About Us


A Little Bit of History

We are the Jewell Family, missionaries to Barahona, Dominican Republic.  My name is Roger and my wife is Kathy.  We were married on April 23, 1986.  We have five children; Amber, Hannah, Jesse, Samuel and David.  I am a veteran of the U.S. Army.  I graduated from Oklahoma Baptist College and Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

After completing college, we spent two years on deputation, then a year in Mexico where we learned the Spanish language under the ministry of Missionary Dr. Tommy Ashcraft in Monterrey, Mexico.  From there, we moved on January 11, 2001 to Barahona, Dominican Republic.

We worked with Missionary Aaron Hoot to start the Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Barrio Maria Montez (close to Barahona).  After that church was going well, we left to start the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Barahona.  We are currently working with this second church.

Our Mission Sending Agency

We are independent Baptist missionaries.  Our sending church is also our mission agency.  All of our support goes through our sending church, Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lebanon, MO.  You can find our sending church’s information under the heading, “Sending Church” at the top of this page.  You can find a copy of our doctrinal statement under the title, “Doctrinal Statement” at the top of this same page.

We do not have 100% of our needed support, and would welcome any additional financial support.  We are church planters in a needy country.  We still have many projects that we would like to begin, but we lack the resources.  Please feel free to email me if you would like to know what these projects are, or what our current needs are.

Our Goal

Our goal is simple to state, but difficult to complete.  We want to obey the “Great Commission” as we find it in the gospels.  We are here with the express purpose of leading people to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; and starting indigenous, local, independent, fundamental Baptist churches that love God and hate the devil.

Roger Jewell



  1. Welcome to the blogosphere! You’ve loaded this site with great information. I especially like the quotes in the sidebar. I pray you are blessed and encouraged in all God gives you to do.

  2. tanyasue,
    Thank you for your kind welcome. This is a very new experience to us, but it is something that we have wanted to do for sometime now. Being missionaries, those quotes are precious to us.

  3. I went to school for missions, so I understand. I’ve worked with church-planting teams in urban America, Switzerland and Bosnia. Now I’m in the suburbs trying to raise the next generation of missionaries. 🙂

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