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Current Member Ministries


Ron Johnson
Chantilly, Virginia

Accelerate is an alliance of church planting churches, networks and denominations with the goal of accelerating church planting in the Washington-Baltimore corridor. Accelerate works collaboratively to attract and inspire Kingdom-minded leaders who invest their time, talent and treasure to be a catalyst for a movement of healthy, reproducing churches. Refer pastors of new churches in the Washington-Baltimore area to us and we’ll get them connected!

Adoptions for Christ

David Halstead
Haymarket, Virginia

The purpose of Adoptions for Christ is to give hope to the “fatherless” through the love of Jesus Christ, based on James 1:27. By matching minority orphans with adoptive Christian families it is our desire to create and foster Christ-centered, Gospel-perpetuating homes for children who have no home.

Africa Restoration Ministries

Jean de Dieu Ndahiriwe
Falls Church, Virginia

Africa Restoration Ministries models and facilitates biblical forgiveness and reconciliation through evangelism and discipleship — and by being sensitive and pro-active towards solving human needs. The current ministry focus is to the African Great Lakes Region, especially the countries of Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo; countries that have been devastated by massacres, civil wars and the Genocide, in the case of Rwanda where up to one million people were killed during the genocide of 1994.

Beltway Job Search Partners

Diana Villarreal & Robert Brandau
McLean, Virginia

Beltway Job Search Partners offers professional job search advice from professional recruiters free of charge to job seekers in the Washington, D.C. area. Motivated by the love of Christ and the desire to serve others, Beltway Job Search Partners hosts half day Saturday events to help the unemployed find new employment.

Carolina Region Coalition of Men’s Ministries

Martin (Marty) Granger
Charlotte, North Carolina

We are a volunteer network of men throughout the Carolinas whose purpose is to support and encourage anyone engaged in ministering to men. We do this by providing fellowship, resources, training and gatherings for men. We do not replace the work of the church in ministering to men - we reinforce it.

Charlotte Awake

Dr. David Ingrassia
Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte has a growing population of internationals, immigrants and political refugees. As these people settle in the “Queen City” who will address their spiritual and physical needs?  Charlotte Awake, a ministry to the City of Charlotte, exists to answer this question. Its desire is to be a catalyst to help the local church in Charlotte as it shares the message of Jesus Christ and makes disciples with these specific people groups.

Christian Budget Coaching Associates

David Warren
Manahawkin, New Jersey

Christian Budget Coaching Associates is a teaching/coaching/discipleship ministry focusing on a biblical approach to personal finances. The goal is to assist people in learning, applying and, in turn, teaching biblical financial principles. The two great outcomes of this approach results in a closer personal walk with Christ and a desire and ability for increased giving to the Kingdom of God. Budget coaching can be done with individuals and couples in person or over the phone or skype. In addition, CBCA can provide group seminars and workshops.

CrossCare International

Mary Lou Lyon
McLean, Virginia

Roger & Gwen Sandberg
Olney, Maryland

CrossCare International was established in 2000 to serve as a resource to pastors, missionaries, churches and mission agencies in providing professional mental health care and education that integrates responsible psychology, biblical theology and spiritual growth. The three members of CrossCare International are former missionaries with professional training and experience in counseling and public health. This ministry makes it possible for them to travel overseas to assist missionaries and national Christian workers and to consult with churches and mission agencies in the United States. The goal of their ministry is to help pastors, missionaries and national workers survive and thrive in the midst of the unique pressures they encounter.

Deaf Family Ministries

Rev. Lester Belt
Jacksonville, Florida

Deaf Family Ministries works to bring the message and model of Christ to deaf youth and families. The ministry provides Christ-centered resources and training to build deaf families and churches, and partners with church and para-church ministries to cultivate deaf leaders.

Debt Free in Christ Ministry

Jose Zambrana
Souderton, Pennsylvania

The mission of Debt Free in Christ is to simply help people live a debt-free life resulting in financial peace. Once financial peace is achieved a solid foundation is created for adopting the principles of Biblical stewardship. Debt Free in Christ provides workshops and seminars in English and Spanish for individuals, couples, small groups, churches, and other groups.

Delhi International Christian Fellowship

(US Operations only)
Pastor Phil Oswald
New Delhi, India

This ministry supports the pastoral ministry of Phil Oswald at the Delhi International Christian Fellowship, a local church ministry of international expatriate families and singles in New Delhi, India.

Evangelize Today

Allan Dayhoff Jr.
Fairfax, Virginia

Evangelize Today is a one-day seminar which trains believers how to share their faith. This seminar takes a fresh look at sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in a relevant way for our culture. The goal of this seminar is to train believers in churches and small groups who are interested in experiencing a refreshing way to view evangelism.

For Men Only

Bill Stern
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

For Men Only exists to encourage the Christian men of this generation and the next in the Pittsburgh, PA area. This will be accomplished by coming alongside the church to provide regional events to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. The first event will be held on 3.16.2013 at Stage AE next to Heinz Field.

Future Leaders International

Alan & Carolee Fischer
Nokesville, Virginia

An international ministry that is raising up and mobilizing a new generation of Christ-centered leaders by evangelizing and equipping them with transforming biblical principles of truth, while promoting victorious Christian living.

Great Commission Families

Bernie, Linda &The Beall Family
Brunswick, Maryland

Great Commission Families was founded by Bernie & Linda Beall in 2006 as a Washington, D.C. area family ministry helping families to "take steps of faith toward greater involvement in the Great Commission."  Prior to Great Commission Families, Bernie & Linda were on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ for 23 years.  Today, in addition to speaking and teaching, a big part of their ministry is creating family friendly evangelistic outings by giving Christian heritage tours in the D.C./Baltimore/Annapolis area, including at the local major Civil War battlefields (Gettysburg, Antietam, Manassas, Harpers Ferry & Monocacy).  The Bealls believe that every Christian family has three mission fields: The first is under their own roof, the second is where they already live by reaching out together as a family, and the third is wherever in the world the Lord might take them.

Haiti Care Mission

Lance & Lynn Anderson
North Port, Florida

The goal of Haiti Care Mission is to share the love of Jesus with the children of Haiti through handmade items. Each hand sewn item is made to help every child know that they are precious in His sight. Pinless cloth diapers, pillowcase dresses and sleeping mats are used as a means of sharing the Gospel of Jesus with the children and families of Haiti.

Haiti Missions

Mike & Marian Painter
Chillicothe, Missouri
Montrouis, Haiti

The ministry of evangelism, discipleship, compassion and skills training of independent missionaries Mike and Marian Painter, in Montrouis, Haiti.

Heartbeat of A Woman

Bobbie Hagar
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Heartbeat of a Woman is a “GOD” inspired, inter-denominational, Christian gathering based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is clearly the Lord’s desire that Christian women connect in order to encourage, disciple and reach out in their communities. This dynamic annual event offers women the opportunity to spend a day in worship, instruction, and fellowship.

Hombres de Palabra

Carlos Duran
Germantown, Maryland

The purpose of this ministry is equipping Hispanic men to be imitators of Jesus Christ. This takes place through the practice of biblical principles in their personal, family and social life so that they, in turn, can impact their generation and those to come. Romans 12:2; Ezekiel 22:30

Honest to God

Josh Weidmann
Littleton, Colorado

Honest to God is the evangelistic ministry of Josh Weidmann. Honest to God exists to preach the Word of God boldly without apology, and to invite others to be honest with God for the sake of true spiritual transformation. This is primarily accomplished through live events, print, web and audio/video mediums.

InRich Ministries

Dr. David Parrish
Pratts, Virginia

InRich Ministries exists to strengthen individuals and families in their walk with Jesus Christ through personal counseling, Bible exposition, specialized resources, and unique seminars. A central component of our service is assisting the local church in its ministry to families. InRich has a continued ministry in Portugal and the Portuguese speaking world.

Interface International

Martin & Edwina Morgan
Norfolk, Virginia

Interface International is all about serving Internationals. There are approximately 750,000 studying in the U.S., and most of them will return to be leaders in their countries. In partnership with many churches, we serve the students and their families with meals, cultural experiences, rides, English help, etc., and it is our privilege to get to know them and share with them the love and plan of Jesus Christ.

LEADStrong International

Joanna Jones
Moorseville, North Carolina

The purpose of LEADStrong International is to provide education, encouragement, assessment and development services to leaders and leadership teams involved in ministry. LEADStrong serves new and existing ministry teams, including but not limited to missionaries, pastors, church staffs, NGO ministries and nonprofit ministries.

Making the Gospel Known Ministries

Chris Peeler
Pasadena, Maryland

Christian theologian and author, J.I. Packer said, "Christ's command means that we should be devoting all our resources of ingenuity and enterprise to the task of making the gospel known in every possible way to every possible person." Amen and amen! For this reason, we will devote ourselves to the great tasks of making the gospel known and of equipping families and churches to do the same. We will do this through various methods of evangelizing, through preaching and through evangelism instruction. We will also endeavor, through marriage and parenting seminars, to help families to be gospel-centered. We are available to serve churches, families and small groups; let us know if we can serve you!

MBM Life Center

Angel L. Serrano
Bristow, Virginia

The purpose of MBM Life Center is to rescue young people from their current situation and life struggles, to restore them with a new life in Jesus Christ and to release them as Godly leaders in the Body of Christ.

Men of A.I.M.

Rich Gerberding
Chillicothe, Illinois

Men of AIM (Action, Integrity, Maturity) is a regional men’s ministry serving the local church through Communications/Networking, Training, and Resources in the Battle for Men’s Souls.   It is also the home for Heart of Illinois Christian Movie Central, building grassroots support and awareness of Christian films in the region.  Men of AIM is an Illinois field trainer for Man in the Mirror (Orlando Florida), has independent workshops available, and is interested in partnering with area churches/organizations for film screenings.

Man Up Ministries

Rex Tignor
Henrico, Virginia

God has had a plan for each man from the beginning of time. He has designed them with their own spiritual DNA. They have a unique fingerprint of potential that is waiting to be discovered, developed and deployed. Man UP Ministries exists to help men unlock their God-given potential.

Next Steps for Men

David Enslow
Sarasota, Florida

Dave Enslow serves as the Men’s Ministries Coordinator at Covenant Life Church in Sarasota, Florida, as well as a Field Trainer for Man in the Mirror Ministries. As a lay leader in men’s ministry he experienced, firsthand, the value of Man in the Mirror leadership training and seminars. The great need to disciple men is his driving force. For twenty-five years he has met with men at the small group level, taught adult Bible studies and served as a deacon. Now he takes the Man in the Mirror training, along with his knowledge of various men’s resources, into the field, to train others – to train others.

NoVA Christian Film

Michael Tolosa
South Riding, Virginia

NoVA Christian Film is a group of Christian filmmakers from Northern Virginia (or NoVA) and the surrounding DC metro area, whose mission is to impact the film industry with the message of Jesus Christ. They participate in Christian and secular competitions & festivals throughout the year and meet monthly to discuss projects and the role of Christian filmmakers in the industry and society in general.

Passage Way Ministries

Jeffrey Brown
Camarillo, California

Passage Way Ministries is a discipling ministry focused on teaching and training the Body of Christ in the Biblical Principles of Godly Living. Though our primary focus is on offering biblically based financial stewardship training we also provide instructional programs in biblical parenting, marital and premarital relationships and Kingdom Living for all ages. Concurrent with our discipling ministry we are engaged in supporting global efforts to end the blight of human trafficking with an emphasis on the plight of trafficked children.

Proclaiming Christ Ministries

John and Betty Poffenberger
Harvest, Alabama

John Poffenberger served with Good News Jail and Prison Ministry for three decades. Then in his "retirement" years he established Proclaiming Christ Ministries with Faith in the Family International, to use his gifts of teaching, preaching, discipleship and counseling in his church community. John was promoted to glory just days before Thanksgiving 2012 after heart surgery from which he did not recover. We are honoring his life and legacy by creating a Surviving Spouse Fund for his loving wife, Betty, that will operate through the end of 2013. For further information about this please call the Faith in the Family International office.


Jessica Stollings
Bristol, Tennessee

re:Generations is an equipping and consulting ministry. We help churches, ministries and non-profit organizations understand and connect with the rising generation, and establish inter-generational ministry.

Saving It Godward

Peter Callowhill
San Francisco, California

Saving It Godward assists Christian houses of worship by enabling them to be excellent stewards of their financial resources. Specifically, Saving It Godward is a ministry that enables these churches to reduce their overall energy consumption. Through infrastructure improvements a church is able to engage in energy/financial stewardship; therefore, preserving capital so as to put those funds towards the Good News of Jesus Christ rather than wasted energy costs.

Shimonoseki Christ Bible Ministries

Tony & Marcia Haug
Ivan & Roxanne Annis
Shimonoseki, Japan

The goal of Shimonoseki Christ Bible Ministries is to reach out with God's love to as many people as possible in the world's most unreached people group. There is a great need in Japan today for Gospel preaching missionaries to plant new churches and to train up Japanese to continue the work. Jesus Christ has blessed SCBM for over more than 25 years of church planting ministry. We also rejoice in our work with current believers; helping them in their walk of faith, and equipping them to share the truth with their friends and family.

The Barn

Kevin Casner & Haines Maxwell
Indian Land, South Carolina

The Barn is a band of brothers in the greater Charlotte, NC area that is seeking to connect with God and each other. The Barn offers an environment where men can come and share their stories and their hearts with each other without fear, condemnation or judgment. The leadership at the Barn facilitates as the men are awakened to their “true identity in Christ”, as they receive healing and as they discover how to walk with other men through the abundant life Jesus offers.

Winning America

Donald W. Nixon
McMurray, Pennsylvania

The church was once the center of community life and the clergy were the most influential people in this nation.  Today the church has been greatly marginalized and even deemed as irrelevant.  However, we can again become the salt and light that the Founders recognized as vital to the health of our nation.  Winning America's mission is to challenge and empower the church in America to discover and carry out its God-given role in fulfilling the Great Commission.








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