About Us

MISSIONARIES TO NORTHERN INDIA
Learn more about our family and the ministry in India!
Get InvolvedContact Us

Come and See India

”Come and See India” is a team of church-planting missionaries in India committed to training leaders and establishing new local churches. This goal is the planting of churches, the open proclamation of the Gospel, and life-on-life discipleship.
JEFFERY BROWN

JEFFERY BROWN

Missionary to India

Jeffery’s Testimony

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. At the age of fourteen, I was saved on a Tuesday night after a church outreach. While at the outreach, I was under very heavy conviction and knew that I was lost in my sins and needed to be saved. So after the outreach I went to my dad’s room and told him what was going on in my heart and was saved that night!

About a month before I graduated high school I went out with some of the men of my church and a visiting missionary on a special outreach and that missionary invited me to go to Morocco on a six week mission trip. I accepted the offer and over the next month watch God do crazy things to raise the money for me to go.

I graduated high school on May 27, 2011 and that Sunday I left with the missionary to head to Georgia for the Our Generation Camp, a five day camp we were required to attend before we left for Morocco. It was an awesome five days that revolutionized my life completely! I spent the five days being encouraged and challenged to do big things with my life by missionaries who were serving all over the world- from China, to Peru, to Morocco, to America, and many other places. I left that week knowing I needed to do something with my life and God could use me to do big things for Him.

We left for Morocco that Saturday after camp, and the next six weeks my worldview was expanded and I realized the real need of missions around the world. I had to opportunity to teach English, attend Arabic church services in a couple different cities, and preach the gospel to people who have never known a God of love and forgiveness. It was a great opportunity that I believe any Christian should take if given the opportunity.

After the trip my dad became the pastor of a church in southeast Indiana, I spent the next three and half years helping him while working in Indianapolis. Then in July of 2014 while at work God brought to my mind the time I spent at the camp and in Morocco and I knew He wanted me to serve Him in missions, so there on the dock I surrendered to missions and since then have not looked back.

I surrendered to missions and knew the best place to train would be at the Our Generation Training Center a ministry of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Ga. On April 2, 2015 my dream came to a reality when God worked out all the details and I was able to move down to begin training for the calling that God had placed on my life.

Mackenzie Brown

Mackenzie Brown

Missionary to India

Mackenzie’s Testimony

I thank the Lord for allowing me to grow up in a Christian home. I was saved at the age of seven in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on a family vacation where my mom led me to the Lord. In Jr. high I began to get very involved in my church’s youth group. Throughout my years in the youth group the Lord really worked in my heart to be in full-time ministry. I wasn’t sure in what area but I knew I wanted to serve Him with my life.

At the end of my senior year of high school, I still wasn’t sure what the Lord wanted me to do. I got invited to help babysit at our missions conference orientation. I wasn’t excited about baby sitting, but it did allow me to miss a day of school. It was that day I was able to spend time with missionaries and get to know them. They were real people. I realized missions was something I could do.

The Lord worked on my heart that week and gave me a huge burden for the world. During that week I surrendered my life to serve him as a missionary. After graduating, I moved down to Alpharetta, GA where I started my training. While there I met my husband, who also had a burden for the world. We were married in August of 2016 and are now on our way to India. We couldn’t be more excited for how the Lord is directing us!

What We Believe

I am a member of a local, independent Baptist church, Vision Baptist Church, located in Alpharetta, GA. Vision Baptist Church is an independent local congregation committed to historic Christianity; and, in particular, historic Baptist principles.

This page is provided to list my basic doctrinal position. Its purpose is not to provide a comprehensive embodiment of my doctrine but rather a broad outline so that you can know what truth I stand on.

I accept the Bible as the Word of God without requiring logical or observational proof. The Bible claims to be the perfect Word of God, and since I accept the Bible I realize that I must accept this claim.

Doctrinal Statement

The Bible

I believe that the BIBLE is the WORD OF GOD, and that it is divinely inspired. I believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration, that it is the only complete and final revelation of the will of GOD to man, and the supreme, infallible, authority in all matters of faith and conduct. I use the King James Bible for all teaching and preaching in English.

II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31,32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32

tHE FATHER
I believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. I believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:21,22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7; I Timothy 1:1,2; 2:5,6; I Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6

god
I believe in the Trinity, the unity of the Godhead. There are three persons: The FATHER, The SON, and The HOLY SPIRIT. They are equally perfect in every divine quality, and execute distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

  • I believe in GOD the FATHER
  • I believe in JESUS CHRIST
  • I believe in the HOLY SPIRIT.

Genesis 1:1,26; John 1:1,3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19,20; Ephesians 4:5,6

THE HOLY SPIRIT
I believe in the person of the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. I believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. John 14:16,17,26; 15:26,27; John 16:9-14; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26
Man
I believe that all men by nature, choice and practice are sinners, but that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” I believe, therefore, that those who repent of their sins and, by faith, receive Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God’s presence, and those who refuse to receive Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God. John 3:14,16; 5:24; John 5:30; 7:13; 8:12; 10:26; Romans 9:22; II Thessalonians 1:9; Rev. 19:3,20; 20:10;14,15; 21:18; Psalm 51:7; Jeremiah 17:9; James 1:14; Romans 3:19; 5:19; Proverbs 28:13; I John 1:9; John 3:16; John 1:13; II Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1
The Relationship between Church and State
We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and autonomous and must be free from any ecclesiastical or political authority; therefore, Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions with each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other. Matthew 22:21; Mark 12:17; Luke 20:25; Acts 5:29; I Timothy 2:5; Romans 13:1-7; 14:7-9,12
JESUS CHRIST
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. I believe Jesus Christ is God. I believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. I believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; Romans 9:5; 8:46; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30, 31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; 6:9,10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:28; I Timothy 3:16

Eternal State
I believe in a literal Heaven, the eternal home of the redeemed. I believe Heaven to be the literal place where the saved will live forever in the eternal bliss and blessings of God. I believe in Hell, the Christ-less eternity for the lost, where there will be burning and tormenting for those without salvation, who have refused to receive the gospel and Jesus Christ as Lord. I believe that Hell, unbelievers, Satan and all the fallen angels shall be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented day and night forever and forever. Matthew 13:41-43 Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-24; John 14:2; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Revelation 21-22
Salvation

 I believe salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense, salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Genesis 3:15; Exodus 3:14-17; 6:2-8; Matthew 1:21; 4:17; 16:21-26; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:11-14,29; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 15:11; 16:30-31; 17:30-31; 20:32; Romans 1:16-18; 2:4; 3:23-25; 4:3ff.; 5:8-10; 6:1-23; 8:1-18,29-39; 10:9-10,13; 13:11-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18,30; 6:19-20; 15:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; 5:22-25; 6:15; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-22; 4:11-16;  1 Peter 1:2-23; 1 John 1:6-2:11; Revelation 3:20; 21:1-22:5.

Baptism
We believe in baptism by immersion after salvation with no merit for salvation in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Spirit). We reject infant baptism and any form of sprinkling for infants or adults. Baptism is an outward expression of our faith in Jesus Christ and simply a public testimony of what God has done by His grace. Romans 6:1-5; Acts 8:36-38; Acts 2;41; Matthew 3:16; Matthew 28:19-20.24; John 14:2; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Revelation 21-22
Second Coming
We believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ to the clouds to take all saved people from the earth before the beginning of the Tribulation period. We believe in his bodily visible return with his saints at the close of the Tribulation period to rule and reign for a thousand years on earth. We believe that unbelievers will face God and be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment according to their works, not for salvation, but for their proper and rightful places in the lake of fire. I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 4:1, Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil. 3:20; Thessalonians 4:15; II Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; I Corinthians 4:5; I Corinthians 15; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6,11-15
World Evangelism
We believe that the apostolic office ceased with the death of the Apostles. We believe that it is His church that He promised continual existence, to continue the work He started until He comes again. We believe that the ministry of reconciliation is committed to every believer, and all are saints/priests of God. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to all nations. It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. Matthew 16:18; 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; 1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6; 5:10
Spiritual Gifts

We believe that spiritual gifts are given to the church for the express purpose of winning the lost and edifying other believers. The Holy Spirit is given to each believer upon acceptance of Christ, and His purpose is to exalt and bring people to Christ. Speaking in tongues was the least important of these gifts and was given as a sign for unbelieving Jews. That is why Vision Baptist Church does not teach or practice speaking in tongues. John 7:37-39; 14:17; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 1:22; 3:16-17; 6:19-20; 12-1

Eternal Security
We believe in the eternal security of all blood-bought individuals or believers and that such inheritance is incorruptible, and undefiled, and that each believer is kept by the power of God and nothing can separate us from Him, ourselves included. We believe that believers can lose the joy of fellowship with God, can grieve God and can quench the Spirit of God in him or her, but not lose his/her salvation. John 3:16; 5:24; 6:37-39; 10:27-30; Romans 8:35-39; Philippians 1:6; Titus 1:2; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 5:11-13; Jude 24
Biblical Separation
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God.

II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1-2, 14:13; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Corinthians 6:14-7:1

Ecumenicalism
believe that doctrinal purity is essential to gospel harmony and that the Bible commands us to not associate ourselves with someone who is preaching another gospel, or teaching contrary to sound doctrine. Romans 16:17-18; II Corinthians 6:14-18; 11:1-4; Galatians 1:8-9; Ephesians 4:14-15; 5:11; Philippians 3:1-2; Colossians 2:8; II Thessalonians 3:14; I Timothy 1:3; 6:3-5; II Timothy 3:5,13; Titus 1:10-14; 3:9-11; II Peter 2:1-3; 3:17; 2 John 7-11; Jude 3; Revelation 2:2,6,14-16,20-23
The Church

We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of professing, born-again believers in Jesus Christ, immersed in a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that to those local churches we are committed, for perpetual observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of proclaiming to a lost world the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and the enthroning of Him as Lord and Master. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:42;
Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Ephesians 2:19-22; Ephesians 5:19-21; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 10:23-25

Resources

Here are some other great resources to check out to learn more about world evangelism and how you can get involved.

World Evangelism

worldevangelism.net

Is a great website for blog articles by Pastor Austin Gardner and missionaries all over the world. It has podcast ( Leadership with Vision Podcast w/ Austin Gardner) and other resources that could be helpful for someone interested in learning more about missions and help for missionaries already on the field.

Vision Baptist Missions

visionmissions.org

Vision Baptist Missions is a ministry of Vision Baptist church that works as a mission board serving missionaries across the world. There you will find more ways you can get involved in missions, events that are held, and missions trip that are hosted to countries like Bolivia, Peru, China, South Africa, Tunisia, etc.

The Our Generation Training Center

ogtc.info

Is a great website for blog articles by Pastor Austin Gardner and missionaries all over the world. It has podcast ( Leadership with Vision Podcast w/ Austin Gardner) and other resources that could be helpful for someone interested in learning more about missions and help for missionaries already on the field.

brown family

MISSIONARIES TO NORTHERN INDIA