Our Missionaries

Crossroads is committed to reaching the world with the love and 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.

One of the ways you can be a part of local and global missions is by "adopting" a missionary who Crossroads supports. Pray and read through the bios of some of our missionaries and choose one that God connects with your heart. Then consider committing to support them prayerfully and financially. Our missionaries are encouraged to hear from you and to know that they have people partnering with them.

To read more about our missionaries, check out crossroads.org/missionaries.

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    Missions: Moving Forward 

    Missions: Moving Forward
    You can get involved in missions today! We have several opportunities for you to connect, grow, serve, pray and give in missions:

    Connect: 
    Contact us HERE and we'll connect you with opportunities that relate to your passion in the Triangle and around the world.

    Grow: We work with individuals, classes, groups and teams to discover why missions is so important. We explore a video series that explains the who, what, when, where and why of missions. See the video series trailer here. We also offer individual coaching for your small group or class to learn more about missions. Contact us to learn more.

    Serve: With 60+ local community partners and more than a dozen global partners, Crossroads Missions focuses on brokering strategic relationships between individuals and opportunities. Check out any of our missions pages below or view our partner book for potential opportunities.

    Pray: Pray for our community partners, missionaries, people who have never heard of Jesus and those within our church to be called to serve God's Kingdom. Our partners are grateful for your prayers and encouragement.

    Give: Your giving to Crossroads Fellowship supports our community partners, global missionaries and more. You can visit crossroads.org/give for more information on how to support Crossroads Missions.

    The Missions Thrift Store also supports our global partners and missions trip teams. You can learn more about donating and shopping to make an impact HERE.

    If you'd like to give to a specific missionary, you can visit "Our Missionaries" page. 

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    Jose Reyna - Puebla, Mexico

    José Reyna accepted the Lord in 1991 and was discipled by "Jerusalem Church" in Merida, Venezuela. José and his wife, Enma. were married on October 4, 1992. In 1994, Christian Outreach International (COI) selected José as their missionary in Merida. José and Enma's family grew with the birth of their daughter, Saray, in 1995, son, Josue, in 1997 and daughter, Rebekah, in 2000. José 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. 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 began in 1996, when a Young Adults group took their first COI trip. During José’s missionary journey, he has hosted more than 600 Missions Trip 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. José 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, José continues to host Missions Trip Teams, collaborates with and coaches local pastors, and serves in leadership at El Puente (The Bridge) Church in Puebla. As God has continued to develop José and direct his spiritual journey, it's become obvious to his local church, that José is gifted for the ministry of discipleship, counseling and assimilation. He is presently serving this way in his church, but even more importantly for Crossroads, he provides discipleship and counseling for the pastors and ministry leaders with whom Crossroads partners in Latin America.

    El Puente is a strong partner and is a key "resource" distribution hub in Puebla. These resources include sound theological education, infrastructure development (physical facilities, technologies, methods) through Missions Trip Teams, individuals, etc. Crossroads is tremendously blessed to partner with José and his family.

    Contact José Reyna
    E-mail: José Reyna
    Phone/WhatsApp: 011-521-222-193-6224
    Donate Online (Add Note: Reyna 001): Click HERE.

    Contributions
    Make Checks payable to:
    124 Project
    2613 Penfold Lane
    Wake Forest, NC, 27587
    Memo Line: Reyna # 001


     


     

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    Titi and Ligia Bulzan - Central Europe

    Titi surrendered to Christ at 17 at the height of Communist persecution of Evangelicals in Eastern Europe, in a Baptist church in Arad, Romania. Ligia, his sweet heart since the first year of high school, got gloriously saved at 21, and they got married in 1974. Titi graduated the School of Architecture of the University of Timisoara, and worked in a designing institute for 14 years, while being the lay youth pastor of “Love” Baptist Church in Arad. The Fall of Communism in December of 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall, shifted his focus from Architecture to “Interior Architecture” as he immediately became the Senior Pastor of a uniquely persecuted, and viciously desecrated church in Arad. Incredible, challenging and rewarding beyond words were the 14 years he served there, and also as interpreter for Karl Henry, Louis Palau, Walter Kaiser, Samuel Kamaleson, Sammy Tippit, Walt Henricksen, Billy Graham and many others.

    The Bulzans came to the US in 1995 as Titi began pursuing his MDiv and then the PhD in Missions at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he graduated in 2008. They have five married children and nine grandchildren, scattered between Romania and Raleigh, NC. It was during his grueling study years that God started prodding Titi to move from academic pursuits to get involved in Missions, to contribute to the awakening of the European Evangelical Church. Impressed with the missional DNA of Crossroads, the collaboration deepened between “Team Titi” and Missions Pastor Doug Gamble. Soon Crossroads saw their involvement in Europe move from ministry to a particularly needy area of Romania to influencing the best and the brightest of Eastern Europe, the students at Emanuel University of Oradea and the hundreds of Evangelical Church Plants which sprang all over Central and Western Europe.

    Since 2009, Titi and Ligia travel, visit, provide, encourage, counsel, teach and train in Discipleship the “always-close-to-burn-out-tent-making” bi-vocational lay pastors, providing not only 45 years of ministry skills and missionary experience but also much needed information and “intelligence” about what is really going on in Evangelical church life and in the field of Applied Theology. The 37 Pastors and lay leaders they work with are living in Serbia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Titi continues to teach and preach in Romania and is very involved in the church plant they have assisted founding in Timisoara. Time in Romania is much needed, for it is in Romania that their car gets maintained, fixed, patched and repaired…

    These verses in Isaiah 58 are the motto of their Ministry: “I will always show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places— firm muscles, strong bones. You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past. You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again.”


    Contact Titi and Ligia Bulzan
    Email: Titi and Ligia Bulzan
    Phone: US 919-636-3435 / Europe +4(0747) 281178
    Mailing Address: 1405 Freshwater Court, Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Donate Online: Click HERE. Select Missionary - Romania Bulzan under the 'Fund' dropdown menu.

    Contributions
    Make checks payable to:
    Crossroads Fellowship
    Memo Line: Bulzan Ministry









     

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    Cindy Knakal - Door International

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

    After losing her husband, George, in 2009 after  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 the Crossroads Millbrook campus on Sunday mornings, a CBS small group meets in Wake Forest and several ASL (American Sign Language) classes are underway for hearing people throughout the Triangle area.

    Your financial partnership with Cindy Knakal provides 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.

    Contact Cindy Knakal
    Email Cindy Knakal
    Phone(Cell/Text): 631-796-8197
    Donate Online: Click HERE.

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


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    DOOR International: doorinternational.org
    Deaf Community Fellowship: deafcommunityfellowship.org








     

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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 traveled extensively several times a year ministering to people and supporting churches. Throughout their ministry in churches and as missionaries, they have 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 have applied their complimentary ministry skills in the countries of Dominican Republic, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Haiti, and Guatemala. Together, they trained more than 4500 people.

    Contact Steve and Toby Hopper
    Email: SteveToby
    Phone: 214-517-4388
    Mailing Address: Steve and Toby Hopper, 1605 Bur Oak Drive, Allen, TX 75002
    Donate Online: Click HERE.

    Contributions
    Make checks payable to:
    Global Training Network
    PO Box 6507
    Peoria, AZ, 85381
    Memo Line: #46700







     

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    Tina Wade Osuna - Women of Hope, Guatemala

    Longtime Crossroads member and founder of Women of Hope Center, Tina Osuna has served the Lord as a missionary in Guatemala since 2007. Before her arrival in the country, Tina helped develop Hope for Guatemala, an ongoing children’s ministry in Guatemala City. She also founded Hope for Atlanta in 2002, which brings educational and spiritual programs to a segment of Atlanta's Hispanic community.

    While Tina found unique and powerful inspiration in each of these outreach programs, it was during her service at a Christian home for battered women that she discovered her calling. After witnessing the plight of many Guatemalan women, who suffer from poverty, lack of education and abuse, she knew that something had to change.

    God used this cycle of despair to plant a vision in Tina to begin a Business for Transformation ministry for women of Guatemala, a place where local women could learn of the hope of Christ while building a better future for themselves and their children. Women of Hope Guatemala was born in February 2012 and continues to grow each year.

    Women of Hope weaves the principles of business and discipleship together into the fabric of our Christian ministry in Guatemala. This 'Business for Transformation' project empowers impoverished and under-educated artisans through wholesome employment through beadwork, leatherwork and other artisan crafts and trades, allowing them to lead productive and accomplished lives.

    Our center's loving and nurturing environment provides artisans with the opportunity to earn a dependable income. We encourage them in their daily life and help them provide for the basic needs of their families. Women of Hope also reaches out to the community through partnerships to provide fortified rice meals to school age children and business development projects for widows who are supporting a family.

    Pray for wisdom and discernment as Tina and her husband Giovanni manage the daily ministry and plans for the future. She is asking the Lord to lead her as she interacts daily with the artisans, donors, volunteers, customers, staff and advisors/partners. Ask God to direct her steps and the strength/wisdom to do His will.

    Contact Tina Wade Osuna
    Email: Tina Wade Osuna
    Donate Online: Click HERE.
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    Website: wohgt.org/

     

     

     

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    Emily Camplejohn - Colombia

    Hello! My name is Emily Camplejohn, and I grew up going to Crossroads Fellowship and still attend whenever I am in Raleigh. I recently graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. God gave me an opportunity to start teaching in Bogotá, Colombia during the 2019/2020 school year and I have decided to stay until God leads me somewhere else. The school I work at is called El Camino Academy, and we mostly serve Colombian families but also a few missionary families. The school’s vision is to “biblically equip bilingual servant leaders to transform their world.”

    I work to support our non-English-speaking students in their language learning, and I am involved in discipling students through leading a small group, building relationships with students, and leading various service trips throughout the year. I love getting to be a part in the work that the Lord is doing to prepare the next generation of Colombian Kingdom workers! I will likely be teaching virtually from the US until January, but everything is uncertain. Please pray for God's guidance as Covid-19 has created a very complicated situation for El Camino Academy and its teachers.

    Outside of school, I am involved in a small church in the city that has a focus on missions to Venezuelan refugees. My church has a church plant on the border with Venezuela and works to reach the over million Venezuelans who now live in Colombia. I also have built relationships with non-believers through going to a rock-climbing gym a couple times per week. God has given me opportunities to share the gospel with my friends in the climbing community. I love living in Bogotá and getting to serve the Lord in another culture and language!

    Contact Emily Camplejohn
    Email: Emily Camplejohn
    Phone: (919) 637-9019
    Complete the Electronic Funds Transfer Form HERE.
    Donate Online: Click HERE.

    Mail Donations:
    RCE International Attn: EFT Program 
    PO Box 4528
    Wheaton, IL 60189-4528

     




     

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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.




     

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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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    Gareth Clark - 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 Crossroads local, regional and international Missions Trips. During the first student trip to Puebla, Mexico in 2014, 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 served with YWAM until 2020.

    Gareth served in multiple capacities during his time in France. Work ranged from ‘street ministry’ to women exploited by traffickers, to simple maintenance work at his YWAM facility. He served on sever Discipleship Training School (DTS) teams and he was asked to start a DTS focused on training, discipling, and raising up others to combat human trafficking. 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. Gareth is currently in the U.S. studying to better equip himself for the field.

    Contact Gareth:
    Email: Gareth Clark
    Phone: 919-518-7644
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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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    Bill Damick  -  TWR (Trans World Radio), Colorado Springs

    Bill Damick grew up in a military family and 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 and 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 when 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 suddenly took ill . She 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: Bill Damick
    TWR website: 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