apolinaris
Neighborhood Action/Christian Center
June 2 Corporacion Milagros del Amor
(Love's Miracles Corporation)
P.O. Box 6445
Caguas, PR 00726
(787) 745-4605
All associations
Rev. Paul Sandusky
Neighborhood Action / Christian Center

February 24 Rankin Christian Center
230 Third Avenue
Braddock, PA 15104
(412) 271-8313
Web site:
All associations
Rev. Rick Bunker
Race Track Chaplain

Kelly, wife
Kimberly & Deborah, children
June 2

June 22
January 6, January 24
anniversary - June 3
Philadelphia Park
P.O. Box 1000
3001 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
(215) 223-3513
Web site:
All associations

International Missionaries assigned to PA/DE
The Special Interest Missionary list was updated in September 2016.

Click on the Missionary's name
to see their International Ministries web page for further information.

Missionaries Host Partner Organization Association Assignment
* Mrs. Barbara & Rev. Dwight Bolick Convencion de Iglesias Bautistas de la Mision Chilena - Chile Central Union, Laurel, Oil Creek, Riverside
*Rev. Ann & Mr. Bruce Borquist Regional Missionaries:  Southeast Asia Central Union, Monongahela, Reading, Riverside
* Rev. Charles & Mrs. Ruth Fox Thailand Baptist Missionary Fellowship - Thailand Allegheny River, French Creek, Laurel, Philadelphia
*Mrs. Susan B. Hegarty Federacion de Asociaciones Bautistas de Costa Rica Centre, Monongahela, Ten Mile
*Mrs. Nancy Beaver James & Dr. Stephen James Convention Baptiste d'Haiti - Haiti Centre, Northumerland, Tioga, Ten Mile
 Ms. Carmella Jones Baptist Union of Hungary Pittsburgh, Ten Mile, Wayne-Susquehanna
*Mrs. Patricia & Rev. Timothy Long Convencion Regional Bautista "Dios con Nosotros" - Mexico Clarion, Northumberland, Tioga
*Dr. David and Dr. Laura ParajonConvencion Bautista de Nicaragua    
*Ms. Jeni PedzinskiThailand Baptist Missionary Fellowship 
*Mrs. Marie Ketly & Rev. Vital Pierre Convencion Bautista Dominican Republic
Abington, Delaware, Oil Creek, Wayne-Susquehanna
*Rev. David Reed & Rev. Joyce Anderson-Reed Iberoamerica/Caribbean Allegheny River, Delaware, Philadelphia, Wayne-Susquehanna
*Rev. Dr. Stanley Slade Global Consultant - Theological Education Beaver, French Creek, Pittsburgh
*Ms. Karen Rachel Smith Thailand Baptist Missionary Fellowship - Thailand Beaver, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh
Mrs. Corenne Smith Garrison and Mr. Philip Smith Convencao Batista Nacional - Brazil
Partnership with JAMI/Hope
Abington, Bradford, Clarion
*Mrs. Carole & Rev. Charles Sydnor Human Development & Community Services - Nepal Bradford, Harrisburg, Reading

*Missionary Partnership Team (MPT) representation
Paula Sommerfeldt
Coordinator of Mission & Service Ministries

285 State Route 981, Belle Vernon, PA 15012