Lakeland takes seriously Christ's call to "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." Below is a list of missionaries we currently sponsor. If you have any questions about our missions work, please contact

Kevin and Erica Pippert
Serving with Medical Ambassadors International

Kevin and Erica serve in Capetown, South Africa. Combining the Great Commission of making disciples with the great commandment of loving your neighbor, they train national leaders in Holistic Christian Community Development that empowers community leaders and members to think outside of the box and come up with unique, community-driven solutions to challenges within a community.

Attila and Flora Egressy
Serving with CRU

Attila and Flora serve in Budapest, Hungary. They not only love doing evangelism and discipleship, but this is the very purpose God made them for. Making Him known among the students around them is their deepest joy and passion. Atti is team leader of the campus ministry of Budapest. Flora is currently helping him and taking care of their baby, Dominic.

Paul and Mary Kamunge
Serving in Kijabe, Kenya

Paul and Mary serve in three ministries: reaching families and village social groups with the gospel of salvation through person to person evangelism and open-air meetings, and converts are discipled and trained, providing spiritual, physical, health care and schooling to 50 orphans who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS pandemic, and training men and women for Christian ministries such that such as church planting, evangelism, Christian education, mission work, and HIV/AIDS work.

Larry and Jan Allen
Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators

Larry and Jan Allen serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Larry writes/edits an ESL-friendly translation guide for mother tongue translators. Jan teaches linguistics at Houghton College to give students a vision for cross-cultural ministry.

Matt Kearney
Serving with On The Go Ministries

Matt and Shavonne Kearney work with people in Lake County, around the U.S. and other countries throughout the world to inspire, equip and mobilize Christians to pray and share God's love in their daily lives and in strategic outreaches. They also work with leaders to effectively impact their community to address issues such as: poverty, education, health care, addiction, crime, government, and spiritual development. Through their efforts they see God transform lives and communities with the love of Jesus.

Emmanuel and Dee Rebba
Serving with IREF

Immanuel and Dee lead India Rural Evangelical Fellowship. IREF has planted more than 1000 churches across Andhra Pradesh, India. In addition, IREF cares for more than 5000 orphans, provides education from grade school through graduate school, and serves as a significant agent of healing in their region of rural India.

Brian and Sheran Killins
Serving in Bogotá, Colombia

Brian and Sheran have been involved in planting churches in rented buildings in and around Bogotá, Colombia for 39 years and have seen the Lord give lasting fruit of Jesus’ disciples. There are more than 30 congregations that have multiplied Colombian laborers and continue to persevere in the Apostle’s teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer.

Stephen and Jessica Langley
Serving with TEAM

Stephen and Jessica work as Bible teachers with the amaZioni: a group of over twenty million Africans who trace their spiritual heritage to Zion, IL. They are currently focusing on language study. They are also networking with amaZioni leaders throughout the region, with a vision to train leaders for youth ministry. There is an enormous need for youth ministry among the amaZioni.


Doug is involved in a two-fold ministry that equips international scholars to be missional leaders for Jesus Christ and to teach and support international pastors in countries where pastoral training is not available

Benjamin and Heidi Turkalj
Serving with Pioneers

Benjamin and Heidi serve in Belica, Croatia. Their work in the local church is in pastoral ministry, including preaching and teaching, evangelism and discipleship, leading worship, and women’s ministry.

Lance and Jean

Serving with New Generations 

Recently Lance and Jean returned to the States after serving in the Ukraine for 2 years and then in Russia for over 13 years. While there, God enabled them to train youth leaders around Russia and eventually started a youth leader training school in Moscow that is going strong today. They helped start a Church that is reaching many people in the region. They also helped found IT Russia which sends out Russians to foreign lands to share the good news.

Currently, Lance is the Director for Strategic Advancement at New Generations. He oversees Scripture distribution and translation, partnerships and a focus of Disciple Making Movements in Eurasia.

Melissa Dillenbeck
Serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators

Melissa serves in Mbeya, Tanzania, East Africa. Melissa's Wycliffe ministry is to educate children of this region so that the parents can continue with their own translation-based ministries.

Sam and Jill Tabiendo

Sam and Jill Tabiendo are church planters with Reachglobal (the EFCA mission).  They develop, empower and release disciples and leaders to multiply transformational gospel-centered communities in Madrid, Spain. Their 22 years missions experience allows them to come alongside and encourage healthy and grace-filled living among national pastors, missionaries, young adults, youth, immigrants/refugees and Spanish Roma (Gypsies).

The Tejada Family
Serving with Reach Global Team

The Tejadas love Latin America and have been called back to serve the church in Costa Rica by providing leadership development and training. Many pastors are ministering with little to no formal training or resources and, because many are bi-vocational, they lack the time to make connections for spiritual support and encouragement. The Tejadas lead the efforts of their ReachGlobal team to build relationships with pastors and leaders and help form a pastors’ network to promote unity, community and provide trainings and resources to help pastors minister more effectively.

Mike and Rachel

Serving in Southeast Asia

Mike and Rachel live in a major city of Southeast Asia where they serve in holistic community development among an unreached people group which has fewer than 50 known believers among them.  Their vision is to see a transformed community of Jesus followers that finds their  true joy in God through His grace in Jesus Christ. 


Kindred Life Ministries

Lakeland provides financial support to Kindred Life Ministries, helping teen parents and their children thrive. For more information on this organization visit:

Love INC.

Love INC of Lake County mobilizes local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. Contact Clark Cashman if you are interested in serving. Visit for more information.




Informed Choices

Informed Choices empowers people with unplanned pregnancies with the knowledge to make the best decision. Contact Sara Vanderlip if you are interested in helping. For more information visit

Lydia Home

Lydia Home provides hope, healing, and homes to children in Foster Care in Chicago. Lakeland takes a monthly trip to Lydia Home to serve. If you are interested in helping contact Heide Blair. For more information on Lydia Home visit