Greenbrier-native missionaries at GV Nazarene this Sunday


Local Greenbrier County natives James and Beth Baker, preparing for full-time Christian missionary work, will speak this Sunday morning, June 28, in the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene in Fairlea.

The couple are currently taking classes at New Tribes Bible Institute in Jackson, MI, in preparation for ministry with New Tribes Mission. The group’s purpose is to reach various tribes throughout the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, particularly those who have had little or no exposure to the gospel, and to establish growing churches in those areas.

The Bakers have two daughters: Lily, 3; and Grace, 1. Both James and Beth are graduates of Greenbrier East High School. James is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington. Beth is a graduate of Fairmont University in Fairmont and Marshall University. James and Beth taught in Cabell County public schools before moving to Michigan recently to begin training.

Additional information on New Tribes Bible Institute is available at and on New Tribes Mission at

Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene is located at Davis Stuart Road and Dawkins Drive in Fairlea, approximately one-half mile south of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. Rev. Glen Thaxton is pastor. The church’s website is accessed at

Grace (left), Beth, James and Lily Baker
Grace (left), Beth, James and Lily Baker

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