Missions

Reaching the World Adventurously

        At the heart of Agape Church, where faith meets adventure, is a passion to use our faith to reach the world – Adventurously! Through our missionaries worldwide, their churches, bible schools, and outreaches, and through our concepts to mobilize and send missionaries, teams, and provisions around the world, we are reaching, and changing, the world. Child by child, village by village, from cities to nations, we are committed to the Great Commission with church plants, children’s ministry, and discipleship by relationship.

Dr. John & Helen Cluett, Scotland

Dr. John & Helen Cluett, Scotland

The Cluetts, installed as pastors at the Church at Stirling, have been leading this vibrant congregation in the Riverside area of Stirling since 2009. They are passionate about reaching the lost, and about understanding the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective. Their love for Israel, practical in expression through what they call The Jacob Plan, has received international recognition. The Cluetts and team are building a champion church with ministry to the whole family. John & Helen have 4 children.

Mike Edwards, Belize

Mike Edwards, Belize

After working for Agape Church several years and graduating from ASWE, Mike served in the Belize Cross-Cultural Center, then studied language in Guatemala. In both Guatemala and in Belize, Mike established thriving prison ministries and also cultivated relationships among the Catholics. After 5 years in Guatemala, he returned to Belize to found Church of All Nations in the capital, Belmopan, and his work has expanded from there into Jamaica. As an apostle, he feels a call to evangelism and discipleship in the island nations. Besides pastoral work, his ministry includes youth and children’s outreach, training for children’s ministry and outreach to schools, healing crusades, and teaching worship.

Myrna Shults. Philippines

Myrna Shults. Philippines

As an active Agape Church member and graduate of ASWE, Myrna decided to move home to her native Philippines after her husband moved to Heaven. She launched Agape PH in 1993, and has been committed ever since to reaching the young and training them for ministry. Her Agape School of World Evangelism has educated scores of pastors and cell leaders that have launched churches and works across nearly 20 provinces of Luzon. She works with local churches and conducts a leadership school, hosts God-Encounter weekends for evangelism and discipleship, and leads an annual convention for alumnae of the schools each year.

Neal & Danette Childs. Niger

Neal & Danette Childs. Niger

Neal & Danette Childs, graduates of Agape School of World Evangelism and ORU, have been reaching the unreached with Vie Abondante (Abundant Life) in Niger since 1997, and are based in Niamey. Their goal is church planting and discipleship, with currently 36 churches across the nation, all pastored by nationals trained by the ministry.

Heather & Camilo Espinoza, Costa Rica

Heather & Camilo Espinoza, Costa Rica

After completing ASWE, Heather studied at the Belize Training Center and has served in Costa Rica since 2005. She married Camilo, native of Peru, who had also served as a missionary in Ecuador. Their work in Costa Rica includes children’s ministry training workshops for churches, evangelistic children’s crusades, and bible study groups for mothers and children. The “Moms & Me” groups help disciple young women in biblical living, and are also an avenue of community outreach in San Jose.

Gary & Leigh Batt, Mexico

Gary & Leigh Batt, Mexico

Gary, a charter member of Agape School of World Evangelism, along with wife, Leigh, served in Central America for nearly 3 decades, largely centering ministry to pastors and leaders throughout Mexico. Through a generational ministry, P21, they also use camps and short term mission trips to inspire missions-minded living in youth and young adults, leading teams into New Orleans 9th Ward, Mexico, and Costa Rica with work projects as well as personal and street evangelism.

Elizabeth Ashun, Ghana, St. Vincent Grenadines

Elizabeth Ashun, Ghana, St. Vincent Grenadines

ASWE graduate and long-time member of Agape Church, Elizabeth, native Ghanaian, is an RN with Arkansas Children’s Hospital and has cultivated an extensive medical network of resources that helped her establish Agape Medical Missions/Ghana. Her land and hospital outreaches there connect pastors to resources that improve the quality of life for their congregations. Through the doors of medicine and education, Elizabeth and teams also share the gospel in regions of Ghana and have branched out into St. Vincent Grenadines as well. She is author of “Land of More than Enough” which tells her story.

Melba & Bobby Wilson, Ghana

Melba & Bobby Wilson, Ghana

Melba Wilson graduated ASWE in 1990. She and Bobby started Acts Ministries later, launching ministry to Ghana in 2005. They have been caring for 8 orphans full time and raising Samuel, a son and disciple in the faith. Outreaches to local school children in New Ningo, Ghana, include providing school lunches and supplies to 300 students; additionally, they work with pastors, are working toward beginning a prayer center, and are expanding from New Ningo to Accra. Their internet café, launched in 2008, was turned over to the village in 2012. They conducted a Bible school 2010-2013, with students called as leaders in Ghana. Contact melbalene@yahoo.com for more information!

Cesar Ramos, Agape Philippines – LaTrinidad/Bagio City, PH

Cesar Ramos, Agape Philippines – LaTrinidad/Bagio City, PH

Nephew to Myrna Shults, Pastor Ramos was the first ASWE PH graduate, and is now the lead pastor for Agape Philippines, pastoring the church at LaTrinidad in Benguet and teaching in ASWE. His crusade and evangelism teams use worship, drama, as well as youth & children’s ministry to present the gospel throughout Luzon. They regularly minister to 6 indigenous people groups of the Mangyan tribes, in the villages and mountains of Mindoro.

Thiruthuva & Ruth Dass,  India

Thiruthuva & Ruth Dass, India

Trained and discipled by founding pastor Rusty Parker, Pastor Dass and 6 core pastors blanket India with the love of Christ by church plants and bible schools. Over 2000 pastors and leaders have been trained since 2001, in 4 states of South India. Bible school leadership also travels to Sri Lanka to train pastors there as well. The overall ministry of AMB India includes children’s and youth ministry, ministry to women and widows, well drilling, and other charitable outreach.

Dominic & Joy Devraj, India

Dominic & Joy Devraj, India

One of the core pastors AMB India, Pastor Dominic branched into children’s ministry in Bangalore by creating a school that provides food, clothing, and education for children living in poverty. The cycle of poverty is broken as children are educated and fed daily. The Devrajs provide uniforms and supplies, conduct summer camps, and host community Christmas events that help feed the neighborhoods of their students. Besides the school for the underprivileged, they assist in community development, provide health care and education, and offer counseling for women and children. Nirikshea means “hope,” and their mission is to build lives through hope found in Christ.

Shira & Ari Sorko-Ram. Israel

Shira & Ari Sorko-Ram. Israel

Shira and Ari Sorko-Ram, Israeli citizens, are Messianic Jews who have been pioneers in the Messianic Jewish Movement in Israel. They are founders of Tiferet Yeshua (The Glory of Yeshua), a Messianic congregation in Tel Aviv. Their ministry outreaches in Israel are numerous, and include newsletter and book publishing, blogging, and online television programs that educate the public on a variety of topics relevant to Israel and the Middle East. Their benevolent outreaches were established to minister to the practical needs of the hurting, widows, orphans, and victims of war and terrorism. They also have special projects for soldiers.

Brandt & Pam Prince, Zambia

Brandt & Pam Prince, Zambia

The Princes currently serve with Rhema Zambia and teach in the Pastors’ Training Center. Their ministry also includes helping orphans and vulnerable children, and reaching the lost through personal evangelism programs. They also conducted ministry for several years in Congo and in Tanzania.

Roger & Shireen West, Nanyuki, Kenya

Roger & Shireen West, Nanyuki, Kenya

After answering the call of God to missions evangelism in the early 1990s, the Wests served Reinhard Bonnke and Christ For All Nations, eventually launching Revival Fires Ministries in crusades across Kenya, their home. The zeal for the gospel and the lost drew their teams into north and central Africa. Their hearts’ desire is to see all of Africa saved. They preach the Lordship of Jesus Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to minister and heal the sick.

Lonnie & Lori Bouldin. England, UK

Lonnie & Lori Bouldin. England, UK

Life for Lonnie “William” and Lori Bouldin has been one global adventure. After attending Southeastern University, Lakeland FL and graduating from Rhema Bible College, Broken Arrow, OK in 1983. May of 1984 found William & Lori meeting for the first time at Agape Church, Little Rock, Arkansas. Three years later they were married. In that same year they attended Agape School of World Evangelism, (Agape College) having made the decision that would forever change the course of their lives, saying, ‘yes’ to the call of God for Foreign Missions. They were off and running and have never looked back!

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