David was born in Marietta, GA, and Geri in Macon, GA. They both grew up in
the Marietta/Smyrna, GA, area. David was saved at the age of 13 and Geri at
9. They were both active in their churches during these growing up years.
Before they even began dating, they both knew that God wanted each of them
serving Him as a missionary. During their years of dating, God confirmed to
each of them that He wanted them to serve Him in the cities of Brazil.
David and Geri were married in 1986. In 1987 they were accepted as
missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions. They raised their support and were
on the field October 1988.
They began their family in Brazil. God has blessed them with 3 beautiful
daughters - Maria, Rachel, and Rebecca.
They ministered in São Paulo, Capital, from 1988 until 1995, at which time
God moved them to Curitiba, PR. They ministered in Curitiba, PR, from 1995
to 2001. In 2001, before their furlough, God led them to Londrina, a city
full of religion, but lost without a Savior. Upon their return from furlough
in 2002, they began their ministry in Londrina, PR, where they continue to
minister today. They have started 3 churches in Londrina.
David - June 11
Geri - July 24
David graduated from:
-Bob Jones University with a BA in 1986 with a major in Missions and a
minor in Homiletics.
-Pensacola Christian College and Theological Seminary with a MA Biblical
Exposition in 2002.
-He received an Honorary Doctorate from Antioch Baptist Bible College in
-He received a Master of Divinity
Antioch Baptist Bible College and Seminary in 2015 and a Doctor
of Ministries (D. Min.) degree in 2016.
He enjoys working with historical facts and geneological research. He also
enjoys writing books recording baptist history.
Geri also graduated from RL Osborne HS in 1982. She then
attended Georgia Baptist School of Nursing where she received
her diploma in 1986.
In 2016 she received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from
Antioch Baptist Bible College and Seminary.
She enjoys handcrafts and working on their website.