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 Terry Erickson, our Pastor of Outreach Development.
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.
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.
Lance and Jean
Serving with International Teams
Lance & Jean bring people together to serve the oppressed with International Teams. They believe it is not okay that most people have limited access to food, freedom, and forgiveness. They oversee 11 teams in the Middle East and Former Soviet Union who serve with Jesus to see lives and communities transformed by the power of God.
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.
Serving with On The Go Ministries
Matt Kearney is an interdenominational, evangelistic preacher and founder of TransformNation, a partner ministry of On The Go Ministries. TransformNation endeavors to transform lives and communities around world with the love of Jesus through word and deed.
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.
Brad 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.
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.
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