Community Church At Sun Village
Our Missionary Family
Sharing The Gospel Around The World
Dr. Charles Rasmussen, Senior Pastor
17300 N. Sun Village Parkway
Surprise, Arizona 85374
David and Jerrine Berkey – Serving With World Venture In Caracas, Venezuela.
David and Jerrine Berkey serve the body of Christ in Caracas, Venezuela, initiating church startups and overseeing growth and ministry. David serves as co-pastor of El Puente (formerly the Confraternidad Cristiana Internacional), a young church in the southeast section of the city with a solid group of believers that is generating its own momentum.
Through years of prayer and hard work, God has led many men and their families to Christ through the Berkey’s ministry, leading them in recent years to begin a membership course and a discipleship program. They have also established a worship ministry that now runs itself. They would like to take the church to the next level of maturity, which includes developing elders. David and Jerrine desire to see God build a big, healthy, vibrant and caring church where He can transform the lives of the multitudes of Caraqueños (Caracas natives).
Since there has been a far greater mission emphasis on reaching the Venezuelan lower classes and those in rural areas, David and Jerrine have chosen to work with the largely under-reached middle class in Caracas, a group (in some ways) more difficult to reach, but whose need for Christ is no less than the others.
Jon And Karen Glass – Serving In Krakow, Poland.
Jon and Karen both grew up in Western Pennsylvania, and were both saved as younger children. While teenagers, they both felt called to be missionaries. They both attended Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida, where, after their marriage in 1988, they started attending Clear Springs Baptist Church.
It was through this church that the Lord directed them to Poland specifically, and it was in that church where Jon was ordained and they were commissioned to Poland.
Jon and Karen have been serving in Krakow since 1997, working with another missionary family to plant churches in Poland, which is a long and arduous process. The work is not without its fruit, however, but the typical time for a person, once hearing the Gospel to the moment of conversion, is measured in years, rather than days or weeks. The work is accomplished, through many different ministries as they serve the people and the community in as many ways as the Lord provides.
Amy Duncan – Heart Sounds International (HSI)
HSI exists to help ignite biblically appropriate & culturally relevant heart worship, especially in places where Christ-followers are restricted, persecuted or unknown. HSI has carried out over 79 projects on five continents and the Middle East, working mostly with emerging churches. HSI is a part of OM (Operation Mobilization), which works in over 110 countries, motivating and equipping people to share God’s love, especially among the least reached.
Amy graduated from the music conservatory at Wheaton College and received a Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from Bethel College in Minnesota (she also attended Phoenix Seminary). She has been trained to encourage locals to write Christian Music in their heart language.
Wanji Mukunga – Project Adopt A Village (PAAV)
Wanji was born & raised in Kenya. After her conversion to Christ, she attended Denver Seminary, graduating with a Masters in Divinity and later ordained by the Evangelical Churches Alliance (ECA). After the death of her father in 2008, she returned to Kenya to start PAAV.
Like Bonheoffer leaving the comforts of the United States to return to Nazi Germany, Wanji returned to her poverty-stricken village in Kenya to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to her people.
In 2014, PAAV started New Hope Center, which is a hub for many activities including, library, Children’s Sunday School, community Bible Studies, youth and women’s ministries, as well as a Christian School.
Danny and Tammy Mixter – Serving With New Tribes Mission.
Danny, Tammy Mixter with their three children (Addie, Ameera, and Josiah) are currently serving with New Tribes Mission After serving for 6 years on the island nation of Papua New Guinea they were assigned to Wayumi – (pronounced WHY-YOU-ME). Located in central Pennsylvania. Wayumi is designed to challenge believers by giving them firsthand experience in tribal missions. Danny and Tammy served in that ministry until recently when they have been transferred to the New Tribes headquarters where Danny has been assigned to work in the maintenance department and Tammy in the accounting office.
Phil Nichols and Ellen– Serving With Campus Crusade for Christ, International – Jesus Project.
Phil and Ellen met at a YMCA camp outside of St. Louis, Missouri, an encounter that resulted in their marriage after a 13-month courtship. Together they joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, International (now known as CRU) working with The JESUS Film Project.
The JESUS Film Project seeks to assist the body of Christ in sharing Jesus with everyone in his or her own language. Through ministry partners, the diligence of “JESUS” film team workers, staff, and the over 1,500 denominations and Christian agencies who have used this powerful film, “JESUS” has been translated into more than 1,080 languages and has a audience of more than 6 billion worldwide. As a result, more than 225 million people have indicated decisions to accept Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.
So much has been accomplished–but the job is far from finished! Billions of men, women and children all over the world have yet to hear and understand the gospel, through the film “JESUS,” in their heart language.
Still Creek Ranch In Bryan, Texas.
Still Creek is a Boys and Girls Ranch in Bryan, Texas, which provides a Christian School and Residential Home for abused and abandoned children. A recent addition to the ministry is known as “Restore Her,“ a program that provides a safe haven for girls who have been caught up in human trafficking.
“Our loving Father uses people in His Kingdom to keep us going and succeeding in all we do. His Word says His children will never beg for bread and we are a true testimony of that. Daily we go to the back door of Sams Wholesale and pick up donated groceries, we get 90 dozen eggs a month from the local chicken farmer, bread from Krogers, surplus from Red Lobster and individuals like yourselves sponsoring children so we can continue to not take government, state or federal funding. God is a much better provider than they are.”
Your church has made it possible for us to continue this work by your monthly giving for many many years. We take this opportunity to say thank you to you for loving us and trusting us with your funding. We thank God for trusting us with His children and we welcome anyone who can visit our web site or get on our newsletter list and find out more about us
Steve and Coral Wheeler – White Fields – Supporting National Church Planters.
Steve Wheeler has served as a senior pastor, worship leader, and as an associate and youth pastor in southern California since 1980. He is frequently involved in pastoral training conferences teaching homiletics, exegesis, hermeneutics, pastoral care and discipleship.
Steve is a graduate of The Master’s College and The Master’s Seminary. He brings a solid mix of pastoral and management experience to the leadership of White Fields. Steve married Coral in June 1981. They have four children.
Steve is a second generation White Fields supporter. His parents faithfully began supporting White Fields in 1970. Steve attended the San Diego Annual Dinners during his teenage years. In 1998, he traveled to Japan and the Philippines to speak to White Fields pastors. He became a board member in 1999, and joined the full-time staff in 2006.
As the director, Steve oversees all mission activities. He travels internationally to speak at White Fields training conferences and provides oversight of the local committees. He presents reports on the progress of the mission to supporting churches and partners. He also develops publications that help promote the mission.
Contact Your Missionaries.
We are providing current mailing addresses and email information for our missionaries who have access to the Internet. Please feel free to contact them. Most of all, keep each one in your prayers as they serve God in their respective places of ministry.
Dave and Jerrine Berkey
P.O. Box 02-5323
Miami, FL 33102-5323
Jon and Karen Glass
Ul. Szwolezerow 4
31-431 Krakow, Poland.
Or Clear Springs Baptist Church
11575 Jones Bridge Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022-5620
6415 West Escuda Road
Glendale, AZ 85308
OR OM USA
P O Box 444
Tyrone, GA 30290
PAAV International Ministries
P O Box 371014
Danny and Tammy Mixter
115 Edgewood St.
Jackson, MI 49201
Phil and Ellen Nichols
16440 Cedar Run Drive
Orlando, FL 32828
Still Creek Ranch
6055 Hearne Rd.
Bryan, TX 77808
P.O. Box 1839
San Marcos, CA 92079