Mission Partners (Global)

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.

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 our Global Team.

Jim and Hydi Peterson, Japan

Jim and Hydi serve in Japan through Serve Globally /Evangelical Covenant Church. The Petersons’ primary ministry is at Akagi Bible Camp. Jim also teaches preaching and church history at the Covenant Seminary in Tokyo. Hydi enjoys unique opportunities for ministry through sports and outdoor activities, especially tennis and hiking. The Petersons have been serving in Japan since 1993. More on the Petersons.

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Peter and Ruth Dutton, Thailand

Peter and Ruth served in Southeast Asia through Serve Globally/ Evangelical Covenant Church for over 25 years, in areas of community development, church planting, and leadership training. Now semi-retired, they continue to serve the church in Thailand through regular zoom training and mentoring, biannual visits, and leading short-term teams to assist the growing church. More on the Duttons

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Gary and Mary Lou Sander, Colombia

Gary and Mary Lou are serving with the Colombia Covenant Church (Pacto) through the Serve Globally/Evangelical Covenant Church. Gary and Mary Lou are training pastors, assisting with leadership development and spiritual formation throughout Colombia. More about the Sanders

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Jon and Lynda Hardin, Frontiers USA

Jon and Lynda serve with Frontiers, an international mission focused on inspiring “transformational movements to Christ within least-reached Muslim people groups” around the world. Jon speaks and teaches about how to effectively reach Muslims at local churches, conferences, and training events throughout the world.

For more information on Frontiers, and on short-term mission trip opportunities click here

Colleen Nahnychuk, Argentina

Colleen hails from British Columbia, Canada, and joined Serve Globally (Evangelical Covenant Church) in 2018. She serves in Argentina, primarily in the southern region.

Her ministry includes areas of community development, compassion, developing leaders, teaching about the Covenant Church, and church administration. More on Colleen

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Words of Hope

Words of Hope’s work spans four continents and 50 languages. Words of Hope brings clear Bible teaching to the least reached areas of our world. In addition to its primary medium of radio, Words of Hope shares the good news of Christ through television, podcasts, recordings on MP3 players, smartphone apps, and more.

Contributions from Centennial Covenant Church are designated specifically for WOH’s ministry in the Middle East. To learn more about Words of Hope click here

Kenya Partnerships

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 is a Denver-based ministry which builds houses, provides medical services, and provides educational support as well as food and clothing to the poor in Juarez, Mexico Many 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

John & Kathy Pyrc, Imago Christi

John and Kathy serve as spiritual formation missionaries with Imago Christi to bring renewal to the church through “the transforming rhythms of abiding in intimacy with God, focusing on contemplative prayer, spiritual community, and mission.” Kathy has been a frequent speaker and workshop leader at Centennial over the years.

For more information about the Pyrc’s work of spiritual renewal, and upcoming public events click here

Bill O’Byrne, Imago Christi

Bill is the lead director of Imago Christi, a ministry of spiritual formation and transformation. Bill coaches leaders and missionaries in Imago Christi, provides spiritual direction and leads retreats on request, and presents at Discovery events internationally. He has directed dozens of pastors and missionaries around the world.

For more information on Imago Christi click here

Roy Graham, Imago Christi

Roy Graham is a spiritual director and has been a part of Imago Christi since 2007. The Lord has shaped his ministry with a special interest in lay leaders and inner healing ministry. Roy, Mary Lou, and Abby live near Edinburgh, Scotland. They are seconded to Novo-UK to help build a “vitality team” for the UK staff and promote spiritual formation ministry in the UK and beyond.

To learn more of the Graham’s ministry in Europe click here