Unifying Cultures in Christ

Steve Blake

Born in Kinsgston, Jamaica, to Jamaican father and English mother, Steve Blake (MA '15) immigrated to the United States to attend college.

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Empowering and equipping people to reach their friends who are far from God

Steve Carter

Steve Carter (B.A. '02) serves as the Director of Evangelism at Willowcreek Community Church in South Barrington, IL.

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Bible Translation around the World

Bob Carter

Bob (BA '82) and Amy Carter have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for 29 years, and during that time Bob has worked in 15 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific and the Americas.

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Building a Sustainable Ministry in Mexico

Gayla and Scott Congdon

Gayla (BA '77, MA '89) and Scott (MA '89) Congdon founded Amor Ministries over 25 years ago out of their passion to serve poverty-stricken families in the slums of Mexico.

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Called to Invest in The Postmodern Subculture

Ian DiOrio

Ian DiOrio (B.A. 05) is known for his ability to reach today's generation of young adults by preaching God's word in a unique and compelling manner.

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Cultivating Relationships in Ireland

Justin Gearing

Justin Gearing (BA '03) felt a call to serve outside the United States during his post-HIU graduation backpacking trip in Europe. Gearing has since planted a church in Ireland.

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HIU Alumni Presented with Ministry Award at Spirit of Hope

Keith & Kathy Ham

In recognition of their outstanding work in the missions field, Keith and Kathy Ham were honored with the Ministry Award at the 2013 Spirit of Hope Celebrity Concert & Award.

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Serving in the Slums of Africa

Keith & Kathy Ham

Keith (B.A. '86, M.A. '90) and Kathy (B.A. '88) Ham have spent seven years working with the Christian Missionary Fellowship (CMF).

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Preaching For a New Generation

Jeremy Jernigan

Jeremy Jernigan (BA '06) has initiated a new method for reaching the generations of youth and young adults immersed in the postmodern culture.

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Passionate Communicator and Disciple Maker

Cal Jernigan

Cal Jernigan has served on the staff of Central Christian Church of Arizona since 1987, and has been the Senior Pastor since the beginning of 1999.

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Crossing the Killing Fields for Christ

Christopher LaPel

At first glance, Christopher LaPel's (MA '94) life seems fairly ordinary. He loves God, is committed to serving the Lord, and is a leader of two dynamic ministries.

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Planting a Seed in Colorado

Patrick Lightfoot

Patrick and his wife answered the call to serve the community of Windsor, Colorado, and their church sent them to plant Traverse Christian Church.

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An Exemplary Work

Joni and Nangsar Morse

Joni (MA '83) and Nangsar (AA '82) Morse have been based in Chaing Mai in northern Thailand since 1975.

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Harvest Heralds Serving East Africa

Larry and Judy Niemeyer

Over 35 years ago, Larry (BA '64) and Judy (BA '70) Niemeyer began their missionary service. Two years in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) ended unfortunately and they returned to the US in 1969.

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Urban Ministry at Work

Stephen Pate

Stephen Pate (BA '07, MA '11) spent the summer before his senior year at Hope International University (HIU) serving as an intern with Tumaini International Ministries in Kenya.

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Challenging Teens with a New Vantage Point

Elizabeth Shafer (Creech)

Sex. It's a topic a lot of people would shy away from but not Elizabeth (Creech) Shafer (BA '04). She is addressing the issue of teens' sexual activity and the impact sex through the Pure Sex program.

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Tees for Poverty

Tyler Patterson & Trevor Smith

Tyler Patterson, Treveor Smith, Matt Donahue, and Gianna Persico collaborated to create an organization dedicated to raising awareness for and combating the efforts of poverty.

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Pocketful of Hope

Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith received his Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies in May 2010, but he began preaching at Lake Elsinore First Christian Church (LEFCC) while he was still a student.

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Finding Hope...and Sharing It!

Constance Stevenson

It all began one night in jail when Constance Stevenson (BS '13) cried out desperately to God after learning of the death of her ex-husband.

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A Kaleidoscope of Connections

Jessica Vance

Through her organization, Kaleidoscope, Vance works primarily with third-culture kids who are the offspring of American missionaries.

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A Servant's Heart

Arty VanGeloof

Arty VanGeloof (BA '82) is recognized for his work as a Family Pastor at Eastside Christian Church in Fullerton, CA. However, his title only hints at the scope of his influence for God's Kingdom.

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Connecting Ministries Worldwide

Jennifer Hope Webster

Jennifer Hope Webster (B.A. '86) is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Christian non-profit organization, Chat with God.org Ministries, Inc.

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Former Hope Student Co-Founds Women's Ministry

Lisa Jernigan and Patty Wyatt

Lisa Jernigan and Patty Wyatt decided in 2000 to found an organization focused on serving and empowering what they consider to be overlooked and underutilized group in the church: women.

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