In 1999, God brought Karissa, who was saved at the age of 16 while attending a church service, into Jeremy's life. They were married six months later and shortly after began a family. While both had careers and were pursuing the American dream, God changed their hearts and gave them a desire for cross cultural missions.
Through the study of God’s Word, wise counsel, and friendships at First Coast Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, God made it clear they should be church planters in the country of Ethiopia. Jeremy has a missions degree from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. Karissa is currently working on a missions degree through Louisiana Baptist University.
They will be working closely with other missionary couples already established in Ethiopia. As BBFI missionaries, Jeremy and Karissa passionately desire to proclaim the hope of Jesus Christ to those who need to hear.