For many years, Pastor Howard Nelson has had a special burden for the mission field. While he pastored Wyldewood Baptist Church he led the church to support many missionaries and encouraged our members to visit the field. He also led our church to start publishing Bibles in many languages for distribution around the world. In 1988 Pastor Nelson resigned the pastorate and started the ministry called Scandinavians for Christ. His burden is to see the nations of Norway, Sweden, and Finland reached with the gospel of Christ.Read more...
Born in June of 1926, Dr. Howard Nelson was raised on a farm in Pine County, Minnesota. In August of 1947 he married the late Virginia Kasten, a faithful Christian lady. At the age of twenty six he heard the gospel and gladly received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour. He surrendered to preach and moved his wife and children to Owattonna, Minnesota to attend Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in 1957. After one year of schooling he moved to Springfield, Missouri where he enrolled in Baptist Bible College. Upon graduation in 1961, he moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin to serve as the music director for a new church that was being established under the leadership Rev. Doug Kasten. (That church was named Southside Baptist Church, and it was re-named Wyldewood Baptist Church in 1978 when we moved in to our new facilities west of Oshkosh.) After about a year and a half in Oshkosh, he was called to pastor the Southside Baptist Church in LaCrosse, Wisconsin where he served for twenty months.Read more...
Scandinavians For Christ is a ministry of Wyldewood Baptist Church. Fiscal policies are overseen by the pastor, deacons, trustees, and treasurer of the church. As the sponsoring church, we support the ministry financially, but the majority of the resources are given by other churches and individuals. Our representatives serve as home missionaries, and they each must raise their own personal support. All other money given to the ministry is utilized to further the work, and no money is ever used to benefit the general fund of the church. All designated funds are used for the purpose that they were allocated for. Any supporting church or individual can obtain a copy of this ministry's financial statement by requesting it in writing to the church. Wyldewood's Missions Policy clearly defines the relationship between this ministry and Wyldewood Baptist Church.
|Support checks can be made out to:||Scandinavians For Christ|
|They should be mailed to:||Scandinavians For Christ|
|Wyldewood Baptist Church|
|3030 Witzel Ave|
|Oshkosh, WI 54904-9371|