Anees Zaka -- Church Without Walls
Dr. Anees Zaka is the founder and director of Church Without Walls (a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America) and founder and president of the Biblical Institute for Islamic Studies. He came from the Middle East to the United States in 1982 to have a ministry with Muslims who have emigrated here. He has done extensive research on Islam and has spent many years ministering to Muslims both in North America and overseas. His approach is to meet with the Muslim people for “Meetings for Better Understanding”, where Biblical and Koranic topics are discussed in a friendly way.
Taylor & Katherine Dix --Mission to the World
Taylor and his wife, Katherine, are missionaries in Sofia, Bulgaria. Katherine, from Birmingham, Alabama, joined the church planting team in 2012 and has been serving the church plant, New Life Church, as well as working with Daughters of Bulgaria, a ministry to women caught in exploitation and trafficking. Taylor joined the team in 2017, working with the English as a foreign language ministry and teaching in Sofia Christian Academy, a missionary co-op school.
RIck & Kathryn Searle -- International World Reach
World Reach welcomed Rick and Kathryn Searle in October 2021. Rick teaches at WR Bible Institutes in Kenya and Columbia and assists in strategic planning and new curriculum development. He also provides pastoral care, support and mentoring to World Reach missionaries and staff. Rick facilitates and supports church planting efforts by World Reach missionaries and pastors in the field. Rick comes from an extensive background in pastoring, preaching, teaching, discipleship, music and Christian education. He loves to come alongside pastors and church leaders to mentor, encourage and teach, equipping them for Gospel centered ministry and serving the Lord more effectively.