Benjamin and Rachel were both born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where they currently live. They were married in September of 2013 and have a passion for missions, especially children and youth. They joined WIM in 2014 and are currently serving in the inner city of Cleveland planting churches and training others to do the same. They are also serving by starting and leading ministries that reach out to the youth and children, exercising their passion to see the next generation reached for Christ. Benjamin and Rachel hope to continue church planting in Cleveland over the next several years, as God begins to opens doors and provide opportunities for others to come to know Christ.
David and Sue recently joined World Indigenous Missions. They served on the mission field in Jerusalem, Israel from 1982 to 1984. After returning to the USA, they co-pastored and successfully planted a church in Suisun City in Northern California. They then moved to Southern California in 1991 and taught and preached in a local church in Long Beach, California, to help mother other churches. Both David and Sue have been ministering in the Middle East since 2008. In 2009 they successfully started a ministry to help other Christian leaders and ministries in the Middle East. They currently reside in Canyon Lake, Texas, and they love their supporting church — Genesis Fellowship.
Dick and Sue have recently joined WIM to be part of the Member Care team. They previously served in a local church pastorate for almost twenty years and about ten years in missions related service. For the past several years they have served as Member Care facilitators with Heartstream Resources, a member care organization, and now are delighted to also be a part of WIM. They will live and serve in Málaga, Spain.
Cody and Anna work with the youth at their church, helping with Sunday night youth group, summer camps and events. They co-lead an outreach Game Night. This started as part of a Bible small group, but has become a way to connect Christians with friends and coworkers in a fun, non-confrontational way. Anna volunteers at World Impact Now (WIN) Ministries, working with video editing, resource design and filming. Their long-term goal is to go back to Japan as a full-time missionaries. They believe the best way to prepare for that is to be involved in the ministry of the local church.
Jerry and Miok have been making disciples and planting churches as part of World Indigenous Missions since 1983. They have lived and ministered in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. For the last several years they have been based in Wilmer, Alabama, where they work with the Hispanic community and have a ministry called EMPOWER. This ministry helps people discover their purpose in life and develop to accomplish that purpose. They also train and mentor leaders both locally and internationally.
Jim and Marilyn served in Southeast Asia for 14 years. Now in the USA, they are involved in discipleship, teaching, and prayer. They make short term trips overseas to pray for the workers, the nations and the people groups in various countries.
Richard and June facilitate the KAIROS course in churches in the USA and are developing South East Asia Mission Teams — USA, Inc. Their work is to mobilize resources, to aid and facilitate the many ministries they helped develop in Asia, and to encourage and provide resources for the ministry of South East Asia Mission Teams in the Philippines. They travel extensively throughout the USA and look forward to many years of developing support relationships for the work of preaching the gospel and planting churches among the least reached people groups in South East Asia.
Dale and Kathy are charter members of WIM. They lived in Mexico for 17 years planting churches, training leaders, and raising three children.
Since 1998, Dale has served as International Coordinator with WIM. His duties include encouraging missionaries serving on the field, helping with conferences, recruiting new workers and helping to implement the training program.
Since 1997, Kathy has taught Spanish at a Christian school in the St. Louis area. She has taken several of her students on short-term trips. Some of her former students are now full-time missionaries. She travels with Dale when her schedule permits.
Joshua and Jenell Allen began their mission work with WIM in 2004 by serving in Mexico. During their eight years in Mexico, they worked alongside other WIM missionaries ministering in local churches, with youth, and planting churches in indigenous villages. As a result, they fell in love with the indigenous people and have brought their experiences with them to California where they now reside. They are currently reaching out to indigenous, migrant, farm-working communities in the Central Coast region. They are using the Discovery Bible study method, an inductive method of Bible study, to plant churches in every town along Hwy 101. They are working as a team with other like-minded minsters and have participated in the formation of Youth and Family Church Network. They are also very involved in ministering to families who have children with special needs and are raising money and awareness in order to have a special needs park built in their area. Their lives are filled with fun each day because of their children Tiana, Samuel, Cheyenne, and Savannah.