Our Administration

Jon Jenks

Jon Jenks

President

Jon and Jeniffer served as pastor and wife at Calvary Baptist Church of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, for over twenty years.  In that role he developed an intentional plan for training men and women to serve Christ.  Out of this, God blessed Calvary by sending over twenty-five people into full-time ministry since 2000.  Jon first served as Vice President of Training, and after transitioning to the presidency in 2019, established as a core objective helping those churches mother churches and church plants train men and women as spiritual leaders through intentional discipleship. He desires to see those churches work together to send out people to plant and revitalize churches. He brings oversight and encouragement to the enrichment and training work already being provided to Baptist Church Planters' missionaries through Leadership Summit, Family Camp, church planting school, Kingdom Come Training, and candidate school. With farming and hunting in his background, Jon loves to work hard with dependence upon God in his endeavors.  Jon and Jen enjoy their three children, Rob, Joshua and Abigail and their granddaughter and twin grandsons.


Eric Wilmeth

Eric Wilmeth

Vice President of Operations

One of Eric's favorite verses is Psalm 119:105, "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."  That verse describes how the Lord has led in Eric's life - illuminating the next step on the path which God directs.  Eric first served with BCP as lead church planter in Bennington, NE, and in 2016 God directed him and his family to Ohio for Eric to serve in the home office. God has developed a variety of skill sets in Eric that have equipped him for the ministry needs of this mission agency.  As Vice President of Operations, Eric oversees a multitude of projects and activities (including finances, technology, candidates, and publications) that go on in the service center. Eric and Jacy enjoy the busyness of life as they rear their five kids ranging from infant to college age.


Tim Weeks

Tim Weeks

Church Facilitation Director with a Missionary Care emphasis

Tim was born in 1956 in Martinique to missionary parents, and Marsha also grew up in a Christian home in NY where the habit was to attend church when the doors were open.  Both were saved at eleven years of age after realizing that they needed to repent of their own sins and believe in the finished work of Jesus rather than trusting in the fact that their parents were saved and faithfully serving.  Both followed the Lord in baptism and continued to live for Him.  Tim became involved in Sunday school, VBS, and other children’s ministries, and Marsha tells of committing her life as a sixteen-year-old to serve as a missionary. Tim and Marsha met at Baptist Bible College, and after graduation, they served in France for almost twenty years.  Upon returning from the field, Tim served as senior pastor of their sending church in NJ for three years, then as a development officer at BBC, and as hospice chaplain in PA.  They now serve with BCP as Church Facilitation Director, focusing on care for our missionaries. Tim also serves as a trainer for Intentional Discipleship Training as well as a consultant for church revitalizations. They are confident that the Lord has led them here and are trusting Him to accomplish His will in and through them.  The Weeks have six children and many grandchildren they enjoy investing in and mentoring.


Scott Owen

Scott Owen

Church Facilitation Director with a Conciliation and ITM emphasis

Scott has over 30 years of ministry experience as solo pastor, associate pastor, and Bible college administrator.  He is certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly NANC) and the Institute for Christian Conciliation (formerly Peacemaker Ministries). His training with T-Net International prepared him to serve as the lead trainer for the Intentional Discipleship Training of the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches. He is the owner of Hope In Conflict L.C. which offers consulting and conciliation services. Scott began the Intentional Transitional Ministry (ITM) when he joined the Mission in 2019. ITM helps churches work through conflict and prepare for effective ministry.  He also enjoys training Christian leaders to be peacemakers and intentional disciple-makers.  Scott’s responsibilities include training and coaching a team of pastors to help churches in conflict and to serve as transformational interim ministers. Scott has been married to Marti for over 30 years, and they have four children and several grandchildren.

 


Chip Wood

Chip Wood

Church Facilitation Director with an Educational Ministry emphasis

Both Chip and Karen grew up on farms in New York and were saved at a young age. They met each other while serving on a gospel team at Baptist Bible College.  They have served together in ministries to churches for over 26 years in the youth pastorate and camp directorship. Chip and Karen are passionate about the Church and its mandate to disciple its members. God has placed a deep burden on their heart for the discipleship of youth and the training of their teachers and parents. Chip and Karen Wood joined BCP in 2014 to direct the BCP Youth Ministry which includes the JOY Club and Teen Expeditions curricula. Chip’s ministry has expanded to include intentional discipleship studies in churches through both Leadership Journey and Teacher Journey. Chip and Karen have three grown children.