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.
Lighthouse Free Evangelical Church
Lighthouse Church is a church plant in Berlin, Germany that held their first service in October of 2019. One of it’s pastors, Theo Friesen, came from Germany to be a pastoral intern at River City Grace in 2011-2012. Lighthouse Church is also connected with the EBTC in Berlin.
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.
Charis Alliance Southeast Asia
Ministering to people throughout Cambodia
Amongst other ministries, the Alliance spearheads the evangelism and shepherding efforts at the Grace Center in Battambang. The center offers a variety of classes to commuting and residential students, while providing opportunities for unbelievers to hear the gospel and for believers to be strengthened in their knowledge of the Word. The center also is the home of Battambang Grace Church. This article gives a brief overview of life at the Grace Center.
In 1983, Jack Churchill, career GBIM misionary, married Rosa, a widow whose husband had been the pastor of a Grace Brethren church in Mexico until his death in 1982. Jack and Rosa ministered together for 25 years until Jack went home to be with the Lord in January 2008.
Since Jack’s passing, Rosa has continued their ministry along the US border with Mexico.
Alternatives Pregnancy Center
1111 Howe Avenue #610, Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 880-4040
The Alternatives Pregnancy Center (APC) is a non-profit counseling and pregnancy resource center committed to providing women and men with accurate, up-to-date information to make informed decisions about pregnancy, sexual education, and relationships. It also offers a Post Abortion Counseling and Education (PACE) class for those who have lost a child to abortion.
*Identifying details have been omitted for security reasons. Please contact the church office (916-972-1106) to obtain more information.