In 1987 we founded the Caribbean Partnership Mission for the purpose of ministering in the West Indies. In 1988 I was ordained by First Baptist Church of Dallas. Before my wife and I, Bob and Carrie Burgyone left for Dominica, both the First Baptist Church of Dallas and the Criswell Bible College held commissioning ceremonies for us. That same year we moved to Dominica to teach and preach God's Word. In 1993 we returned to the states because of family problems and of the need to care for Carrie's ailing mother, Grace. The family problems were resolved and the Lord took Grace home in November of 2000. During the intervening years, we have returned to Dominica several times to aid churches and continue in the ministry there. It has been wonderful to see how God has blessed and grown the work. Now, God has impressed Carrie and me to return to Dominica and resume our ministry there. From our experiences in Dominica the Lord has unfolded the present needs and therefore the purpose of CPM. That purpose is to provide a non-profit organization as a vehicle in which Christ may reach out through His people, not only to Dominica but also throughout the West Indies. Evangelism is the overall means to accomplish this end.