I was saved at the age of 4 on February 26, 1992. I grew up in a Christian home around a constant
influence of missionaries. In 1999 when I was 11, I felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit to surrender
to Him in the area of missions. The ministry has always played a part in my life. Growing up, I was
able to be involved in our family starting Greater Cumberland Baptist Church and later after
graduating from Bible College, starting Open Door Baptist Church in Cadiz, KY, where I pastored
until starting deputation.
I met my wife, Rachel, at my home church, and we were married in 2011. I am blessed to have the family I have, and love to have a part in my kids lives. I have had a God-given burden for Iceland for 20 years, and in 2017 we started praying fervently for God’s will in this area. After seeking God’s will through His Word and Godly counsel, we are confident and excited about His calling for us to go to Iceland as missionaries.
I had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home. My mother worked especially hard to take me and my five siblings to church every time the doors were open. When I was seven, I prayed a prayer and counted that as my salvation even though I did not truly seek forgiveness for my sins. I spent the next nine years ignoring the conviction of the Holy Spirit. On December 29, 2006, I was under such deep conviction that I was not able to sleep, After tossing and turning for hours, I crept into my parents room and told my mother that I wasn’t saved. That night I knelt by their bed and accepted Christ as the only payment for my sins.
My life changed after my salvation, and I started earnestly seeking closeness to Christ. Nate and I were married in 2011, and he became Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church in 2015. In 2016 we were so excited to be expecting our fourth child, however, our excitement quickly turned to anguish when we found out that at 18 weeks our baby had passed away. God used that very difficult time in my life to draw me closer to Him. My relationship with God deepened, and He started dealing with me about surrendering my life to Him. In March of 2017, I fully surrendered my life to God. I am so excited to spend the rest of my life serving Him in Iceland.
Sophie’s birthday is 8/19/2012. She loves to play with dolls, read and write, and to take
care of Cornelius. Sophie has an active imagination and loves anything girly and art
Myles’ birthday is 11/20/2013. He is extremely interested in fishing and hunting. Myles is a problem solver and loves to build legos and put together puzzles.
Delbert’s birthday is 6/27/2017. He loves animals, especially puppy dogs. Delbert is at such an exciting age where he is learning something new every day.
Cornelius’ birthday is 5/21/2019. He loves exploring his world. Cornelius is a happy little baby who loves being entertained by his siblings.
We are currently in the process of deputation, and we are praying that support is raised quickly.
We will be working towards earning an Iceland accepted, accredited degree. We will also be attending Baptist Bible Translators Institute in Bowie, TX, for linguistic training.
While on deputation, it is our desire to influence the next generation for worldwide missions.
"With no reservations, I would like to recommend my son, Nate, and his family to you as your representatives on the field of Iceland. In his role as pastor at the church he started in 2015, he has demonstrated the leadership and vision that will be a great help to him on the field. He has been faithful to the Lord his whole life and is now leading his home with the help of his godly wife, Rachel, to also be faithful to the Lord."
PASTOR KEN SHAVER
Safety while travelling.
Success in scheduling meetings.
Nate and Rachel's continued schooling.
Our 2020 calender to fill up.