Location: Slovakia, Central Europe
Transformational Impact: Our passion is to see next generation leaders trained and empowered to become a church planting movement in Slovakia and throughout Central Europe.
Ministry Focus: Our primary focus is on discipleship and leadership training at Gateway College, which is a ministerial training center for the Apostolic Church in Slovakia. The college plays a crucial role in transitioning this post-communist, post-Christian society from being largely unreached and unevangelized into an evangelizing, church planting region.
Because of your partnership with us, we are able to equip and train passionate groups of next generation leaders who are already making a difference in their communities. Paul directs and teaches in the Leadership Academy. Lynn preaches and teaches homiletics and hermeneutics: she has a unique opportunity to model what it means to be a woman in ministry in a context which has yet to accept women’s calling as pastors.
Your Impact: Your partnership is empowering these young leaders to take the gospel literally to the streets of needy, secular nations. Together we can change the course of church history in Central Europe.
Ministry History: In August 2020, Paul and Lynn answered a Macedonia call to transition from Africa to Eurasia! During the upheaval of COVID 19, they managed to make the monumental move after 24 years of ministry in Africa to Slovakia to develop a 2nd year program with an emphasis in leadership for Gateway College. During their time in Africa, they spent 22 years in Kenya at Pan Africa Christian University (1979-1989, 2008-2020), and 2 years in Ethiopia serving at Pentecostal Theological College and the Abyssinia Missionary Program in Addis Ababa (1998-2000). They also taught for 16 years at EPBC/Master’s College and Seminary in Peterborough, ON (1992 – 2008).
Paul's Motto has been 'to grow leaders and build institutions'. He has enjoyed working alongside college faculty developing them, creating programs and contributing to the growth of each institution. Lynn has taught theology over the years and used her primary giftings as a preacher/teacher/mentor in the church.
- That the Holy Spirit would enable us to be effective in our ability to communicate in a country where English is such a minority language.
- For barriers to be broken down for women who feel called into ministry.
- For a healing touch from the Lord on Lynn's lung condition.
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