MISSIONARIES

"Zeal for the Glory of God motivates World Missions."

-John Piper

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations"

-Matthew 28:19

As Jesus was about to leave this earth, He gave one of the most challenging, yet encouraging commands He spoke; "Go and make disciples of all nations... behold I am with you always." We believe every believer has a heart to see the Gospel of Christ reach everyone. At Bethel we are so excited for the many missionaries we support and partner with. Get to know them and if you would like to send them an encouraging note fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Join us in praying for our missionaries as they are taking the Gospel to all nations.

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MEET OUR MISSIONARIES

John and Janet Baxter

Central Philippines

For over a decade, John and Jan Baxter have been involved with leadership development and missionary training in the Central Philippines where they have seen the mission potential of Majority World Christians seeking employment in Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist lands.

Responding to this great mission opportunity, Converge Worldwide appointed John as the Director of Diaspora Ministries. In this role, John is helping Converge missionaries and churches, in North America and abroad, to work effectively among least-reached, migrating people groups.

The Baxters’ primary ministry objective is evangelism and discipleship of members of unreached people groups wherever they reside by training immigrant, Christian workers from the Global South who live and work in 10/40 Window countries, and by assisting churches and mission agencies to evangelize least-reached immigrant groups that reside among them.

Ashley Siler

Togo, Africa

Ashley will be working as part of a church planting team with the goal of planting 25 reproducing churches around Lake Togo. Her ministry will include starting children’s ministries in those churches and training nationals to run them. She will also have the opportunity to teach a Bible hour in several local schools.

Paul and Anna Hill

Argentina

Paul & Ana Hill are establishing Cabildo Church in the city of Santiago del Estero, preparing the leadership it will need for a vision of church planting.  A daughter church in a very marginal area has been established as a regional church that will impact a 20k radius with small groups, discipling, leadership training, water provision and sustainable development.

Bob and Sue Kummer

Italy

Bob and Sue Kummer are serving a growing local body of believers in Sesto Calende, Italy.

Bill Leonard

Wycliffe

Bill serves with Wycliffe as a Partnership Development Coach. As a P.D. Coach, he supervises new members, providing direction and accountability to them as they build their prayer and financial partner teams.

Bob and Debbie Long

Philippines

Bob and Debbie Long are developing leaders in the Philippines.  Bob is teaching youth ministry, Bible, and leadership development at the Baptist Theological College (BTC) and the Cebu Graduate School of Theology (CGST).  Debbie is co-teaching a Creative Communications course at BTC while helping students strengthen their English skills.

Wilonja and Shirley Masongezi

Cameroon

Wilondja and Shirley have a vision of planting a pure French-speaking missional church in the city of Bafoussam with a small group of Cameroonian couples.  We desire to train at least four couples using a holistic approach to ministry as we target couples and singles that are not currently attending any church.  We have semi-annual conferences that offer biblical principles for daily living as well as clearly presenting the gospel to them.

Tim and Amy Moline

Cameroon

Tim and Amy are training the next generation of pastors, missionaries, Bible translators, Christian educators and lay ministers for the growing church in Cameroon where 50% of the churches have an untrained pastor.

Melissa Moskowitz

Jews for Jesus

Melissa Moskowitz, missionary with Jews for Jesus since 1976, currently lives in Los Angeles and works with the LA branch of Jews for Jesus. She is the Artistic Director/Curator of the Jews for Jesus event space in Westwood, engaging the UCLA and nearby communities for the Gospel through the arts. Melissa continues to work with young adults through her home, where she holds monthly Shabbat dinners, prayer groups and other young adult events for the purposes of evangelism and discipleship. She is the founder of ArtShareCollective, an arts initiative of Jews for Jesus, involved in gathering communities of Jewish artists who will use the Gospel for outreach. Secretly, she feels her best role yet is as grandmother to a rambunctious toddler!

Tim Nash

Mexico

The Christian Development Center is a ministry based in Tecate, Mexico designed to promote healthy church growth within the city through one-on-one coaching, in-church workshops and city-wide events.  Tim Nash, Converge missionary operates and oversees this ministry.

Jami Strandberg

Mexico

Jami Strandberg ministers in Guanajuato, Mexico. God has blessed Jami with people skills and gifts in evangelism that are a tremendous asset to the team in Mexico. Jami is working alongside Mexican believers to start new churches.

Mike and Ann Wheeler

Bolivia

Mike is a professor of New Testament and theology and the academic dean at the Bible Seminary in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  Ann works with various ministries, like the radio station, Mosoj Chaski, to help them improve their administration and stability.

Todd and Michelle Rodeffer

Youth For Christ

Todd and Michelle organize the youth ministry in Bushnell. They plan and execute many events to share the gospel and to help believers grow in their faith. Todd grew up at Bethel.

Dan and Tina Gibbs

Nigeria

Dan & Tina Gibbs serve in Gembu, Nigeria, South Africa.
Dan & Tina are thankful for answered prayer regarding their expired work permits. The permits were renewed and they were given permanent ones to return to South Africa. They are also thankful for the medical equipment they received from Global Health that will help with their HIV/AIDS work.

Brad and Deb
(Last name withheld)

Location withheld for security reasons

Brad and Deb focus on sharing the gospel of Jesus with Muslims, assisting the poor and disenfranchised, and strengthening the fledgling evangelical community of believers in the sub-Saharan area.
Due to security issues where Brad and Deb currently serve, we don't show their picture or any identifying information.

David and Margalit
(Last name withheld)

Location withheld for security reasons

David and Margalit are doing their best to bring cultures that have been warring for centuries together by faith in Christ.
Due to security issues where David and Margalit currently serve, we don't show their picture or any identifying information.

Dan and Patty 
(Last Name Withheld)

South Asia

Dan and Patty lead a team whose vision is to make the gospel available to everyone in their region in South Asia and to make disciples who make disciples which grow into networks of house churches.  Because of government policies, they are unable to safely identify themselves without jeopardizing their work or the work of those they help.  They serve a unifying role between existing native churches, ministries, and grassroots movements as well as meeting with their own new friends who are exploring following Jesus.