Birmingham Theological Seminary
BTS is theologically Reformed, evangelistic in focus and committed to the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture. Classes are taught by pastors and others in full-time ministry on an adjunct basis in existing church facilities in the Birmingham area and at extensions around Alabama including Montgomery. This permits access to seminary for less than 20% of the national average cost.
Capitol Commission’s objective is to reach the Capitol community for Christ, one person at a time, to disciple them, and to prepare them for a lifetime of ministry, wherever God chooses to place them. Capitol Commission is currently operating in 24 capitol communities. TPC is partnering with Capitol Commission to establish a ministry in the Montgomery state community.
Bryan Kelly is the founder and Executive Director of this inner-city youth ministry serving the Washington Park and Gibbs Village communities. Their mission is to create a “safe haven” of love and grace along with structure and discipline for neighborhood kids through after school and summer programs.
WLBF Faith Radio | Montgomery, Alabama
Their mission is to serve the Christian Community and strengthen the local church and family unit by providing spiritual encouragement and a personal challenge with a Christ centered focus, through Biblical teaching, relevant information and uplifting music to the Glory of God. The station broadcasts in Montgomery as WLBF 89.1FM and on other frequencies across Alabama. Trinity member Wiely Boswell serves as Faith Radio’s Chief Engineer.
Erin and Carlos Gutierrez
Global Grace Fellowship | Reynosa, Mexico
Carlos grew up in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico where his parents founded a Christian school. Although he has an MBA in Business Administration, he spent several years working at the school as well as within the University system. One of his great passions is to teach every school subject with a Christian perspective and he applies this as he facilitates training at Isaiah 55 Ministries’ School for the Deaf, Instituto Isaias 55. Carlos is also overseeing the development of a curriculum for the Deaf which will be available not only in Reynosa but across Mexico.
Erin is originally from Iowa. She has her MA in Spanish (concentration in translation) from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She became a follower of Christ in 1999 and moved to Mexico in 2003. Erin’s main job is being a mom. She also supports the mission in an advisory role, gleaning from the 15 years of experience she has working among the marginalized communities of Mexico. Erin also communicates with those interested in visiting the mission and schedules volunteer teams.
Life on Wheels
Life on Wheels exists to support local crisis pregnancy centers by partnering with multi-denominational Christian ministries and individuals to empower and assist pregnant women to make an informed and life-affirming decision for their child utilizing the tool of ultrasound and to assist the pro-life community and churches in promoting the sanctity of human life.
Alice and Joe Parker
Wycliffe Bible Translators | Monroe, North Carolina
Joe and Alice, members of Trinity Church and Wycliffe Bible Translators, are serving at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, NC. Joe is using his 20 plus years of HVAC experience in his family business (in Montgomery) to maintain and repair equipment on the JAARS campus. JAARS supports Bible translation worldwide through transportation (aviation, ground, maritime), IT and power sourcing, vernacular media and construction and maintenance.
Heather and Marcus Rudd
Mission to the World | Reynosa, Mexico
Marcus and Heather joined the Isaiah 55 staff in October 2016 along with their two kids, Calder and Samantha. Their calling to ministry on the border started with short-terms trips they took from their churches in San Antonio and then Georgetown, Texas. It was through one of these short-term trips in 2013 that the Rudds became acquainted with Isaiah 55 Ministries and felt a specific call to join the missionary team there full time. Soon after, they began the transition to full time ministry work on the border.
Currently, Marcus uses his background in art and construction in managing Isaiah 55´s trade school for deaf children as well as small scale manufacturing projects to teach work skills to the deaf students as well as hearing members of our local neighborhood community. Heather uses her background as a church administrator and professional organizer in the Isaiah 55 office and is involved with our community outreach program and girls Bible study.
Reformed Youth Ministries
The mission of RYM is to serve the church in reaching youth for Christ and equipping them to serve. We are seeking to accomplish our mission in dependence upon God’s grace by: 1) Providing Word-Driven, God-Centered, Gospel-Focused conferences for the youth of our churches and their unbelieving friends; 2) Developing a fraternal network of youth ministers around a shared philosophy of ministry via our youth minister training, mentorship, and church internship programs; 3) Creating, gathering, and recommending written resources for the church that are designed for a teenage audience; 4) Encouraging youth and family ministers in their significant callings; 5) Providing a church consulting service in the area of youth and family ministry as well as a “head-hunter” service for churches looking for qualified youth ministers.
Southeast Alabama Presbytery
In Presbyterianism church government is effected by through a series of courts. This form of church government is a Biblical method that emphasizes accountability between Christians. The first court of the church is called a “Session” and consists of all the ordained and installed Elders of a Congregation. The Session oversees and governs an individual church. The second court of the church is called a “Presbytery” and consists of all the Teaching Elders and two Ruling Elders from each Congregation within a specific geographical area. The Presbytery oversees the churches within her boundaries, supervises the training of Ministers, examines Ministers for ordination, and plants new churches. The third and final court of the church is the “General Assembly” which consists of Representatives from all Presbyteries and churches. The Southeast Alabama Presbytery includes churches from the Georgia State line in the East to Chilton County in the West, and from the Florida State line in the South to Tallapoosa County in the North. She is one of five PCA Presbyteries in Alabama, and one of eighty-five Presbyteries in the entire PCA.
Trinity Presbyterian School
Trinity is an accredited PreK-4 through 12th grade Christian day school. As one of Montgomery’s foremost and finest educational institutions, Trinity focuses on academic excellence within a nurturing family environment. The unique dimension of Trinity is the desire to integrate the Christian faith into each and every element of its school program reflecting the school’s mission, “To glorify God by providing for students the highest quality college-preparatory education, training them in the biblical world and life view, thus enabling them to serve God in spirit, mind, and body.” Trinity Presbyterian School was started by Trinity Presbyterian Church in 1970.
Mario and Keila Xoca
Global Grace Fellowship | Reynosa, Mexico
Mario and Keila met during their last year of high school in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico and married in 1996. In 1998, he was hired by LG as an engineer in computer science and they moved to the border city of Reynosa. From 2007 to 2016 Mario was an IT manager and overseer of four local plants for an automotive company. In 2012 they felt a strong calling to share the Gospel with more people and they planted a church in Reynosa called Camino de Fe.
Mario is now the spiritual oversight for the ministry, teachers, staff and community center and also continues to pastor the Camino de Fe Church. Keila organizes community outreach, ministers to young women and leads a tutoring program in the Aquiles Serdán neighborhood which surrounds the mission. They desire to see a church planted in this same community.
Kate and Nono Beale
Global Grace Fellowship | Reynosa, Mexico
NoNo and Kate have been serving in Mexico since 1999. NoNo is the director for Isaiah 55 Ministries whose primary focus is working among the Deaf and marginalized to make disciples, encourage the worship of Jesus, and promote justice and reconciliation. Isaiah 55 has the privilege of hosting work teams from all over the US and providing them an opportunity to participate in short-term mission projects such as construction, mercy ministries, VBS, ESL, sports clinics and medical missions.
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Central Alabama
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) | Chattanooga, Tennessee
Covenant College is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution of higher education preparing students to assume responsibilities in society and the community of believers through the student’s specific vocation, but all other activities as well. The focus of Covenant College is found in its motto, based on Colossians 1:18 “In All Things…Christ Preeminent.”
CDM Discipleship Ministeries
Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) | National
The mission of PCA Discipleship Ministries (CDM) is to assist leaders in the local church as they make disciples (Matthew 28:19) among children, youth, and adults in the congregation. They seek to help by connecting people to people and people to resources through consultation, training events, conferences, and resources available on their website.
Family Promise of Montgomery
Family Promise of Montgomery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operating as an affiliate of the national Family Promise network. Working with a network of local congregations (hosts), they offer homeless families (guests) safe shelter, nutritious meals, warm hospitality, transportation and weekly case management while they work to become self-sufficient.
First Choice Women's Medical Center
This non-denominational Christian ministry promotes a culture of life, health, and morality. They conduct a medical clinic offering pregnancy testing, ultrasound to confirm positive tests, medical information and referrals. They also provide HOPE Group, which is a ministry for women who have had abortions and want to know God’s healing.
Mary and Chris Granberry
Sacred Road Ministries | Harrah, Washington
In 1855, the Yakama people, along with 13 other tribes and bands, signed a treaty with the United States government which established the Yakama Reservation at the foot of Mt. Adams in south central Washington state. Since that time, the culture, families, and dreams of the Yakama people have steadily disintegrated. The goal of Sacred Road Ministries is to be a unified and growing community of believers who have a passion for God, for each other, and for the lost, and who are prepared and equipped to serve the Lord by ministering in the community of Native America and the world. Chris, and Mary moved to the reservation in June 2003 with the desire to love and serve “our first neighbors” well. Ordained by the Pacific Northwest Presbytery in June 2008, Chris serves as Team Leader and Pastor for the team and church plant. Mary oversees food prep for Hope Fellowship and short term teams as well as hospitality and mercy ministries.
Isaiah 55 Ministries works among the Deaf and marginalized to make disciples, encourage the worship of Jesus, and promote justice and reconciliation. The deaf education program spans from K-12 with an eventual focus on vocational training which could serve to provide opportunities for future employment. The outreach programs include tutoring, Bible class, art, small group fellowship etc at the community center providing both physically and spiritually for the young people of the neighborhood.
The Mercy House is a “Day House” providing a safe place for people to receive all kinds of help. It is a multifaceted ministry: a safe haven for homeless people to get a hot meal, take showers, and wash and dry their clothes; a safe place for children to stop in and receive an after school snack on their way home each day; a safe place in the community for our children to learn and play in a Godly environment. The facility has two full bathrooms with showers, washers and dryers available for families in need, a food pantry, clothes closet, and supervised internet access for school work and job searches.
Mission to the World | National
Carolyn is a daughter of Trinity members Bubba and Gay Phillips. After serving in several different ministries and missions roles, Carolyn spent nearly seven years in Uganda partnering with the Presbyterian denomination there to establish women’s and children’s ministries and orchestrating Mission to the World efforts with the Business Development Center of Uganda to transform the local business community by equipping men and women to establish and operate businesses in a Christ-like manner. In 2017 she returned to the US and is part of the MTW Member Care Support Team. She helps to prepare missionaries to go serve in the field, assists them on the field and participates in debriefings when they return for Home Missions Assignment.
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) | National
RUF is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. Individual chapters serve on university campuses under the leadership of an ordained minister who is dedicated to full time ministry on that campus. The purpose of this ministry is to build a community on the college campus that reaches students of divergent beliefs and doubts with the message of the gospel and equips them to love and serve Jesus and His church. As students shape their lives around the gospel they have the opportunity to participate in God’s work of changing lives, healing our world, building community, and renewing our culture.
Child Evangelism Fellowship | Alabama
Ed oversees the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in the State of Alabama. He works with local chapters to help them organize and train volunteers Good News Clubs®, 5-Day Clubs®, the CEF Truth Chasers Club™ (formerly Mailbox Club) and Wonderzone.com. The Solomons live in Montgomery, but Ed travels across the state for much of his time.
The S.T.E.P. Foundation is a local inner-city ministry in Montgomery, AL that brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to at-risk communities through staff, volunteers, and affiliated churches. S.T.E.P. works with the police department, schools, housing authority, etc. for the common good of the people they help. S.T.E.P. has been successful in establishing the following in our community: the Academy of Performing Arts, Evangelistic Outreaches, Family Violence Prevention Program, Tutoring Programs, Scholarship Assistance, Summer Enrichment Programs and Mentoring & Counseling for at-risk youth in public schools.
Kim and Tim Tormey
Officers' Christian Fellowship | Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
Tim and Kim were first introduced to OCF at the Naval Academy and have been participating in the ministry ever since, most recently by serving on the OCF council and leading a local OCF study in their home. At Annapolis, Bob Underhill discipled Tim and then Tom Hemingway set for him an example of how to integrate his faith into the military profession to which God has called him and Kim. Their desire is to teach, train, equip, encourage, and model the example that was set for them. Tim and Kim have been stationed at Maxwell for the last 3 years.
Tami and Hous Waring
Officers' Christian Fellowship | Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
Hous oversees OCF’s field work wherever Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and Air Force members serve. Both Hous and Tami entered military service through the USAF. Hous’ specialty was as a pilot in the F-15E Strike Eagle while Tami’s specialty changed from Space System Analyst to mother and teacher. Today they are OCF’s Director of Field Operations, seeking to grow the church by spiritually developing uniformed Christian leaders through biblical fellowship so that these leaders mature as Christ-like servants during their time in the military.
Becky and Joe Harrell
Mission to the World | Bogota, Colombia
The Harrells joined MTW in 1986 and have worked in Mexico in church planting, assisting national church planters, and in theological education (1989-2006). Answering God’s calling upon their lives, they are now working with the growing reformed Presbyterian church in Colombia, South America. While the primary task is church-based training of Presbyterian pastors and elders (through church planting), ministry opportunities extend far beyond our denomination to other evangelical churches and leaders who are hungry for the reformed faith.
Cathy and John Rug
Mission to the World | Chile
The Rugs have served as church planters in Chile since 1986. Currently, they are working with the Viña del Mar church-planting effort applying the gospel to some of Chile’s “disposable” peoples, including the blind. This project enables the church to be more effective in crossing special needs barriers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. John is also MTW’s country director in Chile.
Sherri and Steve Letchford
SIM | Kenya
Steve and Sherri are healthcare professionals who have worked as part of the African church for over 20 years. They are passionate about young African healthcare professionals knowing and serving Christ and making Him known among some of the poorest and most vulnerable. Sherri is a physical therapist; Steve is a doctor at Kijabe Hospital. Steve also leads a company that designs and builds “software for church hospitals,” to enable African believers running hospitals and clinics in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Nosizo and Victor Nakah
Mission to the World | Africa
Dr. Nakah is a Zimbabwean citizen, and an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has served in various capacities in the church, including Senior Pastor and as a seminary president. His most recent position was with CURE International where he served as the Senior Vice President for Spiritual Ministry. His new responsibilities with MTW include developing and implementing a vision for MTW Africa, searching out opportunities for new ministries, mentoring and providing accountability for existing ministries, seeking new resources for the field and building church partnerships both here in the U.S. and with national partners in Africa. Nosizo has taught high school and studied for a Master’s in Information Science.
Athens Church Plant
Mission to the World | Greece
Led by Pastor Giotis Kantartzis of the First Greek Evangelical Church and Dr. Argyris Petrou of the Greek Bible College, this Greek Presbyterian congregation of 350 people has established at least four daughter churches with several more in the early stages of planting. Their vision is the transformation of their city spiritually, socially and culturally by the gospel of the grace of God through church planting.
DiDi and Peter Hegnauer
Child Evangelism Fellowship | Belgium
Peter and Didi serve as the Child Evangelism Fellowship National Directors for Belgium and Luxemburg. They conduct teacher training seminars and organize and lead Good News Clubs, vacation Bible schools, a CEF camp, and many other seminars and conferences. Didi uses her artistic talents to illustrate flashcard books and tracts to assist in teaching Bible stories.
Child Evangelism Fellowship | Greece
After completing university studies in physics, mandatory national military service and earning a degree from the Greek Bible College, Mark volunteered and then was accepted as a staff member with Child Evangelism Fellowship. He spends four days a week tutoring and evangelizing children in a Gypsy settlement while also participating in other CEF events in Athens and surrounding Greek locations.
Dina and Argyris Petrou
Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel | Athens, Greece
Mission to the World | Greece
George initially studied Electrical Engineering and then taught as a university professor. He graduated from the Greek Bible College in 2010 and married Phaedra who he met at the College. He completed a Master’s in Theology at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia while also pastoring a Greek Evangelical Church in New York. Now, he pastors the Glyfada church in the southern suburbs of Athens, which is ministering to Greek professionals and refugees.
Deborah and Matthew Stanghelle
Ministry to Military and Internationals | Norway
Matt is an ordained Teaching Elder and Evangelist in the Southeast Alabama Presbytery. MMI specializes in English-speaking, international church planting in cities with American expatriates and military members, while also reaching indigenous populations. Matt will lead a team to plant the ﬁrst Presbyterian church in Norway in partnership with a Norwegian couple from the Stavanger region. Additional goals include Norwegian translations of the Psalter and Westminster Standards. The Stanghelles are members of Trinity Church.
Ambassadors for Christ International | Asia
In the 1990s, Bee attended Birmingham Theological Seminary in Birmingham, Alabama. Trinity began supporting her in 1998 when she moved to Asia and began serving among Unreached People Groups. She has been part of a very remarkable growth in Christianity in a majority Muslim, Buddhist and animist religious climate.
Dan and Dale Faber
International Exchange Organization (IXO) | Asia
Dan Faber is the President and Executive Director of the International Xchange Organization (IXO), an organization that helps facilitate the operations and vision of other organizations and international staff. Dan manages eleven subsidiary organizations and projects around the world and with his wife Dale trains international leaders. Training the next generation of national leaders is their calling. Setting up self-sustaining tent-making businesses for those leaders is their goal.
Youth With a Mission | Asia
Jim began missions work in 1988 and has spent his time in the Middle East and Central Asia where he began to focus on one particular Unreached People Group. This UPG did not have the Bible in their own language until Jim and several others started working on it. Now after many years only ten books remain untranslated. Jim also writes songs in their language. Many of his songs are based on Psalms, which were originally written for people to sing and pray to God.
Frontiers | Asia
Jonah lives in and ministers within a nation that is 99% Muslim. This country is ranked by some Christian organizations within the top 5 of all nations for extreme religious persecution against Christians. In spite of this hostility, the church exists there and even meets regularly and openly in some places while more covertly in others. Jonah fills preaching, teaching and discipleship roles and travels frequently to meet with churches and groups of believers. Trinity Church began supporting Jonah in 1991.
Greg and Julieann
Rujak Bible Translation | Asia
While Rujak is not their real name, this people group includes over 500,000 men, women and children. We do not identify their real name or location to protect the identity of the work and the safety of those who serve among them. Only .07% of this population is considered Christian while 99.9 % of the population adheres to another major world religion, which is intermingled with animism. Their economy is largely agrarian. In 2017, Trinity committed to a Bible translation project which should see the most important passages of scripture translated and disseminated through print and digital means.