Meet your 48 missionary families

by Tony Lynn

PLYMOUTH, MI Would you let me introduce you to the single men, the married couples and the families raising school-aged children as missionaries throughout Michigan and Windsor? These missionaries below are somewhere between their year of preparation or their fifth year of service. Since 1957, among people groups, disadvantaged communities, urban centers, suburban neighborhoods, metropolitan areas, rural counties, small towns and university campuses our churches have planted new churches for 63 years.

How to Use This List

Would you, please, save this list in a frequently seen place, such as, in your Bible or on your breakfast table? Would you remember to pray for these church planting missionaries during your personal quiet time or with others as a team of prayer warriors? The Holy Spirit may synchronize your prayers with the church planting families’ needs in unbelievable ways.

Some of you indicated that you would like to help missionary families who plant churches in our region. Using this list, you can do any of the five activities by directly contacting the church planting family with the information provided in this article.

  • Pray with others - Intercede regularly for these families during your private devotion, as a church or with a small group.

  • Help with school - Provide financial assistance for the children as they return to school.

  • Bless at Christmas - Give gift certificates to a family during Christmas.

  • Collect and give - Receive a collection in your small group or church then share that gift with a family any time during the year.

  • Write to encourage - Send handwritten-cards or email messages offering encouragement to these families throughout the year.

Let’s find ways to let these families know we are grateful for their service and sacrifice. These missionaries and their children are planting churches everywhere for everyone. This year continues to be a strange and stressful year, especially on families creating new churches in order to share the good news of Christ and develop bold disciples. They are establishing gospel-centered churches in communities all around us, so let’s surround them with our love.

Jason & Amanda Aaron & their children of Outpost Community Church, Monroe – – Write to Jason at

Dave & Danisse Abberger & their children of Hope Church, Zeeland – – Write to Dave at

Drew & Alisha Ansley & their children of Refuge Church, Detroit – – Write to Drew at

Kevin & Meghan Armstrong & their children of New Life Church, Detroit – – Write to Kevin at

Jamison & Chelsea Bebiak & their children are preparing to launch in Owosso in the near future – - Write to Jamison at

David & Amanda Blok & their children of CrossWinds Church Godfrey-Lee, Wyoming – – Write to David at

Josh & Emily Bowers & their children of Cross and Anchor Church, Detroit – – Write to Josh at

Phil & Kathryn Box & their children are preparing to launch Trails Community Church, Farmington in the near future – – Write to Phil at

Tom & Merri Bradley of CrossWinds Church Westside, Grand Rapids – – Write to Tom at

Torion & Jasmine Bridges & their children of The Commonwealth of Faith, Redford – – Write to Torion at

Rick & Katie Bristol & their children of True North Community Church, Petoskey – – Write to Rick at

Roland & Tedirika Caldwell, Jr. & their children of The House Church, Detroit – – Write to Roland at

David Clark is preparing to launch in Detroit the near future – Write to David at

Tristan & Jodi Clark & their children of The Caravan Church, Marquette – Write to Tristan at

Tito & Mollie Diaz & their children of Rhiza Church, Ann Arbor – – Write to Tito at

Chris Gentz of H2O Church, Kalamazoo – – Write to Gentz at

Malcolm & Maisha Griswold & their children of Reformation Church, Detroit – – Write to Malcolm at

Michael & Emily Guyer & their children of Treasuring Christ Church, Ann Arbor – – Write to Michael at

Jon & Chelsea Hackett & their children are preparing to launch Imago Dei Church, Ann Arbor in the near future – Write to Jon at

Bryan & Tonia Kent & their children of Compass Church, Mason – – Write to Bryan at

Shakil & Angela Khondoker & their children of Reach Out Church, Hamtramck – Write to Shakil at

Robert Lodge is preparing to launch Fresh Start Church, Detroit in the near future – Write to Robert at

Jason & Laura Loewen & their children are preparing to launch Union Church, Flint in the near future – – Write to Jason at

Garth & Patty Leno & their children of The Gathering Church, Windsor – – Write to Garth at

Rick & Rachel Marcus & their children of The City Church, Clio – – Write to Rick at

Tom & Shannon Metz & their children of The Valley Church, Saginaw – – Write to Tom at

Bob & Cindy Morrissey & their children of The Church at Clawson, Clawson - – Write to Bob at

Chad & Jennifer Nelson & their children of The Journey Church, Mount Clemens – – Write to Chad at

Kenneth & Tolice Nether & their children of Crossover Church, Southfield – – Write to Ken at

Corey & Milicia Parker & their children of The City Church, Ypsilanti – Write to Corey at

Alin & Shelly Patularu & their children of Life Giver Church, Windsor – – Write to Alin at

Ricky & Sandra Pearson of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Traverse City –