Sally and I have been married for almost forty years and are still best friends. We love Jesus, our kids and our grandkids, non-shedding dogs and a good bowl of ice cream! I love to hunt, hike and experience anything adventurous! Sally loves a quiet day, a good book and browsing in antique stores. We got engaged on an outreach to Jamaica, while standing in a food line with three hundred other noisy students. Not very romantic, but I was in love, we were going to be separated for two months on different teams, and I didn’t want to “lose” her to another guy. So I wrote Sally a note while standing there in line. It said, “I love you. Will you marry me” She fell for it! And here we are, almost forty years, two kids, two grandkids, numerous pets, and countless air miles later, more in love than ever.
After living in Kabul, Afghanistan and Amsterdam, Holland for more than 20 years, Sally and I discovered that we are most fruitful in doing three things: making disciples, training leaders, and planting churches. We love serving God. We never cease to be amazed that God uses us. As a “mother and father” in the Lord, we feel we are entering the best years of our lives.
Our calling is to help people discover their gifts and passions and utilize them to spread the worship of Jesus where He is least known. We have gone to the hard places of the earth to tell people about Jesus, and now we are called to ask others to do the same. And when they do, we promise not to forget them when they get there!
That is why we started All Nations. All Nations is an international family of churches and missional communities. We have training hubs in Kansas City, Missouri; Tainan, Taiwan and Cape town, South Africa where we equip people from many different cultures to share the good news of Jesus in more than 30 different countries each year.
Our vision is to see Jesus worshipped by all the people’s of the earth! We want to see out of human control, Holy Spirit catalyzed movements like we read about in the book of Acts.
Our mission is three fold: we disciple people, we train leaders, and we help catalyze church planting movements, especially where Jesus is not yet known.
Sally and I have been involved in spreading the good news of Jesus since we were married in 1967. Now, we get to be spiritual grandparents to those who are called to the front lines, passing on the many lessons we have learned over the years.
We mentor younger leaders in our movement, helping them to keep their passion for Jesus and His purposes in the earth alive. We invest in those who are teachable and we serve those who are pioneers in our movement.