After 16 years of pastoring St. Paul’s Reformed Church in Bedford, PA, God is calling me into the mission field. Well, mission fields to be precise. I have been approved as a missionary appointee with Westminster Biblical Missions (http://wbminc.org.) to be a trainer/teacher. I will go to different fields to conduct courses, seminars, and retreats as needed or requested.
My wife, Michele, has been saying for years that I should be a teacher. When we learned of this opportunity, we both knew that God had been preparing us for this ministry. While our church family at St. Paul’s Reformed Church in Bedford, PA was saddened by the news that I was no longer going be their pastor, their support has been fantastic. Many of them knew my heart for this kind of ministry. Many had been praying for this very thing for me for years.
God began to develop in me a heart for training nationals for pastoral ministry on my first trip to the Lighthouse for Christ in Mombasa, Kenya three years ago. While there I was able to teach a little in their Bible Institute as well as preach the opening sermon in a church’s new building. In 2018, I took Perspectives on the World Christian Movement which rekindled my interest in world missions. This year I traveled to Kenya in January to teach again, and in September to Peru for the first time. I taught a lesson of the Perspectives on the World Christian movement this year and am scheduled again for 2020. I have return trips to Mombasa and Cuscu planned over the next few months.
In order to be able to devote my full attention to this work, I need support. This is my main task between now and April 2020. Of course, I need financial support in order to pay for daily life and travel to these countries. I need ministry partners who will offer monthly financial support. I will be ready to receive funds in a few weeks. I also need a prayer team who will approach the Throne of Grace regularly for the needs of this ministry. One time gifts are also appreciated to help with travel expenses and the like to some of these countries. Any contacts for other potential support team members are valuable as well. Please consider what roles you may play in this support team. More information about Westminster Biblical Missions can be found at http://wbminc.org.