We support mission workers within faith-based organizations that serve and bring the Gospel to the unreached in the United States and beyond. You can be a part of this mission by helping to encourage these dedicated missionaries. Highland Park Pres supports over 40 missionaries in 20 countries around the world.
As The Antioch Partners (TAP) Director, Andrew provides leadership and direction to the ministry. As the TAP Personnel Coordinator, Teri manages the personnel side of the ministry, which includes working with mission personnel from the very beginning of the discernment process through the end of service. As members of TAP’s leadership team, Andrew and Teri have the privilege of working together as a ministry team as they serve those God has called into long-term, cross-cultural incarnational engagement.
We are Radvile and Gabriel. Radvile is from Lithuania and became a Christian through Agape in her second year of university. She has served university students in Spain for the last 10 years. Gabriel is from Argentina and became a Christian when he was a teenager. He got involved with Agape during his studies in university. He was a volunteer with Agape in Argentina with university students for 8 years before moving to Spain where he met Radvile. They have two sons, Nathanael and Benjamin. Because of their personal experiences with Agape they know how formative and important university years can be and are honoured to be able to invest their lives in helping students to start their relationship with Jesus, helping them grow in their faith and initiating Cristian communities on campus where students support each other and put their faith into action.
Judy’s mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ with international students at SMU and Japanese students throughout the area. She trains students to be disciples when they return to their home countries, by organizing weekly studies and various events, including camping, a Houston Space Center trip with a Christian NASA astronaut speaker, and a Tejas Ranch weekend with student-led Bible studies.
Sonia & Steve have been serving in Nigeria with Wycliffe since 1991. The most populous nation of Africa, Nigeria also has the greatest remaining translation need in Africa. Steve is working as a Linguistics Consultant. This involves researching and writing about Nigerian languages as well as practically applying this research to impact translation projects in Nigeria. Sonia is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Once they return to Nigeria, she will be serving as administrative assistant to the SIL Nigeria Director. The Director oversees a multi-cultural team of over 100 staff and also collaborates with dozens of Bible translation partner organizations in Nigeria. The Dettweilers are using their gifts and experience to see people flourishing in community using the languages they value most.
Carol serves as the ISI City Director for Kansas City and is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing a strategic plan to reach every international student and scholar in Kansas City. They have ministries at UMKC, Park University, KUMED, Avila University, and William Jetheyll. They provide the training, tools, and outreach opportunities needed to touch the lives of these future world influencers by mobilizing the local church and its people. Carol, with the help of staff and lay volunteers, organizes events and activities that serve international students from all over the globe.
We are mobilizing our congregation and other Bolivian churches to plant Gospel-focused, disciple-making, missional churches that glorify God in their city, country, and world (Acts 1:8). To this end, our main ministry focuses on discipleship and church planting. Also, we serve in leadership roles in SIM Bolivia and in a Christian, international school that we helped establish.
Carlton and Dottie have been involved in theological education in Belgium since 1985. Carlton serves as president of the Biblical Seminary of Brussels (French-speaking) with D.M. Stearns Missionary Fund. Their ministry revolves around three axes: the Seminary, pastoral (church-related) ministry, and other ministry activities, such as weekend retreats, conferences, pastoral counseling, writing, and mentoring.
Nancy works in major European cities with refugees and asylum-seekers.
Craig serves as Executive Director of CMI – a ministry reaching urban centers of Latin America for Christ by forming dynamic, gospel-centered churches in the most influential cities of each country. Craig shepherds CMI’s team and guides the collaboration of a network of ministry partners throughout North and South America. Their current focus is in Ecuador’s capital city Quito where they have helped develop a network of 6 churches that are discipling 6,000+ people each week. In addition to supporting Craig in his role with CMI, Laura serves as a writer, speaker, Spiritual Director and Church Leadership Coach.
Garrick and Dziu serve as Spanish National Student Led Movements Directors for Cru, leading a national team reaching out to university students in Granada, Málaga, Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, and beyond. Their goal is to raise up student leaders to go and reach the world, starting with the 80 universities in Spain. They also work locally in Granada reaching students, winning them to Christ, building them up in their faith, and sending them out to make an impact in the world. In Granada, they explain the good news of the Gospel through building Christian community, providing hospitality, organizing Alpha groups, and empowering Christian students to become a part of The Great Commission. Garrick also serves on the national leadership team helping to set direction and vision for Cru in Spain. Cru in Spain has around 70 staff serving in 8 cities in ministries to athletes, youth, families, pilgrims, children, immigrants, global needs, and churches. Spain is a postmodern country with less than a 1% population of Protestant/Evangelicals and where less than 20% consider themselves practicing Catholics. Yet, God is at work in drawing people to his love.
Andy writes material for evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and leadership. He coordinates and helps facilitate training events in several parts of the Philippines as well as other OMF fields in East Asia. He also coaches many of the people he has helped train, including the church planting teams in Sorsogon Province that he supervises.
Ben and Linda have served as missionary staff with Cru for 35 years, ministering primarily in East Asia for 25 years and then with Cru's global leadership since 2012. Their current focus is leadership development and resourcing for global leaders. They have four grown children.
She attended TCU from 2012-2016 where she gave her full life to Christ in 2014 after a woman on staff with a campus ministry (Student Mobilization, "Stumo”) shared the gospel with her. After attending two summer projects with Stumo, she developed a huge heart for evangelism & discipleship and began serving on their leadership team. After graduation, the Lord opened the door to serve with Stumo on campus staff at TCU. Hallie is now the Women’s Director where she disciples new staff and students on the TCU campus.
Chocolate is the founder and Executive Director of Redeemed Women an organization helping women in South Dallas. Redeemed Women helps women rebuild their brokenness and find new hope for the future with joy and community for the journey ahead. The ministry offers women strategic guidance, emotional support and shares God’s steadfast love with each woman despite her circumstance or past. Chocolate’s heart’s desire is to invite women from all walks of life and every ethnicity into authentic relationship with Jesus and the abundant, Redeemed life He offers.
Don is a professor for San Pablo Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He teaches Pastoral Theology, Ecclesiology, Liturgy, and Diakonia. In addition, he is the director of the Gethsemane Retreat Center in Chablekal, Yucatan. He is also helping American congregations expand their ministries with Hispanic populations in their areas.
After serving overseas in Southeast Asia for years, Will and Elizabeth felt led by God to move to Fort Worth to help with the training, sending, and mobilization of laborers on mission to the nations. Will is the International Operations Director for Antioch Forth Worth which includes directing the Church Planting School and overseeing the operations of the missions arm of Antioch Fort Worth. Elizabeth a few years ago helped start a new initiative at our church of reaching out to refugee and immigrants women at a local apartment complex. Currently she invests in women in our church while being a stay at home mom to three kids (5, 2.5 and 4 months).
Javier and Roxanne are involved in evangelism and mobilizing lay leaders with methods of evangelism and discipleship. They also train local churches in why missions is vital to God’s Kingdom work.
Ramon Laurencio is a Cuban missionary who emigrated with his family from Cuba to the USA thirteen years ago, as a refugee, due to being persecuted for his Christian faith. He has been married to Cary for twenty-two years, and they have two children, Sarai (21) and Sammy (8), both former HPPDS students. Ramon started a ministry to Cuban immigrants at HP Pres in 2011. Ramon is now an Assistant Field Leader at East-West Ministries International for Portugal, Spain, and North Africa. Ramon seeks to multiply disciples of Christ in the spiritually darkest areas of the region by training church leaders, equipping whole church bodies and using ESL classes as one tool to engage with non-believers.
Due to security concerns, some of the missionaries at Highland Park Pres cannot be identified by last name or where they serve.