Jon & Dee Mitchell
Taguatinga/Brasilia, Brazil (BMM)
The Mitchells were originally sent by Discovery and in 1997 transferred their sending church responsibilities and oversight to First Baptist Church of Caro. They have been church-planting missionaries serving with Baptist Mid-Missions since 1983. They began ministry in Brazil in 1988, specifically in the city of Taguatinga, which is located near Brazil’s capital city of Brasilia. Most recently (2014) they turned their church plant work over to a Brazilian pastor and are now looking forward to being more involved in the areas of church leadership training, discipleship, and assisting the Brazilian pastors in the greater Brasilia area.
Jon was born and grew up in Brazil, the son of veteran missionaries to Brazil. Dee is from Michigan, and the two met while attending Cedarville College. Jon also attended Northwest Baptist Seminary and graduated from there in 1983. The Lord blessed them with 4 sons: Joel is married to Karen and has 3 children, and is presently pastoring in Indiana; Nathan is married to Shanna and has 2 daughters, and is a Christian school teacher in Missouri; Marcus and his wife Bridgett live in Ohio where he works at a children's hospital; and Tim at 24 is living in Michigan and working at a home for troubled boys. Jon and Dee were charter members of Discovery and the first missionaries to be sent out from there.