Greetings from Jacksonville Florida! Thank you for showing interest in our ministry. We are church
planting missionaries following Gods call to the city of Hong Kong. We had been serving in the Philippines
as missionaries for the last 20 years. God has been good to us and has allowed us to start and establish five
Independent Baptist Churches that are now pastored by nationals. We also established two Christian
schools, Faith Baptist Academy and Victory Baptist Academy. We also started two Bible Institutes that are
still operating and training Filipinos for full time ministry.
In 2015, while planting a church in Baguio City Philippines, I was invited to preach in China. After that
meeting, I was informed by the church members about the great need in Hong Kong. They took Mary and
I to Hong Kong to see the city. As we visited and surveyed this enormous city, the Lord began to open our
eyes to the need there. That burden never left our hearts. In the fall of 2018, we surrendered to Gods call
to Hong Kong. Afterwards, we returned to America and started full time deputation in Jan 2019 to raise
more support. Hong Kong is much more expensive to live in than the Philippines. We are now booking
meetings for 2019 and 2020. Below I have listed some personal information about my family.
I served ten years in the USAF. While I was stationed at Eglin AFB in FWB Florida, I was invited to a
Baptist Church near the base. That is where I heard the gospel and received Christ as my Savior on March 6,
1988. Later while serving in my local church, God began to burden my heart about serving in the ministry
full time. A year later I was stationed in Clark AFB Philippines, that is where God showed me the need and
gave me a burden and calling for the Philippines.
After my military tour in Clark, I left the USAF to attend Bible College at Trinity Baptist College in
Jacksonville FL. I graduated in 1996 with a BA degree in Theology and Missions. I also have a BA in
Education from Angeles University Foundation. I am currently working on my Master of Divinity at Bob
Jones University. On my forth year at Bible college, I married my wife, Mary. She also has a degree in
Nutrition and a diploma in Theology from Mt View Baptist Seminary in Angeles City Pampanga. We arrived
in the Philippines in 1998. We have three beautiful children, Michael, Matthew and Angela. We plan to stay
in full time missions till God calls us home to glory.
Our goals are simple, we plan to reach souls for Christ and plant indigenous Baptist churches in Hong
Kong. We will accomplish this by doing the same thing we did in the Philippines for twenty years. We will
go and win the lost, baptize the new converts, establish a NT church, disciple the new members and train a
national to eventually take it over. We will then move on to a new location and repeat the process as the
I would like for you to prayerfully consider having us to visit your church and present our mission field.
Hong Kong is one of the most open fields in Asia. Even though Hong Kong is a part of Mainland China, it
is currently allowed to have elections, freedom of speech and religion. This open door will close in 2047
when China again takes full control of Hong Kong. This is why it is urgent to go now before the doors are
closed permanently. Today I know of only a few missionaries in Hong Kong.
Do you currently know any missionaries in, or heading to, Hong Kong? If not, please pray about having
Thank you for considering us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Kevin, Mary, Angela
FURLOUGH CONTACT INFO
4991 Key Lime Dr, Unit 101
Jacksonville Fl, 32256
Cel Kevin 904-660-5058
Hope International Mission
Chattanooga TN, 37424
(H.I.M is a mission board out of Stanley Independent Baptist Church in Chattanooga TN)
*Please send all support and love offerings to Mission Board address
River City Baptist Church
6801 Merrill Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32277
Pastor Brian Samms