The mission of HBM is to multiply disciples of Jesus Christ by making disciples of everyone, everywhere, all the time until Jesus Comes or takes you home.
This is the vision that challenged and changed Jeff and Lou Ann's life. They have been part of Hope Builders since first meeting Johan in the mountains of Kentucky in 2003. Johan spoke at the church Jeff was pastoring and the church then began supporting indigenous ministry in Zambia.
In 2005 Jeff joined an HBM sponsored mission team to Zambia for two weeks. This initial experience changed his understanding of "missions."
In 2006 he joined them again for two weeks in Zambia and another 2 weeks in Mozambique. After two months with HBM in Zambia in 2007 he and Lou Ann knew the Lord was making a way for them to join HBM full-time. After 18 years serving as a pastor in Kentucky the Lord opened the door for them to partner with HBM full-time in 2008.
Jeff raises support for and represents the ministries of HBM Zambia and HBM India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh in the USA and coordinates their partnership with HBM USA. He also serves on the HBM board of directors and maintains the HBM website and phone app.
As God provides Jeff travels to Zambia one or two months per year, He works directly with the indigenous partners for accountability, encouragement and accessmenet of the needs firsthand. During these times he also conducts Bible Seminars and pastoral training.
In South Asia Jeff serves 4 indigenous missionaries, two families in India and one each in Pakistan and Bangladesh. India has not renewed Jeff's visa since 2015. It has removed many Christian missions from the country as they work toward becoming a Hindu state instead of a secular state. Politically and religiously Pakistan and Bangladesh are not open to Christian missionaries either. By God's Grace and the availability of internet communications Jeff is able to mentor and support their ministries through social media and video conferencing.
Jeff and Lou Ann are parents of four and grandparents of TEN, and presently reside in Texarkana, TX. They are both graduates of Southeastern Bible College, Birmingham, AL.
Jeff is a veteran having served four years active duty in the USMC.
CONTACT JEFF@HBMin.org to speak in your church, small group, Sunday School Class or any gathering of concerned and interested believers who desire to hear more about Indigenous Missions.
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