Global Mission PartnersMISSION PARTNERS
As a Wesleyan Church, NBWC partners with global missionaries serving with Global Partners, the sending agency of the denomination. In addition, we partner with other missionaries from our community. One missionary family not listed serves in a predominantly Muslim nation and asks that we not post their information on the web.
Ken and Dawn Bishop, Albania
In 2005, Ken and Dawn Bishop, along with their three children, Eva, Joshua, and Stephen, were called out of comfortable church pews and careers in the professional world to serve the Lord in Albania. Both of them were electrical/electronic engineers who committed their lives to the Lord during Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
The Bishops' first year in Albania was spent in the small town of Gramsh, learning the culture and language. They then moved to Durres, Albania's main port city, and began ministry in the Keneta (the X-Swamp), building relationships with the people. After living outside of the Keneta for more than two years, the Lord called the Bishops to live with the people in their neighborhood. Living in the Keneta means muddy roads, very little water, open sewage canals, doing without, and no church presence, yet the Lord is beginning to move! The Lord is fulfilling the verse that He gave them: Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate His faithfulness (Psalm 37:3 NASB). The GP Albania mission team's vision is to see a growing community of hopeful, loving disciples of God through Jesus Christ. Please pray as Ken directs the GP team as mission director to see this vision fulfilled and Albanian churches planted.
Fred and Carol Cromer, South Africa
Fred and Carol Cromer have worked in Zambia since 1991 in theological education and literacy. After ministering in Zambia for 18 years, Global Partners has appointed them to missionary service in South Africa to continue in the work of theological education in the African Wesleyan Church and to assist in training tutors in literacy. The son of missionary parents, Fred was born in Eritrea, East Africa. He earned a B.A. degree in religion from Bartlesville Wesleyan College (now Oklahoma Wesleyan University) and an M.Div. degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Carol was born to Christian parents in Kansas and raised in Oklahoma. She earned a B.S. degree in Christian education from Bartlesville Wesleyan College.
Fred and Carol's goal is to develop Spirit-filled leaders in the African Church who can lead their people into spiritual maturity.They have four children: Matthew, Nathan, Jonathan, and Hannah. "And the thing you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others" (2 Timothy 2:2 NIV).
Jeramy and Teresa Hing
Jeramy and Teresa Hing and their children, Easton and Haven, serve in Ecuador with Extreme Response International. Their lives were changed after a trip in 2005. Jeramy work for two organizations, Extreme Response International as their IT Manager, and Alliance Academy International as their Media Coordinator. He supports both organizations with his vocational skills in these fields by marketing their events, ministries, projects, or partners, as well as by working on computer and network solutions to help increase the effectiveness of work for other staff and ministry persons. Teresa works at the Alliance Academy International full-time with 1st graders. Visit their website to learn more about their ministry.
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