Wendy and Kurt Urbanek
Kurt and Wendy Urbanek have served as missionaries with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention for over 26 years. They started their missionary career in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and currently serve in Cuba. They have worked in Cuba over 21 years. In the Dominican Republic, they served as Church Planters and helped start five new churches, four with Spanish-speakers, and one in Creole with Haitian cane workers and their families. Kurt now serves as the Strategy Leader over Cuba and Wendy serves with women, specifically pastor’s wives, and women involved in ministry. Kurt completed his Ph.D. in Missiology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Wendy has a B.S.N. in Nursing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse in Texas and in the Dominican Republic as well. They have three children. The Urbaneks have been members of FBW for over 21 years.
(Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
After initially starting his career in the Health Club Industry, James felt the call to missions to serve as a teacher and coach at El Camino Academy, located in Bogota, Colombia. It was there where his love for sports and love for God found a new purpose. While teaching and coaching at El Camino Academy, James led individual and group Bible studies for coaches and athletes of opposing teams. That gave James the vision to start the first-ever international branch of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Since then the ministry has grown to serve over 15,000 coaches and athletes annually located throughout 12 major cities in Colombia and Venezuela.
Eastern Baptist Convention of Cuba
We have a long-standing relationship and partnership with the Eastern Baptist Convention of Cuba. We send a team of worship leaders and musicians down each year to teach and train hundreds of Cuban worship leaders through the worship division of the convention. We support them financially, with leadership development, professional musical expertise, instruction, and through mutual encouragement.