In 2002, we left our comfortable lives in Anniston, Alabama to follow God’s call to the mission field. Selling our home, leaving our church and extended family members, we knew we were called to minister to the least, last and lost.
For 4 years, we served with City of Refuge as inner city missionaries to desperate neighborhoods in Atlanta. Living in the ghettos and offering our home as sanctuary to the local children was just one of many great highlights of this time. We made friends with those who live under bridges, gave food and clothing to those in need, and walked the road of life with those who were lost and alone.
Presently we are serving as full-time missionaries in Quito, Ecuador. We primarily work with the Church of God Seminary here to assist and train local ministers who are on the front lines of a vast mission field. We are passionately following His call on our lives as we dedicate our lives in service to Him.
We are thankful to the many friends and family who support us by prayers and finances to allow us to give our time, talent and treasures to share the love of Christ with hurting people.
Bobby, Tamitha, Jonathan & Jordan
What we do…
We are associate missionaries with the Church of God denomination. We work with multiple projects in the country of Ecuador and are based in Quito (the capital city). Primarily, we work with the following projects:
- Children’s Ministry
- Church Development
Seminary – SEMISUD
The Church of God has a seminary in Quito (nicknamed SEMISUD) which instructs pastors and missionaries for all of South America. There are over 100 students enrolled in this school who are passionate about learning God’s Word and becoming better ministers. These students are primarily from countries across South America and all have a strong call of God on their lives to either return to their native land or to become missionaries elsewhere.
We work primarily with a group of these students who have a call to be missionaries. These students are sold-out for Christ and are willing to go into some of the most dangerous and least evangelized areas of the world. Some of the current students have callings for Kenya, Morocco, India, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and tribes in the Amazon of Peru and Ecuador.
Bobby is the associate director of the Transcultural Studies program which prepares these students to go out into the mission field. Bobby teaches classes, arranges guest professors, mentors and counsels the students as they prepare for heading out into the mission field. Together we work to provide hands-on ministry and learning opportunities for the students as well as spiritual support.
Poverty runs rampant in Ecuador. Our passion for outreach in Quito is to work with many of the street children who live in the trash dumps and on the streets. These children face many overwhelming issues due to the harshness of life in a developing country. Our prayer is that by ministering to the children entire families will find salvation and be transformed through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We work closely with another missionary work already here in Quito that provides meals and education to the boys and girls who work in the streets all day. The FACES ministry offers lunch each day along with Bible lessons. They also offer a night school so that some of these children may attend school after working all day.
We have a huge passion for the indigenous people of Ecuador. These are the original Indians here … descendants of the Incas. Since this country is very class oriented, these people are often relegated to the bottom rung. Yet, there are large pockets of these precious people who have discovered the hope of Jesus Christ and have given their lives to Him.
As a result, many new churches are forming in these communities. However, since many of the men have little education and often cannot even read, the pastors and leaders in these churches desperately need Biblical training. They have an inspiring passion for serving the kingdom and are anxious to learn with every possible opportunity.
We are working with several different indigenous churches to offer classes and training in children’s ministry, spiritual growth and discipleship. There are endless opportunities and invitations for us to offer these classes.