Michael "Mike" Haynes is a Southern Baptist volunteer missionary to Zavolzhie, Russia, and a member of the Red Bank Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. Mike has two sons, two daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.
Natalia "Natasha" Karpova serves as a language translator for Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). She is a member of Zavolzhie Baptist Church of Christ the Savior. She married Mike in October of 2011. She graduated from the Linguistic University in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and the CEF Leadership Training Institute in Switzerland. Natasha has a master of divinity from Tyndale Theological Seminary in the Netherlands and a master of theology from Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Belgium.