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 – outpostmonroe.com – Write to Jason at jason@outpostmonroe.com









Dave & Danisse Abberger & their children of Hope Church, Zeeland – hopechurchmi.com – Write to Dave at hopechurchzeeland@gmail.com











Drew & Alisha Ansley & their children of Refuge Church, Detroit – refugedetroit.org – Write to Drew at info@refugedetroit.org








Kevin & Meghan Armstrong & their children of New Life Church, Detroit – newlifedetroit.org – Write to Kevin at kevin@newlifedetroit.org








Jamison & Chelsea Bebiak & their children are preparing to launch in Owosso in the near future – hisonelife.com - Write to Jamison at Jamison.bebiak@cornerstone.edu










David & Amanda Blok & their children of CrossWinds Church Godfrey-Lee, Wyoming – windschurch.net – Write to David at daveblok@gmail.com










Josh & Emily Bowers & their children of Cross and Anchor Church, Detroit – crossandanchorchurch.com – Write to Josh at josh@crossandanchorchurch.com










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










Tom & Merri Bradley of CrossWinds Church Westside, Grand Rapids – windschurch.net – Write to Tom at pastortbb@gmail.com









Torion & Jasmine Bridges & their children of The Commonwealth of Faith, Redford – commonwealth313.org – Write to Torion at pastortjb@commonwealthoffaith.org










Rick & Katie Bristol & their children of True North Community Church, Petoskey – truenorthcommunitychurch.com – Write to Rick at rick.bristol@gmail.com










Roland & Tedirika Caldwell, Jr. & their children of The House Church, Detroit – thehousechurch313.com – Write to Roland at caldwell.roland@gmail.com









David Clark is preparing to launch in Detroit the near future – Write to David at davidvclark@yahoo.com











Tristan & Jodi Clark & their children of The Caravan Church, Marquette – Write to Tristan at marthainthefold@gmail.com










Tito & Mollie Diaz & their children of Rhiza Church, Ann Arbor – rhiza.church – Write to Tito at tito@rhiza.church










Chris Gentz of H2O Church, Kalamazoo – h2okzoo.com – Write to Gentz at gentz@h2okzoo.com










Malcolm & Maisha Griswold & their children of Reformation Church, Detroit – reformationchurchdetroit.org – Write to Malcolm at malcolmgriswold90@gmail.com










Michael & Emily Guyer & their children of Treasuring Christ Church, Ann Arbor – tccannarbor.com – Write to Michael at michael@tccannarbor.com










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









Bryan & Tonia Kent & their children of Compass Church, Mason – compasschristians.com – Write to Bryan at bryanlkent@icloud.com









Shakil & Angela Khondoker & their children of Reach Out Church, Hamtramck – Write to Shakil at Khondoker.shakil@gmail.com












Robert Lodge is preparing to launch Fresh Start Church, Detroit in the near future – Write to Robert at robertlodge.jr@gmail.com











Jason & Laura Loewen & their children are preparing to launch Union Church, Flint in the near future – grumlaw.com – Write to Jason at jason.loewen@unionflint.com









Garth & Patty Leno & their children of The Gathering Church, Windsor – tgcw.org – Write to Garth at garth@thegatheringwindsor.com









Rick & Rachel Marcus & their children of The City Church, Clio – citychurchclio.com – Write to Rick at marcusrick@yahoo.com











Tom & Shannon Metz & their children of The Valley Church, Saginaw – valleychurchsaginaw.org – Write to Tom at pastorc323@gmail.com









Bob & Cindy Morrissey & their children of The Church at Clawson, Clawson - clawsonchurch.com – Write to Bob at pastorbob@clawsonchurch.com







Chad & Jennifer Nelson & their children of The Journey Church, Mount Clemens – journeychurchmtc.org – Write to Chad at pastorchadnelson@gmail.com








Kenneth & Tolice Nether & their children of Crossover Church, Southfield – crossover.church – Write to Ken at pastorken@crossover.church








Corey & Milicia Parker & their children of The City Church, Ypsilanti – Write to Corey at thecitychurch734@gmail.com









Alin & Shelly Patularu & their children of Life Giver Church, Windsor – lifegiver.church – Write to Alin at alinpatularu1@gmail.com








Ricky & Sandra Pearson of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Traverse City – cornerstonefellowshiptc.com – Write to Ricky at rpearson1@sbcglobal.net










Shea & Andrea Prisk & their children of Grumlaw Church, Grand Blanc – grumlaw.com – Write to Shea at shea.prisk@grumlaw.com











Cornelius & Marisa Roberson of Heart and Soul Community Church, Detroit – heartandsoulcc.org – Write to Cornelius at family15067@sbcglobal.net








Ray & Mari Ruffin Jr. & their children of New Found Hope Community Church, Redford – newfoundhopecommunitychurch.com – Write to Ray at pastorray@newfoundhopecommunitychurch.com









Seth & Taylor Springs & their children of Transformation Church, Waterford – transformationchurchmi.com – Write to Seth at seth.tcmi@gmail.com












Scott & Amanda Statson & their children of The Way Church, Fenton – findandfollow.org – Write to Scott at scott@findandfollow.org









Eric & Lori Stewart & their children of ONELife Church, Grand Blanc – hisonelife.com - Write to Eric at eric@hisonelife.com









Daniel & Chandra Tackett of Restoring Hope Church, Wyandotte – restoringhopechurch.squarespace.com – Write to Daniel at dctackett77@gmail.com










Matt & Beth Thompson & their children of Redemption Church, Grand Rapids – redemptionmi.org – Write to Matt at matt@redemptionmi.org










Josh & Stephanie Tovey & their children of Redemption Church, Grandville – redemptionmi.org – Write to Josh at josh@redemptionmi.org











Maki & Sony Umakoshi & their children are preparing to launch in the near future – milecity.com - Write to Maki at maki@milecity.com











Daniel & Stacey Vandock & their children of Lake Life Church, Alanson – lakelife.church – Write to Daniel at dvandock@gmail.com










Austin & Lesley Wadlow & their children of The Commons Church, East Lansing – thecommonschurch.org – Write to Austin at austin@thecommonschurch.org













Derrick & Christine Watkins of Jachin Baptist Church, Flint – jachinbaptistchurch.com – Write to Derrick at pastor@jachinbaptistchurch.com














Travis & Jen Whittaker & their children of Mile City Church, Plymouth – milecity.com – Write to Travis at travis@milecity.com










Miah & Jessica Williams & their children of Mile City Church, South Lyon – milecity.com – Write to Miah at miah@milecity.com









Antonio & Jessica Wimberly & their children of One Mission Church, Inkster & Westland – onemissionchurch.org – Write to Antonio at antoniowimberly@gmail.com





ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tony Lynn is the State Director of Missions for the Baptist State Convention of Michigan. Before coming on staff at the BSCM, Tony served as lead pastor for more than six years at Crosspoint Church in Monroe, Michigan. He and his wife, Jamie, also served with the International Mission Board in Africa and in Europe.



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