Our Mission

The Baptist Mid-Missions Family exists to strategically advance the building of Christ’s church, with His passion and for His glory, in vital partnership with Baptist churches worldwide.

The Story of How it All Began

For more than 100 years, Baptist Mid-Missions has been strategically advancing the building of Christ’s church with His passion and for His glory.

Our Beliefs

Read about the belief system by which we operate.

Our Values

These value statements are the bedrock beliefs upon which we build and advance ministry. They define who we are as an organization and what we aspire to be. They are much more than mere phrases to our missionaries and staff. Together, we embrace them as the standard for our conduct with each other, with our ministry partners, and with the world of people whom we serve.

Biblical Authority

Ministry is driven by the inspired, inerrant Word of God.

Global Outreach

God wants every person to hear the biblical plan of salvation and to be discipled to fulfill the Lord's commands.

Passion for God

Missionary service requires zealous devotion and unquestioned obedience to the Godhead.

The Centrality of the Local Church

The local church is at the heart of God’s plan for our ministry.


Impacts all facets of missionary life and ministry.


Servant leadership results in vertical and horizontal teamwork.


Trusting God in all aspects of His work.


Faithful communication with God links human effort with Divine power.

Our Leaders

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Patrick Odle


In 2020, Patrick Odle became BMM's ninth president after 26 years of pastoral experience in Iowa and Ohio. He also served as Faith Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary's Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life for three years. God developed his heart for missions through connections to BMM missionaries and Council members, along with numerous mission trips. Patrick and his wife, Ruth, have four adult children and two grandchildren.


Mark Hocker



David Ferguson

First Vice President and Administrator for Missionary Services

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Steve Brennecke

Second Vice President and Administrator for Stewardship

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