Global Missions We desire to implement our vision globally by working to support missionaries in an international effort to engage people with the gospel. Our primary sending agency is Mission to the World, the official mission organization of the PCA, however we do support various other missionaries as well. Listed below are the global ministries and missionaries we support.
Rev. Tom & Ann Austin
MTW / International Training – Tom and Ann Austin have been with MTW since 1983 training leaders for the church in Africa. In 1999 Tom was asked to take the position of principal of the Bible Institute of South Africa where he served for five years. In 2004, their calling changed in terms of the big picture: training leadership. With MTW leadership, they are now involved in Missionary Training on a worldwide basis. Tom and Ann are now living in Atlanta, GA. Contact: email@example.com
Ash & Betsy Aeschiliman
MTW / Medical Missions: Latin America –
With a BSN-RN degree, Betsy ministered in pediatrics for 38 years before joining MTW as a medical missionary. Betsy has a heart for mercy missions that combines her nursing skills with a passion to share the love of Jesus in a hurting, lost world.
Betsy assists church planters and national pastors by bringing short-term medical teams to encourage them in their callings. Betsy prepares and prayerfully guides five teams annually to help meet this number one request from our overseas colleagues.
Ash is an honorably retired teaching elder. He pastored Missouri and Illinois churches, worked for Covenant Seminary, and ministered through CEP (now Christian Discipleship Ministries). After their 2015 marriage, Ash was approved as an MTW missionary. They now joyfully serve together, both overseas and at missions conferences. Ephesians 3:20-21 is a pillar for their life together.
Using a mobile-clinic model based on Matthew 9:35-37, they minister compassionate care with prayer and evangelism. Ash and Betsy are active in recruiting healthcare professionals and non-medical volunteers for teams. Betsy also trains medical mission leaders.
Ash and Betsy invite you to co-labor with them through prayer and financial support for the glory of Christ and the hope of nations. They also invite you to consider joining one of their medical teams!
Dr. Joe & Bev Fitzpatrick
MTW / Theological Education: Puerto Rico – Joe and Bev married in 1995 and pursued missions together. In 1999 the couple joined the MTW Philippines team in Manila where Joe taught Old Testament courses to pastors and church leaders at Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Bev occasionally joined visiting medical teams in their outreaches in slum areas. Upon hearing about ministry needs in Puerto Rico, the Lord opened the way for relocation in 2006. Joe has completed a doctor of ministry degree from Westminster Seminary and is teaching Old Testament and counseling in various seminaries. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bo and Brynne Lancaster
MTW / Rotterdam, Holland
Bo and Brynne Lancaster are excited to join a team of Dutch church planters in the thriving city of Rotterdam, Holland. Rotterdam is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world with over 170 nationalities representing nearly 50 percent of the population. It is this multi-cultural population that Bo and Brynne will be working with, with their daily lives revolving around engaging the people of Rotterdam by meeting them where they are and living life with them, so as to show and share the truths of the gospel. They will be building communities of English-speaking people that will feed into an existing church plant, with the hope that these communities can eventually form their very own church.
The Lancasters will also be working in a local refugee camp, teaching and discipling a small group of believers there so that these believers will be able to share the gospel in their own languages with others in their camp.
Lastly they will be assisting a student ministry at a large university in Rotterdam. This university has nearly 8,000 international students from all over the world. Bo and Brynne’s prayer is that many of these students would come to know Jesus and then be trained and discipled in the church so that when they return to their home countries they can build the Church there.
Children: Marin and Willa. Contact: email@example.com
Rev. Luiz & Dianora Martinez
Impacto / Evangelism: Guatemala – Pastor Luis F. Martinez is a native of Guatemala and leads crusades in the United States and in Spanish-speaking countries around the world. He has been a missionary evangelist for over 20 years and is responsible for providing outstanding missions opportunities, dynamic crusades, and a radio ministry. Contact: Sarah Poythress – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Keith & Ruth Powlison
MTW / Church Planting: Peru–
Keith and Ruth met at Columbia Bible College in 1977 and married in 1978. They have four children and five grandchildren. The Powlisons began serving on the foreign mission field in 1984 and are currently serving in Cusco, Peru. They serve with a team of several families in a combination of leadership training, church planting, clinic ministry, and the Josephine House orphanage.
Ruth founded the Josephine House, a home for abandoned and abused children, in 2008. Approximately 35 children have been rescued from abusive and life-threatening situations by this ministry since its inception. Ellie and Emma, both Quechua, joined the Powlison family through adoption. Seeing the family situations that the girls came out of made it even more clear to Keith and Ruth that there was a vital need in Cusco for a ministry to children at risk. The Powlisons realized they couldn’t adopt every child in danger, but they could create a safe place for many through the Josephine House.
Please pray for the Powlisons as they enter into many challenging areas to train and establish national workers in and around Cusco. Contact them at email@example.com about ministry possibilities, medical teams, construction teams, or other short-term opportunities.
Rev. Guillermo & Jennie Salinas
PEF / Mexico – Guillermo is a graduate of Birmingham Theological Seminary with two Masters Degrees, one in Missions and one in Divinity. His ministry is to coach pastors and lay people in Evangelism Explosion. In the winter season he also has a ministry to English-speaking visitors that could lead to the establishment of an Anglo Church in this region as well. He is working through Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. John & Susan Shane
MTW / South Africa – The Shane’s labored for 14 years in Nairobi, Kenya, equipping churches for ministry. In October 1998, John became regional director for MTW’s southern Africa region. He is now responsible for missionary oversight and care, recruiting, replacement, and relationships with African churches throughout the eleven countries of the region. John was born to missionary parents in Recife, Brazil. He attended high school and some college in Tennessee before serving in the US Army. Susan came to faith in Christ in Kingsport, TN, where she grew up. She graduated from King College in 1972 and taught Latin and English for several years. John and Susan met while ministering to military personnel at Fort Bragg. Contact: Jshane@mtwafrica.org
Rev. Marc & Sam Summers
MTW / Church Planting: Panama – Marc and Sam are currently the team leaders in the country of Panama. Having arrived there recently and establishing a place to live in the city they are beginning to meet with some of the people, which has been difficult, but very rewarding. Panama City, Panama is a cosmopolitan city with many more people from other counties that also need to hear the gospels message. “This is a new work in Latin America and the Holy Spirit has prepared the way,” says Marc. Contact: email@example.com
Ian and Darlene MTW / Sensitive Area