Below are the Open Bible missionaries that are supported by your Mission Venture Plan contributions. Feel free to browse the page and discover more about each of the missionaries. If you have any questions about any of these missionaries or are interested in becoming an Open Bible missionary, please contact the Global Missions department. You can learn more about Global Missions HERE.
Andy & Nancy (West Africa)
For their safety, these missionaries cannot reveal their last name or any specific information to you, which means they need your prayer support! Christian persecution is very high where they serve.
Bill & Fayth McConnell (Mexico)
Bill and Fayth McConnell are Open Bible missionaries to Northern Mexico. It is their desire to take the Gospel to the poor and underprivileged and to go wherever God opens a door for them. Their ministry involves building churches, ministering at orphanages and prisons, serving at soup kitchens, and working wherever they find need.
Del Brown (Mexico)
Del has a passion to advance the kingdom of God. He shares God's love by caring for people in need, teaching God's Word, and winning the lost for Christ. Del networks with several churches, orphanages, and the men's and women's rehab ranch, where several buildings have been built through the work of visiting teams.
Drew & Jessica Welch (Liberia)
Drew and Jessica Welch and their family are answering the call to rebuild Liberia. They are working alongside the national leadership to oversee churches, schools, conferences, and projects that will help the ministry in Liberia to thrive again instead of just surviving.
Linda Wilson (At-Large)
Linda serves as an Open Bible Missionary Ambassador, traveling frequently to India.
Mike & Dara Rasavanh (Thailand)
Mike and Dara Rasavanh both accepted Christ after receiving refugee status in Iowa after their families fled Laos in 1975. In 1996 the Rasavanhs launched Asian Church of the Open Bible (now Lifesong Church of the Open Bible). in 2016 the Rasavanhs returned to Asia as missionaries to Thailand.
Mike & Pam Lumbard (Trinidad & Tobago)
Mike and Pam Lumbard are the Directors of the School of Global Leadership, a missions training school located in Trinidad.
Nelson & Tirsa Gaitan (Nicaragua)
Nelson and Tirsa Gaitan have served in their native country of Nicaragua since February of 2003. Since then they established the Open Bible headquarters church in San Marcos and launched five other Open Bible churches, in Managua, Ochomogo, San Cayentano, San Jorge, and Las Pilas.
Nicole (Middle East)
Nicole* is a member of one of our Open Bible churches in Central Region. Last year she spent most of her time in the Middle East* learning Arabic and working with her ministry team there. After her itineration she will return to the Middle East toproclaim the gospel, plant a church, and give access to Jesus to those who have never heard.
*Last name and location have been withheld for security reasons.
Rich & Patti Kopp (Ghana)
Rich and Patti Kopp are founders of the Church Planters Academy in Ghana, West Africa. Since 2016 more than twelve churches have been planted and hundreds of people have committed their lives to Christ. Rich and Patti are planning to launch a second location for the Church Planters Academy in Liberia, West Africa, in 2020. After this Academy is established they will look into the possibility of launching a new Academy in Sierra Leone and other countries. Please join Rich and Patti in prayer and support as they launch a new Academy in Liberia.
Roger and Connie Cox (Cambodia)
Cambodia and her people had captured our hearts. We saw the hunger of so many people who wanted to know more about Jesus. We also saw the need for existing followers of Christ to be trained and discipled. We have been called to proclaim the Gospel, develop disciple-makers, and train future leaders for church plants in Cambodia.
Tammy Swailes (E. Europe)
Tammy serves as regional director for INSTE in Europe, assisting the INSTE programs in Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, France, Spain, England, and a Central Asian country. Tammy oversees the translation of the INSTE books and materials into Ukrainian, Romanian, and a Central Asian language.
Tom & Sherry Moore (Guinea)
Tom and Sherry Moore were appointed as missionaries to Guinea, West Africa, in 1986. The country had been closed to western influence and missionaries for almost 20 years. As former missionary children, Tom and Sherry had lived in Guinea and Liberia, respectively, and were prepared for this unique ministry. The Moores have been involved in successful church planting and training national pastors and leadership in this mostly Muslim country. The Moores have broadened their scope of ministry to include occasional pastoral and women's seminars in other African nations where Open Bible ministers.
Travis & Heather Hunsaker (Mexico)
Travis and Heather minister as the directors of Puente de Amistad (Bridge of Friendship) in Tijuana, Mexico. Puente de Amistad is a Christ-centered short-term mission base where visiting groups and individuals stay during their time of ministry in Tijuana.
Ly & Sarin Mak (Cambodia - National Missionary)
LyHoung and Sarin Mak are Open Bible national missionaries to Cambodia, serving as the directors of the Lifesong Learning Center in Tamada village.
Okon Obot (Nigeria - National Missionary)
Okon Obot, a native Nigerian, serves as the field director and president of Open Bible Churches in Nigeria. After graduating from Open Bible's Florida Beacon College in Largo, Florida, Okon was granted National Missionary Appointment and returned home to Nigeria in September of 1989 to pioneer an Open Bible church. There are now 81 Open Bible churches in Nigeria, with over 12,000 members.
GM Leadership Fund
Each generation has the tremendous opportunity and responsibility to impact the world for eternity. Doors are opening before us as we preach the Gospel, train disciples, plant churches, and send missionaries.
Missionary Care Fund
Open Bible Churches has sent numerous missionary families overseas over the years. This involves great sacrifice for every member of the family. The Missionary Care Fund was established as a special supplementary fund to assist our missionaries with rising costs of items that go beyond their regular income.