“We are a people glorifying God by reaching people for Christ and furthering the Kingdom of God in Evans and the Nations”
Mike & Stephanie Fennema
Mike & Stephanie are former members of Redeemer. Mike served as an Associate/Youth Pastor at Redeemer for 5 years before becoming the Senior Pastor at Trinity Fellowship in AK. Mike and Stephanie are now beginning a new church plant with Mission to North America in Springhill, TN.
The International Link serves international visitors who come to Augusta area campuses for study, research, and military training. The International Link exists as a non-profit, interdenominational Christian organization working through volunteers from local churches to serve international guests in the Central Savannah River Area. The International Link is the only organization of its kind in the CSRA. During any week, over 40 volunteers and the staff are involved in English classes for international visitors, Bible studies, and times of mentoring new believers, as well as coordinating the outreach to internationals in the area. The ministry of “Link” continues thanks to a number of Christian volunteers helping with English classes, Bible studies, rides to events, hosting dinners, delivering furniture and serving in many other ways. In 2012, there were over 125 internationals in the English classes. Bible studies are held each week for women, men and older monolingual speakers. The international visitors include atheists, Hindus, Muslims and others from 55 nations. Someday those from “every nation, tribe, people and language” will be standing before the throne of God worshiping Him alone.
John and Dawn
Serving among a sensitive people group.
Mark & Melissa Peach
Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis with a Master of Divinity, he was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America. Prior to his current role of planting City Presbyterian which began in 2012, Mark served as Assistant Pastor at New Song Presbyterian in Salt Lake City from 2009 to 2012. Mark is married to Melissa who is also a Utah native. Mark and Melissa have two children, Noelle (5) and Luke (2) and are expecting their third child in May.
Mark’s role as a church planter has also opened up opportunities for him to connect with others and serve alongside many leaders in Salt Lake City. He currently serves on the advisory group for Downtown Salt Lake City’s Master Plan and is very involved in the Central Ninth neighborhood where City Pres meets, including the Central Ninth neighborhood business leaders group.
Richard Pratt, Worldwide
Third Millennium Ministries is a non-profit Evangelical Christian ministry in the Protestant tradition. They are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) corporation. They depend on the generous, tax-deductible contributions of churches, foundations, businesses and individuals. Their mission is to equip church leaders in their own lands by creating a multimedia seminary curriculum in five major languages. Their goal is to provide Christian education to hundreds of thousands of pastors around the world who lack sufficient training for ministry. They are meeting this goal by publishing and globally distributing a free multilingual, multimedia, digital seminary curriculum in English, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian and Spanish. In order to accomplish their production goals, they have developed a highly cost-effective method of producing high-quality multimedia video lessons. They strive to maintain quality not only in production, but also in content. All of their instructors are seminary professors, and their writers and editors are theologically trained educators. All of their translators are theologically astute native speakers of their target languages.
Dr. Andy Sanders, Augusta GA
Dr. Andrew Sanders graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1981. His residency in internal medicine was done at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In 1984 he and his young family moved to Madigan Army Medical Center where he served on the teaching staff until he left active military service in 1988. Dr. Sanders and his family then moved to Augusta, Georgia to begin a private practice career. Shortly after arriving in Augusta, Dr. Sanders helped begin a Bible Study Fellowship for men in Augusta. He served as the teaching leader for that ministry for its initial 11 years. In 1998, the Dr. Sanders left full time medical practice to begin CMDA Augusta, a ministry to physicians, dentists, and students.
Richard and Rachel Sharpe, Operation Mobilization
Richard has served as a missionary in India and in leadership aboard 3 of Operation Mobilization's (OM) international ministry ships and preached the gospel in nearly 100 countries. This Englishman, while onboard, met Rachel, from Colorado who assists him and has a ministry of prayer, encouragement and hospitality. They have 2 grown sons, Simon and Jonathan, and are based in Tyrone, Georgia, with OM USA. Richard has a Master of Divinity and has served on church leadership teams in England, Canada and the USA. His passion is to go around the world with 'One Wish' - an approach he has developed, to equip God's people to help others begin and grow in friendship with God.
Susan Swanson, Augusta GA
The Augusta Care Pregnancy Center is a non-profit Christian ministry created to share the gospel with all whom they come in contact. They also strive to raise a standard showing God’s concern for the mother and her unborn baby, both who were created in the image of God. The Center offers a variety of services to women who may be facing the results of unexpected pregnancies, who are in need of temporary financial support, or who desire confirmation of a wanted pregnancy. Specific services offered include the following: The Nurturing Place (Parenting class), Tues. 10AM and 6pm, Wounded Hearts (Bible Study) for women affected by emotional/physical abuse, Post Abortion Counseling, Abstinence Outreach, and Sonograms.
Rafik is currently receiving training in the US for ministry in the 10/40 window. He is hoping to complete his training soon so that he can return to his home country.
Linda Tuccirone, Augusta GA
In 2000, a small group of people began to dream about starting an inner city Christian school for the children who need it the most and whose parents could afford it the least. They discovered that the children in urban Augusta were not unlike the children in all urban school districts in America, living in poverty (1 in 3) and undereducated. The schools in the district were some of the worst in the state. Recognizing that under-education and social counter productivity are as closely correlated as smoking and lung cancer, they set about doing the research and raising the money to start a school with an intentional mission to the children from low-income families. Heritage Academy creates a culture of learning with high expectations for academic, character and spiritual development. The curriculum is rigorous. Children may participate in a Suzuki violin program at no cost. All students participate in our weekly chapel program. The students have consistently out performed both national and county averages on standardized tests. Heritage Academy is an independent school offering a quality Christ-centered education to children of diverse economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds, empowering them to become a positive influence for Christ in this community and around the world.