MISSIONARIES REACHING OUT

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8 (NIV)


Engagement in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)

We aspire to pursue God’s mission globally by expanding our hearts in love and compassion for the world. We see the mission aspect of our discipleship on display when we pursue God’s mission locally by sharing the good news of Jesus with those who do not yet follow Jesus. We see the compassion aspect of our discipleship on display when we relieve human suffering in order to display the justice, mercy and soul-satisfying beauty of God. We are called to develop missionaries to go and serve in God’s mission around the world by effectively sending and supporting members in mission. In mission and service to others, spiritual growth takes place and Christian character is formed. Christian discipleship takes place in mission.

missionaries at home


  • Tom & denise allen

    InterVarsity - Southern California

    Tom is currently Associate Regional Director for Southern California where he gives leadership to the 100 InterVarsity staff and 50 interns on 29 campuses from Fresno to San Diego. He is developing focused ministry to international and fraternity/sorority students and strategic initiatives in evangelism, pastoral care, and staff training. He is also strengthening and developing cross-cultural student ministry partnerships with IV sister movements in Bosnia, China, Ghana, and Mexico.

  • Daniel & Charissa Allen

    InterVarsity - Chapman University

    Daniel is currently the Team Leader with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Central Orange County, CA - focusing on planting new InterVarsity chapters at Chapman University, Santa Ana College and Santiago College. Presently, Daniel is developing core teams of students whose focus is building the foundation of thriving, mulitethnic witnessing communities on campus. Their vision is to become "an authenic community of students and faculty, compelled by Jesus to renew their campus and develop leaders who change their world." To learn more about the work of InterVarsity at Chapman University in particular visit www.ivchapman.com.

    Daniel's wife, Charissa, is also on staff with InterVarsity, serving students and faculty at California State University, Long Beach.

  • mike & Kathy cain

    International Students Inc. - Riverside, CA

    The Cain's ministry involves networking with local churches. They work to encourage and empower the church to minister to international students right here in Riverside. One of their main ministries is creating Friendship Partners. This involves connecting Christian families with an international student.

  • Jai & Suzanne Choi

    Frontiers - Arizona

    Jai and Suzanne are currently working at Frontiers U.S. Sending Base, an agency that sends out church planters to Muslim people groups. Jai is Association Director of Training overseeing the Candidate Schools which is a two-week pre-field training school for long-term workers. This involves providing mentoring and guidance to candidates that are preparing to work on long-term assignments overseas, assist in planning/application of training programs as well as provide training resources on an ongoing basis to all candidates being sent. Suzanne is very busy with Jonathan and David as well as working part-time at the local elementary school and leading a study group with some women from the Frontiers base.


  • David & Jeannie Dougherty

    OMF International - Colorado

    David and Jeannie work with OMF and are based in Colorado. They serve in areas of ministry which contribute to seeing the gospel spread to some of the most unreached parts of the globe. David is primarily involved in equipping mission leaders for leadership and management responsibility. He also serves as an assistant to the OMF U.S. National Director in the area of strategy and planning. Jeannie serves as personal assistant to the OMF U.S. National Director and assists the U.S. members in developing support for their ministries.

  • Cassie ries

    Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Sending Base - Salem, Oregon

    Cassie is on staff with YWAM in Salem, Oregon. She splits her time between staffing and training in the FCM school and leading the Community Life Team. The Foundations for Counseling Ministry (FCM) school is a 6-month course aimed to introduce students to a Biblical framework for Christian counseling. Students learn skills to provide counseling to a hurt and broken world. FCM takes place in a live/learn environment where students, staff, and visiting speakers interact daily with one another. Her Community Life responsibilities include event planning, training/leading 10 staff along with overall campus building interior maintenance. 

  • Derrick & Cayla Sanderlin

    Servant Partners

    Cayla and her husband Derrick live in San Jose, CA. Cayla works for Servant Partners--a missions agency focused on implementing and developing churches in urban communities worldwide. Her major role with the organization is to facilitate a two-year, bi-vocational internship for individuals seeking to discern a long-term call to ministry among the world's urban poor. In San Jose, the Servant Partners team has planted a bilingual church, Shalom Iglesia, and has begun Bridge Communities, a development project in the city. 

  • nancy Tichy

    KIDZ At Heart International

    KidZ At Heart International with headquarters in Mesa, Arizona, exists to equip people to reach and teach kids for Christ within their own culture.  For the past ten years, KidZ a Heart has trained North American children's ministry leaders to not only have an impact in their own community, but also to train others in children's ministry cross-culturally. KidZ designs this worldwide ministry to use readily available local materials, and empowers children's ministry leaders to teach and train others.  With more than eight decades of proving God's faithfulness, I continue to use computer skills and God-given creativity for writing assignments. My time is generously woven around these opportunities plus medical appointments and precious shared occasions with family and friends. 

  • steve &kathi weemes

    OMF International - Southern California

    Steve and Kathi have been missionaries with OMF in Japan for the past twenty years. With their experience and their heart for the world they are uniquiely equipped for their new ministry as the Southern California Southwest Regional Directors for OMF International. They will partner with local churches and campus ministries to help develop the next generation of missionaries. They will be involved in finding, training and sending men and women to the ends of the earth.

     

  • jim & carol wunder


    Cru - Florida

    Jim is currently the Director of CrossRoads and is responsible for overseeing the implementation, development and expansion of CrossRoads in Europe. CrossRoads reaches teachers, students, medical professionals, health-care professionals, social workers, parents and politicians for Christ through meeting the felt needs of societies in crisis



overseas missionaries

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  • Amy Alexander

    Serving with Cedars Network

    As Syrian refugee families settle into new communities, they often cannot afford or are denied medical and wellness resources. Extended civil war leaves many physical and emotional wounds that become worse over time without proper attention. 

    Cedars Network believes that rebuilding a nation will require holistic health for its people. In fact, the foundation of this dream of a rebuilt Syria is locals who are healthy and empowered to bring health to their families and neighbors. This kind of health will take intentional relationship with the individual and attention to the whole person. 

    We desire to come alongside marginalized communities and assess the medical needs through careful listening. We are committed to empowering locals by advocating for medical access, making connections, providing health education, and facilitating emotional resilience therapy. We will also be equipped for basic direct medical attention when the need arises. 

     

  • J.D. & Sara Bennett

    Serving with TENTMAKERS INTERNATIONL in Spain

    J.D. and Sara are involved in church planting in Spain. Along with evangelism and discipleship, they help with many of the church activities. J.D. and Sara organize youth events and retreats. They also teach Sunday School and lead worship. Their desire is to see the church in Spain continue to grow so that it will reach many for Jesus Christ.

  • ruth dougherty

    Serving with Helping Hands in Greece

    Greetings from beautiful Athens, Greece, where we're privileged to openly share not only God's love, but the message of God's word with Afghan and Iranian Muslim refugees! As one colleague put it, "It's like a child in a candy store!", after being in Afghanistan for nearly 15 years, where we rarely had opportunities to share the Good News. God has been so faithful over the last 43 years since I began my ministry with TEAM as a nurse in Iran Jaya, Indonesia (now called West Papua). Serving as a nurse in a small jungle hospital was a delight. My greatest joy ever was witnessing a cannibal put his trust in Jesus Christ. After 18 years in Iran Jaya I returned to the US to care for my mother who had cancer. For almost 7 years I served in the Personnel Department of our TEAM headquarters in Wheaton, Il until God led me to Afghanistan in 2001, while it was still under Taliban control. I served in the disabilities. Forced to evacuate that city, I served in a Mental Health project in a near by city before returning to the US in 2015. In September, 2016 I came to Athens to serve with Helping Hands, primarily overseeing the children's ministry and helping meet some medical needs. "Not to us,O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness." Ps 115:1 How thankful I am for people like you who serve with me through your prayers and many other ways of encouragement. May God bless each of you. 

  • Tim & Sue Driscoll

    Serving with OMF International in Japan

    The Driscoll's are involved in evangelism and church planning in Japan. They do outreach in their neighborhood through sports on local campuses and they lead evangelistic Bible studies. Tim is involved in church leadership, preaching, teaching and leading worship. Susan helps with women's ministry and is involved in home schooling.

  • Kellen & Rebecca Hiroto

    Serving with AFRICAN BIBLE COLLEGE in Malawi

    Kellen and Becca Hiroto have served with African Bible Colleges in Malawi, Africa since 2005. They have two boys, Yami and Jaden, and one girl, Kiara, all of them adopted from Malawi. Kellen is in administrative leadership at ABC Christian Academy, teaches education courses at the college, and coaches the college soccer team. Becca is able to stay home most of the day with the kids, while teaching part-time at the academy and administering the housing on campus. Kellen and Becca also help provide leadership at Bright Vision Orphan Care, a local ministry serving orphans and vulnerable children in the village of Chamadenga.

  • Bethany King

    Serving with ABC Christian Academy in Malawi

    Bethany King recently received her teaching credential from California State Long Beach and is now serving with African Bible Colleges in Malawi, Africa until 2020. Bethany is the Art teacher at ABC Christian Academy for grades K-8. Her passion is teaching students about the creative character of God and provide them with a voice through art. 




  • Dan & Sharon Leatherwood

    Serving with TENTMAKERS INTERNATIONAL in Spain

    Dan and Sharon are ministering in the first stages of the Tafalla Church Plant. This includes monthly evangelistic cultural events, weekly Sunday services, weekly Kids' Bible Club, bi-weekly youth activities, the opening of an official Christian Family Center (which will be the home for all of the above) and a Summer Camp for children.

  • Al & Lynne Stahl

    Serving with Cru in Spain

    Al and Lynne are working with Cru in a partnership effort called Operation Transit. The purpose of Operation Transit is to help fulfill the Great Commission throughout the world by focusing upon distribution and evangelism among North Africans traveling through the port cities of the western Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands. Tunisians, Algerians, Libyans, and Moroccans have come to the Lord through this work. In three of these countries, there has been so much impact that there is a far greater receptivity to Christ when confronted with the Gospel message.