August 2018  
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Pastor Gary and Karen Lewis


Gary and Karen Lewis are the founders of Marketplace Missions. They formed Marketplace Missions in 1994 and have served as President and Vice President of Marketplace Missions, a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, since that time. The Lewis’ began serving in Ministry in the early 1980’s. After serving as Pastor of a church in Rocklin, California for 12 years, the Lewis’ felt God’s call to serve as Missionaries in Latin American countries. In 1995, they began their missionary work in El Salvador, Central America. In 2004, the Lewis’ relocated to Baja, Mexico and began a new work in San Felipe, Baja. The current focus of their work is funding and operating Sonshine Hacienda, a home for abused and abandoned children in the Baja area as well as pastoring a non-denominational, English speaking church in San Felipe. MPM also helps churches put together mission trips. An MPM staff member will train your leaders on how to put together a mission trip and then train the participants in what to expect in a different culture. All that is asked is that travel expenses be covered.




Vice President for Mission Support Devlopment

Robert D. (Bob) Lewis

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 Bob & Debbie Lewis
 c/o Marketplace Missions, Inc.
 PMB 41, PO Box 9011
 Calexico, CA 92232-9011





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Robert D. (Bob) Lewis (no relation to Gary and Karen Lewis) is the Vice President for Mission Support Development for Marketplace Missions (MPM) plus whatever needs to be done. He also does general missionary work as needed in San Felipe.
Bob is an ordained minister and a church consultant. Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Theology degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree. He has served as the senior pastor for several different churches and as the Associate Director of Evangelism for the California Southern Baptist Convention. He retired from the position of Executive Director of Sacramento Association of Southern Baptist Churches in December 2006.

Debbie Lewis, is the bookkeeper for Marketplace Missions, Inc. She retired in 2012 after 22 years as a middle school secretary at Woodside K-8 in the San Juan Unified School District in Carmichael, CA, a suberb of Sacramento, CA.  

Bob and Debbie have three children and five grandchildren.

Bob and Debbie were commissioned as missionaries by their home church in Granite Bay, CA, called Fellowship Church of Granite Bay ( Their pastor is Mike Harrison. In San Felipe they worship and are part of Mission San Felipe (

Bob and Debbie are happy to live in San Felipe when they are not traveling to tell the story of Marketplace Missions. To invite them to your church mission committee, staff meeting, or worship service, call, fax or email them at the numbers and email addresses below:

MX telephone: 011 52 [044] (686) 142-7205
US Telephone: (916) 996-0964

Personal Fax: (916) 313-3478



Help support Bob and Debbie by making regular charitable contributions or by buying Bob's books. 

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Board of Directors

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Dr. Gary Lewis, President

Karen Lewis, Vice President

Tony Graupensperger JD, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer of the Corporation

Dr. Anthony Carlisle, Medical Services Director

Dr. Robert Lewis, VP of Marketing and Financial Development

Volunteer Missionaries at Sonshine Hacienda

Randy and Katie Ubry-Terrell

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Randy and Katie began their full-time volunteer mission service to Sonshine Hacienda in November of 2016.

Randy came to Sonshine Hacienda after 35 years in the food service industry.  He is using his skills to not only assist our full-time cook but also to help us stay organized and creative in the kitchen. He is also experienced in building and repairs and assists Pablo and Bernardo with facility maintenance.

Katie comes to us with a background in Communication and Writing. She works with our website and Social Media pages to keep you updated on the goings on at Sonshine Hacienda. She also supports Karen and Imelda in their daily administrative work.

Please note that Randy & Katie are volunteer staff. Their ability to live and serve at Sonshine Hacienda is dependent upon your financial support. Support Randy & Katie's ministry via Paypal, where you have the option to make a one-time or regular monthly contribution. Please add "For Randy & Katie" in the purpose/comment field on Paypal. Your tax-deductible receipt will come from Marketplace Missions. Thank you for supporting our staff! They are the hands and feet to your heart for service!