Welcome to The Missions Pastor Podcast, presented by OneChild. We pray this podcast inspires you! OneChild is a global community of courageous Child Champions that helps children in poverty reach their God-given potential — and you are invited to join us! In this podcast, we highlight churches that bravely bring hope to hard places, share God’s love, and transform lives. Because the local church has the message of hope that the world desperately needs to hear. Check out an episode now!

May 24, 2023

Today’s conversation is with Jody Ray. Jody is the Pastor of Missions at Chet’s Creek Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Helping children in extreme poverty is a central focus of Chet’s Creek. Jody share’s how this came about and why it’s so important.

May 24, 2023

Today’s conversation is with Delmy Guajardo. Delmy is the Missions Director at BattleCreek Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. BattleCreek Church is a multi-site church, which adds a level of complexity to developing a healthy missions ministry.  Delmy shares her experience and wisdom on how to do this well.

May 23, 2023

Today’s conversation is with Rob Gribbin. Rob is the Associate Pastor for World Missions at Shenandoah Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia. Shenandoah Baptist’s passion for world missions begins with their love for the missionaries they support. I asked Rob to share a little bit about why that is a foundational piece of their missions focus and how it has helped missions become a part of the DNA of the church.

April 13, 2023

Today’s conversation is with Melanie Williams. Melanie is the Missions Director at Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Washington. Melanie and Antioch Bible believe that a healthy missions ministry is one that finds a good balance between local and global outreach.

March 29, 2023

Today’s conversation is with Robin Popplewell. Robin is the missions pastor at Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee. Englewood Baptist sees church planting as a central focus of its missions work — both domestically and globally. Robin shares why this important and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

March 29, 2023

Today’s conversation is with Ken Fifer, the missions pastor at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Carrollton, Texas. Bent Tree Bible Fellowship believes in missions and has many different opportunities for their members to engage in.  Ken shares how they work to help their members find their fit in missions while honoring the needs of the churches and communities they serve in.

March 1, 2023

Kevin Duffy wears a lot of hats at The Village Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. One of those is Missions Pastor. Kevin has been serving there since 2005, and he has a lot of wisdom to share. He joins us to share about The Village Baptist Church’s “Face to Faith” initiative.

February 28, 2023

Susanne Klovdahl is the Missions & Outreach Ministry Director at Northwest Church in Federal Way, Washington. Northwest Church is making a significant impact both locally and globally by sending and supporting both long-term missionaries and short-term teams, who teach biblical truth, rely on the Holy Spirit’s conviction and guidance, and serve in a variety of roles appropriate to that culture.

February 28, 2023

Nathan Nelson is the Pastor of Mission & Outreach at Bethany Community Church in Seattle, Washington. He joins us to discuss why it’s important for churches to see local and global outreach as one focus working together.

February 27, 2023

This week’s episode is with Tony Arnett. Tony is the missions pastor at Central Church in Charlotte, N.C. Central Church believes that the Great Commission should be taken literally, and this impacts everything they do from the nursery to the senior citizens and everything in between. Tony shares how this has impacted both the church as a whole, the missionaries they serve alongside, and the individuals within the church.

December 21, 2022

Casey Norkett is the Missions Pastor at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Casey shares how Hickory Grove has used the Plus 1 Missions Challenge to not only fund local and global outreach, but create deeper engagement in other important ways.

December 6, 2022

Edgar Aponte is the Minister of Global Missions at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Florida. Before that, Edgar served as Vice President of mobilization at the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Edgar shares his unique perspective on missions from both his experience as a denominational leader and a missions pastor.

November 29, 2022

Chris Conner is the Missions And Outreach Pastor at Mountaintop Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Chris shares his insight after transitioning from Youth Minister to Missions and Outreach Pastor and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

November 22, 2022

Laurel Fishbook is the Director of Missions at Christ the King Church in Bellingham, Washington. Laurel joins us to discuss her unique route to becoming Director of Missions and what’s she’s learned along the way.

November 15, 2022

Today’s guest is Brent Altman, the Director of Missions at Grace Family Church in Tampa, Florida. Brent shares why everything Grace Family does in missions is through the local church.

November 8, 2022

Travis Janousek is the Serve Pastor at New City Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Travis joins us to discuss what it means to partner in missions in a way that benefits everyone involved.

November 1, 2022

Kevin Cram is the Pastor of Global & Local Engagement at Liberty Bible Church in Chesterton, Indiana. Kevin is working to develop innovative ways to keep the members of Liberty engaged in missions year round.

October 25, 2022

Dr. Jay Madden is the Executive Pastor at Peachtree Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Brian shares how Rush Creek Church builds everything they do around local and global outreach. Dr. Madden shares the importance of restarting missions trips in the post pandemic era.

October 18, 2022

Brian McFadden is the Compassion Pastor at Rush Creek Church in Arlington, Texas. Brian shares how Rush Creek Church builds everything they do around local and global outreach.

October 5, 2022

Mike McLanahan is the Missions Pastor of Hendersonville First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Mike joins us to discuss how he went from skeptic to evangelist when it comes to how church revitalization results in global missions

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