We are Adrian and Krystal Ferrari, church-planting missionaries to Mendoza, Argentina. God has called us there to plant Independent Baptist churches by evangelizing the lost with the Good News of the Gospel, discipling the saved, and training national pastors and leaders.
Adrian graduated from Baptist Bible College & Seminary (PA) in 2012 with a BA and an MA in Bible. The Lord called us each to missions while attending Bible College. In 2012 we were appointed as missionaries to the country of Argentina and began deputation on April 2013. The Lord has blessed us with five children, Gabriella (Gabby), Adriana (Adri), Daniel (Danny), Vincenzo (Vinny) Ferrari & Giuliana (Giuli).
Adrians’ Personal Testimony
I was born in 1983 to two wonderful parents who were not saved, but strived to give me “religion”. It was through this search that I eventually landed at Parkview Baptist Church, an Independent, Fundamental Baptist Church. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior as a Sophomore and called to preach as a Junior in High School.
I attended Providence Baptist College, but late into my 2nd year of Bible College, I began to run from God. I ran away and kept running and the world accepted me with open arms. These were the same arms that would eventually try to destroy me.
After I married the love of my life, Krystal, whom I had met in Bible College, I realized that God had saved me and set me aside for a purpose, and I was not fulfilling His purpose for me. I found a good Bible-believing Baptist church near me and joined the church at my third visit. I realized that although I had been called to preach while in high school, that God had placed a desire in my heart to also work with youth. I began serving in the youth ministry at my local church for about 1½ years until my job relocated me back to the Chicagoland area.
Though I took my life in directions I never should have gone in, I am so grateful that God has been faithful and brought back to where He can once again use me. God wants us to be pure, holy, and fully surrendered unto Him. Unfortunately it took me 5 years of living in sin to realize that I was living the life of the prodigal son and that my Heavenly Father was waiting for me to come home and that He would welcome me back with open arms. My experiences have better equipped me for the ministry in that I now know the struggles that people will and do face and I know that through Him I can do all things.
It was while listening to a sermon at a camp meeting that I knew that God was calling my family and I into missions.
Krystal’s Personal Testimony
I was born into a Christian family. You could say that I grew up in church. At the age of 4 I approached my mother regarding salvation. It wasn’t until a Camp Meeting in 1998 at Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord, MI (my home church) that I realized that I was a sinner on my way to Hell. It was at this point that I truly gave my life to Him and was baptized.
What the Lord has allowed us to do.
We arrived in Mendoza, Argentina in April 2016 and immediately began working with veteran missionary Matthew Gansemer. We were privileged to learn and work alongside him at Iglesia Bautista Esperanza for 8 months. In February 2017, we asked the Lord where He would have us start a new work. Through much prayer, counsel and fasting the Lord showed us that we should start a work in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina and on May 21, 2017 Iglesia Bautista de Cuyo opened its doors.
The Lord has blessed us with a high day of 85.
Iglesia Bautista de Cuyo is now averaging 65 every Sunday.
In May 2018 we saw a need to train those that we have reached and Grace Baptist Institute was born.
We have been privileged with the opportunity to host a yearly Dia de Niño/Childrens Day which attracts anywhere 500-800 children every year. The sole purpose of this event is to reach the community and surrounding barrios/neighborhoods with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In May of 2018 we expanded our current facilities and doubled our meeting space to 100m2+.