Wieslaw Ziemba is a pastor and mentor, who cofounded and leads the Poland for Jesus movement. He is a member of the council of the Church of God in Christ in Poland. His passion is to preach and teach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, emphasizing the restoration of God’s standards in every area of the church and establishing them in Poland through the church’s testimony. He and his wife, Wanda, have five children.
Steve Telzerow pastors International Christian Fellowship in Ljubljana, Slovenia since 2000. Steve has followed Christ since 1983, living in the U.S. until 1991, then serving as campus pastor at the University of Cologne (Germany) before moving to Slovenia. They also lead Living Life, ministering through national outreaches, providing written resources on relevant cultural challenges. He and his wife Barbara have three children.
Mohan Babu leads Sion Fellowship, which is a network of over 800 churches in India. Mohan’s father, a converted Hindu police officer, founded the network whose ministry reaped many conversions and healings. Today, Mohan leads many young church planters who are multiplying churches in villages and cities across Andhra Pradesh.
Mohan and his wife, Rani, have three children and live just outside Hyderabad in one of the new “tech cities” of India.
Franz Lippi pastors Exousia Christian Fellowship and ministers in nearby nations through the Balkan Loving Apostolic Team (B.L.A.S.T.). Franz serves as team leader and is supervised by Alan Vincent. Franz loves developing leaders–both teens and adults–as well as bringing structure to churches. He intercedes in spiritual warfare prayer and enjoys mining the depths of the Word of God. Franz and his wife Gerlinde live in Graz, Austria.
Duncan and Vasanti Watkinson have been serving the Lord in India since 1981. They are a spiritual father and mother to couples involved in church leadership, church planting, kingdom business, and mercy ministries. Duncan has an extensive background in management and leadership and obtained his master’s degree in engineering from Cambridge University in England. He has traveled extensively, working as an engineering manager in Australia, England, and India. He is Managing Director of Turbocam India and oversees works caring for the leprosy affected and disadvantaged children. He teaches, trains and disciples in many contexts and is the author of several books.
Kim Cook is originally from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Before embarking on her career in missions, she attended Bible college for four years, earning a Bachelor of Religious Education.
She completed a Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission in Tyler, Texas, and then also completed a School of Evangelism before joining the Caribbean Mobile Team for a year. She then went to Grenada to help pioneer a base led by Bill and Val Landis.
After 5 ½ years in Grenada, Kim moved to Guyana, South America, where she has served with YWAM for the past 30 years.
Glory Dhas’s grandfather was a Hindu priest, but he follows Christ, as his father did. His ministry establishes services to the community and they have planted 30 churches and network with 300 through evangelism in South India, as well as founding many other services to their community, including lepers, and families with HIV. He desires to plant churches in India’s northern states. His wife Predita and their two sons join him in this effort.
Bruce and Joyce Heckman met while serving the Lord in the Middle East. Their nearly 20 years of service in that region equipped them to prepare others for ministry among the world’s unreached peoples. They have given their lives to bring the message of salvation through Jesus Christ to those who have never heard it. Bruce is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Missiology with a concentration in Islamic studies. He currently serves as executive officer of Immerge, which is a cross-cultural apprenticeship system that prepares people for effective ministry among the world’s unreached. The Heckman’s have three grown children.
Ed and Ligia Jaentschke pastor Verbo Christian Church, as well as plant churches and establish ministries in three other Nicaraguan towns, since 1987. Ligia also directs Verbo Christian School, with a staff of 30 and a student body of more than 400. Ed and Ligia have long sensed a call to help hurting people. Their mission is to “go and make disciples” of those “whom life has dealt a devastating blow.”
Ovid and Ukline Schultz have been involved in church planting in Guyana for years. In the late ‘90s, Ovid helped establish a church in West Coast Berbice and is now planting another church in a second village in the same state. Ovid is a resourceful worker who, at times, combines his woodworking skills with his ministry work to support himself. He travels to the United States each year to visit Caribbean churches in Queens, New York, and to minister at leaders’ retreats.
Terry Snow founded Youth With A Mission Haiti in 1986 and serves as its national director. His message instills hope, practicality as he continues to provide vision for the ministry. His wife, Ingvild, serves in administration and hospitality and home schools their five children and one foster daughter, most of whom are also active in the ministry. Their eldest son currently serves as director of the Saint Marc campus.
Kristian Snow grew up watching his parents pioneer Youth With a Mission (YWAM) in Haiti. His passion is to serve Christ through filmmaking because he understands Haitian culture. He serves in YWAM’s media communications and manages “Bon Fruit,” a television ministry. He desires to see Haiti’s entertainment industry changed by God using his knowledge of a story’s power and subtext in dialogue.
Zacharie and Stevie Estime share a passion for children’s ministry and a common history of losing their fathers early in life. Their hearts are touched by many children in Haiti without two parents. Alongside New Life Mission Haiti, they desire to build a children’s home as a refuge for those in need. Construction is proceeding and they will move to Haiti in January 2016, hoping to open the children’s home later in the year.
Bill and Val Landis met at YWAM in Tyler, TX. They moved to Grenada in 1987, with a small team, and opened a youth center and started training Caribbean missionaries. They have also pioneered two other YWAM centers in Barbados and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Their vision and purpose is to mobilize, train, and send out workers with Gospel to the poor and need, unreached people groups and youth of our world. They are moving back to Barbados summer of 2015 to re-launch the YWAM ministry there.
David Hain is at the heart of From Addict to Disciple, a ministry in South Africa where he ministers to those caught in the snare of addiction. He grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, as a nominal Christian. He pursued worldly success and quickly found it. One night God spoke to David in a new way, and David became a missionary to the homeless and to addicts. He currently counsels, works in prisons, and ministers internationally.
Terrol Jones and his wife, Pattie, established Impact Asia Ministries (IAM) over 40 years ago. IAM is an encourager ministry that raises funds for national workers and projects in India and Sri Lanka. Terry teaches in bible colleges and training centers in south Asia. His goal is to train others to truly reflect the character of Jesus Christ by doing their part to fulfill the Great Commission.
RONY LAROSE was born in Chevreau De Cloche, North Haiti. After his parents divorced when he was six, he moved in with his father and attended a Christian school, giving his life to Christ when he was fourteen. He desires to equip young Kingdom leaders to join Christ in a spiritual revolution within Haitian communities. He currently attends Kingdom Ministry School’s Immersion program. His vision is to build bridges of freedom by equipping youth, caring for needy children, and sending laborers for the harvest. Rony and his wife, Asnite, have three children.
Chris & Ana Cozzone met in 2010 at an event that raised awareness about the issue of human trafficking. They became friends as they worked on projects together to help raise awareness. They married in 2012 and will soon partner with Destiny Rescue to join the movement against modern day slavery. Chris will be Country Manager for Destiny Rescue in the Philippines and Ana will be the English Program Manager.