Global Missions Team
The Global Missions Team keeps us aware of and engaged with the world beyond our backyard! Along with as our parent denominational family, the Evangelical Covenant Church and other ministry partners such as Imago Christi, our global mission extends around the world. Serving on several continents, our church community supported missions and missionaries are bringing the good news to the unreached, growing disciples and church communities, teaching and training pastors, developing agriculture, small businesses, fresh water supplies, and meeting needs of the poor and abandoned. Following are some of the missions and missionaries that Centennial Covenant Church is proud to support and serve with.
Since 2003, over 200 of our members have taken mission trips to Kenya in east Africa, serving at Shangilia Children's Home, and engaging in various ministries with growing Kenya Evangelical Covenant churches there, especially in pastoral training and community development. Deep bonds have formed with many Kenyan friends.
Missions Ministries, Juarez, Mexico
Missions Ministries builds houses, provides medical services, and provides educational support as well as food and clothing to the poor in Juarez, Mexico, a community in deep need of God’s love and mercy. Annually, members of our congregation team with other congregations and travel to Juarez for a long weekend of home building, meeting medical needs, serving the community, and sharing God’s love for His children. More on Missions Ministries
Jon and Lynda Hardin, Frontiers USA
Jon and Lynda serve with the Frontiers ministry, which is an international mission focused on reaching Muslim people groups around the world. Jon speaks and teaches about the needs of the Muslim world and how to effectively reach the people of Islam at local churches, conferences, and training events throughout the world.
Linda Ellis, Benin
Linda is working with the hearing impaired in small villages in Benin, Africa. The hearing impaired are largely abandoned in their culture, and Linda, hearing impaired herself, mirrors God’s love to these people while training them to use Braille so that they can communicate and integrate into their communities.
Peter and Ruth Dutton, Thailand
Peter and Ruth have been serving through Covenant World Missions in Thailand for more than 25 years, assisting in community development through small business and agricultural education and training. Currently the Duttons are regional missions coordinators for Asia, training and mentoring missionaries working in southeast Asia. More on the Duttons
Jim and Hydi Peterson, Japan
Jim and Hydi are serving in Japan through the Covenant World Mission. The Petersons live and serve at the Akagi Bible Camp in camp ministries as well as training pastors, church workers, and other missionaries. Jim also teaches homiletics (preaching) and church history at the Covenant Seminary in Tokyo. The Petersons have been serving in Japan for more than 20 years. More on the Petersons
Gary and Mary Lou Sander, Colombia
Gary and Mary Lou are serving with the Colombia Covenant Church through the Covenant World Mission. Gary and Mary Lou are training pastors, assisting with leadership development and spiritual formation. More on the Sanders
Mark and Beth Bradley, Singapore
Mark and Beth serve at the OMF International Center in Singapore. Mark is the International Coordinator for Mobilization teaching, training, and mentoring short-term and full-time missionaries who serve throughout southeast Asia. Beth is managing the guest house at the Center. The Bradleys have been serving the Lord in southeast Asia for more than 30 years. More on the Bradleys
Alex, Southeast Asia
Alex is beginning a tent making ministry with a team committed to reaching an unreached people group in southeast Asia. Alex grew up in our church with a heart for missions and participated in a number of short-term missions around the world before starting this exciting new adventure.
We are richly blessed and deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve with and support these missions in fulfillment of God’s call to make disciples of all nations. And this is only a portion of the ministries in which members of our congregation are serving. To learn more about the global ministries we serve and support or to get involved, please email Matt Long, Chair of the Global Team.