MissionSpeak: Mar 2014 - MissionSpeak Writers: Who are they?

Mar 2014 - MissionSpeak Writers: Who are they?

David Fry David Fry

David Fry resides in his hometown, Frankfort, Indiana, with his wife, Sarah, and their five children. An ordained minister in the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches, he serves on the pastoral team of the Frankfort Bible Holiness Church. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is writing his dissertation on the Wesleyan concept of prevenient grace. His theological training is in historical and systematic theology, but his fifteen-year ministry has aimed at making theology practical for the Christian life. His doctoral studies and ministry in other nations have challenged him to think more deeply about Christian mission in the twenty-first century. David is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Wesleyan Theological Society, and the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. He enjoys raising golden retrievers, outdoor photography, running, and dabbling in his saltwater aquarium. He also joins his wife in writing and speaking about family life and creating Christ-centered homes.

Stephen Gibson Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson is director of Holiness Pilgrim Mission, with churches in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Ukraine.  He also serves as a writer for Shepherd’s Global Classroom, developing courses for international ministry training, and, as an adjunct professor at God’s Bible School, teaches courses in missions and cultural studies. Stephen is a graduate of Union Bible College, Wesley Biblical Seminary, and earned his doctorate at Grace Theological Seminary. He has taught at several Bible colleges and Christian schools, and served as missionary in Ukraine for five years, at Kiev Wesley Bible College. He later pastored Victory Chapel, a diverse, inner-city church in Indianapolis, for five years. An ordained minister of the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Stephen has written several books, including Held by Conviction and Steps of Grace. He is married, with six children and four grandchildren and resides in Indianapolis. 

Steven Hight Steven Hight

Steven E. Hight is currently president of Evangelistic Faith Missions. He and his wife Kathy served with EFM in Guatemala for two terms of missionary service and later worked in the Dominican Republic with Friends of Missions for two-and-one-half years. He graduated from Wesleyan Holiness Bible College and later earned a Master of Arts degree with emphasis in Missions from Southeastern Bible College. Steven served as director of Friends of Missions for more than thirteen years and was vice president at EFM for over nine years. He has also been a presenter at the Summer Institute for Missionary Orientation (SiMO) each year since its inception and is a contributor to the devotional booklet, Opening the Word.  

Eric Himelick Eric Himelick

Eric Himelick is a graduate of Union Bible College (B.A. Pastoral Ministry, 2000). He is the founding director of Victory Inner-City Ministries, church planter, community developer, and urban missionary. Eric is the author of Living Redemptively and is a frequent missions speaker. He is a husband, father of five, and lives with his family at Victory Acres Farm in Upland, IN. "Visionary and innovative" are frequently used to describe him and his methods. Since beginning ministry in the inner city while still in college, Eric’s vision has grown and developed. Recognizing that missions is no longer just about reaching people "over there," Victory Inner-City Ministries' vision is to plant an interconnected network of churches and ministries of compassion in the 50 largest inner cities of the U.S.  

Steven Mowery Steven Mowery

Steven A. Mowery is a 1982 graduate of Penn View Bible Institute. He and his wife Joy served as missionaries in the Bahamas with Bahamas Holy Bible Mission.   At the end of their term, he became the Director of Missions at Penn View Bible Institute, where he has served for 24 years. Steve has studied at Susquehanna University and Penn State University and earned Master of Arts in Ministry with a missions focus from Moody Graduate School in 1994. Presently, he also serves as the Director and Senior Pastor of The Gospel Center in Lebanon, PA, where the Mowerys will be moving at the end of this school year to focus on urban ministries. Steve Mowery is the co-founder of the Summer Institute for Missionary Orientation (SiMO).   His focus in missions is keenly reflected in his passion for the Kingdom and in his work in preparing many missionary servant-leaders who currently serve within the conservative holiness movement.  

Marc Sankey Marc Sankey

Marc Sankey was born in 1970 to EFM missionary parents, Leonard and Janet Sankey, in Honduras. He married Melodie Miller in June 1992 and graduated from God’s Bible School in 1994 with a Bachelor's of Religious Education Degree. He was pastor at the Bible Methodist Church in Franklin, Ohio, for 13 years (1992-2005). During that time three boys, Jordan, Cameron, and Logan, were born to them. From 2006 through 2011 Marc and his family served as missionaries to the country of Mexico with Bible Methodist Missions. Since January 2012 he has served as Director of Hispanic Ministries and currently is Vice-President of Evangelistic Faith Missions. He serves on various mission boards including EFM, Society of Indian Missions, and the Heartland Bible Methodist Missions Committee. Marc's passions include preaching, singing with Melodie, and traveling for the cause of missions." 

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