Greetings Pastors across America,
From my twenty-three years in the pastorate, I know how many requests you get by phone, mail and e-mail for missionaries to come to your churches to present their ministries! May I heartily recommend to you Jean Claude and Matilde Guilbaud—going to Costa Rica under Macedonia World Baptist Missions.
I was a church planter in Corona, Queens, New York City from 1974 to 1986. During those years Jean Claude and Matilde were both saved through the ministry of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, and became very active and faithful members of Faith Baptist Church. With a burden for ministry and with a young family to consider, I recommended him to Tabernacle Baptist Bible College in Virginia Beach. His pastor, Dr. James Baker, is also recommending their ministry, being more familiar with their current testimony for the Lord and involvement in ministry.
I had the joy of being involved in Jean Claude’s ordination in June of 2003. The Guilbauds love the Lord dearly and have a fervency to serve Him. They have a strong advantage over other new missionaries going to a Spanish-speaking country, because they are both fluent in Spanish. Matilde is from Colombia, South America and is totally bilingual; Jean Claude was born in Haiti and is fluent in French, English and Spanish. Jean Claude has also served as a professional architect, builder and professor in the business world for a number of years, so he is well-rounded. He has served in part-time Christian ministry for 11 years and full-time ministry for 3 ½ years.
May I encourage you to schedule them to come to your church to present their burden and vision for a ministry in Costa Rica. My heart aches for the need of more missionaries to be sent around the globe. I am a mission representative for Open Door Baptist Missions out of Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. Thank you for your time.
Your co-worker in Great Commission ministry,
Evangelist Doug Lowery
I have known Jean-Claude and Matilde Guilbaud for the last nine years. They have faithfully served with us here at Tabernacle Baptist Church as our pastor for the Spanish ministry since 2011. Their heart for people and ministry is evident in their daily walk with the Lord.
Several months ago, they made me aware of their desire to leave secular work and commit the rest of their lives to full-time service. They are both uniquely qualified to minister to the country of Costa Rica since they both have Spanish backgrounds. Jean-Claude lived in Haiti as a child and speaks French and Spanish, while Matilde was raised in Colombia. Language and cultural hurdles will be no problem for this couple. I find it personally refreshing to see them ready to begin ministry at an age when some desire to slow down.
We here at Tabernacle are wholeheartedly recommending this couple for your consideration for missionary support. They are eager and ready to invest their lives to bear fruit to your account. I would be glad to answer any questions you might have.
Dr. James Baker
Pastor, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, VA