Northwest Baptist Missions came into existence through the burden of Wallace Higgins, who saw the need of the great Inter-mountain West (particularly Mormon country) and the tremendous problems faced there. John Lovegrove, a pioneer worker in Mormon areas of the West, Pastor Clifford Clark of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Pastor Mike Schepis of Wichita, Kansas, joined with Pastor Higgins to form Northwest Baptist Missions. The goal of this new mission was to reach this neglected section of our country. Since that time, God has led other men to work with Northwest Baptist Missions in establishing Independent Baptist Churches in the western half of the United States. Today, Northwest Baptist Missions has been in existence for thirty-five years. We currently have forty-five missionaries ministering in ten western states. These missionaries are presently working in twenty-nine churches. In September of 2001, Wallace Higgins resigned as Director of Northwest Baptist Missions and Ron Ehmann accepted the call to serve as the new Director. The sole objective of Northwest Baptist Missions continues to be the reaching of America’s neglected frontier with the Gospel.