Tim & Andrea Blazer : Brazil
Tim & Andrea serve with ABWE in Fortaleza Brazil, training national leaders. They are partnering with Maranatha Multicultural Ministries and Bible Baptist Church of Planalto to develop a church planting training center. Blog
Mel & Sally Boerema : Alberta Canada
Mel & Sally Boerema serve with NAIM and the Piikani people are part of the Blackfoot confederation.
Kevin Cochrane: Sendai Japan
Kevin is serving with SEND International in the country of Japan, where less than 1% of the people identify as Protestant Christians. Kevin and his teammate’s focus is starting a new church plant in Sendai which they pray will help catalyze a church planting movement across Japan. Blog
Dan & Kelly Cook: Brazil
Dan & Kelly are serving as Regional Director for ABWE – CCAM region. CCAM stands for Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, where we will be administrating all the activity of our missionaries in that region. Part of our responsibilities will include recruiting, training, resourcing, encouraging and planning strategy with our missionaries in CCAM.
Tim & Michele George: Mozambique
Tim and Michele are in Mozambique with Serving In Missions where they are involved in training national pastors with the Yao people. Tim and Michele have four young children. Blog
Antonio & Betty Gomez: Mexico
The Gomez Family lives in Torreon, Mexico. Antonio heads up the Spanish American Mission. They supervise and help with preaching and administration in other churches in the Torreon area. Antonio also oversees the school of special education.
Larry & Pat Groat : Grand Rapids, MI
Larry & Pat are retired missionaries from Baptist Mid-Missions. They are active in outreach and elderly care in their home church at our Northview Campus.
Joel Groat: Grand Rapids, MI
Joel serves as Director of Ministries for the Institute for Religious Research. Joel overseas their domestic and international ministry equipping Christians to share and defend their faith, especially in response to the challenge of heretical groups like Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Bob & Sandy Hanna: Costa Rica
Bob & Sandy serve with TEAM training leaders for the evangelical church. Their primary work is writing and publishing discipleship materials and study tools for pastors and students. Most recently they launched a website for training students.
Tim & Rebecca Hawkins: England
Tim & Rebecca serve with Cadence International to students & servicemen in England.
Jeff & Joyellen Hazard: Kenya
The Hazards serve with Africa Inland Mission at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya. Jeff is the Dean of Students and soccer coach. Joyellen teaches at RVA does some coaching.
Andrew & Suzanne H :: Manila
Andrew has been a member at Magnify since 2006 and has served in eV and as a deacon. He now teaches and equips leaders in Manila and throughout Asia. Currently Andrew and Suzanne serving from the US through next spring.
Steve & Sue Mayo: Australia
Steve & Sue serve with ABWE in Australia as church planters and other areas.
Bob & Patty Nosker: Venezuela
Bob & Patty have been working with the Pemon Indian Tribe of SE Venezuela since 1974. In 2005 Bob and Patty left Venezuela due to the political unrest and are now doing translation and teaching work with the Pemon via the internet. They continue to work with nationals, Pino and Rosa, helping them with evangelistic outreach.
Zeb Potter: Chicago IL
Zeb is serving with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) as a coordinator in the Chicago metro area. He works alongside local church teams as they partner with local public schools to set up and run after-school Good News Clubs to bring the gospel of Christ into the public schools of Chicago.
Brian & Linsey Smith
Brian & Linsey are serving with Athletes in Action. Brian is working with Ultimate Training Camps and resourcing athletes and coaches through an app to help people come to know Jesus and grow in their relationship with him. Linsey is working with Cru, leadership development and human resources focusing on crisis and mental health.
Chad & Marlana Smith : Guatemala
Chad & Marlana are serving with World Orphans in Grand Rapids, MI. Chad is the Country Director for World Orphans Guatemala where they seek to equip, mobilize, and encourage the local Church to care for orphans and vulnerable children and their families. We call it orphan-prevention or family preservation. Chad’s roles include influencing organizational structure, vision casting and implementation of new programs and leadership development and discipleship of national leaders. Marlana serves as the Director of Communications for Guatemala and also mentors and disciples the women on our team.
Gaia & Mike Stanley: Ann Arbor, MI
Gaia ministers with New Life Church discipling students leaders to in-turn share Jesus on the campus of UM. Gaia’s husband Mike, helps in many aspects of Gaia’s ministry.
John & Betty Teusink: Togo
John & Betty serve with ABWE in Togo at Hôpital Baptiste Biblique.
Jonathan & Hannah Victor: India
Jonathan & Hannah are national missionaries with Bibles International and Baptist Mid-Missions. Jonathan works as a consultant checking Bible translations and takes part in translation workshops. Hannah teaches children in the local schools. They also have a Bible Study in their home.
Josh & Sara Whitman: Italy
Josh & Sara both grew up in Italy and have planted a church in Imola. They are working with youth and family outreach programs as well as training Italians to reach Italians. Website
Emily Wiarda: Kenya
Emily is serving with Africa Inland Missions at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya as dean of women. Emily also teaches a couple of classes at RVA.
Larry & Bev Smith: Kettering, OH
Larry & Bev have been missionaries with ABWE since 1964 and have served the Lord in Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua and Canada. In mid 2007 they returned to the states for semi-retirement. They currently serve in a ministry with ABWE in Cuba.
Leland & Marcia Hovingh: Semi-retired in Grand Rapids, MI
Leland & Marcia served with Africa Inland Mission in Kenya since 1976. In April 2007 they returned home to Michigan. They are now building relationships with Africans living in the Grand Rapids area.