Get to know The Spinks
David and Dawn (Branda) Spink have been missionaries in Natal, Brazil since 1990. David graduated from Baptist Bible College (1982), and became associate pastor of First Baptist Church, in Bowling Green, OH. Dawn is also a graduate of Baptist Bible College (1982) and upon graduation went to Natal, Brazil for a short-term ministry. They were married on July 30, 1983, where they continued ministering in Bowling Green, OH. The Lord led them into missions, and they returned to Baptist Bible Seminary for more education. They were accepted by the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, in 1987 and followed the Lord´s leading to Natal, Brazil as church planters.
David and Dawn have been church planters in the Northeast region of Brazil, where they also teach in the Bible School, lead camp ministries, and promote youth leadership. As they mentor leaders for the different ministries, they move on to another area that has a need. Dawn is especially involved in Bible studies, and music. David partners with the Brazilian pastors to help struggling churches in the interior of our state, and to start new congregations also. His goal is to leave a vision with each church planted to reproduce itself. They have been a part of starting four different church plants during these 23 years in Natal, Brazil that are all in the process of helping start other church plants.
David and Dawn have four children. Cristina and Tiffany are both married and serving the Lord with their husbands in local churches. David, Jr. is a senior at the Federal University in Natal as a history major. His plans are to pursue his masters degree at Liberty University. Victoria is a first year student attending the Federal University in Natal, majoring in dentistry.