In 1927 Dr. Raphael Thomas, having served for 25 years in the Philippines, resigned from his denominational mission board because they pressured him to cease evangelizing. Others shared his passion for evangelism and church planting and soon a new Baptist mission was born.
ABWE’s International Administration and Training Center is located on 137 acres in suburban Harrisburg, PA, high on a hill with a breathtaking view of the Susquehanna Valley. The home office staff, about half of them volunteers, provide the services needed to maintain the vital linkage between local churches and their missionaries around the world.
Since 1927, ABWE Ministries, Inc., has been governed by a self-perpetuating board made up of men and women from a variety of disciplines with diverse and extensive ministry and business leadership experience. They are representative of, and share a commitment to, the vision and values of ABWE’s missionaries and their supporting churches.