Mission Partners

Missionaries Beyond Our Community

Below are missionaries with whom Lake Forest Church partners. If you are interested in more information about one of these missionaries or would like to be a part of our missionary support team please contact Karen Poppen.

* Last names and countries withheld for personal safety.

Andrew and Molly Lovedale: Access to Success (A2S) Foundation

LFC Ministry Partners
Access to Success works to provide sustainable programs that generate positive change for Nigerian children and their communities. The vision of A2S is that each child/person in Nigeria finds a dignified path to a successful life and is empowered to live out God’s plan for a future filled with hope. A2S provides programs that care holistically for individuals from childhood into adulthood including an after school academy and school lunch program, life skills programs, basketball and empowerment camps, career guidance, and entrepreneurial training. A2S also provides community care programs to care for others, engage people and mitigate crises in the communities in which we serve.
Learn more: www.a2sfoundation.org
Email: info@a2sfoudnation.org

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Doug and Abby Vinez: Global Training Network in Zambia

LFC Ministry Partners
Doug and Abby train, mentor, and equip mission-minded pastors and leaders in Zambia who have no access to formal Biblical training. They are co-founders of the Inyambo Mission Center with Zambian pastor Percy Muleba and his wife, Muyunda. They have two adult daughters.
Learn more: www.dougandabby.org
Email: dkvinez@gmail.com; aavinez@gmail.com

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Gabe and Jan Swing: Caribbean Youth Network (CYN)

Gabe, Jan and their daughter Grace serve as missionaries to the out-islands of The Bahamas.  Gabe serves as Out-Island Director for Caribbean Youth Network and as a church planting pastor for Kirk of the Pines Church.  Jan serves as the CYN Mission Team Coordinator.   Grace attends a local high school.  They minister to students and families living on Long Island and the Abaco Islands.
Learn more: www.swingmission.com
Email: gabeswing@gmail.com

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Lance and Lisa*: EPC World Outreach/Pioneers

Lance and Lisa work in a sensitive area, forming friendships with Muslims wanting to know more about the Bible encouraging them to investigate Jesus, and worship in house churches.  Their business and medical skills open doors, and they develop others in church planting work.  This family has three daughters. Learn more by emailing them.
Email: lawrences@swissmail.org

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Courtney and Krista Roes: Greater Europe Mission’s eDOT in Europe (based in Germany)

LFC Ministry Partners
Courtney is the team leader & technology architect for eDOT which is about creating “aha moments” in a person’s journey with Christ. eDOT partners with Europeans to create innovative technology solutions for evangelism, disciple making and training.  Krista is the Teaching Director for a large bi-lingual Bible study in their German town. Alex is their son.
Learn more about their ministry at www.GEMeDOT.com and about GEM at www.GEMission.org
Email:  courtney@roesgarden.com

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Bobby and Debbie Booze: Church Resource Ministries

In 2014, Bobby became the operations director for CRM’s international division after serving with Debbie for 22 years in Budapest, Hungary.  They now support American and national staff in almost 25 countries from their home base in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Learn more: www.crmleaders.org/ethne
Email: bobby.booze@crmleaders.org

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Tamas and Zsofia Heizer: Church Resource Ministries in Hungary

Tamas is a pastor and former church planter who leads the CRM Hungary/Barnabas Csoport team.  They train Hungarian leaders in leading, mentoring, community development, and spiritual formation.  Zsofia is a music teacher, and they have three children.
Learn more: www.crmleaders.org/teams/ethne-hungary
Email: heizercsalad@gmail.com

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Jon and Christy*: Wycliffe Bible Translators in South Asia

LFC Ministry Partners
Jon and Christy are working with a people group in the mountains of South Asia, translating the Bible into their language.  They are language development consultants for the wider community and translation consultants for a team of three mother tongue translators. They have three daughters.
Learn more: www.wycliffe.org
Email: jandc5@mail.com

Sammi Jo Sharp: Children’s Impact Network

LFC Ministry Partner
Sammi Jo works with Children’s Impact Network as the Communications Coordinator. She works with short term mission teams that visit CIN’s Life Centers, writes newsletters and updates, and works on various projects to support and aid the ministry. She loves having brothers and sisters around the world, caring for the least of these, and taking the saving news of the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Learn more at: www.cinonline.org
Email: samjosharp@gmail.com

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Asia’s Hope Orphan Homes: Interim Co-Directors, Pastor Amber Gurung and Pastor Sunil Tamang

This organization operates 31 children’s homes in three Asian countries, providing family style care for more than 700 orphaned children at high risk of sexual and economic exploitation.  They partner with churches, businesses, and community organizations to provide for the needs of these vulnerable children.
Learn more: http://asiashope.org/
Email:  amuhich@lakeforest.org

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Children’s Impact Network (CIN): John and Maritza Hernandez

Children’s Impact Network recues abandoned, abused, and neglected children. CIN has orphanages in Bolivia and Honduras, safe houses in Colombia, a center in Chile, and digs water wells in Cuba. CIN shares the love of Jesus as it partners with churches and communities and hosts teams that love on the children. The Hernandez family has three children.
Learn more: www.cinonline.org
Email: Sammi@cinonline.org

Scott and Tina Lawrence: SIM in Ethiopia

Scott is an ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist, originally from UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill. In Ethiopia, he performs eye surgeries to cure blindness from glaucoma and trachoma and trains Ethiopian eye doctors at Myungsung Christian Medical Center and other hospitals. His wife, Tina, is also a doctor, and they have three sons.
Learn more: www.sim.org
Email: scott.lawrence@sim.org

Missionaries In Our Community


Brent Campbell: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at UNC Charlotte

Brent’s goal is to raise up a group of witnessing believers to evangelize the college campus at UNC Charlotte. He has a deep desire to see the Gospel impact and destroy the racial divide between people groups and the witness of the Holy Spirit in the daily life of the believer.
Learn more: https://rsl.uncc.edu/intervarsity-christian-fellowship-ivcf
Email: bcampbellivcf@gmail.com

Blair Carpenter

Blair Carpenter: Caterpillar Ministries

LFC Ministry Partner
Caterpillar Ministries shares life and the love of Christ with the Huntington Green mobile home community. We currently serve about 200 children and youth through educational, spiritual, and mentoring programs in the largely Latino neighborhood.
Learn more: www.caterpillarministries.org
Email: blairmcarpenter@gmail.com

Hanna Halteman: Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Davidson College

The goal of our FCA ministry is to provide Bible studies, one on one discipleship, pregame devotions, fellowship opportunities, etc. to help Davidson coaches and student-athletes experience the Triune God as they live out the Gospel, encouraging others to do the same through the language of sport and the platform of collegiate athletics.
Learn more: http://www.fca.org
Email: hhalteman@fca.org

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Ben and Meredith McDaniel: Greater Lake Norman Young Life

LFC Ministry Partners
Ben and Meredith share the truth of God’s love with high school students through Club Meetings, special events, and camp. They also help adult leaders to connect with kids and disciple and train student leaders. The McDaniels have three children.
Learn more: https://greaterlakenorman.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx
Email: bensmcdaniel@gmail.com


Sid and Tere Druen: Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Davidson College

Regardless of beliefs or doubts, RUF at Davidson is a place to explore Christianity and grow in the understanding of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him in community with others.  RUF meets at several times and places weekly, to build relationships, study the Bible, pray together, and serve Davidson’s campus and beyond.
Learn more: www.davidson.ruf.org
Email: sid.druen@ruf.org

Jeff and Mandy Hathcock: The Barstool Church at The Westside Tavern in Charlotte, NC

LFC Ministry Partners
Jeff and Mandy take the Gospel to this bar every first and third Sunday of the month at 11:00am. Preaching, teaching, and praying Jesus into the hearts of an unlikely tribe in an urban environment. Their goal is to grow from a few locations into a regional and ultimately national movement engaging “Barstool Pastors” into multiple bar and tavern locations. They love motorcycles, have two adult children and a grandson.
Learn more: www.thebarstoolchurch.com
Email: jeff@thebarstoolchurch.com

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