Our Missionaries

Crossroads is committed to reaching the world with love and the good news of Jesus Christ. We prayerfully and financially support missionaries around the globe and we partner with various global and local ministries who are uniquely positioned to reach people for Christ who we otherwise could not.

One of the ways you can help us be a part of local and global missions is by "adopting" a local and/or global missionary who Crossroads supports. Read through the bios of each missionary and choose one (or more!) that God connects with your heart. Pray that God will lead you to a specific missionary. Then commit to supporting them in regular prayer, and if possible financially as well. Our missionaries would be so encouraged to hear from you and know that you are supporting them.

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    Ginny Bradshaw - Community Chaplain

    Ginny serves as a local missionary to small businesses and neighbors in the area surrounding Crossroads Fellowship's Millbrook campus by providing practical, emotional, and spiritual support through encouragement and prayer.

    In her words, "Each day I get to be God's hands and feet in our community." During her visits, Ginny shares information about Crossroads, asks for prayer requests, and serves as a liaison to support and encourage our neighbors.

    She is supported by Crossroads members and others in the community.

    How you can support Ginny:

    • Pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit in Ginny's life and this ministry
    • Email an encouraging note about how the ministry has blessed you
    • Participate on her support team through prayer
    • Share about Ginny's ministry with others
    • Make a one-time donation, or become a regular supporter:
      1. Give Online — Under 'FUND' select Chaplain MB Community
      2. Give by Check — Make a tax deductible check to "Crossroads Fellowship" with "MB Community Chaplain" in the memo

    About Ginny


    Ginny has been a member at Crossroads Fellowship since 1990 and has been involved in many aspects of ministry. She loves to be involved in community events, spend time with family and friends, and enjoys going to the beach.

    Ginny lives and ministers through Romans 12:15 — "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep."



     

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    David Cherry - Mercy Ships

    David Cherry was in his late 30’s, when he committed his life to God. Within 15 months he had become a ‘Charter Member’ of Crossroads Fellowship Church, here in Raleigh NC, and began to feel called into full time Christian service. So, in 1989, at the age of 40, David left Raleigh to begin training and a 12-year commitment to ‘Youth With A Mission (YWAM). His training and subsequent mission were primarily centered in Texas. While with YWAM, David attended Bible School, then taught at a Christian School, which prepared teachers to begin Bible Training Schools around the world.

    In 2001, David answered God’s call to begin work with Mercy Ships, which was one of YWAM’s family of Christian ministries. David Writes, “This wonderful organization uses hospital ships to bring hope and healing, both physically and spiritually, to many of Africa’s forgotten poor. In many cases we were the only hope.” David continues, “I lived eight fantastic years on our hospital ships in Africa. The memories of so many wonderful people from ten different African nations will last a lifetime.”

    In 2014, David returned from Africa, to his present station at the Mercy Ships global headquarters in Tyler Texas. David is still delighted to be serving the Kingdom of God through Mercy Ships today. He now focuses on ‘Safety Systems’ (procedures, equipment, training and certifications) for the floating hospitals. He writes, “Our newest 550 crew hospital ship is under construction and we are looking forward to its future addition in Africa. Personally, I am excited about where the Lord has me, and I look forward to many more years of watching the Lord touch the poorest of the poor through Mercy Ships.”

    Contributions:
    Make Checks payable to:
    Mercy Ships, Donor Services
    PO Box 2020 Lindale, TX 75771
    Please indicate the donation is for ‘David Cherry’.


     

     

     

     

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    Gareth Clark - YWAM, France

    In that environment, as a young child, Gareth learned about the Bible, Father God and Jesus. His family joined Crossroads Fellowship Church when he was 9. He went through the Sunday School classes, as well as Middle and High School programs in the church, where he had the opportunity to take part in numerous local, regional and international Short-Term Missions Trips. During a 2014 trip to Mexico, he was prompted by the Father to pursue ‘missions work’ further.

    In response to this ‘call’, Gareth spent several months researching available short-term mission trip options. He desired and wanted to join the fight against human trafficking. In June 2015, he left home for a six-month ‘Discipleship Training School’ (DTS) with ‘Youth With A Mission’ (YWAM) in Perth, Australia. The school’s focus was on anti-human trafficking. Gareth’s DTS experience and subsequent outreach activities, had a very positive influence on his life. His faith in God grew exponentially along with his heart for exploited people. After completing his training, he sensed Father God compelling him to France. So, in 2016, he moved to France and has been serving there, with YWAM since that time.

    Gareth has served in multiple capacities during his time in France. Work has ranged from ‘street ministry’ to women exploited by traffickers, to simple maintenance work at his YWAM facility. During the 2017-2018 year, he served as one of the staff members for a DTS. Most recently, he was asked to start a DTS focused on training, discipling, and raising up others to combat human trafficking. Currently, he is leading that anti-human trafficking ‘Discipleship Training School’. It’s called ‘Justice Acts DTS’.

    Moving forward, Gareth hopes to serve further in the fight against human trafficking. His heart is for work on awareness, training and combating the demand for human trafficking around the world.

    Contact Gareth:
    Email: garethclark.mi@gmail.com 
    Phone: (+33)0769847388
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    Make a contribution HERE!






     

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    Bill Damick  -  TWR (Trans World Radio), Colorado Springs

    Bill Damick, who grew up in a military family, came to faith as a teenager in 1967 through the ministry of World of Life camps in New York. He met his wife, Sandy in 1971, while he was serving in the US Navy. Following a 12-year career in the nuclear power field in the Navy, Bill and Sandy were accepted for ministry with Trans World Radio in 1982 and began raising their support for full-time service in early 1983. The Damicks first field assignment was on the Pacific island of Guam, where Bill helped to operate and maintain TWR’s large shortwave station and filled announcing duties for local and international broadcasts. Sandy took part in follow-up of listener responses and raised their children.

    In the summer of 1993, the Damicks were transferred to TWR’s headquarters in Cary, NC. Bill was a liaison to many of the broadcast partners that TWR works with for overseas program development, and Sandy helped to launch TWR’s women’s ministry (now called TWR Women of Hope). They began attending Crossroads in early 1994 and were active members until they received a new assignment with TWR in late 2003. Sandy was regularly involved with Crossroads’ music ministry and women’s prison outreach and Bill helped with the sound and tech team.

    Crossroads began supporting Bill & Sandy when they moved to Wales in the UK in the fall of 2003, where Bill headed up TWR’s global research department and Sandy provided administrative support and human resources services. They served there until early 2008 until the office in Wales was closed.

    In 2008, the Damicks moved to Colorado Springs, where Bill worked to develop partnerships with some of the many Evangelical ministries who are headquartered there. Sandy’s role with TWR ended at that time, but she continued supporting other ministry outreaches through the church they attended – editing and designing literature, providing administrative support, and taking part in a highly-effective ministry to abused women.

    In the summer of 2014, while the Damicks were on a short assignment in South Africa, Sandy took ill suddenly and was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor and had to undergo emergency surgery to remove the growth. Following their return home about seven weeks later, it was determined that the tumor had returned and was largely inoperable. Sandy passed away about a month later at the age of 61, having served her Lord faithfully since she was saved at the age of 7. She and Bill, who were married almost 42 years, have three children, and now nine grandchildren.

    Bill, continues to serve with TWR from Colorado Springs in the role of managing copyrights and licenses related to the massive amount of Bible-based content TWR creates, broadcasts and distributes around the world. Bill develops training materials and travels regularly to train TWRs staff in intellectual property issues, to speak at his supporting churches, and attend conferences related to his role in the ministry.

    Contact Information:
    Bill Damick
    6808 Shimmering Leaf Rd.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80908
    Email: bdamick@twr.org
    TWR website: www.twr.org
    TWR office phone for general inquiries: 1-800-456-7897

    To help with support, please send checks to:
    TWR
    PO Box 8700
    Cary, NC 27512-8700
    (Designate gifts to “Bill Damick’s support”)


    Or you can donate online at Bill’s TWR web page









     

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    Steve and Toby Hopper - Global Training Network

    Steve came to Christ at 17 through the ministry of Calvary Church in Missouri. Toby came to Christ when she was 5 years old through the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship. Steve and Toby were married in 1974 and have been in full time ministry since then. The Hoppers are empty‐nesters and proud parents of three sons, three daughters‐in‐law and seven grandchildren.

    Toby graduated from Briercrest Bible Institute in 1974. Steve graduated from Asbury Seminary in 1977. Directly after his graduation they began their pastoral ministry working with two churches in Washington and Idaho. After six years they returned to Steve’s spiritual roots in Missouri where they were on the pastoral staff in his home church for 10 years. Following this pastorate they joined the staff of Crossroads Fellowship where they ministered for 14 years in various roles.

    In 2006, they joined ‘Global Aid Network’ (GAiN) making their home in Dallas, Texas. Both of them traveled extensively several times a year ministering to people and supporting churches. Throughout their ministry in churches and as missionaries, they have had a great heart for training, mentoring, resourcing and encouraging pastors, leaders, and their wives.

    In 2013, Steve and Toby felt called to ‘Global Training Network’ (GTN) which focuses on developing leaders who will be able to fulfill 2 Timothy 2:2, “And the things that you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

    Steve has a focus on training pastors and helping national leaders to become all they can be in Christ; equipping them to win the lost, build up the Body of Christ and help the local church support their communities. Toby has a wonderful heart for people, which she uses to nurture the wives of local pastors, and other women in leadership, throughout the stages of their lives and marriages. Since 2013, the Hoppers applied their complimentary ministry skills in the countries of Dominican Republic, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Haiti, and Guatemala. Together, they trained more than 4500 people their first 5 years with GTN.

    E‐MAIL: SteveToby

    PHONE: 214-517-4388

    MAILING ADDRESS: Steve and Toby Hopper, 1605 Bur Oak Drive, Allen, TX 75002


    CONTRIBUTIONS:
    Make checks payable to:
    Global Training Network
    PO Box 6507
    Peoria, AZ, 85381
    Please include their account number #46700


    Donate Online at: https://globaltrainingnetwork.org/who/steve-and-toby-hopper






     

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    Cindy Knakal - Door International

    Cindy Knakal served as a missionary with the Deaf for 30 years at Island Christian Church, on Long Island, NY where she and the Deaf planted a Deaf church.

    After losing her husband, George, in 2009 to a 19-year battle with cancer, Cindy earnestly sought the Lord’s guidance for the next chapter of her life. In 2013, Cindy felt that the Lord was presenting her with the opportunity to work with DOOR, so she spent the next year raising support.

    Cindy has been serving with DOOR International since the fall of 2014. As a hearing person, Cindy supports Deaf Christian leaders in the U.S. by assisting with leadership training and establishing Deaf Chronological Bible Study (CBS) small groups, which use the Chronological Bible Translation to teach God's Word to the Deaf. Cindy also supports the Deaf as they plant Deaf believers’ fellowships, and she teaches the hearing community about Deaf culture and DOOR’s methodology.

    Currently God has placed Cindy here in the Raleigh area, where Deaf Community Fellowship (DCF) meets at our Millbrook campus each Sunday morning, a CBS small group is meeting weekly in the town of Wake Forest and several ASL (American Sign Language) classes are underway for hearing people throughout the ‘Triangle Area’.

    Your financial partnership with Cindy Knakal will provide critical support and resources for sign language Bible translation and Deaf church planting projects in the U.S. Please pray about how you might partner with Cindy in prayer, encouragement, and financial support.

    PHONE: 631-796-8197 cell/text.

    CONTRIBUTIONS:
    Make checks payable to:
    DOOR International
    Dept 9012
    PO Box 30516
    Lansing, MI 48909-8016
    Memo line: Cindy Knakal


    DOOR International: www.doorinternational.org

    Deaf Community Fellowship: www.deafcommunityfellowship.org






     

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    Jose Reyna - Puebla, Mexico

    Jose Reyna accepted the Lord in 1991 and was discipled by ‘Jerusalem Church’ in Merida, Venezuela. Jose and Enma were married on October 4, 1992. In 1994, ‘Christian Outreach International’ (COI) selected Jose as their missionary in Merida. Jose and Enma's family grew with the birth of their daughter, Saray in 1995, son, Josue in 1997 and daughter, Rebekah in 2000. Jose began theological studies in Europe with his family in 2001, returning to Merida in early 2002. That year, ‘Jerusalem Church’ appointed Jose as their youth pastor. Political unrest in Venezuela made it highly dangerous to stay in that country. So, in 2003 the family moved to COI’s missionary base in Chihuahua, Mexico. In 2012 they relocated to Puebla, which is their present home.

    The Reyna’s relationship with Crossroads Fellowship in 1996, when a Young Adults group took their first COI trip. During Jose’s missionary Journey, he has Hosted more than 600 Short-Term Teams to 10 different countries. His Teams have assisted in construction of churches, orphanages, and soup kitchens. He has also hosted medical teams and conducted conferences for pastors and church leaders. Jose served as Vice President of the Evangelical Council of Merida, from 1998 to 2002 and served in the missions Department of ‘Friendship Christian Church’ (Chihuahua) 2011 to 2012.

    Today, Jose’ continues to host Short-Term Teams while serving in Leadership of ‘El Puente’ Church in Puebla. As God has continued to develop Jose’ and direct his spiritual journey, it's become obvious to his local church, that Jose' is gifted for the ministry of discipleship, counseling and assimilation. He's presently serving this way in his church, but even more importantly for Crossroads Fellowship, he provides a lot of discipleship and counseling for the pastors and ministry leaders with whom Crossroads partners in Latin America.

    From a Long-Term perspective, Crossroads sees 'El Puente' as being a 'resource' distribution hub in Puebla. The resources being, sound theological education, infrastructure development (physical facilities, technologies, methods) though Short-Term Teams and individuals, etc.

    E-mail: josereyna71@yahoo.com
    Phone: 011-521-222-193-6224
    Contributions:
    Make Checks payable to:
    124 Project
    2613 Penfold Lane
    Wake Forest, NC, 27587
    The Reyna’s Account number # 001


    Donate Online HERE.

     

     

     

     

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    Pat Teague - Community Chaplain

    Pat Teague is a Community Sports Chaplain to private and public schools, including local universities, where our students attend. Pat reaches out to athletic directors, coaches, and students.

    The sports programs within our school systems have suffered recent budget cuts. As a result, sports leaders for these students are discouraged. One of the goals in his ministry is to be a blessing to the leaders and students (Luke 10).

    The two areas where students express their life message are through the arts and sports. In the arena of sports, students can express their values, goals, and dreams. If we can reach athletes where they live, they can genuinely connect with Jesus.

    Pat is excited about his partnership with Crossroads and serving in the mission field of sports and schools. Together we are building the Kingdom of God to impact our community and the world. Could God be calling you to join us as we reach our city for Jesus?

    How you can support Pat:

    • Pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit in Pat's life and this ministry
    • Email an encouraging note about how the ministry has blessed you
    • Participate on his support team through prayer
    • Share about Pat's ministry with others
    • Make a one-time donation, or become a regular supporter:
      1. Give Online — Under 'FUND' select Chaplain SMO
      2. Give by Check — Make a check to "Crossroads Fellowship"
        with "Chaplain SMO" in the memo

    About Pat


    Pat is a member of Crossroads Fellowship and an ordained minister, having served at a local church here in Raleigh for 13 years. He is happily married to Sheila and has three wonderful children. Pat played football with NC State and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he has been a speaker for over 25 years with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.