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 became missionaries to Northern Mexico with Open Bible Churches in 1998. They have a heart for the Mexican people and love to serve and share the Gospel with those in need of our Lord and Savior. It is the desire of their hearts to take the Gospel to the poor and underprivileged and to go wherever God opens a door for them. Their ministry involves building churches, serving at soup kitchens, assisting at day care centers and dormitories, ministering at orphanages, and working on other projects.
Del & Joy Brown (Mexico)
Del and Joy have a passion to advance the kingdom of God. They share God's love by caring for people in need, teaching God's Word, and winning the lost for Christ. Del and Joy network 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. A country that was once thriving is now in a period of recovery after facing years of coups, civil wars, and corruption. The Welches aim to secure the foundation of the ministry taking place in Liberia and expand the Kingdom for God's glory.
Mike & Dara Rasavanh (Thailand)
Mike and Dara Rasavanh both received Christ after receiving refugee status in Iowa after their families left Laos in 1975. In 1996 after receiving training the Rasavanhs started the first Asian church of Open Bible. Their goal is to bring hope and the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of Asia.
Mike & Nancy Juntunen (Romania)
Mike and Nancy Juntunen are Open Bible missionaries in Romania. They work with the pastor of an Open Bible church in Gherla to establish INSTE groups, identify and train leaders in the church, develop ministries for outreach into the community, and create strategies for planting churches in nearby cities."
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.
Ron & Linda Wilson (At-Large)
Ron and Linda Wilson serve as Open Bible Missionary Ambassadors, traveling from their home base in Des Moines, Iowa, to India, Uganda, and Cuba.
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)
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 25 Open Bible churches in Nigeria, with over 1,200 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.