Through local mission and global mission, we believe it is the local churches responsibility to reach out and make a difference. When we care about people they see the love of God in action. It is our mission to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our city and around the world.
After pastoring in BC and Alberta, Gary and Kathy attended language school in San Jose, Costa Rica for one year. From there they went to Baja California, Mexico where they have served as PAOC Global workers for the past two years. They spend time building relationships with local evangelical pastors and churches.
The Heinrichs have hosted various short term teams from the US and Canada. Teams assist pastors and churches with construction projects and they conduct children's programs.
In the Fall of 2014, the family will be transitioning back to San Jose, Costa Rica, where they will continue with the same type of ministry, and also would like to add ministry to the Indigenous peoples. The Heinrichs feel privileged to be called minister to the people of Latin America.
Ministry Focus: Steve serves as the Regional Director for PAOC International Missions in Eurasia. He oversees and empowers 60 amazing PAOC Global Workers engaged in “extending the Kingdom and serving the peoples” in 15 nations from Siberia to Spain, England to Israel.
Steve’s passion is developing a healthy and effective team of leaders, churches and colleges to see revival come to Eurasia. Patti focuses on fighting for social justice in the region, organizing humanitarian aid, and caring for Global Workers, national partners, and women in ministry. With an area spanning twelve time zones and a population of 742 million… including millions of Muslims, Jews, atheists and nominal Christians… reaching Eurasia is a big job… and they would love your help!
Acts 16:10 “We went to work at once getting things ready. All the pieces had come together. We knew now for sure that God had called us to preach the good news to the Europeans.” (The Message)
Ministry History: Steve and Patti served as pastors in Montreal and Edmonton for 8 years and then at Vanguard College for 22 years, where Steve was the President from 2002 to 2015. From 1990 to 2015 they led short term missions teams to Eastern Europe every summer, eventually becoming Regional Director for PAOC missions in Eurasia in 2015. They are based in Bratislava, Slovakia, where they have two lovely adopted daughters and six wonderful grandchildren.
- For wisdom and guidance as they give direction to the Eurasia team.
- For favour and opportunity as they partner with national leaders and churches.
- For a supernatural release of vision, strategy and resources in the region.
- For revival in Eurasia!
Darren and Patty McCrea's work in Colombia is multi-faceted and includes missionary training and church mobilization. They also help coordinate missions teams through a partnership with International Teams:
Their ministry includes:
• Training Latino missionaries, many of whom will be ministering in closed nations.
• Mobilization means organizing events like community and medical outreaches and raising up local Christians to serve. Their heart is to see Colombians reaching Colombians!
• International Short Term Outreach Teams help build up local churches through construction projects and training. Team members have opportunities to love needy children and to share the Gospel in schools, shopping malls and other public venues.
In Colombia, Darren and Patty work in partnership with Mobile Teams, Youth With A Mission (YWAM), Bogota. Through their outreaches they touch the lives of tens of thousands of people each year.
The gospel continues to influence the nation. We are involved in a variety of ways through teaching, church planting and development. Jeremy works in teaching and leadership development. With the great move of church planting there is a desperate need for new local church leadership. He is traveling to various regions to give local church based training. He also works with campus ministry. Teresa works in teaching music and working with youth in an English church in Addis. She also teaches English in the church and in the community.