First Assembly Missions
First Assembly, through its generous monthly support of foreign missions, is engaged in a missionary endeavor pursuing the original commitment of our forefathers to world evangelism. This commitment is composed of four essential elements:
Through our monthly support of foreign missionaries, we are proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ to the spiritually lost in the entire world through every available means.
Through our ongoing support, we are establishing churches in over 190 countries, following the New Testament pattern.
Through our efforts, we are training leaders throughout the world to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ to their own people.
Because of our faithful giving, we are touching the poor and suffering people with the compassion of Jesus Christ and inviting them to become his followers.
Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV)
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
JOSEPH AND NATALIE BARNOSKE - YOUTH ALIVE
Joe and Natalie Barnoske are Youth Alive missionaries to the schools of Florida. With over 1.5 million middle and high students in Florida, the schools are the largest mission field among teens. Every day, students are faced with a choice to live for God or to fall into temptation. The ministry of PF Youth Alive equips and empowers the next generation to reach the lost and hurting at their schools. Joe and Natalie are both gifted communicators who are passionate to see this generation spark revival. Youth Alive inspires students to become campus missionaries and launch a campus movement at their school. Every year, they host training events called Empowerment Days and write resources for discipleship and evangelism. Soon, they will launch The Seven Project assembly program. God is changing a generation through the ministry of Youth Alive. Thank you for your prayers and financial support.
TOM & PHYLLIS BENIGAS - EUROPE
Our assignment in Europe is to work with the Fellowship of European International Churches and Continental Theological Seminary. We work as support people to FEIC which includes “fill in Ministry” and staff coaching in International Churches on the European Continent. At CTS, we serve as Campus Pastors to the school and coach many students. The school serves students from 35 different countries and produces Theology and Church leaders for European churches and institutions. In addition, we serve the Belgian Field as “moderators” taking care of legal documents of all the Belgian missionaries.
ABIGAIL, AIDAN, & DAN BLAIR - SLOVENIA
The Blairs are appointed missionaries to Slovenia. As the only AGWM missionaries in Slovenia, they will be partnering with the national Pentecostal church to inspire church development and revitalization by engaging the secularist. Together, they can begin to reach a country that struggles with alcoholism and depression, along with reaching out to the marginalized people groups living in Slovenia.
Dan grew up in Ohio, and Abigail grew up in Hungary as a missionary kid. They met at Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium, where they both earned their Bachelor’s degree. Dan has his BA in Missions and Abigail has her BA in Christian Education. They have one son, Aidan, who is three years old. Dan previously served as a youth pastor within the Peninsular Florida District and Abigail as a kindergarten teacher. They feel called to reach Slovenia by living out the love of Christ one relationship at a time.
Many people think of Europe as a beautiful, culturally rich, and liturgical continent, however at the heart of it, Europe is a continent in need of a revival, and the understanding of a personal relationship with Jesus. With the recent refugee crisis, which has affected Slovenia and many other European countries, the gospel has never been more relevant. They are excited to witness what God has in store for the people of Slovenia! Through Jesus, there is Hope for Slovenia!
MICKEY AND JENNIFER DANIELS - ECUADOR
We are the Daniels Family. We having been serving as Missionaries in Quito, Ecuador for the past two years. We have two children. Brooklyn is finishing up her junior year in high school and looking into different colleges to attend after she graduates next year.
Cole is a freshman in high and is homeschooling. Jennifer, with her prison ministry team, ministers in the women’s prisons in Quito and Latacunga. She also is involved in discipleship of some of the women that have come out of prison. Mickey is involved with church construction in the country, teaching Cole’s physical education class, and soon will be working with men in teen challenge, teaching them weightlifting basics. We also serve in our home church here in Quito, which is an indigenous church.
The people of our church are Quichua Indians. Their culture is very different from ours but they love and worship the Lord! We are privileged to be able to teach Sunday School to the teenagers there and also have started a children’s church at the beginning of this year. We are so grateful for your prayers and support! We could not do what God has called us to do without you!
THOM AND BECKY DAVIS - ECUADOR
In 2010, Thom and Becky were invited by Bill McDonald to come serve the country of Ecuador, at Unision TV in Cuenca, Ecuador. After much prayer, they decided to follow that call on their lives, as well. In 2013, they headed to language school in Costa Rica for one year and, in January, 2014, they landed in Ecuador to serve at Unision TV.
Their entire marriage journey has been God-inspired and miraculous. They continue to serve in many ways. In Ecuador. Becky is teaching women’s Bible studies and mentoring. She has also had the opportunity to once again teach piano. Thom serves as Executive Producer at Unision TV and leads weekly devotionals for the Unision employees. They are both continuing to study Spanish, to better communicate with the people of Ecuador.
On September 3, 2015, Thom and Becky became grandparents with the birth of their first granddaughter, Brookly Paige Davis, daughter of their son, Jason, and his wife, Emily.
Their call is to see people set free and redeemed by their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They experience the presence of God daily, through their dependence on His mercy and grace.
RICHARD AND SHERRI DUNN - BELGIUM
Richard and Sherry Dunn are serving with the international church planting initiative worldwide. For more than 43 years they have served as Assemblies of God Missionaries. Richard and Sherry have planted churches in Africa, directed a Bible school, pioneered media ministry and served as area directors in Europe. They are the proud parents of three adult children and five grandchildren.
KERRY AND DENISE GODWIN - INTERNATIONAL MEDIA MINISTRIES
IMM is a team of missionaries and volunteers who are passionate to put Jesus on every screen in the world. Phone, computer, television and tablet. We create media content for use in Africa, Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East and train nationals to do the same. From Short spots to longer dramas, we want to tell the good news of Jesus Christ.
REBECCA JOHNS - THAILAND
In Fall 2016, I will help to pioneer a Chi Alpha Chiang Rai ministry to reach the university students in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Lord willing, together with my colleague (another AG missionary), we will open a student center right outside the Chiang Rai Rajabaht University Campus. This center will offer conversational English classes and other actives that students may be interested in, as well as, discipleship classes for those who are interested in becoming a follower of Christ. More than anything else, my heart is to reach this generation with the Good News and train them to Know God, Love People & Change the World! I’m believing God that the students of Chiang Rai will have an undeniable encounter with the Holy Spirit that stirs them to seek Truth! These students will then be instrumental in sharing their faith with their family, friends and co-workers. My prayer is to equip the students, not only with boldness to share their faith and service in their local church but to equip the students to make disciples & train those who want to become followers of Jesus Christ.
ROY & MARY KENDALL - THE SCHOOL OF WORSHIP
Roy & Mary Kendall have been in ministry for 30 plus years to more than 50 nations. In 1990 they moved to Israel completely by faith, and The School of Worship (SOW) in Jerusalem was birthed. The school was designed to teach believers how to more fully experience the presence of God in their lives. Over the years, SOW has developed into a multifaceted non profit organization with founders Roy and Mary committed to work, teach, and disciple as the Lord leads. They also mentor people from around the world through deep level worship and understanding God's heart & purposes for Israel.
Roy is an ordained preacher, an anointed singer, worship leader, pianist, and a CMT (Certified Massage Therapist). His greatest desire is to lead people into the presence of God and a more personal relationship with Him. His perspectives on what God has done, and is doing in Israel, have helped many to see how real God is and why He seeks intimacy with each of us.
Mary is a passionate worship leader and a CPT (Certified Personal Trainer). She enjoys leading people into God's presence through many unique avenues, including worship, dance, and even snorkeling! Her God given desire is to help others become whole in spirit, soul, and body (I Thessalonians 5:23)
PETER AND JANA KOZIC - CZECH REPUBLIC
Since August 2015 we are serving in Czech Republic , City of Jihlava. Jihlava has 51,000 people and less than 20 members are in the church. We are helping the local church grow and we are involved in the life and ministry of church. Also, Peter is traveling and encouraging men in Churches to start a men's ministry. God gave him passion for men to meet together in local churches. They had a first Regional Men's Conference in March 2016. Jana has women on her heart. She is involved in the national women's leadership and ministers to women on a personal level and regional level. Together they minister to married couples.
DAVID LEE, JR. Ph.D
David Lee Jr is the son of Missionary David Lee. As a teenager, David Jr lived and worked alongside his parents as missionaries in Costa Rica (where he graduated from High School) and then in Medellin, Colombia where he helped his father start churches and develop radio programs.
David Jr completed his undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida, and then he completed his Masters and Ph.D. degree at Regent University in Virginia. David Jr served with his Dad at International Media Ministries in Brussels, Belgium for 13 years.
Today, David Jr has traveled to more than 90 countries on five continents helping missionaries to develop media that propels their ministry forward in their respective nations. In addition, David Jr serves on the Board of Sala Hope Schools in Cambodia where David uses his Ph.D. training to help missionaries to developing teaching strategies to more effectively teach and train more than 2000 students that are enrolled in Assemblies of God schools in that challenging Buddhist nation. David Jr also serves on the Media Board with the Assemblies of God in Cuba. David is grateful for the prayers, love, and faithful support from First Assembly Fleming Island.
DAVID AND JIMMIE RUTH LEE - LATIN AMERICA
David and Jimmie Ruth are working with media mnistries in Latin America and Africa. They are assisting the Cuban National Church to develop their media center facilities and train their personnel. David serves on the board of Unsion Television in Cuenca, Ecuador. The Lees helped plant and continue to support the development of the “Voice of Hope” radio station in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa.
HENRY AND JANET MARSH - INTERNATIONAL MEDIA MINISTRIES
Henry & Janet Marsh are veteran missionaries with unique ministries. As an electronic media specialist, Henry has worked on hundreds of missionary media production, training, and consultation projects in almost 40 countries, involving nearly 50 languages. Janet uses her accounting skills in missions, providing administrative assistance and business expertise. Together, they are serving with International Media Ministries an AGWM ministry headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
BILL AND CONNIE MCDONALD - LATIN AMERICA
Bill and Connie McDonald have ministered in Latin America since 1989. During their first term Bill and Connie pioneered a church in Cuenca, Ecuador. The church, Centro Cristiano, has now grown to over 4,000 attendants each Sunday, and more than 50 daughter churches throughout the Andean Region of Ecuador. Additionally, Bill and Connie lead the Assemblies of God's Latin America Child Care program to plant schools with a Christ-centered focus throughout Ecuador. In 2002 Centro Cristiano was placed under the leadership of Ecuadorian nationals as Bill and Connie heeded the Lord's call in other forms of ministry. In April 2003, Bill founded Unsión Foundation, consisting of Unsión TV, a Christian World-View television network committed to impacting the Hispanic world through positive, commercially competitive programming, and Unsión Plus ministries. The mission of Bill and Connie and Unsión Foundation is to influence Spanish-speaking cultures with the message of Jesus Christ to achieve a transformation in society.
Unsión TV is a Spanish television network committed to impacting the world-wide Hispanic community with positive family values based on biblical principles. Our purpose is to be a positive influence in society through family-friendly programming that includes news, education, entertainment and Christian worldview shows, all presented with honesty and integrity.
Unsión Plus is an essential part of Unsión Foundation. It consists of four points of ministry: Compassion, Coaching, Connecting, and Counseling -- 24/7 call center; counseling for individuals, couples, and families; joining the community with local churches; outreaches to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the unreached; and Más Cafe coffee shop, a business as missions endeavor sharing Jesus’ love in an unconventional way.
DR. DOMINIC RODRIGUEZ
Dr. Dominic Rodriguez, after waiting on God for over 3 years, has received the final call of ministry service from our Lord Jesus Christ to be a Global Missionary for the remainder of his life.
Dr. Dominic is the Founder of Servant Team Leadership Institute for Global Missions, a three-year training institute to prepare missionary students to go to reach the unreached nations.
Dr. Dominic is the Founder of Reach the Unreached Nations prayer movement, a worldwide ministry of intercession. Every Wednesday at noon we pray for an unreached nation throughout the whole week.
We need a great army of intercessors and First Assembly has a dedicated prayer room (WAR ROOM) on Wednesday. Come join us as we pray for the unreached nations of the world. If you would like more information about our prayer movement or the Servant Team Leadership Institute for Global Missions, please contact the church office.
DAVID AND DANA SANTIAGO - SPAIN
We are David and Dana Santiago, Missionary Pastors of the International Church in Madrid, Spain. Having served in the ministry for 30 years now, 21 of which have been on the mission field, we covet your prayers as we lead people to Christ in a country of over 47 million inhabitants where only 0.2% are evangelical Christians.
VASILIY AND LYUBOV VOYTOVICH - UKRAINE
Our ministry is to serve especially those who are in need of salvation by ministering to them and bringing them the Good News of Jesus Christ. We also do seminars that are called “Happy Family” and are intended for families in crisis or simply those who would like to strengthen it. Most of our resources and time is allocated to serve the people of Ukraine.