We define missions as “helping to advance the kingdom of God cross-culturally.” A vital principle for all Christians is involvement in Jesus’ Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations and people groups. GCC supports ten international individuals or couples serving in England, Kenya, India, Albania, and more. Because missions are not just for missionaries, we are committed to serving the cause of missions in three ways:
- Praying: We come alongside our missionaries when we pray for them and seek God’s provision, protection, and direction. Join our weekly missions prayer (see Missions Prayer tab below) as we connect with them, share in their concerns, their ministries and pray for their needs.
- Going: Building dynamic relationships with our missionaries and those they serve through visiting and serving them in their country.
- Giving: We join in missions in a powerful way when we make our resources available to those serving on the ground internationally. When we give, we become SENDERS for the people and partners with the ministry.
Pray, Give and Go
Our Global Partners
Kent & Mary Alice Martin
Mission Agency: Betel International
The Martins are Directors of a Betel U.K., a ministry reaching out to alcoholics, drug addicts or any other destitute person. They have served with Betel since 1991, first in Madrid, Spain and now in Birmingham, England. Together Betel’s U.K. residences (in Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham, Manchester, Hexham, and Scotland) host up to 175 men and women at no cost to the residents. Additionally, they have founded a community church outreach at Anchor Point located in Birmingham. Betel of Britain has received multiple awards for their very unique and effective holistic ministry.
Ngao & Grace Mazira
Mission Agency: Royal Kids Pre-School and School
Ngao & Grace minister TO their community in Mombasa, THROUGH children. As founders of the Royal Kids School (in Mikindani and then in Jomvu) they lead with a vision that all of “their children” will grow in wisdom, stature and favor with God and man. Started in 2000, their school, now in two locations, reaches children from many different backgrounds and faiths. Their passion comes from Matt. 19:14 where Jesus says: “Let the little children come unto me.”
Mission Agency: Mercy Ships International
Colleen is a full-time career-volunteer with Mercy Ships International. Having joined in 1995, she now serves as the Medical Laboratory Programs Manager spending time in both the USA and onboard the ships. Her duties encompass all aspects of laboratory sustainability, development, supply procurement, staff support, volunteer recruitment and raising awareness of Mercy Ships among lab supply corporations and professionals.
Dale & Kathy Mast
Mission Agency: Youth with a missions (YWAM)
Dale & Kathy have served with the YWAM since 2001, first in Chile and since 2008 in Richmond Virginia at the YWAM base. Their mission is “To Build and to Teach” as they provide leadership for the base and overseas teams. Kathy is a full-time instructor in the English Language and Culture Schools, and Dale continues to provide leadership, care and support for the Richmond Base as well as oversight leading teams that minister to international groups locally and abroad.
Dan & Mary Hess
Mission Agency: Church Planting & Relationship Development
Having served in Albania from 2001 to 2005, Dan and Mary were excited at the opportunity to return in November 2018 to continue their ministry. They have a passion to see the Gospel bring restoration and transformation in the hearts of the Albanian people. Their hope is to see an indigenous church established and growing as they serve, lead and mentor the people in their local community. They consider themselves privileged to be God’s hands and feet on the ground in this beautiful country.
Pioneering People Groups
Reaching Unreached Nations
Mission Agency: RUN Ministries
Grace Partners with RUN Ministries (Reaching Unreached Nations). For over 30 years RUN has worked within a network of underground churches in the Middle East and Asia to bring the Gospel to the people groups and places that are unevangelized and/or closed to outside visitors. Additionally, they are involved in rescuing orphans of war and children enslaved by their captors as well as coordinating global prayer and outreach to major population centers. They have been involved in hundreds of church planting movements seeing millions who have come to Christ.
Evan & Cambry Yoder
Mission Agency: WEC International/Betel International
The Yoders have accepted the call to return as “Ministers of Religion”, supporting the work of Betel UK, in Birmingham, England; a residential communal living ministry to men and women coming out of addictive and homeless lifestyles. They will be coming alongside to encourage both the new and mature residents by working with them in various businesses run by the ministry and helping to implement Jesus’ principles in day-to-day discipleship and fellowship.