Every time we unfold the newspaper or tune into the evening news, some news story related to Islam captures our attention.  Reports of radical Islamic activity fuel public fear and resentment toward Muslims, whether or not they are extremists.  Many Christians have even resigned to the fallacy that the world’s fastest growing religion cannot be overcome.  But what if we stopped to see Muslims from the Savior’s perspective rather than the media’s?  Would compassion triumph over condemnation?  What if we could eternally impact the world’s largest Muslim population by the power of the Gospel?

To eternally impact Indonesia by the power of the Gospel is the ministry to which we have been called.  With over 240 million people and nearly 90% of the population having embraced Islam, Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim nation.  Compassion moves us to proclaim the Gospel of salvation to Indonesians.  Conviction guides us to plant Independent Baptist churches throughout the nation.  The Great Commission directs us to produce disciples who are prepared to serve the Lord in like fashion.

Will you prayerfully consider sharing our vision of reaching Indonesia for Christ and partnering with us to accomplish this goal?

Learn More About Indonesia

 The Republic of Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia comprises 17,508 islands. With a population of around 240 million people, it is the world’s fourth most populous country, and has the world’s largest population of Muslims. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The nation’s capital city is Jakarta.

Indonesia has around 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural differences developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, Malay, and European sources. Traditional Javanese and Balinese dances, for example, contain aspects of Hindu culture and mythology, as do wayang kulit(shadow puppet) performances. Textiles such as batik, ikat and songket are created across Indonesia in styles that vary by region. The most dominant influences on Indonesian architecture have traditionally been Indian; however, Chinese, Arab, and European architectural influences have been significant.

Indonesian cuisine varies by region and is based on Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, and Indian precedents. Rice is the main staple food and is served with side dishes of meat and vegetables. Spices (notably chili), coconut milk, fish and chicken are fundamental ingredients. Indonesian traditional music includes gamelan and keroncong. Dangdut is a popular contemporary genre of music that draws influence from Arabic, Indian, and Malay folk music.


Capital City:

DKI Jakarta (24 million people)

Total Population:

240 million

Major Ethnic Groups:

Javanese 40.6%, Sundanese 15%, Madurese 3.3%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Betawi 2.4%, Bugis 2.4%, Banten 2%, Banjar 1.7%, other or unspecified 29.9% (2000 census)

Major Religions:

Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, other 3.4% (2000 census)

Official Language:

Bahasa Indonesia


Brandon & Kristen Kelley

Brandon and Kristen Kelley

both believed on the Lord Jesus Christ as young children. Brandon was born and raised in Virginia, while Kristen grew up in several states, due to her father’s service in the Navy. During their high school years, God began leading them individually to be missionaries, and directed them to attend Crown College of the Bible. They met each other while working on campus and attending the World Evangelism Prayer Meetings held there.

Following her graduation in 2008, Kristen began teaching in a Christian school in Georgia, and Brandon attended Crown College’s division in England for a semester. Brandon graduated with a missions degree in 2010, and he and Kristen were married a month later. They now have four little girls – Brooklyn, Jacqueline, Cheyenne, and Charlotte – and one little boy in Heaven with the Lord.

During their years of marriage, God has continued to prepare and equip them for the work He has called them to do. They have had numerous opportunities to serve in their local church, involving themselves in such ministries as choir, special music, nursery, children’s church, youth group meetings, teen visitation, and Sunday school. Brandon and Kristen Kelley are excited to encourage pastors and church congregations while on deputation, and to serve the Lord in the country of Indonesia!

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Interesting facts…

Birthday: May 3

Likes the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sherlock Holmes, and The Chronicles of Narnia.  He enjoys playing the violin, as well as the mandolin.

Birthday: Mar 6
Has a heart for teaching any age group.  She thoroughly enjoys writing, whenever given the opportunity, and designs much of her own homeschooling curriculum. She loves hats, flowers, British classics, and anything blue.

Birthday: Jun 20, 2011
Enjoys making new friends, playing dress-up, cooking, decorating, and creating art projects of any kind.

Birthday: Dec 30, 2012
Loves music, horses, and anything purple.  She enjoys ministering to people’s hearts, and making everyone smile and laugh.

Birthday: May 21, 2014
Is a little more shy about meeting new faces, but likes helping Mommy, and loves a good laugh.  She delights in animals, books, puzzles, flash cards, and “hidden pictures”.

Birthday: Aug 21, 2015
Loves cats, dogs, rabbits, and butterflies, enjoys “snack time”, and takes good care of her dolls and stuffed animals.


Phone: 865.314.9189


Sending Church:
Peoples Baptist Church
Pastor Richard Forsythe
3523 Spotswood Trail
Penn Laird, VA 22846

Mission Agency
Baptist International Missions Inc.
P O Box 9
Harrison, TN 37341

Missionary #1591
(Simply note missionary number with any gifts & offerings sent to BIMI)


What others have to say about the Kelley Family.

Evangelist Scott Pauley

Evangelist Byron Foxx


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