Jim and Becky have been church planting missionaries with Maranatha Baptist Mission in Europe since 1984. They started in Austria and moved to Germany in 1990. Since 1998 they have been planting churches among the Sinti (German speaking Gypsies). On April 20th they had their 38th wedding anniversary. They have 6 sons and 3 daughters. One son, Bruce, and one daughter, Carrie, are working with Jim and Becky in Germany.