Decatur Presbyterian Church of Decatur, AL » World Missions


DPC is committed to bringing the good news of Jesus to people near and far. And we seek to build meaningful, enduring connections between our church family and the kingdom workers we support.



Through prayer and financial means, we support the following:


Samuel & Dr. Silvia Martínez – Dominican Republic

Bill & Cheryl Nikides – The Muslim World

Wayne & Amy Newsome – Japan

Joel & Judy Linton – Taiwan

Tom & Teresa Wilson – Japan

Jeremy & Angel M. – United Kingdom

Gary & Linda Johnson – Sweden

Confidential – Western Europe

Wes & Jami Baker – Peru

Adair Evans – Germany






Click on a last name below to view more information about each missionary:




Dominican Republic

Samuel & Dr. Silvia Martínez

Dr. Silvia Martinez and her husband, Samuel, serve in the DR. Silvia is a medical doctor and operates a clinic and community health program in a city called Los Angeles. They also run feeding programs and mobile clinics in the community of El Cacique and in the bateys which are very poor immigrant communities of Haitian sugar cane workers. Silvia does not just minister to the people’s physical needs; everyone who passes through Dr. Silvia’s clinic or benefits from one of her programs hears the good news of Jesus Christ. Her ministry is known in the DR as Sociedad Lucas.


Donations: You may send donations to the Martinez family to DPC.




Bangladesh, Turkey, and England

Bill & Cheryl Nikides

Bill and Cheryl serve four Presbyterian denominations in the fields of church planting and leadership development: the Presbyterian Church of Bangladesh (PCB); the Turkish Protestant Reformed Church (TPRK); the International Presbyterian Church (IPC), a denomination started by Francis Schaeffer that stretches from England to Azerbaijan; and the PCA (Bill is a Presbytery mentor for the pastor of a Native American church plant in Billings, Montana). They spend 50% of the year outside of the USA. Bill teaches in seminaries, Bible colleges, churches and remote villages. Their passion is seeing churches planted by Muslim converts in their own communities. Their work includes planting multicultural churches and developing church leaders across Europe and Asia.


Donations: You may send donations to the Nikides family to DPC.





Wayne & Amy Newsome

Wayne served as a short term missionary in Japan with MTW from 1982 to 1985, teaching English and the Bible. God confirmed his call to missions and gave him a great love for the people of Japan during this time. After attending Reformed Theological Seminary, he was accepted with MTW in 1987. Amy and Wayne married in 1988, and returned as a family to Japan in 1991.


The Newsomes serve as team leaders of the Nagoya church-planting team. The Newsome’s last few terms have been spent establishing a structure for ongoing ministry in Nagoya. The team has now begun a phase which includes church plants, college ministry, partnering with and training Japanese pastors, and establishing a church planting movement in one of the most unreached areas in Japan.


The Nagoya church planting team rejoices in the great work God is doing there. The newest church plant, Nisshin Christ Church, was organized as an official church; many seekers are attending worship services, new believers are preparing for baptism, and many are studying the Bible and moving along in the process of meeting Christ.


Wayne and Amy also continue to seek God’s will concerning the development of a counseling ministry to serve the community and church. By God’s grace they hope to see the kingdom expand throughout Nagoya, central Japan and the world.


Donations: You may send donations to the Newsome family to DPC.






Joel & Judy Linton

Joel was born in South Korea into a family with a multi-generational legacy of mission work. Judy was born in Taiwan into a non-Christian family. Both came to know Christ in childhood. They met during graduate school and married in 1998. Soon after, God called them to a lifetime service of church planting and evangelism in Taiwan where they moved in 2002. Joel was ordained in 2004 in the PCA. Currently, in addition to evangelism, Joel mentors pastoral and missionary interns and church planters. Judy’s life story (see and the tragedy that befell her family, has made her known throughout Taiwan. This gives Judy the opportunity to focus on public evangelism in the mass media through music, her autobiography, and her book on infant care. Many times in interviews of secular radio station talk shows Judy is asked to share “the reason for the hope she has.” We pray many more opportunities to share will come.


In May of 2016, Joel received a doctorate in applied theology (D.Min.) from Birmingham Theological Seminary, after writing and defending his dissertation on starting and sustaining healthy rural churches.


Donations: You may send donations to the Linton family to DPC.





Tom & Teresa Wilson

Based in Nagoya, Japan, Tom and Teresa Wilson support church planting by leading traditional choirs and gospel choirs.  Tom and Teresa work on a team along with Wayne and Amy Newsome.

Please learn more about the Wilsons at


Donations: You may send donations to the Wilson family through DPC.




United Kingdom

Jeremy & Angel M.

Jeremy & Angel M. have relocated to a part of London called Southall that is home to many immigrants from South Asia. The M. family is serving this immigrant community via an established church in Southall.

Please learn more about the M. family here and here.


Donations: You may send donations to the M. family through DPC.





Gary & Linda Johnson

Gary is called by the Mississippi Valley Presbytery via International Xchange Organization (IXO) to coordinate the Finding Faithful Men Project (FFM). The inspiration for this project comes from the Scriptures in 2 Timothy 2:2 where Paul instructs Timothy to teach “faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” Gary focuses on locating, recruiting, and training faithful young men to serve Christ in their spheres of life. Gary and Linda leverage their extensive experience in Sweden as they help revitalize churches and plant new churches.

Please learn more about the Johnsons at


Donations: You may send donations to the Johnson family through DPC.




Western Europe


DPC supports a family in Western Europe. Please see any member of the World Missions Committee for more information.


Donations: You may send donations to this family through DPC





Wes & Jami Baker

Wes and Jami are both from small towns in Texas and have been in the field since 2000. They have seven children and Wes is the leader of a team of missionaries in Trujillo, Peru. Wes is also pastor of the Iglesia Cristo Rey (Christ the King Church) and is a professor for El Areopago Cristiano (The Christian Areopagus), an arm of the Peru Mission that provides training for Christian leaders. The team’s vision includes planting vibrant churches to serve the urban centers of Northern Peru.

Please learn more about the Bakers at

Donations:  Donations can be sent to the Bakers through DPC.

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