We are the Coker family. My wife and I are church planting missionaries to China and part of the Vision for China team with VBM.
My wife and I were married on May 10, 2014. I worked as an aircraft mechanic for seven and a half years. During this time I was heavily involved in ministry at my local church while I attended a local Bible college. God gave us a desire to be missionaries years ago and has worked in both of our hearts during these years to develop a burden for church planting missions.
After I graduated Bible college in 2019 I felt that it was time to take the next steps. God had already given me a desire to see His name proclaimed in the dark corners of our world, but I wasn’t sure where that would be. From the moment of our God given desire for missions my heart was challenged by the great need in China. I knew in my heart that God was dealing with us about planting Independent Baptist Churches there, but I wasn’t initially ready to acknowledge it.
Eventually I surrendered to this burden that He had placed in our heart concerning the need of China. We are now on deputation to plant churches in the largest country in the world. Our dream is to see an underground church planting movement in China. Our God lived, died, and rose again for Chinese people, and He desires to save them.