The IGM family is made up of born-again individuals who have experienced the call of God upon their life to serve Him in reaching this world with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.  They depend totally upon the free-will giving of  churches and individuals for their existence so that they may share the hope of eternal life with those who have no personal relationship with the Savior.  In most cases, a local church is the evidence of their ministry.



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Gary & Nancy Newhart
Executive Director
Gary and Nancy Newhart became the Executive Director of Independent Gospel Missions in February 2000, after the unexpected passing of the founder. Dr. Newhart, by the grace of God, was privileged to start two churches that became indigenous in the state of New York. Under his leadership, IGM has been restructured to provide a higher degree of accountability and integrity has become the watchword. IGM is growing in its mission and many are coming to know and hear the message of the true Gospel that is found in Jesus Christ alone! He makes it very clear that the Mission is not about us but all about bringing glory to our Heavenly Father (Proverbs 3:5-6).
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Jim & Denise Arnold
Director – Focused Ministries
Jim and Denise Arnold joined IGM in 1990. Jim was born in Ivory Coast, West Africa, and the Arnolds were missionaries there when they joined IGM. The family was evacuated from Ivory Coast during the coup in 2002. After relocating to the US, Jim became the Missionary Field Coordinator for all of IGM’s national church planters in the West African region. He is currently the director of Focused Ministries. Their family resides in Georgia
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Jim & Joanne Starr
Director Vision2020Asia
Jim and Joanne Starr have been involved in God’s ministry since Jim’s salvation in 1969. Jim received his theological training from Bob Jones University. He has experience as a deacon, youth pastor, pastor, church planter, business manager, and entrepreneur. He has owned and operated numerous small businesses that he has used for the spread of the Gospel worldwide for the glory of God.
Pam Waterman
Director of Benjamin Ministries
Dan and Pam Waterman joined IGM in 2012. They have been married 29 years and have 10 children; eight on earth, two in heaven. Dan is a Network Engineer for the University of Rochester Medical Center, and supports Pam in her homeschooling efforts. Benjamin Ministries in named after and dedicated to their son, Benjamin, who died in 1997 in a car crash.

Kouami Midekor
Director of French-Speaking West African Countries
Kouami was born in Togo, Africa. In early 1972, he received the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior and was baptized by immersion in April, 1972. Kouami came to the United States to get his Bible training. He graduated from the former Spurgeon Baptist Bible College, in Mulberry, FL, with a BA degree; then, he also graduated from New Orleans Baptist Seminary, LA, with an MA. He was officially accepted as a missionary with IGM on February 6, 1999. He is sent out by Faith Baptist Church, State College, PA. He raised his full support and left for the field of Togo in January, 2001. Since going back to Togo, he has trained many men; 5 are now also with IGM. Pastor Midekor currently oversees 16 churches and runs a TV station, among other ministries for the glory of God. He is currently developing plans for a Bible College in northern Togo.

National Field Representatives

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Kangbaliba “Robert” Lompo
Burkina Faso
Robert and Naomi Lompo have been serving with the IGM family since August 2005. They live in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Pastor Lompo has been pastor of the Pasganga Evangelical Church, located in the capital city of Ouagadougou, for 14 years.
Alex Boamah
Alex joined IGM in 2002 and is the pastor of Adom Baptist Church. The church is growing well. The members’ work at wood carving has allowed them to raise enough money to purchase land for a church building and the school. However, they need funds to complete the building, for which they did all the digging and foundation work by hand.

Kerry & Terri Psinas
“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24
Fritz & Francoise Voltaire
Fritz Voltaire has been with IGM since May, 1996. His first wife passed away in April, 2005; on June 10, 2006, he married Francoise Jean-Mary. He is presently the pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church of Chateaublond, Pernier. Pastor Voltaire is strong in Christian education and has established a church school and a vocational school. He is well-respected in his country for his heart in working with and teaching youth. In addition, he is involved in caring for orphans. Pastor Voltaire needs your prayers and financial support as he endeavors to make a difference in Haiti.

Priyanath Rufus
Pastor Rufus joined IGM in 2007. His PEFCOC Ministry, begun in 1980, has been blessed of God. The ministry has four wings: City Baptist Temple of Rajahmundry A.P. (Mother church); North India Missionary Ministry in three Himalayan states – Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Uttarakhand; Kona Seema church planting ministry, and PEFCOC Bible College. The ministry is steadily growing in all the places.

N’Dri Emmanuel
Ivory Coast
N’Dri trusted Christ as his Savior in 1980 after two young men approached him and shared the Gospel with him. He says that he had no peace in his life and that money did not bring happiness. “After I accepted Christ and began my walk with Him, then my life was filled with joy”, he says.

Godfrey & Launa Watson
Godfrey Watson has been with IGM since 1998. On December 16, 2006, he married Launa. They are now serving the Lord together in two rural churches: Providence Baptist Church and Spice Grove Baptist Church, which are twelve miles apart. His ministries entail preaching on Sundays, teaching Bible studies on Tuesdays and Thursdays, instructing and discipling new believers, visitation, and soul-winning. Pastor Watson’s other activities include being the executive member of the Association of Independent Baptist Churches of Jamaica and he also serves on the ministry team for AWANA clubs of Jamaica. He also serves his community in many different ways.
Anthony & Sheilah Juma
East Africa
Anthony and Sheilah Juma have been with IGM since August 2003. Anthony was born again in 1998 and has been trained and discipled by Rev. Maungo. Anthony is the assistant director of Baptist Faith Missions Fellowship of East Africa and is the pastor of Huruma Baptist Church. They are engaged in training Huruma Baptist Church brethren for the work of the ministry, proclaiming the Gospel to over 600 children in the Huruma Christian School, and reaching areas of East Africa that have not been reached with the Gospel for the extension of the Kingdom of Christ. Their goal is to mature the Huruma Baptist Church into “a caring community” committed to providing an environment where children, young people, and adults can meet Christ and grow in their faith and be prepared for the work of the ministry.

Rafael Lubaton
After Charing went home to be with the Lord, Rafael married Rosalinda and both are now serving with IGM. Rosalinda accepted the Lord as personal Savior in 1953. She has been a career public school teacher in the Philippines and a quartermaster, completed her Certified Nurse Assistance course and Home Health Aide Certificate in California, and has served in the field of Health Care Services in California.

Peter Gebeor
Peter is the senior pastor of the Unity Baptist Church of Monrovia, Liberia. Since the establishment of Unity Baptist Church, they have succeeded in establishing many other churches. They also have a Bible school, youth ministry, and orphan ministry. Some of the churches are running schools to help the members’ children and those in their community. Ellen has served in the church in many areas. Presently, she serves as conference leader of the women’s department. Pray for the Gebeors as they continue to serve the Savior. They are in need of financial support.

Larque Vaye
Larque & Rose Vaye joined IGM in 2009. Larque is the senior pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Monrovia, Liberia, and a regular teacher and staff member at the Jake Memorial Baptist College. For the past twelve years, they have seen the Lord’s hand upon their lives and ministry in spite of the civil war and the challenges of ministry in a war-torn country such as Liberia.

Church Planters


“Faith Cometh by Hearing” Ministries:

FAITH Ministries International (Orphan Ministry):

  • Jim Arnold, Acting Director

Benjamin & Elise Meloro
Missionaries – Nova Scotia
The Meloros have been partners with IGM since 1993. Rev. Meloro is currently the pastor of New Beginning Baptist Church in Chester, Nova Scotia. Before planting this new church, he pastored the St. Margaret’s Bay Bible Fellowship Church in Glen Haven, NS.
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West Africa

National Church Planters: Chad

National Church Planters