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Bethany Missions

“Missions” is a term we use for ministries that are unable to raise sufficient support from the people they serve.  Bethany is blessed by its partnership with such ministries serving here in the States and around the world, providing financial, prayer and hands-on support.  Short-term mission trips are one way individuals can provide hands-on support.  To learn more about serving through our Missions Team contact us here.

Serving Around the World


J & V (full names and contact info in the photo above) were active members at Bethany before accepting the calling to serve overseas in Scripture translation and development.  For more information about this kind of work, check out wycliffe dot org, and sil dot org.

Horizon International AIDS Orphanage – Africa

Horizon exists to create a world of hope for AIDS orphans raising up a new generation of leaders who follow Christ “one child at a time” through orphan care and community transformation.

Larry and Debbie Kineman (Michael, Becca, and Kirsten) – Great Britain

The Kinemans, timothies of Bethany, have served in England since 1993. They are currently involved in the GLOW ministry, reaching lost young people who go “clubbing” in the city on the weekends by distributing water bottles and building relationships.

Real Hope for Haiti Rescue Center – Haiti

Zach, Lori, Charles, Licia and Enoch run the Rescue Center, a home for orphan children, and a medical clinic in Haiti. The children come to the Rescue Center severely malnourished, burned, or have major medical problems.

Emrys and Usha Rees – India

Some of Emrys and Usha’s current work includes reaching least-evangelized groups (largely Muslim); leprosy control and treatment; HIV/AIDS care, counseling, prevention, and orphan foster care.

Matthew and Plenseh Sakeuh (Princess, Prisca, Plenseh-tay, Matthew, Patience) – Liberia

Matthew serves as president of AIEM (Africa Indigenous Evangelical Mission), overseeing AIEM’s new project near Monrovia, Liberia, which includes an orphanage, school, hospital, etc.

Jill Shaw – New Zealand

Jill, a timothy of Bethany, serves as a discipler via Shore Community Christian Church in Auckland, New Zealand, has a women’s refuge in her home, serves as chaplain at Massey University, and helps refugees resettle in Auckland.

Bana and Marguerite Uriah – India

Began Preacher’s Training Institute in 1971; planted first church in 1973; now reaching out to different tribal groups; started North Liberty English School in 2000 (now over 600 students); involved in medical outreach.

Scott and Angela Mitchener (Noah & Leyton) – Dominican Republic

Scott and Angela are serving in the Dominican Republic planting churches in the sugarcane villages near San Pedro and providing education for the children by starting a school.

Missions overseas that Bethany supports through prayer

David and Jenn Bell – Kenya

HIV/AIDS prevention, education; ministering to the lost and dying.

Kevin Cookman – Uzbekistan

A Full Life. Ministering to orphans and young mothers in Uzbekistan.

Serving in the States

Scottie and Amanda Blackburn

Scottie, the Community Pastor, and Amanda are part of a church planting team which launched Bridge Christian Church in Chattanooga, TN on 10/10/10. Scottie is a timothy of Bethany.

Jeff and Laurie Butler

Church planters of Community Christian Church, Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. Jeff is a timothy of Bethany. Jeff and Laurie have four children: Sara (Bob and Joseph), Amy, Grant and Luke.

Humberto and Becky Ramirez (Amy and Caleb)

Partnering with Phil and Kathy Banta, CMF, and Englewood Christian Church, Humberto and Becky are involved in “Mano de Amistad/Hand of Friendship,” a Hispanic ministry in the inner city of Indianapolis.

Roger and Beth Wiseman

Roger, a timothy of Bethany, serves with his wife, Beth, at the Inner City Christian Church in St. Louis, MO. They are involved in preaching, teaching, and distributing food and clothing to the needy.

Joe and Melissa Wisley (Jake)

Joe, our former student minister, has joined the staff at Rainbow Christian Camp in Converse, IN, as the Director of Programming, which involves developing relationships and programs connected with the camp.

Other Ministries Supported by Bethany Missions

Ball State Christian Student Foundation – Muncie, IN

A campus ministry focused on strengthening the faith of Christian students, introducing lost students to the gospel of Christ, developing Christian leaders and reaching out to international students in the name of Jesus (Senior Minister – Mark Pike).

Bible  Colleges – Training and Equipping Individuals for Ministry

Cincinnati Christian University
Johnson Bible College
Kentucky Christian University

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