I have been a husband for over 20 years and father of two great kids. I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and at 18, I joined the military. Growing up, I did not know who Jesus Christ was or is.
How do I know that my God exists? I know because in 1993, I was sent to Fort Polk, Louisiana, and my job was not on the post, and I had to find one for myself. During that time frame of my life, barriers were broken down. The first barrier was my selfishness; being a part of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Program and having a 12-year old “little brother” helped me to break that down. The second was meeting my future wife; she introduced me to Christ. She was going to church in Leesville, Louisiana, and if I wanted anything to do with this woman, I had to change my ways.
Ironically, the Browns and my wife and I probably sat in the same church in 1994 and did not know each other. I was baptized in 1999 at Sierra Vista First Baptist Church in Arizona. I have been attending Journey Community Church in Evans, Georgia for over 10 years and I am on the Core Leadership Team.
My journey over the last 20 years has led me closer to Christ. He has given me a strong family, who enjoys serving together. My daughter serves in the children’s ministry on a weekly basis. When I was in the desert preparing to cross over into Iraq in 2003, a couple of months prior to the Iraqi War starting, I learned how important prayer is in guiding me through life. I learned about the power of praying together in numbers in 2007, when I was frustrated with my current job, and I was asked to work on Sundays. I had never been asked to put my God on the back burner. I would have to give up my service in children’s ministry.
Through prayer from my small group, a job that I interviewed for three months earlier was offered to me on the first Thursday in May, which is National Prayer Day. That job lead me to become good friends with the Browns.
Morgan Whaley is married to Jami and has three daughters - Sarah Beth, Emma and Anna.
Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Augusta State University in 1992. He currently works at Georgia Regents University as an Associate Director in Information Technology.
He's also a member of the National Hills Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia where he serves as a deacon, member of the church finance committee, Sunday school teacher and member of the praise band.
He is an active member of Bible Study Fellowship - an international non-denominational Bible study. In the past he has served as a BSF discussion group leader and children's leader.
Morgan has a heart for ministry - in particular local & international missions. He has served on mission teams in Honduras - 2005, Moldova - 2008, Siberia - 2009, Myanmar - 2010, Thailand - 2011 & Haiti - 2013.
Most importantly, though, Morgan is a follower of Jesus Christ as he trusted Christ as his personal Savior & Lord in 2000.
Field missionaries are members of National Hills Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia.
We agree with the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.
Laramie and Amy Brown serve as missionaries in Slovenia along with their family. Laramie is currently serving as the pastor for the International Church of Ljubljana in Slovenia. This church exists to serve the International Community in Ljubljana through the common language of English. The Brown family previously served on the mission field in Haiti from 2014 -2017. Rev. Laramie Brown and Amy Brown are both Board Certified Biblical counselors through the Board of Professional and Pastoral Counselors.
1 Peter 3:18 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit
Luke Brown - Director of Social Media. Luke keeps us connected with those we minister to as well as our support base through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Luke is also great at making personal connections. It is amazing to see how God continues to use him to share hope through the Gospel message.
Lance Brown - Director of Media.
Lance creates all of our videos for ministry and updates. Lance is also great at discerning. He provides valuable input for direction and decision making.