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Ministries : Missions / Outreach : International

{ Missions / Outreach }


Ministering at a local church and at a pastoral training center in the Middle East.*

Willio and Neecole Destin

Willio ministers as Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Dana and is Executive Dean of the Bible Institute of Grand Goave, Haiti.

Willio is a native Haitian who lived in Boston, MA from the age of nine into adulthood. Upon completing his undergraduate studies
at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, he entered The Master’s Seminary to prepare for pastoral ministry. In his final year at
The Master’s Seminary he met Neecole Johnson, a native of Los Angeles, CA. Neecole has an undergraduate and Master’s degree
from UCLA. She worked as a school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for over ten years. Willio and Neecole
married in November of 2009 and the Lord has blessed them with two daughters.


Ministering at a church plant and training center in Souteastern Europe.*

Martin and Gabi Manten

Ministering at a church plant and the European Bible Training Center in Zurich, Switzerland

Martin completed his undergraduate and postgraduate years at European Bible Training Center (EBTC) and graduated from Master’s
Seminary in 2009. He is church planter and pastor of “Hoffnung & Licht” in Turbenthal, Switzerland. Martin also oversees the EBTC
Campus in Zurich (Switzerland) and is responsible in the area of translation and publication in addition to teaching expository
preaching, homiletics and practical theology. Martin is married to Gabi; they have been blessed with six children.

Ryan and Elna Mitchell

Missionaries to Mawawero, Papua New Guinea

Ryan and Elna live in Pretoria, South Africa where Ryan served as an associate pastor at Grace Fellowship until being sent as a
missionary to plant churches among the Ndo people of Papua New Guinea. They are both graduates of the University of Pretoria,
South Africa. Ryan graduated in 2014 from Masters Seminary. Elna has a MBChB degree and postgraduate diploma in HIV
Management. Ryan and Elna have been blessed with a daughter and a son.

Saran & Sophanet Ry

Saran was born in a Muslim and Buddhist family in Cambodia. His father, who was a Muslim doctor, was killed in 1975 during the Pol Pot regime. At the same time, Saran was separated from his mother and siblings and had to live in an orphanage. The living conditions were extremely difficult. In 1979, Saran fled to the Thailand border in hopes of finding his family. He spent the next 8 years in Khoa I Dang Camp, living in a Catholic orphanage. He learned about God, but to him it was only a religion and not a personal relationship.

After he graduated from high school in 1987, Saran learned that his mother had returned to their home in Battambang. He also returned to be reunited with her. The Vietnamese communists, then in control of the country, sent him and his mother to prison for three months so they could get oriented to the policies of the new government. Saran then studied at a medical school and became a nurse. He began working in the provincial hospital in Battambang. It was during this time that he met his wife-to-be, Sophanet, who was a school teacher.

In 1993, Saran’s friend, Nhay Chamroeun, shared the Good News with him and invited him to go to church. One day the Word of God (John 3:16) convicted him, and he gave his life to Christ. Four years later, God led him into full-time church planting ministry.

The Rys have three children: two daughters (Rechney and Sarah) and one son (Rathara).

*Identifying details have been omitted for security reasons. Please contact the church office (916-972-1106) to obtain more

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