McClure, Joshua & Amanda - NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Joshua was approved as a World Baptist Fellowship missionary in 2016.
Joshua is a third generation WBF missionary who has been serving on a voluntary basis for the past six years, first with his parents, Terry and Gloria McClure in the Republic of Palau from 2010-2014 then with his grandparents, David and Dorothy McClure, in Saipan from 2015-2016.
He surrendered to serve God at age 19 and after graduating from Independent Baptist Bible Institute in Palau he began full time ministry in preaching, working in the youth group and directing the church choir. Also, he led the Palau Baptist Church from 2011-2014 in a co-pastorate position. The Lord directed him to the Northern Mariana Island of Saipan where his grandparents are serving to aid in the ministry there. Being raised in this region he has proven to be an invaluable resource to the work as he knows the culture and some of the languages. He says, “God has a purpose for everyone’s life. I have found mine and there is no greater joy, peace or sense of fulfillment than knowing that I am fulfilling my life’s purpose.” He will be going back to Saipan after raising his support to continue the work. His future plans are to plant other local churches on the neighboring islands that make up this chain of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Amanda grew up attending Faith Baptist Church in Bourbonnais, Illinois, pastored by Dr. Terry Anglea. She received Jesus as her Saviour at the young age of four. After graduating from Faith Baptist Academy she attended and graduated from Heartland Baptist Bible College where she majored in ministry secretarial, church education and missions. Upon graduating in 2016, she moved to The Bahamas to work with a missionary family until she returned to the States in preparation to marry Joshua.
Joshua and Amanda were married August 12, 2017 in Bourbonnais, Illnois. Their sending church is the New Testament Baptist Church in Pantego, Texas, where Bro. David Bryant is the pastor.