We have three missionaries to U.A.E, India, and Turkey– These missionaries serve in areas of the world not always friendly to Christians or to the Great Commission. For that reason, we are not publishing their names, pictures, or a description of their work. But they are loved by our congregation, and we are privileged to pray for them and support them financially.
George and Carol serve the Lord in their ministry by assisting leaders in developing nations in their efforts to mentor young people from among the poor in the principles of Jesus Christ. They also give leadership to the Pastors Seminar at the National Prayer Breakfast to encourage pastors to pursue friendships in the Spirit of Jesus with people who serve in government. George and Carol also mentor pastors and their wives in the principles of servant leadership after the example of Jesus.
The Pattons are involved in river ministry, teaching at the Bible Institute, building a Baptist pastors’ fellowship, and sports evangelism.
Dan and Alma started sharing Christ with Albanians 1993, just after the fall of communism. From the beginning, their vision was to raise up Albanian believers who would take the gospel not only to their country, but also to the surrounding nations. Since then they have helped lead the development of a thriving Albanian ministry that now includes 6 campus ministries, 2 high school ministries, a growing church-planting ministry, an internet ministry, and Albanian missionaries sent to Kosovo, Turkey, Macedonia, Hungary and Bosnia. Today Alma oversees an outreach to teachers in Albania and Dan is the Regional Director for the Balkan countries for CCC.
David and BG Bawks serve in Nairobi, Kenya. David is the lead pastor of Nairobi Chapel Karen, a church plant launched in April 2016. BG serves as the head of the leadership development department at Nairobi Chapel, running the Kinara internship programme that trains young people for full time ministry. David and BG are interested in leadership training, God’s work in the world, new movements in missions, and how the church is growing in different places. They are excited to see how God uses them both to build His kingdom around the world.
Our goal as a ministry is to take the message of the love of Jesus to those who have not yet heard the Gospel message. We have found offering free medical/eye camps, digging bore wells, holding Good Life clubs, and reaching out during times of natural catastrophe are effective means of softening the hearts of the people to hear the Good News that Jesus died and rose again for their sins personally.
Jeff Belcher is a church planter and Pastor of Church of the Harbor (CoH) in Baltimore, MD. Jeff moved from his hometown of Birmingham, AL to the Northeast in 2014 with a team of 3 families, and they’re working everyday to bring the gospel to a neighborhood marked by high poverty, addiction, and violent crime. CoH works diligently to engage their community on a practical level, and as they’ve developed meaningful trust with neighbors, they’ve seen an increasing openness to the gospel, as is evidenced by 322 professions of faith in 2017 and average attendance having almost tripled in the same year. CoH has been designated by the North American Mission Board as a Multiplying Center, and plan to host their first Church Planting residents in the fall of 2018. Their greatest need is a permanent facility to call home. Jeff has been married to Kelly for 17 years, and they live in Baltimore city with their 6 children and their German Shepherd.
Area Director of Prince George’s County FCA- I staff the Prince George’s County FCA with paid personnel and volunteers, grow and maintain our county board, and engage and seek funding with donors so that we can serve every coach and every athlete. I engage, equip, and empower coaches and athletes so they can use their platform of sport to share the gospel and disciples others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Holly began working with Trans World Radio (TWR) in 1997. That same year Andrew joined Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) to travel for the Jesus Film Project. Nine years later they met at a West Africa partnership training. Andrew proposed to Holly, moved to Johannesburg and joined TWR after they married in 2008. Serving together in Africa nine years, God next called them to a new video team based at TWR headquarters in North Carolina. They serve unreached people groups by delivering the Gospel electronically. As bibleless tribes gain smartphone Internet access, short Bible story films can facilitate discipleship and church planting via social media.
Rod Handley is the Founder & President of Character that Counts, an organization established in 2000 for the purpose of sharing life principles of “character, integrity and accountability.” Based out of Kansas City, MO, Rod reaches across America and the world through keynote presentations, resources/books and consulting. Rod is the author of over 25 books, including “Character Counts: Who’s Counting Yours?” He and his wife, Janna, have four children and they live in Lee’s Summit.
Caiti supports the training of cross-cultural workers in fields like literacy, linguistics, translation, world arts, teaching English, and Scripture engagement. Please contact Caiti for more information!
Rick Elder is pastoring a small church in Louisiana and ministering to professional athletes with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
FCA’s focus is to reach coaches and athletes for Christ and he is excited to be reaching into un-reached people groups. His role is to lead leaders and help to reach their capacity as a leader which will increase their impact.
Their mission is to assist women who are incarcerated or who are in recovery in overcoming their destructive behavior by sharing God’s love and hope through the teaching of His Word and through the equipping with life skills.
Their goal is to educate and encourage any female post-offender, as she seeks God, in changing her attitude and behavior to become a responsible, self-sufficient member of our community.
The mission of Good Life Ministries is to share the love of Jesus Christ through educational ministries, evangelistic outreach, and humanitarian efforts. They strive to build character and restore relationships in individuals, enabling and encouraging them to give back to their communities through transformed lives.
Their mission is to provide Christ-centered nurture for children and families in need, share the love of Christ to incarcerated youth and adults, and to provide programs and experiences for their staff members who foster spiritual and personal growth.
The Light House is both a facility and a program. Physically located in a new 24,400 square foot facility in Annapolis, Maryland, we provide emergency shelter and transitional housing for individuals and families who are homeless as well as permanent supportive housing for women. We offer life-changing programs through a case management centered model that includes, counseling and referral services, basic life skills, and wellness and job training programs that help clients reclaim hope and independence in their lives.
Life Counts Now’s mission is “To bless the nation by establishing groups of like-minded people in every village, town and people group: people whose lives have been
transformed and who are willing to help transform others. Opportunities to serve include teaching/sharing at the Leadership Training, supporting the Priscilla Project which trains pastor’s wives to start a business to support themselves and to begin building relationships in their villages, visiting schools and teaching Bible stories, leading them in songs and crafts. For more info visit www.lifecountsnow.org.