James & Stephanie
United States & International
James and Stephanie are missionaries serving locally and abroad. They desire to see the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ touch the hearts of those hearing it for the first time or the 100th time.
James and Stephanie serve primarily in the MENA region (Middle East & N. Africa) but also serve those living in Southeast Asia. Much of their work is walking alongside indigenous believers in the Muslim world to lead them to love and obey Christ from the heart and to equip them to make disciples who make disciples. With the heart of shepherds, they walk alongside believers and care for the discouraged, lonely, and broken. They believe teaching those who are of the same culture to make disciples and lead churches that represent their own people is the best way to reach a group with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Prayer is a central part of their ministry. They teach disciples to develop know Christ personally through prayer and know the voice of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit, while simultaneously helping develop a corporate culture of prayer in the larger body of Christ. The dynamic personal prayer and corporate intercession are the fuel to sustaining love for God and effective disciple-making.
Locally in the US, they are actively involved in many of the same things. They come alongside disciples, leading them to be people of prayer, and walk in obedience to the person of Christ by going into their homes, workplaces, and nations to be disciples who make disciples. Stephanie, in particular, has been called to broken women. She spends much of her time caring for those in broken situations, including human-trafficking and prostitution. It was through her call to the women that James and the family stepped out of pastoral ministry into mission work.
James also is part of the DiscipleNations Serve Team, a group focused on team care and team dynamics. James and Stephanie have been in ministry for over 23 years serving in para-church organizations and pastoral ministry in the local church. They see the value of serving Jesus as a family, therefore, their three children, ages 15, 12, and 9, join them in this call by traveling to the Middle East and serving locally together.