MEET OUR MISSIONARIES
Brian is serving locally and globally with Akuo Ministires in multifaceted ways discipling young people, leading worship, and coaching leadership teams and churches.
C. & H.
About the Caldwells
This is a group of students Drew has taught who are either believers or on the road to becoming believers and are in our house church, learning what it means to follow Jesus.
West & Central Africa
Chip + Kathy Carroll have been actively involved in missions for almost 30 years. In 2011 the Carroll’s founded Sonrise International to focus their attention fully on their passion to bring the Gospel to the unreached. Chip and Kathy also serve as the WACA Regional Directors for World Missions Centre, working in 24 countries of the West and Central Africa (WACA) region they oversee.
Papua New Guinea
About the Crouches
Mark, Esther, and their family bring health and spiritual hope to Papua New Guinea through medicine. They treat all kinds of diseases and injuries, sharing God’s love and the Gospel of Christ with those they meet.
The Crouch family preaches in the hospital, bringing “Lotu” or church to the patients! Esther cares for and teaches our children as well as invites local Melanesian neighbours in their home.
Vic & Laurie Cruz
About the Herolds
Daniel and Mary Herold and their three girls were called to Lima, Peru to invite others into God’s family by daily living in a manner worthy of the gospel through constant prayer, intentional relationships, and discipleship. Daniel is the lead pastor of Nueva Vida Lima, a church plant that started in 2016.
Their daily life includes sharing the love of Jesus with church family, building relationships with neighbors, inviting people over for a meal around the table, being out in the neighborhood, asking God how to connect with and serve the community, seeing where He is already working and cooperating with Him there.
About Working Together
Felix and Cindy began Working Together: Simple Faith Ministries (WTSFM) from a desire to go into the community with Christ’s love and compassion, reconciliation and restoration, while working to change the cycle of all types of poverty. Felix, Cindy and WTSFM’s volunteer staff serve over 140 unduplicated kids, teens, and adults each year. We are a small non-profit that goes deep with the families we serve. Learn more…
Giving info/button can be found on our website: workingtogethersfm.com or mail to WTSFM, PO Box 6471, Tulsa, OK 74148
WTSFM is eleven years old and Cindy is the Executive Director. Our target population are people who live or have lived at Country Club Gardens (CCG), an affordable housing community in north Tulsa. Through instruction, mentoring, and real world experiences that give the opportunity for individuals to grow and be strengthened, we want to see Christ transform lives and break the cycle of poverty. Limited by COVID, we currently only have two programs:
1.) Kids’ Place Bible, a once a week Bible time done via Zoom. Its goal is to build spiritual foundations in children and to have a little fun.
2.) PROSPER…Equipping Youth for Life is a 10 month program that works to equip teens so that they will prosper socially, financially, vocationally, and spiritually. We work to give the teens the skills that they need to succeed as they step into adulthood. We also work to encourage and introduce the teens to Christ. We do all this through instruction at weekly meetings, mentoring, and real world experiences.
This year in PROSPER we are reading through Luke. Instruction time covers topics such as leadership, identity, work ethics, interviewing, etc. At our Saturday events we give the teens a chance to practice the skills that they were taught. For instance after learning how to craft a resume` and learning interviewing skills, we host a mock fob fair, bringing in professionals who give our teens practice interviewing. Sometimes we just have fun.
One of the most important growth components of the PROSPER program is the summer internship. Past internship partners have been: Emergency Infant Services, St. John Medical Center, City of Tulsa Clerk’s Office, City of Tulsa Utility Department, City of Tulsa Mayor’s Office, Gilcrease Museum, LionsRock Web Design, Emerson Food Farm, Greenwood Cultural Center, Tulsa City-County Libraries, ONEOK Stadium, Teach for America, ORU, Tulsa Children’s Museum, and Tulsa Global Alliance. The internship teaches and reinforces work ethic, develops skills, develops community connections, and builds the teen’s resume.
Finally, if a teen successfully completes the program, he/she receives a $600 award. $300 is put into an Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan and $300 is given to him/her in two week increments to simulate a paycheck for his/her unpaid internship. The teens are required to budget the check, giving them hands-on experience with managing money.
Holly is Believers Church’s longest serving missionary. She has served in Africa and Ireland. She is currently on home assignment.
Tulsa, OK – College Ministry
Terry is the Student Discipleship & Assistant Director at International Community Organization (ICO), Tulsa University. ICO is a not-for-profit ministry serving international students and visiting scholars in the greater Tulsa area. International Community Outreach exists to glorify God by meeting the practical and spiritual needs of international students through acts of service and through the proclamation of the gospel of Christ.
Dayne has been vocationally involved in missions since 2011. He is currently working to catalyze and enhance church planting movements locally and globally. Dayne has a particular heart for the unengaged and unreached people groups and missions often throughout Asia.
About the Meyers
The Meyers are training pastors, missionaries, evangelists, Bible school teachers and Christian leaders. They conduct Leadership Empowerment Conferences and Faculty Development Seminars.
They live in Kampala, Uganda. BC participates in their work with financial and prayer support. We can pray for God to give them health, rest, strength, discernment, protection, favor and anointing.
Roger is a Pastoral Missionary, serving leaders, churches and communities throughout Tulsa and several nations, especially with Believers Church and 24-7 Prayer.
About the Overstreets
Caleb, Heather and their four children have lived in Myanmar since 2014 where they serve with DAI, running leadership training programs for Christian leaders and opening their home to anyone who needs the love of a family.
About the Merchant
The Merchant is a building located in the Pearl District of Tulsa, dedicated to providing hospitality and healing in the Name of Jesus for the poor and homeless. We are a partnership of individuals and ministries, coming together for a common purpose.
About the Thomsons
Nick, Danielle, and their sons Logan and Raiden are living and serving full time in Zagreb, Croatia. Their primary focuses are counseling and inner healing, discipleship, and assisting, building and equipping the local church. God has given them a long-term vision of building a place of safety for abused women and their children, and member care for burnt-out ministers and their families.
About the Ways
Tim and Jill are passionate about reaching the marginalized and unreached with the gospel, raising up and equipping ministers and leaders, and making disciples through the experiences of church as family. They seek to share the love and truth of Jesus both locally and internationally.
Keith & Nicole Wheeler have been carrying a 12-foot, wooden cross on foot around the world sharing the simple message of Jesus…God’s love for all people.
Keith began carrying the cross on Good Friday, 1985, and now with God’s help, they have walked nearly 26,000 miles on foot through more than 210 different nations, territories and islands on all seven continents (including Antarctica!)
They have carried the cross through such places as Syria, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Bosnia, Rwanda, Tibet, Bhutan, the Chechnya region, China, the Middle East, North Africa, all the former Iron Curtain countries before the political changes, and Israel during the 2nd Intifada.
About the Westhoff's
Chris is a prophetic voice and teacher, mentor, and spiritual mom to many. She’s the founder of Akouo Missions, Selah, and the author and developer of ReFraming the Prophetic. She serves on the 24-7 Prayer Global and U.S. communities oversight teams. She’s the wife of Craig and mom of two adult sons who have married the most amazing women.
Craig is a trained spiritual director, teacher and evangelist. He hosts the Illuminated Soul Podcast, is the creator of the Illuminated Soul Weekend and Online Course, and developer of 24/7 Witness. He serves on the 24-7 Prayer U.S. Communities oversight team. Husband to Christine, father of 2 married sons and their beautiful wives, fervent in laugher.