A Missionary-Evangelist Family in Nigeria
Who are the Fasinros?
Hi! I’m Shaday Fasinro and the oldest child. My birthday is on September 11th, and my spiritual birthday is March 3. I graduated from high school in 2017. Mom homeschooled me all the way through. I am currently attending West Coast Baptist College and studying Office Administration with a double minor in media and music. My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 40:3. If you mention coffee, dark chocolate, or cookie dough to me, I will be your best friend till eternity.
Hi! I was born on May 11. Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be a preacher just like my dad. I was called to preach on April 7, 2015, at a youth conference. I surrendered to be a missionary to Nigeria in September during a conference in Nigeria. I just graduated from high school, and I am planning to attend West Coast Baptist College to study pastoral theology and a minor in media.
Hi! My name is Alexa Fasinro. I am a senior in high school. I was born on August 21, and I got saved on January 5, 2008. I love painting, playing the piano, sketching, and reading. Next year, I will enroll at Pensacola Christian College with a major in Natural Science, emphasis in Pre-Medicine, and a double minor in music and art. My life verse is Lamentations 3:21-23.
Timothy is in ninth grade and is 13 years old. His birthday is on July 12. He loves reading, playing sport and scaring his big sister, Shaday. His favorite Bible verse is Hebrews 4:12. He wants to go to Pensacola Christian College for criminal justice and computer science.
Daniel is in seventh grade and he is 11 years old. His birthday is on May 1. He loves basically doing anything. His favorite Bible character is Daniel (for obvious reasons).
Isaiah is starting the third grade. He is 8 years old and his favorite hymn is “Onward Christian Soldiers.” “I like to sing and preach just like Dad. After Dad preaches, then I get to preach.” My birthday is August 7, and I want to be a preacher and a song leader and a cook and a drawer [artist].”
I am Yinka Fasinro, the second oldest of five children. (I have three brothers and one sister.) After I grew up in Nigeria, I moved to America when I was just twelve-years-old. In America, I found myself participating in various activities at an Anglican church. I sang in the choir, served as an altar boy, and even read the Scripture from the pulpit a few times. When I was invited to visit First Baptist Church of Rosemount, I discovered that salvation wasn’t based on what I’ve done, but whom I was trusting in.
After making the decision to trust Christ as my personal savior in August of 1980, I began to run from God, fearing He wanted me to be a preacher. I became a part of the world and participated in worldly things, but through it all God’s grace kept me! He had a plan for my life, and in the spring of 1986, I surrendered my life to do His will.
1987 was a miraculous and revolutionary year in my life. God confirmed His call upon my life into the ministry, to preach and teach His unadulterated Word. That fall, the Lord led me to go to a bible college. I graduated from Carolina Baptist College with a Bachelor of Theology degree in 1994.
Since 1987, I’ve helped a church in Gary, Indiana hold church services in a community center, served in the bus ministry at First Baptist of Rosemount in Rosemount, Minnesota, and become the Junior Church Pastor and a bus captain at New Life Baptist Church in Concord, North Carolina.
While attending New Life Baptist Church, I met my loving and beautiful wife, Vanessa. We were married on July 23, 1994. We’ve since been blessed with two daughters (Shaday and Alexa) and four sons (Benjamin, Timothy, Daniel and Isaiah).
In 1999, I was licensed and ordained as an evangelist out of New Life Baptist Church and later commissioned as a missionary out of my home church, First Baptist of Rosemount.
In December of 2004, while visiting my native country of Nigeria for the first time in 26 years, I felt God’s calling on my life to return to Nigeria as a missionary and evangelist. My burden is to be a help and encouragement to the Nigerian people through soulwinning, holding revival meetings, and equipping them with a supply of well-needed printed materials such as KJV Bibles, tracts, and study materials. Our family’s desire is to go throughout the country with the Lord’s help, preaching and teaching Jesus Christ and seeing as many churches planted as possible!
Vanessa received Christ when she was 14 years old while attending New Life Baptist Church in Concord, NC. After her salvation, she served in the church’s bus ministry, nursery, and served in the church choir. In 1989, Vanessa continued her education by attending Texas Baptist College in Longview, TX. She graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Religious Education degree in Elementary Education.