World Missions

Supported World Missions/Missionaries

"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it written, 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news'." Romans 10:14,15

Lexington Presbyterian Church (LPC) supports twenty-one missionaries or ministries in 13 different countries. LPC not only supports our missionaries financially, but also through prayer and on site support through our short-term mission trips. In some instances the family name and agency of the missionary are omitted for their protection.

David Davis, Brazil, Escola Esperanca e Vida reaches "the least of these" in the Brazilian society: kids being neglected, mistreated, abused, or abandoned. Through foster homes we offer the local authorities an alternative to leaving kids in bad family situations or traditional institutions which perpetuated the cycle of dysfunctional families. Being a Christian ministry, we show how the Bible's message of love, repentance, forgiveness, and the acceptance of Christ can transform even the most messed-up people and families, starting a domino effect of salt and light in the society. We work with an Evangelical staff and board to do this together with local churches, but a large portion of local churches have lagged behind getting involved due to the model on which they were founded. So we also end up trying to improve the local churches as well.

John & Dawn, Pioneers As regional leader of Southeast Asia/Pacific, John helps to oversee PIONEERS 400 international personnel ministering on 70 church planting teams from India & Bangladesh through all of Southeast Asia over to Fiji.

Joe & Bev Fitzpatrick, Puerto Rico, Mission to the World (MTW) In 2006 Joe and Bev relocated with Mission to the World from Manila to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the homeland of Joe's mother. Joe teaches Old Testament and biblical counseling in various seminaries and church-based study centers island-wide. The family is also involved with Briarwood Prebyterian Church's church-plant, La Travesía (The Journey).

Jubilee Memorial Bible College, India JMBC was founded (1987) to train “missionaries without passport” at a time when foreign missionaries were being refused visas to come or stay in India.To date over 325 Pastors, Evangelists, Missionaries and teachers serving across India were trained here. The Open Bible is central to the life and ministry of JMBC.The Bible is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God and it is the primary authority in deciding and directing the philosophy and practice of training at Jubilee.The Cross signifies the completed work of Jesus Christ for the redemption and salvation of the fallen human race; Jubilee trains men and women who will unashamedly preach ‘Christ and Him crucified.’ The Folded Hands stand for the prayer of faith; we look to God in faith for all our needs.The Heads of Grain symbolize our commitment to the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ – to evangelize and make disciples.The Motto of the College, “In His steps” (1 Pet. 2:21), declares our desire to have an authentic life of Christian discipleship. Be sure to visit their web site at: http://jmbc.ac.in/

Carl & Caroline Kishbaugh, France, World Team Carl serves as the World Team Global Pastoral Care Coordinator, which means that he leads a small team of pastoral care workers whose mission it is to encourage, edify and develop their staff throughout the world. There are a variety of ministries: personal visits with missionaries on our fields; virtual visits using communications technology; helping individuals face their stressors and struggles; helping teams relate better as they work to accomplish their church planting goals; and helping our mission shape training programs to better equip our workers.

Johan & Lilli Lukasse, missionaries with the Belgium Evangelical Mission USA (BEM) in close cooperation with European Christian Mission International (ECMI). We live in Belgium, the heart of Europe, were we are active, but the ministry is spread out over several countries especially in the Balkan –the former Yugoslavia-, Portugal, and Greece. Countries with less than 0.4 % of the population confesses to have a personal relationship to Jesus Chris. Church planting and helping struggling church to grow again, together with recruiting efforts, takes most of our time. That includes evangelism, making disciples and equipping potential leaders. Our long term vision is to see the small national evangelical church vital and reproducing again. We follow a threefold strategy: Come alongside and provide advice and temporally needed manpower. Make an effort to mobilize teams for a given situation. Mature young people who will give 2 to 3 years of their lives to serve where there are plans for new church or a revitalization of a small stagnation church. This is very effective, because youth attracts youth and they are very creative in their approaches. Provide repeatedly short term teams for 10 days to two weeks to serve and assist in social and humanitarian aid to the impoverished Greek people and the refugees. We have published materials and books to support this ministry and people working in this European situation. We want to write some of the stories of what God has done. For all this we need your prayer and support..

Marc & Aline Mailloux, French People, Mission to the World (MTW) Since August of 1998, Marc and Aline have been based in Broward county where there are as many as ½ million French-speakers. These include Haitians, Quebecois (both seasonal and permanent residents), and over 30,000 continental French. Outreach to these groups has involved daily evangelical messages over Radio Floride, a French Canadian station which broadcasts (in French) six months of the year (November-April). The listeners include virtually all the Quebecois “snow birds” who winter in S. Florida, but also thousands of Haitians and other “Francophiles” desperate to listen to anything in their native language. Another part of the ministry in the Sunshine State is teaching at “I.B.T.F.” (L’Institut Biblique et Théologique de la Floride), a Haitian Bible school started by Rev. Jean Petit in 1997 for the badly needed theological training of S. Florida’s thousands of Haitian believers and church leaders and for which Marc also serves as a secretary for public relations. For leisure activity, Marc is a member of one of the three S. Florida “pétanque” clubs, whose members are mostly continental French. To get the latest on Marc's ministry, click here.

Wayne & Amy Newsome, Japan, Mission to the World (MTW) Wayne is originally from Chattanooga, TN, and Amy is from Enterprise, AL. After serving with MTW in Japan since 1990, the Newsomes are more encouraged than ever before about what God is doing. Their team has been involved in planting four churches and is moving into a new phase of ministry. With “Equipping Japanese to Reach the World” as the motto, the Nagoya Church-planting Team’s new vision encompasses a variety of ministries. The Newsomes work to expand church-planting ministries by partnering with Japanese co-workers to target new locations for new church plants. The team is also involved in beginning a seminary to enable Japanese to identify their gifts and receive training for ministry. The International Christian Academy of Nagoya, which the team started in 1999, meets the educational needs of many children in central Japan. Team members and Japanese co-workers are preparing for a counseling ministry with a desire to help local churches develop lay counseling programs to serve and help their communities. And with 50,000 university students in the area, the student ministry continues to be a high priority for the team. Children: Katelyn (10-3-90), Samuel (11-1-93), Mary Grace (3-29-96), Sarah (4-19-98), Joshua (10-3-00) Email: wayne@newsomellc.com or amy@newsomellc.com.

Keith & Ruth Powlison, Peru, Mission to the World (MTW) Keith and Ruth met at Columbia Bible College in 1977 and were married in 1978. They have four children and three grandchildren. The Powlisons began serving on the foreign mission field in 1984 and are currently serving in Peru. They are part of the Hinterland Team, which Keith supervises from their base of operations in Cusco. This team focuses on several relatively unreached people groups in the Andean region of South America. The Quechuas, just one of these groups, are estimated to number over 15 million and are spread out over parts of five Latin American countries. The Powlisons work directly with the Cusco Quechuas. Along with their team members, they also minister among eight more Quechua groups. Please pray for the Powlisons as they enter into many challenging areas to train and establish national workers in these groups. Contact them at Kppowlison@mac.com about ministry possibilities with medical teams, construction teams, or other short-term opportunities. If you think that ministry and adventure are mutually exclusive, look into MTW’s Hinterland teams! Powlison Web site.

Clay & Darlene Quarterman, Ukraine, Mission to the World (MTW) In 1993, the Quartermans were called to Ukraine in the former Soviet Union. They were on the ground floor, helping start a denomination of twelve new Presbyterian churches and founding the Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine. Clay was firstpresident of the seminary, which in 2017 has 23 active students. Clay earned two degrees at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, receiving his M.Div. in 1977 and his Doctor of Ministries in 1986. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Wales (2005). He is ordained as an evangelist and teaching elder. The Quartermans served 14 years on MTW’s Portugal Team, where Clay planted churches, taught in Bible college, and helped organize a school of missions and a branch of Evangelism Explosion. He is one of the founders of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Portugal. Clay and Darlene were reared in Christian homes and came to Christ at an early age, having an early interest in missions. They are from Presbyterian churches in Jackson, MS, and Hopewell, VA, and met at Belhaven College in Jackson. Their first date was to a missions conference. They married in 1973. Matt (10-18-80), Nate (5-11-82), Tyler (9-24-86), Alex (11-22-88).

Barry & Ruth Rempel have served with SEND for 30 years in Spain, Michigan and Alaska. Their two daughters are now young adults. They are now on assignment with Radius International living in Mexico. The Rempels are training the next generation of missionaries by equipping cross-cultural workers to plant churches in unreached language groups throughout the world. These new missionaries spend 10 months with us in a cross-cultural setting in order to gain the needed tools for life and ministry around the world.

Guillermo and Jennie Salinas are serving our Lord in Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Guerrero, Mexico. They serve with the Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship (PEF) mission board.  Since 1995 they have been actively planting churches and have been used by God to plant 5 churches. Guillermo is an ordained minister with the PCA with a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Missions from Birmingham Theological Seminary. Recently, seeing the great need for godly servant leadership, Guillermo is developing a training center for the West Coast of the state of Guerrero to train leaders as church planters and leaders in their churches. Jennie works with the Agape Puppet/Drama ministry to make disciples of those who participate and as an outreach with the Gospel. This group also trains other groups in lifestyle discipleship in Mexico.

Ed Thompson, Logoi Ministries God has given us an awesome job: help national pastors become effective ministers of the Gospel. You see, the majority of pastors in Latin America are self-taught, wonderfully capable people in earnest need of practical, on-the-job Bible training and help. That's where we come in. When we do our job, local pastors are equipped to lead their congregations to become vital, growing bodies of believers impacting their communities with the love and truth of Jesus Christ. I believe this is one of the most effective ways possible of "making disciples of all nations" (Matt. 28:19). Visit their web site here.

Michael and Julie, Pioneers Michael and Julie serve with Pioneers in Southeast Asia. They live with their daughter Hannah and son Finn in Aroma, which is home to a number of Muslim people groups. The vast majority of people living in Aroma are yet to be reached with the truth of Jesus Christ. They also are in desperate need of improved health care.  Michael and Julie are both registered nurses, and moved to Southeast Asia in March 2008  They have been involved in language learning, healthcare development as well as evangelism and discipleship with the ultimate goal of seeing a church-planting movement initiated among the people’s of Aroma.

Third Millennium Ministries is driven by the belief that every Christian has a right to a well-trained pastor. And yet, where the church is growing the fastest – China, India, Africa, and Latin America – there is the least amount of access to solid, Biblical training. By creating a free, multimedia seminary curriculum in multiple languages, Third Mill is equipping church leaders in their own land, in their own language, and at no cost to them. They call it Biblical Education. For the World. For Free. With the leadership of Dr. Richard Pratt, Third Mill was launched in 1997 to create multimedia curriculum for Christian leaders everywhere. They employ a team of over 40 full-time and part-time employees and over 16 translators from around the world. They produce award-winning curriculum in English, Russian, Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic, and partner with others to translate it into over a dozen others. They deliver to users at every level of technology from print to DVD, web, mobile apps, and satellite. With users in every single country of the world, Third Mill is saturating the globe with masters-level Christian education and changing the lives of pastors, lay leaders, and congregations everywhere.