Kate and Nono Beale
Isaiah 55 Deaf Ministries | Reynosa, Mexico
Kate and NoNo are members of Trinity Church. NoNo is the Executive Director for this ministry with a primary focus on evangelizing the deaf. This is done mainly through a school that provides a quality education for deaf children with the ultimate goal of sharing the Gospel with the students and their families.
Montgomery, ALBryan Kelly is the founder and Executive Director of this inner-city youth ministry serving the Washington Park and Gibbs Village communities. Their mission is to create a “safe haven” of love and grace along with structure and discipline for neighborhood kids through after school and summer programs.
Discipleship Ministeries PCA
The mission of PCA Discipleship Ministries (CDM) is to assist leaders in the local church as they make disciples (Matthew 28:19) among children, youth, and adults in the congregation. In 2014, the PCA General Assembly changed our name from Christian Education and Publications (CEP) to reflect better the broad nature of the ministry of discipleship in the local church. We seek to help by connecting people to people and people to resources. We do this through consultation, training events, conferences, and resources available on the website. Our hope is that God will use the ministry of CDM to help PCA members experience the great blessings of a connectional church as we seek to partner together to fulfill the Great Commission.
Montgomery, AlabamaFriendship Mission provides food, clothing, spiritual guidance and other physical and emotional provision to the poor and homeless of Montgomery. It has a men’s shelter on Mobile Highway and a Women’s and Children’s Shelter in Chisolm. Tara Davis serves as the Executive Director.
Jim & Mary Alice Patterson
Mission to the World/Wycliffe Bible Translators | Waxhaw, North CarolinaJim and Mary Alice Patterson have been members of Mission to the World and Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1975. Their overseas assignments have taken them to Colombia, South America, to the southern Philippines, and most recently to the south Pacific. In each location they served in assignments supporting and assisting Bible translation. Recognizing that many people are unable or unwilling to access God’s Word in print form, the Patterson’s joined Wycliffe’s Vernacular Media team in 2010, which provides God’s Word in audio and visual formats. They have been privileged to record Scripture in six languages in the south Pacific area. Before returning to the United States, Jim and Mary Alice helped train two nationals to do vernacular recording work. Jim and Mary Alice are currently based in Waxhaw, N.C., and serve in Vernacular Media at the Wycliffe JAARS Center. Please pray for the Pattersons, and that many would come to know God through His Word as a result of their work.
Reformed University Ministries (RUF)
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) | Atlanta, GeorgiaRUF is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. Individual chapters serve on university campuses under the leadership of an ordained minister who is dedicated to full time ministry on that campus. The purpose of this ministry is to build a community on the college campus that reaches students of divergent beliefs and doubts with the message of the gospel and equips them to love and serve Jesus and His church. As students shape their lives around the gospel they have the opportunity to participate in God’s work of changing lives, healing our world, building community, and renewing our culture.
Linda and Jim Sims
New Tribes Mission | Tennessee
Jim Sims is a native of Montgomery. In 1986 he and Linda went into training with New Tribes Mission, and have served with NTM since 1988. Jim is an airplane and helicopter pilot with NTM Aviation, the air arm of New Tribes Mission. Jim is currently serving as Director of Stewardship Development for NTM Aviation. New Tribes Mission is an international church planting organization taking the Gospel to unreached people groups with the least access to God’s Word. NTM Aviation uses airplanes and helicopters to give direct support to the church planting effort in some of the most remote areas of the world.
Montgomery, AlabamaThe S.T.E.P. Foundation is a local inner-city ministry in Montgomery, AL that brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to at-risk communities through staff, volunteers, and affiliated churches. S.T.E.P. works with the police department, schools, housing authority, etc. for the common good of the people they help. S.T.E.P. has been successful in establishing the following in our community: the Academy of Performing Arts, Evangelistic Outreaches, Family Violence Prevention Program, Tutoring Programs, Scholarship Assistance, Summer Enrichment Programs and Mentoring & Counseling for at-risk youth in public schools.
Hous & Tami Waring
Officers' Christian Fellowship | Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, ALHous oversees OCF’s field work wherever Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and Air Force members serve. Both Hous and Tami entered military service through the USAF. Hous’ specialty was as a pilot in the F-15E Strike Eagle while Tami’s specialty changed from Space System Analyst to mother and teacher. Today they are OCF’s Director of Field Operations, seeking to grow the church by spiritually developing uniformed Christian leaders through biblical fellowship so that these leaders mature as Christ-like servants during their time in the military.
Mission to the World | MexicoEllen serves in Acapulco, Mexico, with MTW. Her present responsibilities include administering and teaching in the Maranatha Bible Institute, Maranatha Music Institute during the summer, and teacher-training seminars. Ellen participated in the formation of New Horizon Christian School, and now in the ongoing work of finding resources for development and strategic training for the staff. The school suffered extensive damage in an earthquake in 2013, so Ellen has helped develop a capital campaign for renovating and ultimately acquiring a rented facility.
Birmingham Theological Seminary
Birmingham, ALBTS is theologically Reformed, evangelistic in focus and committed to the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture. Classes are taught by pastors and others in full-time ministry on an adjunct basis in existing church facilities in the Birmingham area and at extensions around Alabama including Montgomery. This permits access to seminary for less than 20% of the national average cost.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) | Chattanooga, TennesseeCovenant College is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution of higher education preparing students to assume responsibilities in society and the community of believers through the student’s specific vocation, but all other activities as well. The focus of Covenant College is found in its motto, based on Colossians 1:18 “In All Things…Christ Preeminent.”
Jana and Rodney Davila
Mission to the World (MTW) | Costa RicaIn 2009, MTW entered a partnership with a Costa Rican church to participate and empower them in their vision for a Reformed church-planting and revitalization movement in Costa Rica and Central America. Rodney is the Mission to the World team leader serving alongside the Costa Rican national church as they establish a presbytery in that country.
WLBF Faith Radio | Montgomery, AlabamaTheir mission is to serve the Christian Community and strengthen the local church and family unit by providing spiritual encouragement and a personal challenge with a Christ centered focus, through Biblical teaching, relevant information and uplifting music to the Glory of God. The station broadcasts in Montgomery as WLBF 89.1FM and on other frequencies across Alabama. Trinity member Wiely Boswell serves as Faith Radio’s Chief Engineer.
Montgomery, AlabamaThis non-denominational Christian ministry promotes a culture of life, health, and morality. They conduct a medical clinic offering pregnancy testing, ultrasound to confirm positive tests, medical information and referrals. They also provide HOPE Group, which is a ministry for women who have had abortions and want to know God’s healing. Bethany Garth serves as the Executive Director.
Life on Wheels
Life on Wheels exists to support local crisis pregnancy centers by partnering with multi-denominational Christian ministries and individuals to empower and assist pregnant women to make an informed and life-affirming decision for their child utilizing the tool of ultrasound and to assist the pro-life community and churches in promoting the sanctity of human life.
Alice and Joe Parker
Wycliffe Bible Translators | Monroe, North CarolinaJoe and Alice, members of Trinity Church and Wycliffe Bible Translators, are serving at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, NC. Joe is using his 20 plus years of HVAC experience in his family business (in Montgomery) to maintain and repair equipment on the JAARS campus. JAARS supports Bible translation worldwide through transportation (aviation, ground, maritime), IT and power sourcing, vernacular media and construction and maintenance.
Reformed Youth Ministries National
Reformed Youth Movement | TennesseeReformed Youth Ministries – National. The mission of RYM is to serve the church in reaching youth for Christ and equipping them to serve. We are seeking to accomplish our mission in dependence upon God’s grace by: 1) Providing Word-Driven, God-Centered, Gospel-Focused conferences for the youth of our churches and their unbelieving friends; 2) Developing a fraternal network of youth ministers around a shared philosophy of ministry via our youth minister training, mentorship, and church internship programs; 3) Creating, gathering, and recommending written resources for the church that are designed for a teenage audience; 4) Encouraging youth and family ministers in their significant callings; 5) Providing a church consulting service in the area of youth and family ministry as well as a “head-hunter” service for churches looking for qualified youth ministers.
Tanner and Kelsey Crum
RUF | Auburn, AlabamaTanner is the RUF Campus Minister at Auburn University, having previously served for 2 years as an RUF Campus Intern at Furman University in SC, Interim Campus Minister at Wofford College in SC, and Pastoral Intern at Grace and Peace Presbyterian in Greenville, SC. He is a graduate of University of South Carolina and Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He is married to Kelsey.
Teree and Ed Solomon
Child Evangelism Fellowship | Alabama
Ed oversees the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in the State of Alabama. He works with local chapters to help them organize and train volunteers Good News Clubs®, 5-Day Clubs®, the CEF Truth Chasers Club™ (formerly Mailbox Club) and Wonderzone.com. The Solomons live in Montgomery, but Ed travels across the state for much of his time.
Stewart and MC Swain
Reformed University Fellowship | Tuscaloosa, AlabamaStewart was born in Ohio but grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL, a small suburb 45 minutes outside of Chicago. After graduating from Glenbard West High School Stewart decided to chase his dreams of one day living in a warmer and more football-saturated climate by moving to Texas. SMU (Southern Methodist University) in Dallas provided this warmer climate but still left a lot to be desired on the football field. Much more importantly he became a Christian at SMU through the ministry of RUF. Upon graduation from SMU in 2010 with a BBA in Marketing and a minor in Spanish he moved to Winston-Salem, NC to work for RUF at Wake Forest University. These years at Wake made him consider a more permanent calling towards vocational ministry and so in June of 2012 he moved back to Dallas, TX to begin a Masters in Divinity at Redeemer Seminary. Stewart graduated from Redeemer in May of 2015 and is beyond excited to be the Campus Minister at The University of Alabama.
Trinity Presbyterian School
Montgomery, AlabamaTrinity is an accredited PreK-4 through 12th grade Christian day school. The program emphasis is college preparatory, enabling students to adapt readily to the challenges of higher education. As one of Montgomery’s foremost and finest educational institutions, Trinity focuses on academic excellence within a nurturing family environment. The unique dimension of Trinity is the desire to integrate the Christian faith into each and every element of its school program reflecting the school’s mission, “To glorify God by providing for students the highest quality college-preparatory education, training them in the biblical world and life view, thus enabling them to serve God in spirit, mind, and body.” Trinity Presbyterian School was started by Trinity Presbyterian Church in 1970.
Becky and Joe Harrell
Mission to the World | Bogota, Colombia
Joe and Becky’s covenantal training by godly parents and faithful churches is central to their calling as missionaries and their vision for Latin America. Upon completing his studies at Reformed Theological Seminary, Joe served churches in Alabama for seven years. The Harrells joined MTW in 1986 and have worked in Mexico in church planting, assisting national church planters, and in theological education (1989-2006). Answering God’s calling upon their lives, they are now working with the growing reformed Presbyterian church in Colombia, South America. While the primary task is church-based training of Presbyterian pastors and elders (through church planting), ministry opportunities extend far beyond our denomination to other evangelical churches and leaders who are hungry for the reformed faith. Please pray that God will raise up strong leaders in the homes and in the churches of Colombia and throughout Latin America. Pray that faithful men will be used by our Sovereign God to bring about reformation resulting in the transformation of culture for the glory of God. Pray that God will equip the churches to send their own missionaries. And, as always, please pray for Joe and Becky’s health and safety. The Harrells have two married daughters, Elizabeth and Rachel.
Cathy and John Rug
Mission to the World | Chile
John and Cathy met at Geneva College in Pennsylvania and later married. As time passed, they became interested in the spread of the gospel in other lands through various missionaries who visited their church. The Rugs have served as church planters in Chile since 1986. Currently, they are working with the Viña del Mar church-planting effort applying the gospel to some of Chile’s “disposable” peoples, including the blind. In order to facilitate a church-planting movement that includes this largely overlooked group of people, the Rugs minister to them, their relatives, and friends through a resource center for the disabled (the CEMIPRE project #90831), in cooperation with the church-planting effort in Viña del Mar. This project enables the church to be more effective in crossing special needs barriers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2007, the Rugs had the privilege of initiating a new church plant, Iglesia Gracia y Paz, at CEMIPRE as a result of interest shown by the blind and their sighted friends, families, and others. Cathy helps behind the scenes, leads the music ministry at church, and disciples women. John is also MTW’s country director in Chile.
Marcus & Heather Rudd
Mission to the World/Isaiah 55 | Reynosa, Mexico
Marcus and Heather Rudd’s calling is to serve with MTW and Isaiah 55 Deaf Ministries in Reynosa, Mexico. Isaiah 55 is a grace-based mission, evangelizing the deaf and their families through education, and the city of Reynosa through mercy and community-building. Both Heather and Marcus came to know the Lord at an early age. Their desire is to share with others the gospel of grace that has transformed their own lives. They met and married in San Antonio, Texas, and it was there that they began taking short-term trips to the U.S./Mexico border. As a deacon in their church in Georgetown, Texas, Marcus was tasked with planning the church’s first mission trip to the border. It was this first trip that brought Marcus to Isaiah 55 where he felt God’s calling to serve there full-time. In June 2013, the Rudds returned and immediately sensed God had a place for them there. Marcus will develop and expand the newly-forming trade school at Isaiah 55. His mission will be to provide income-earning skills for the deaf students and for local underprivileged children. Heather will provide hospitality to work teams at the mission, and offer her gifts in administration and organizing wherever needed.
Dianne and Roger Smalling
Vision R.E.A.L./Latin America
The Smallings are bringing Reformation and Reformed theology to Latin America by training pastors and church leaders. They accomplish this by speaking at conferences and seminars, counseling, and writing books, articles, manuals and study guides in Spanish and other languages so this material will be accessible to all.
African Bible Colleges
Liberia, Malawi, UgandaThe vision of African Bible College is to offer quality, university-level education with a Christian emphasis to the people of East and Central Africa. The chief aim of African Bible College is to train Godly men and women for Christian leadership and service. The curriculum is designed to prepare the college’s graduates for Christian vocation. The degree is designed to be either terminal or preparatory for further education. Students are being trained for Christian leadership; consequently, the college desires students who are committed to God’s guidance and dedicated to the Lord’s service.
Sherri and Steve Letchford
SIM | KenyaThe Letchfords left the US in 1998 under SIM International to serve in remote Zambia for 8 years. In 2006, God relocated us to Kenya at AIC Kijabe Hospital which is a ministry of the Africa Inland Church (AIC). Steve is a physician specializing in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and I am a physical therapist. For the past 17 years our ministry focus has been to disciple, mentor, and train Christian African health care professionals to show Christ’s love and grace to those who don’t know Him, through compassionate and loving health care. Prior to joining SIM, Steve began a private practice in Augusta, GA while Sherri worked part-time in an outpatient pediatric PT clinic. For 7 years now, Steve has spearheaded an IT project to build and design software to use in church hospitals across Africa and in other developing countries worldwide. I now serve as Department Head of the Physiotherapy team and Director of Allied Health for Kijabe Hospital. I love this team of young Kenyan physios and enjoy clinical teaching. Since September 2015, I have taught 2 courses in a Bachelor’s of PT program at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Nairobi. We have four children, 2 of which are now married. Jessica and Tom Gierlichs live in Berlin, Germany and Thomas and Sierra Letchford live in Houston, TX. Hannah and Daniel, our youngest two, are continuing their studies in universities in the US.
African Bible College | Africa
The vision for Christian colleges in Africa began in the hearts of Dr. and Mrs. John W. Chinchen. After spending seven years training pastors in the interior of Liberia, the Chinchens realized the great need for a Bible College that would meet the educational and spiritual needs of the multitude of high school graduates emerging from an awakened Africa. In 1976, the vision became a reality when the Chinchens established Liberia’s first four-year Bible College. The college was designed to hold the highest international university standards and meet the qualifications to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. To learn more about the Chinchen’s amazing story, read Nell’s captivating book entitled, The Yankee Officer and the Southern Belle. Dr. Jack Chinchen was talken to be with the Lord in early 2019. Nell continues with the ministry which is now led by their son, Dr. Paul Chinchen.
Mission to the World
Carolyn is a daughter of Trinity members Bubba and Gay Phillips. After serving in several different ministries and missions roles, Carolyn spent nearly seven years in Uganda partnering with the Presbyterian denomination there to establish women’s and children’s ministries and orchestrating Mission to the World efforts with the Business Development Center of Uganda to transform the local business community by equipping men and women to establish and operate businesses in a Christ-like manner. In 2017 she returned to the US and is part of the MTW Member Care Support Team. She helps to prepare missionaries to go serve in the field, assists them on the field and participates in debriefings when they return for Home Missions Assignment
Carol and Charles Dewitt
Mission to the World | Madrid, Spain
DiDi and Peter Hegnauer
Child Evangelism Fellowship | Belgium
Peter and Didi serve as the Child Evangelism Fellowship National Directors for Belgium and Luxemburg. They conduct teacher training seminars and organize and lead Good News Clubs, vacation Bible schools, a CEF camp, and many other seminars and conferences. Didi uses her artistic talents to illustrate flashcard books and tracts to assist in teaching Bible stories.
First Evangelical Church of Athens | Athens, Greece
Rev. Dr. Panagiotis “Giotis” Kantartzis pastors the First Greek Evangelical Church of Athens, Greece. The church was established in 1871 and worships at a very prominent location in the tourist center of the city. This very dynamic congregation seeks to transform their city with the gospel of the grace of God and bring spiritual, social and cultural metamorphosis. Included in their many forms of outreach are six or more ethnic church plants, and ministries of compassion and Christian witness to the immigrants who are flooding the city of Athens.
Nancy and Jay Matsinger
Prague, Czech Republic
Jay and Nancy met and came to faith in Christ while students at Clemson University. Jay received his B.A. from Clemson and his M.Div. from Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions. He is ordained and a member of Savannah River Presbytery. The Matsingers have served in France since 1988 with MTW and Greater Europe Mission in evangelism and discipleship. Now Jay and Nancy are going to Prague in the Czech Republic, one of the least religious populations in the world. According to a 2010 poll, only 16 percent of Czechs think there is a God (lowest percentage in the European Union). Jay and Nancy will participate in an established English-speaking PCA international church in Prague. Their son James is in sports ministry in Prague and they hope to help him follow up his many contacts. In addition to reaching out to the many English-speaking internationals, Jay and Nancy want to offer English language help to Czech people, share the gospel, lead Bible studies, disciple believers, and train future leaders. They also hope to reach out to French speakers who have asked for Protestant worship services. Jay and Nancy would appreciate your prayers, encouragement, and support as they plan to move to Prague in 2016.
Erin and David Pervis
Mission to the World | Greece
Laura and Stephen Spanjer
Won by One | Germany
Stephen Spanjer founded WBOI in 2006 after completing his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He was sent by his Presbytery (Southeast Alabama) in 2007 after accepting a church planting call in Neuenburg, Germany. Stephen has been working to plant a reformed and bilingual church in S.W. Germany called Neuenburg International Church. Stephen married his wife Laura in 2011 and has two daughters.
Josephine and Chris Hatch
Serge | London, England
Chris was raised in the southeastern U.S. in a pastor’s home. He accepted Christ as a child and God used people/events during his time at Georgia Tech, Covenant College, and New City Fellowship–Chattanooga to significantly encourage his walk with the Lord. Josephine was raised in Nairobi, Kenya. The Lord used the ministry of Rev. Randy Nabors, who pastored at her local Presbyterian church during her teenage years, to bring her to faith. After completing high school, Josephine served in Kenya with DIGUNA (a German mission agency), the Navigators, and Mission Aviation Fellowship. Chris and Josephine met at Covenant College and became friends while serving together as youth group leaders for New City. They were married in 1993. While working on an MA at Covenant Seminary, the Hatch’s were involved in the planting of New City Fellowship–St.Louis with Rev. Barry Henning. In 1995, they moved back to Chattanooga, where Chris worked to start a non-profit community development corporation called Hope for Chattanooga that specializes in youth development, housing, and job training. Josephine focused much of her time on discipling women and other church ministries. In 1997 they welcomed their daughter Rahel to the world, and in 2000, their son Kaleb. Chris and Josephine lived and worked in Glenwood, a low income, African-American neighborhood, until September 2002 when they moved to St.Louis to pursue ministry in London. Today Chris leads the church planting team for New City–Shepherd’s Bush.
Jill and David Martin
Mission to the World | Ukraine
David and Jill Martin met at Covenant College where they trained to be teachers and graduated in 1985. After two years at Wilmington Christian School in Delaware, they went to Cusco, Peru, for two years to operate a one-room school for the children of the MTW church-planting team there. Next they went to Eastern Michigan University for graduate school and then to Montgomery, AL, where David was an instructor in the Physical Sciences Department of Auburn University at Montgomery. They became members of Eastwood Presbyterian Church. In 1998 the Martins were sent by Eastwood to begin teaching on the mission field again in Odessa, Ukraine, a city of over a million people on the Black Sea. Ukraine has experienced a period of spiritual harvest after the fall of the Soviet Union. A denomination of about a dozen churches has been established in various cities, including Odessa. David and Jill teach in a one-room school for the children of the MTW church-planting team in that city. Please pray for them as they minister through teaching and assisting the church-planting work.
Dina and Argyris Petrou
Advancing Ministries of the Gospel | Athens, Greece
Ann and Wayne Curles
NOVO | Asia
Dr. Wayne and Ann Curles serve with BEE International training national pastors and other church leaders in closed countries around the world. Although the Curles primarily work in Burma and other parts of Asia, their work has taken them all over the world. The Curles have four children, the youngest of which serves Trinity Church as Executive Minister, Patrick Curles.
Dan and Dale Faber
International Exchange Organization (IXO) | Asia
Dan Faber is the President and Executive Director of the International Xchange Organization (IXO), an organization that helps facilitate the operations and vision of other organizations and international staff. Dan manages eleven subsidiary organizations and projects around the world and with his wife Dale trains international leaders. Training the next generation of national leaders is their calling. Setting up self-sustaining tent-making businesses for those leaders is their goal.