In 2020 FBM partnered with EMM, a small mission agency with a long history of working in Mexico. The history of EMM is intertwined with the life of Walter Gomez. He was an extraordinary Christian, who was successful in nearly everything he put his hand to. Instead of using this God given ability for his own gain, he and his wife, Lois, used it to bring the Gospel to many people. Their legacy still impacts lives today and is carried on by our current EMM/FBM missionaries.
Walter Gomez was born March 13, 1916, to missionary parents, Joe and Anna. At 12 years old, he received Christ as his personal Savior. In 1933, Walter enrolled in Cameron Jr. College where he met Lois Rawlings. They were married November 14, 1936. In 1954, Evangelical Mission Ministries (EMM) was born. Linden Unruh was one of the first missionaries to join EMM. Walter and Linden saw a need for a seminary in Mexico for the purpose of training pastors and leaders in their own culture to reach their own people. Together, they opened the seminary in 1955 in the Oaxaca area. In 2000, the seminary moved to its present location, the largely populated area of Pachuca, Mexico. Because of God’s abundant provision, a wonderful campus, named the Walter Gomez Evangelical Center, was built which includes housing for staff, boys’ and girls’ dorms, a cafeteria, admin building, and a large auditorium.