The Ansari Initiative

The Ansari Initiative


We are partnering with Southern Baptist International Mission Board to engage an unreached people group (The Ansari Muslims of India) with the gospel.

Click here to read more about the Ansari People Group.

Be in prayer for the two national pastors to the Ansari people, Yusif and Akram, and the eight national pastors that they are discipling, all of whom we help support.

Ansari Village Project
As part of the 2010 Advent Conspiracy, we raised $15,987. Combine this with the $30,000 the church has already committed to this project and we have a grand total of $45,987.15 that has been donated to: 1) build two schools and run them free to the students for the first 3 years 2) send church planters to minister in those 2 communities.

If you would like to be part of the task force that helps us develop this ministry, contact P.C. Philip at

Living Missionally

Missional living is defined as “joining God and giving ourselves away.” Here at FBC we are committed to reaching out to our community, our nation and the world as ambassadors of Jesus Christ, sharing not only the gospel message but demonstrating his heart of compasssion through tangible acts of service. 

Mission Announcements/Events

Camp Barnabas Team
Commissioning: Sunday, July 26
Mission Trip: August 1-7

Elk Grove Food Bank Run 4 Hunger - Saturday, June 27
Walk, Run or Jog to Fight Hunger! The 11th Annual Run 4 Hunger takes place on Saturday June 27, 2015 at Elk Grove Regional Park. This event benefits the Elk Grove Food Bank Services, a nonprofit organization that helps over 4,500 individuals monthly by providing nutritious food and a safety-net of services and resources. For more information or to register, go to

Krazy 'Bout Kirchgater School Supply Drive- July 12 through August 2
This is our 7th year of richly blessing the students, teachers and staff of this Title One school. They truly appreciate our partnership with them. Pick up donation tags at the Volunteer Board, purchase the supplies and return them to the church.


J.C. and Us Ministries - Breakfast and Motorcycle Ride - First Saturday of each month
Breakfast at 8am at Dennys Elk Grove and ride starts at 9am.

Contact: Rich Hardesty at

Mission Support - Dorcas Circle

1st Wednesday @ 9am in Rm. E-203
A Women’s Missionary Circle that does projects for missions agencies and outreach organizations both locally and internationally. A wonderful time of fellowship.

Staff Contact: Elenita Catindig or ext. 124

Mission Support - Priscilla Circle
2nd Monday @ 7pm in Rm. E-203
A Women’s Missionary Circle that does projects for missions agencies and outreach organizations both locally and internationally. It is also a time to learn new skills like quilt making.

Staff Contact: Elenita Catindig or ext. 124

Other Missional Opportunities:

Community Exchange Bulletin Board
Need a job or do you know of employment opportunities? Need a room or home to rent or do you have a room or home for rent? Are you in need of a room or home to rent or have a room or home to rent? We have a community exchange bulletin board, located across from the library.

This is a service provided to our congregation to exchange information and resources regarding housing (rooms and single family dwellings) as well as job needs and opportunities. FBC is providing this information as a resource and does not screen or endorse any individuals. Visit to download a form, or stop by the bulletin board to pick up a form.

Staff Volunteer Contact: Annette Kelly or ext. 340

FBC Assistance Program
Did you know we have an Assistance Program to help our FBC families during diffi cult times fi nd community resources they need to maintain independence and dignity? This may include short-term fi nancial assistance, housing/shelter, fi nancial guidance, low-income referrals to utilities, etc.

Staff Volunteer Contact: Annette Kelly or ext. 340

Compassion in Action
Compassion in Action is a ministry where you get to touch a family in our church going through a crisis. Compassion in Action organizes a few meals just when people need to know they are not alone. What could be more rewarding than being the hands and feet of Jesus?! Hearts are warmed, tummies are fed and Jesus is seen when people reach out in this way. So if just once a month you could buy a meal, cook a meal, or help call people on the phone, this is a ministry for you!

Let your faith be put to action and your joy will abound.

Contact: Teddi Zachariou Rempp @ 952-3435

Local Missionaries

Read below for more information about our local missionaries.


Blythe, Don
Location: Stockton, CA
Agency: At the Well Ministries

Supported by FBC since 1986

Don serves as an abortion counselor. Don spends his time talking with people outside abortion clinics in Stockton. He also reaches people through radio ministry. He has a passion to save as many babies as possible. He has opportunities to speak to high school students through Family Life Classes where he presents the pro-life position and the worth of each individual life. And Don can be seen on college campuses engaging students to be pro-life.

Mailing Address
Don Blythe
At the Well Ministries
PO Box 78025 
Stockton, CA 95207



Davis, Tom & Anita
Location: USA
Agency: Campus Crusade for Christ

Supported by FBC since 1996

Tom and Anita are representatives of Family Life Ministry. They lead national marriage conferences around the world. They also develop the Family Life materials for international use by taking God's blueprint for the family and making it culturally relevant to people in other countries.

Mailing Address
Tom & Anita Davis
15120 Gorgeous View Trail
Little Rock, AR 72210

Email Address:


Dawson, Ralph & Valerie
Location: USA International
Agency: Mission Aviation Fellowship

Supported by FBC since 1989

Ralph is a recruiter and IT specialist for MAF.  He also helps with spiritual formation and team building for the stateside staff. The family served 12 years in Irian Jaya.

Mailing Address
Ralph & Valerie Dawson
611 Fletcher Dr
Nampa, ID  83686

Email Addresses


Fiesco, Rafael & Alma
Location: National City, CA 
Agency: Pacific Baptist Mission

Supported by FBC since 1985

Ralph and Alma have been supported by FCD since 1985. Rafael is currently pasturing a Hispanic church in National City. He also travels to Mexico, Central America and South America to preach and lead evangelistic outreaches. Prior to 2010 Rafael planted 3 churches in Mexicali, Mexico.

Mailing Address
2027 L Ave
National City, CA  91950
(760) 791-0810


Birthdays: Rafael: June 4, Alma Rosa: Feb. 4, Danyra: Jan. 30, Dustyn: Jan. 2 Moises: Aug. 8


Hardesty, Rich & Jennie
Location: USA
Agency: J.C. and Us Ministries

Supported by FBC since 1999

Rich and Jennie travel to various bike runs and rallies for the purpose of evangelizing and discipling. At these events they might man an information booth or a first aid station or help lead Bible studies and worship services. Jennie has an effective outreach to the children (and their parents) through puppet ministry. Every first Saturday of the month J.C. and Us Ministries hosts a bike ride. You are invited to join us. We meet at Mike's Diner for breakfast at 9am and the ride starts at 10am. Check out their website at

Mailing Address
Rich and Jennie Hardesty
6594 Point Pleasant Rd
Elk Grove, CA 95757-9714



Jackson, Randy & Colleen
Location: Northern CA, Nevada 
Agency: Young Life

Supported by FBC since 1990

Randy and Colleen minister to unchurched youth. Randy recruits, trains and supervises Young Life in Northern California and Nevada. Colleen helps with club ministries. Pray for a successful and fruitful summer camping season…that many young lives would respond to the love that they receive and the truth that they hear. Randy desires to get more Young Life clubs started in smaller cities. Pray that God would connect him to the people whom God has prepared for the task. For more information about their ministry, you may visit their website at

Mailing Address
Randy & Colleen Jackson
9860 Oak Ranch Place
Elk Grove, CA 95624


Birthdays: Randy: March 11, Colleen: June 16, Lydia: March 31, 1984, Elizabeth: March 9, 1986


Johnson, Jeff & Debbie
Location: Sacramento
Agency: Love, INC (in the name of Christ)

Supported by FBC since 1999

Jeff is the area director of Love, Inc., a division of World Vision. Love, Inc. is a network of volunteers from local churches who give their time and talents to help people in practical ways. As director, Jeff recruits churches who in turn recruit volunteers. He also runs a clearing house which is staffed by church volunteers. He continues to expand "Gifts in Kind" through which surplus inventory is donated by local businesses and manufacturers for use to meet needs in the community. Debbie is in charge of hospitality and helps out wherever needed.

Mailing Address



Greg and Amanda Triplett
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Agency: Cru

Supported by FBC since 2010

Greg is the director of Cru at the Sacramento State University campus.

Mailing Address:     
6810 DI Lusso Dr
Apt 369
Elk Grove, CA 95758-5898

Birthdays:  Greg March 19  Amanda September 28


Andi Yanok
Location:  Sacramento, CA
Agency: Young Life

Supported by FBC since 2012

Andi is the area director of Young Life Elk Grove.

Mailing Address: 
9728 Kent Street, Ste B
Elk Grove CA 95624
(916) 501-0773

Short-Term Missionaries

Read below for information about our short-term missionaries. We are delighted to see the young people from our church family following Jesus on amazing adventures furthering His Kingdom Work!


Location:  11 countries worldwide
Agency:  Adventures in Missions
July 2013 - June 2014

Laura is joining a world race team of 80 young adults who will be traveling to 11 countries in 11 months. World racers have accepted the challenge to abandon possessions and a traditional lifestyle in order to experience what God is doing around the world and be part of building His Kingdom.  Each country, each community will have it's needs...visiting the sick in hospitals, helping with construction projects, building relationships with orphans, etc. The world racers will live in community with those they minister with and to.



Location: Batibo, Cameroon
Agency: Change Volunteers / Shaping Destiny
September 2013 - August 2014

Stephanie is going to serve as an assistant orphanage director for a Christian based orphanage in Batipo, Cameroon.



Location: University of California Sacramento
Agency: Cru
August 2013-June 2014

Paul is on staff with CRU at California State University Sacramento.   Paul's goal is to win heart for Jesus, disciple students to grow in their faith and to share their faith and win hearts to Christ also.



Location: El Salvador
Agency: CRU
August 2013 - July 2014

Kirk is on staff with CRU serving in El Salvador. Kirk will discipling universtiy students and mobilizing them to reach other students with the gospel.



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Location: UC Davis
Agency:  The Navigators
August 2013 - June 2014

Josh and Laruen are serving on staff with the Navigtors at UC Davis.  Their roles are to disciple students to grow in faith and reach other students with the gospel.

Email: | mrs.lauren.ray@gmailcom

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Location: San Lucas, Guatemala
Agency:  Casa Shalom
January - June 2014

This is Melissa's second term of serving at this orphange in Guatemala.  She will be doing an internship with the Sponsorship Program and Mission Teams Program.  The orphanage is run by donations and she will help with the facilitation of that program. She is also going to work closely with teams of volunteers who come to serve at the orphanage.