Bibiana passed away on April 23, 2023 after a valiant battle with cancer.
She was deeply loved by her family, and her three adult children, Ethan, Jason, and Miranda, were a great source of joy to her.
Sent by Indian Rocks Baptist Church in Largo, Fla., Bibiana and Peter were originally appointed to Liberia in July of 2000, but after a short period of service in Trinidad and Tobago, they officially transferred to St. Lucia in September of 2002. They were both born and raised in St. Lucia and had a heart for serving their community. Their ministry over the years included church planting, sports evangelism, children’s ministries, leadership development, and theological education.
Bibiana was one of 12 children and came to know Christ at the age of 16 when her mother took her to a Sunday morning worship service. She committed her life to Christ and claimed the words of Psalm 139:23-24: “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”
Bibiana’s passion for missions began while attending Dallas Theological Seminary, where she sensed the Lord’s call on her life. She was a wonderful missionary who loved people and was devoted to serving Christ.
Peter and Bibiana planted multiple thriving churches on the island of St. Lucia, including locations in Dugard, Vieux Fort, and Lower Ciceron. Their various ministries, including Bible studies, youth camps, marriage seminars, women’s retreats, abuse counseling, English lessons, music classes, and soccer ministry, have brought hope and the love of Christ to destitute neighborhoods.
Bibiana started experiencing pain in September 2022, and after enduring life-altering pain for over a month, she came to the United States to stay with family and receive treatment. What was thought to be a routine surgery to remove her gallbladder turned into a more severe situation when a pathology report revealed cancer cells in and along the lining of her gallbladder beside the liver.
Despite these challenges, Bibiana remained steadfast in her faith, trusting in God’s goodness and mercy. She returned to St. Lucia with Peter to seek alternative cancer and pain management treatments due to the severe side effects of chemotherapy. Bibiana’s unwavering faith in God and her love for people were evident until the end.
Bibiana’s passing is a great loss to her family, friends, and the ministry she and Peter established in St. Lucia. However, we take comfort in knowing that Bibiana is now in the presence of Christ, where there is no more pain, sorrow, or suffering. Her legacy of dedication, love, and faith will continue to inspire and impact the lives of many.