James & Stephanie
United States & International
James and Stephanie serve locally and abroad. They are missionaries working to see hearts captured by Jesus and in turn live lives that are "dead" to sin but alive in Christ (Rom. 6:11) and full of His love.
Serving abroad in various countries across the Middle East & N. Africa, with influence into Southeast Asia and Central America, they walk alongside the indigenous believers to help bring them to maturity in Christ (Col. 1:28) and fall in love with Christ. Frequently they are teaching and training how to develop the secret place of prayer and know the person of Jesus intimately, while simultaneously helping develop a corporate culture of prayer that is unified as one body. Jesus said in Matthew 21 and Luke 11, "My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations" The dynamic of secret-place intimacy and corporate intercession are the fuel to love-saturated obedience and effective disciple-making. They believe that when God said ask the Lord of the Harvest for laborers, God is not simply looking for 'workers,' but 'lovers of God' who will enter the harvest field because they share the Fathers heart to see Jesus have His bride from every tribe, tongue, and nation. Their work overseas comes alongside the broken and lost as well as pastors and leaders of local churches and underground gatherings who also need great care as they face difficulty in ministry because of isolation and overwhelming need. James and Stephanie lift up the hands of pastors and leaders to refresh, equip (Eph. 4:11), bring order, and fix their eyes on their first love-Jesus!
Locally in Kansas, they are actively involved in many of the same things. They come alongside the Church and help her to know the presence of God, be people of prayer, and be obedient to the person of Christ by going into their homes, workplaces, and nations to be disciples who make disciples. They do this primarily through life-on-life discipleship, speaking in local churches, and multiple prayer meetings. Like the work they do in the nations, they want to see the church as 'laborers' sent into the harvest field with a powerful prayer engine driving the mission forward. In addition, they reach out to refugees, drug-addicts, and those caught in human trafficking and prostitution through weekly outreach, discipleship, and prayer.
They also host a weekly prayer gathering/house church in their home focused on walking alongside those who recognize their call to missions and by praying for the nations together and serving the lost together every other week. It is open to those who have a heart for missions, the nations, or the lost.
James also is part of the DiscipleNations Serve Team, a group focused on team care and team dynamics. He also stewards the online presence for DiscipleNations, the Wichita Prayer Movement, and a handful of other ministries around the globe.
James and Stephanie have been in ministry for over 19 years including Youth Horizons, student ministries, and serving as a pastor of a local church in Wichita, KS. They see the value of serving Jesus as a family, therefore, their three children, ages 13, 10, and 6, join them in this call by traveling to the Middle East and serving locally together.