Lee & Jeanette Bailey
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Lee and Jeanette Bailey serve in rural, small towns of central Oregon. This area is full of friendly and outgoing people who rely on the agricultural industry to sustain their communities. Central Oregon is home to the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, and the area also hosts a small but mighty Hispanic community.
Evangelism and discipleship are the primary needs in these rural communities. There is a growing number of elderly in the area, resulting in an opportunity for programs that take care of the physical and spiritual needs of this group.
After seeing the need for evangelism and discipleship in their community, the Baileys began ministering to eight churches throughout central Oregon. Their goal is to establish vibrant churches that reach out to the surrounding communities with the gospel message.
In addition to aiding these churches with their ministries, Lee is the pastor at Dayville Community Church, where Jeanette is active with children’s ministries and Sunday School teaching. Lee also ministers at the High Desert Christian Academy, and leads two Bible studies in Redmond and Fossil.
The Baileys have served as InFaith field staff since 2008.
Lee graduated from Multnomah University in 1972. After marrying Jeanette, he completed an MS in Geology at the University of Oregon, and began a career in the petroleum industry. After serving as a petroleum geologist in California, Alaska, and Saudi Arabia, Lee and his family returned to central Oregon.
In every place they lived, the Baileys were actively involved in children’s ministry, teaching third through sixth grade Sunday School for almost twenty years. After returning to the States in 2002, Lee and Jeanette expanded their ministry to include preaching and teaching at the adult level, and joined InFaith to continue this work. They are looking forward to retirement at the end of 2018. Travis Hale is scheduled to take over the duties on the Central Oregon Field.