Randy and Linda Perkins were approved as Baptist Bible Fellowship missionaries to Australia in September 1973. They changed fields to the Czech Republic in 1992. In 1994 they changed back to the field of Australia. Randy and Linda are both 1971 graduates of the missions course of Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri. They served their internship at the New Hope Baptist Church (formerly the Fort Wayne Baptist Temple) in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where Randy was ordained in 1973. They have three children and seven grandchildren.