“Therefore, as you go, disciple all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you each and every day until the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20 (ISV)

Our church is a missions minded church. It’s not just the pictures on the walls, the maps, the flags, or our talk. We are actively involved in missions around the world.

From our ever-present missions emphasis to multiple international and domestic mission trips each year we seek to involve our members in missions. We also seek to financially support missions through gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and Cooperative Program.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Numbers

Supported Missionaries

Nationals planting churches

New Churches Started


Money used to send and support missionaries

A number of past and present FBC members have been involved in full-time missions:

Tim & Merry Gregory – Southeast Asia
Matt and Misty Sargent – Japan
Zach & Jenny Wingate – Korea
Chang & Esther – Asia
Chris & Julie Shon – Southeast Asia
Jonathan & Holly Lesley – East Africa
Joseph & Lily Veres – Malawi
Jonathan Hull – East Africa
Stephanie – East Asia

Our church members participate in multiple domestic and international trips each year. From Forest to New York, to China and Africa and points between, we work to carry the gospel of Christ to all people of all nations.

Here are a few of the missions projects that have been sponsored by FBC, or have included members of Forest Baptist Church:

Forest, VA

  • Great Gas Buydown
  • Live Nativity
  • Meals for the highway crew
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Hope4Forest (Prayer meetings, Free Donut & Coffee Drive-thru, Neighborhood Prayer Walking and Canvassing, Gas buydown, Family Fun Day carnival and music festival)


  • Hurricane Katrina – kitchen and shower units, chainsaw crews
  • Hurricane Isobel – Chainsaw crews, and mudout units
  • Virginia Tech Tragedy – Law enforcement feeding unit
  • Hurricane Relief – various places in Florida & South Carolina
  • Flood Recovery – mud-out teams in Kentucky & West Virginia
  • Tornado clean-up in South Carolina
  • Vaction Bible School
  • Church construction
  • Community Service


  • Gospel Literature Distribution
  • Prayer Walking


  • Gospel Literature Distribution
  • Prayer Walking
  • Casino Workers evangelism
  • Factory Workers evangelism


  • Gospel Literature Distribution
  • Prayer Walking


Actively reaching a formerly Unengaged, Unreached people group with the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that they will become His disciples.


  • Gospel Literature Distribution
  • Slum Ministry
  • Prayer Walking
  • Jail Ministry
  • Children’s Home


  • Slum ministry
  • Evangelism
  • Construction


  • Prayer Walking
  • Gospel Literature Distribution

Mission Trip Forms

If you are considering coming with us on a mission trip please go to our forms page and fill out the forms necessary to join out team.