And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." -- Mark 16:15
Willie & Del Gley
H. Willie Gley, is a graduate of Brown trail and Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama. He returned to Ghana with his family in 1993 and worked with the Nsawam Road Church of Christ and the National Bible Institute a preacher Training school. Since returning to Ghana Willie has coordinated World bible school activities in Ghana.
In 1996, Willie extended his work to Togo a French speaking country. He helped to start the French World Bible School and Center for Biblical Studies (CBS), a school of preaching in Kpalime. This school has graduated 65 preachers since its inception, baptized over about two thousand souls and established twenty five congregations.
In 2012, Willie established Mars Hill Christian Academy- a preschool in Golokuati in the Volta Region of Ghana. The school exists to give the less fortunate children an affordable preschool education. The school presently has a seventh grade class with a total population of two hundred and twenty five kids. About two years ago the school established a scholarship scheme to bring relief to parents who are having challenges paying their wards school fees. Belt Line Rd Church of Christ in Irving, Texas and Singing Oaks in Denton, TX have provided funding for the kids to attend school.
In order to encourage the preachers in Kpalime and its environs, Willie approached the trustees of the White Rock Fund in Dallas to support twenty preachers. Some of these men teach in the school of preaching and also preach for a local congregation, some work with the Gospel Chariot- an evangelism van provided by Gospel Chariot Mission in South Africa, two of the preachers work with the Church of Christ Literature Center in the city of Kpalime, two preachers also manage the Legacy Farms near kpalime, one is responsible for the Livestock and the other teaches the students how to grow organic vegetables.
In order to equip the students at the Bear Valley School of Preaching with skills to support them after graduation, Livestock and Organic farming project has been developed on a five acre land in Gbalave a village about seven kilometers from Kpalime. The project started with a Piggery and a vegetable garden. Legacy Farm will in the future include the following on the farm- Poultry, rabbit, snail, goat and sheep.
I am grateful to the Belt Line Road church of Christ for the quarterly financial support for my efforts in Ghana and Togo and above all Mission Printing providing a container of tracts each year to facilitate evangelism in GHANA.
As a country, Australia is similar to the United States in terms of standard of living and values. It is though a more secular country, requiring patience and persistence in reaching people with the Gospel.
Over the years, Glen has been involved in most aspects of church work including preaching, teaching, youth and young adult groups (participant and leader), and directing church camps. He has spoken at lectureships, Gospel meetings, family camps, and men’s retreats, for various congregations either in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the U.S.A.
He holds an Honorary Diploma with the Tasmania Bible School, as well as having been an instructor at the school, having taught: Homiletics, Christian Evidences, Daniel, General Biblical Introduction, and the Evangelist letters. Currently, he is a regular online instructor with the Four Seas Bible college in Singapore, teaching their Topical Bible Studies course to the second year students.
Glen was married to the former Chow Sao Kuin, who was a member of the Lim Ah Pin church in Singapore. They worked as a team for a number of years with the Balfour Street church of Christ in Launceston, Tasmania. Sadly, Kuin passed away in 2012 after a short battle with breast cancer. Trevor their 24 year old son, was baptised a number of years ago. He is currently an active member of the Central North church of Christ in Perth, Western Australia.
Since late 2018, Glen has been working for the Northern Midlands church of Christ in Longford, Tasmania. This is a new work well placed to reach over three towns, and a larger city nearby.
Roland & Rose Mohsen
Roland and Rose have been serving the Deodat Church of Christ in Paris since 1984 after spending the previous 5 years in Dijon, France. The church has gone from just a few families each week to well over 100 people each week and now provides support for other mission churches. Roland and Rose are both active in teaching Bible studies in Paris and surrounding areas, teach practical skills to help people obtain jobs and host activities in their home on a regular basis.
Charlie & Mary DiPalma
New Zealand, Australia
Graduate of the Southwest School of Bible Studies (SSBS) in Austin, Texas; 1984-1986 served as an instructor in SSBS; 1986-2002 helped begin and worked with the World Video Bible School in Maxwell, Texas; 1986-2001 - 8 evangelistic campaigns in India, teaching in many Bible schools; Preached the Gospel on trips to 17 other countries; Served as an elder for five years; Relocated to India in 2002, teaching in the Chennai Teacher Training School and the Kangayam Bible School until 2009; Began going to Malaysia in 2005 on short trips in between trips to India; Began full- time work in Malaysia in July 2009. Relocated to Melbourne in March 2012 to work with Church Street.
Dennis and Beth Johnson
Since January 1962, Dennis and Beth Johnson have worked with congregations in four states in the USA and Canada and served the Lord in India. Dennis and Beth have five children (2 boys and 3 girls) and 18 grandchildren.
Rohan & Sandra Jones
Cape Town, South Africa
Rohan Jones labors among 6 congregations in South Africa, aided by his ever-present wife and helper Sandra. They operate a weekly soup kitchen out of the home of a faithful couple in a distressed area of Capetown. They also travel to Namibia regularly to assist Bennie and the brethren there in evangelism efforts. Sandra is involved in the leadership of the annual Christian Women’s Leadership Conference. They have also been invited as teachers at the Annual Workshop for church members on the campus of George Benson Christian College on the Namwianga Mission in Zambia. Rohan directs the Capetown School of Preaching, offering advanced Biblical Instruction for existing preachers in the area as well as for any interested member of the church.
David & Paula Tarbet
David Tarbet received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Abilene Christian University and the Master of Arts in Religion from Fairfield University. After devoting 50 years to preaching for local congregations in Connecticut, New Mexico and Texas, David retired from preaching in 2010. His long-term dream was to return to New England to help Churches of Christ grow numerically and spiritually. David edits Christ for Today, an undenominational direct mail publication for those seeking truth, devoted to the teachings of Jesus and is apostles. http://www.christfortoday.org He also serves as volunteer Director of The White Rock Fund, a non-profit organization which provides grants to Churches of Christ for the support of over 60 missionary efforts around the world.
Elangwe & Magdalene Gregory
Elangwe Gregory is the Director of the Bear Valley Bible Institute Cameroon - Wotutu. The Cameroon Bible Institute of Wotutu (CBIW) was established on January 3, 2011. In January of 2015, the name was changed to Bear Valley Bible Institute of Cameroon - Wotutu (BVBIC-Wotutu). BVBIC- Wotutu is an English speaking preacher training school. It is overseen by the South Twin Cities church of Christ in Rosemount, Minnesota and is affiliated with the Bear Valley Bible Institute International in Denver, Colorado.
Christ Haven for Children
Christ’s Haven for Children provides a warm, loving, Christian environment in which children in need of basic care can grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our goal is to provide love and support for children in need and their families. Our trauma-informed-family-based model of care encourages our children and teens to heal from their past trauma and envision and embrace a bright future.
Foster's Home For Children
Sherwood Foster, oilman and rancher, with his wife Myrtie, founded the home named in their honor in 1985. Children came to live at the first house in 1960. Since its humble beginnings, Foster’s Home has served over 4,000 children and is affiliated with the churches of Christ.Because of dreamers like the Fosters, hurting children have a place to call home. Children today are counting on others to carry on the dream begun by these pioneers.
Wayne Jackson\Christian Courier
The Christian Courier began as a small Bible study journal mailed to readers each month. It was designed to present the teaching of Jesus in a simple, lucid style not characterized by ostentation or inflated language. It is written for average Christians — to help them become more knowledgeable in God’s Word, to fortify their faith in the Savior, and to equip them for defending the truth and living righteously in a sinful world.
The first issue was mailed to readers in May of 1965. In 1998, we launched the Christian Courier on this website. Today it has grown to one of the most visited teaching websites among the churches of Christ, reaching nearly a half-million readers a month.
Matthew & Emma Idowu Fola
Bro. Matthew was born on ,1 st October 1960. I had my Secondary Education at Eko Boys High School Lagos in 1983. I later attended Bible School at Ibadan and graduated in August, 2005. He won best academic student award, presented to me by bro. Douglas M. Wheeler. In order to be more effective in the gospel work, he also enrolled at National Open University of Nigeria. The church started supporting me in 2006. His wife, Emma, also has her Secondary school certificate. They are blessed with two children, a boy and a girl. The boy had just sat for his JAMB exam and passed. We hope he would gain admission to University this year after Covid.19 by God's grace. His daughter is in Senior Secondary School.
He started preaching at Isolo on May 6, 2006. The first assignment he carried out was getting permanent site. By the grace of God, they had our first service in our permanent site on the first Sunday of May in 2007. The next assignment was a membership drive. He introduced the annual Indoor lectureship, inviting preachers from member congregations to teach various topics. Today they give glory to God that are doing fine scripturally. He is part of World Bible School, organized in Nigeria by bro. Douglas M. Wheeler. He has moved from one state to the other, yearly. He has been participating in establishment of Churches of Christ with my area and in other Churches outside Lagos State. I was part of those that established the Powerline Church of Christ (The preacher is bro. Waheed Michael), the Jakande Church of Christ (The Preacher is bro Ifreke Umanah), and the Fire bus stop Church of Christ (The preacher bro Olowo Segun), to mention but few. Since last year we have been soliciting for funds in order to establish another Church at Ijagemo area Ikotun. Immediately after Covid-19, he shall start their house to house preaching again
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