The Extra Local Ministers fellowship is composed of AIM recognized ministers who function primarily in extra-local ministry. The primary purpose for this fellowship is to facilitate peer relationships. Members of this group include apostles, prophets, evangelists and teachers (see Ephesians 4:11). The heart of the purpose for associating is to provide a context to “cross-pollinate” for the work of the kingdom. (Listed in alphabetical order)
Pastor Francis A. Batarsé is the founder of the Cristo Centro Church in San Salvador. He completed his studiesat the Central American Theological Seminary (SETECA) and the Evangelical University of El Salvador (UEES). For more than 26 years he has pastored the same congregation, married for 28 years, and the father of two children (a daughter and a son). For many years and for different periods, he has been the director of the Evangelical Alliance of El Salvador (A.E.), has participated in the Assembly of the World Evangelical Alliance, WEA (2008), and the Lausanne Congress in Cape Town, South Africa (2010). For 18 years he has been the national director of the Central American Relief Project (CARP) in alliance with El Shaddai Congregation, Frederick, Maryland. He is a disciple of the Apostle Norman Parish of Guatemala in the area of deliverance and spiritual warfare. He has expanded his ministry to the west of the country with at least six congregations in the areas of Sonsonate, Chalchuapa and Santa Ana.
Bob comes from Carmel, NY where he co-pastored in a local church called The Mission Church. Bob felt the call to extra-local ministry when he visited his friends John and Marilyn Guido who were starting a church plant in Cuenca, Ecuador in 1989. Bob, with his wife, Lauren, and their four children joined the small work in 1990. That work has grown to a church of 1700 believers. The church has a variety of ministries reaching out to the community; Family Medical Foundation, Compassion International, Family Radio Station (the first 24 hour a day Christian radio), and other outreaches. As a result, new churches have sprung up in several different cities in Ecuador and have joined together to form a network called Arco Ministries.
Len Cutting, has been ministry for forty-seven years. Len have travels regularly overseas as well as nationally within our country of Australia. Len recently returned from ministry in New Zealand and regularly ministers in India and the Philippines. Len currently makes his base of ministry in the city of Bendigo, Victoria where he was called to plant a church in 2016.
Bill Davidson and his wife, Jean have been in ministry since the early 1960s. During that time Bill ministered as a pastor and served two terms on the Salvation Army’s International Headquarters. He also pioneered in contemporary Christian music, television and theatre, and traveled throughout Europe and Scandinavia. The 1970s saw the Davidsons working in Youth With A Mission directing Discipleship Training Schools and Media Ministries in the US, Canada, The Middle East, South America and Communist Eastern Europe. Bill’s heart for the local church was expressed in the early 1980s with the founding of Church of The Nations in Upstate New York. Several churches have been planted in the US and South America out of that original seed, as well as The King’s School in Hadley, NY and ‘La Esperanza’ children’s ministries in Bogotá, Colombia. Bill & Jean were the Founding Pastors of Church of The King in Queensbury, NY where they now serve as Missions Directors, their main fields of service being in Colombia, Liberia, and Spain.
John Dean is a native Texan with a true pioneer spirit. He has pioneered many congregational works. In addition, he has given oversight to hundreds of churches and ministries around the world since the early ’60s. John is also a prophet of the Lord with keen spiritual insight as to what the Lord is saying to the Church today. John is, above all, a “Father of the faith” who has given his life to building and strengthening the body of Christ. John travels extensively in the United States and around the world representing Christ under the banner of “Elijah International Ministries.” John is best known to many for the prophetic gift that flows in his ministry of preaching the Word as well as personal ministry words.
John has been a missionary church planter working in Ecuador and Peru for the last 32 years. He is currently pastoring an Arco Church in Cuenca. He is also the coordinating elder of Arco Ministries, a network of 15 churches in Ecuador, Brazil and Cuba. Arco has a wide range of ministries. These include 1,400 children in after school programs in collaboration with Compassion International, a Christian FM radio station, a hospital for the poor, a K-12 school, and 8 yearly medical outreaches run in conjunction with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations. His gifting and commitment to leadership development and team building is evidenced in the healthy and growing ministries and churches he helps oversee.
David has been active in ministry since coming to Christ in 1970. He has ministered with accuracy and integrity in churches across the U.S. as well as in the foreign field. He has fathered, discipled, and raised up many leaders in the Body of Christ. Along with his wife, Johnnie Gail, he travels throughout the country, strengthening, equipping, encouraging, and imparting life to the Body of Christ. David has planted and helped plant churches, functioned as both an elder and a prophet, pastored and co-pastored, and now provides apostolic care for a small group of churches. Over the years, he has taken several apostolic teams into Kenya to help the churches there. David and Johnnie Gail have been married for 45+ years, have 5 children, 7 grandchildren, and a growing number of great-grandchild.
Terry King has ministered full time since 1972. When the church Terry led in the early 70s began to grow rapidly, a study of the New Testament led him to a model of leadership development that produced paid and volunteer staff from within. Dozens of individuals were launched into vocational ministry all over the globe. In 1983 Terry transitioned into full time into leadership training in Zimbabwe and later in the Philippines. Since 1993 his base has been in Maryland, reaching across the USA and serving in 41 nations. In addition to global travel, Terry’s heart for the kingdom of God motivates him to be involved in leadership in several community organizations in his home area as well.
Aspher is the leader of the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe. The AFM is the fruit of the work of John G Lake who first came to South Africa after leaving the Azusa revival in early 1908. In recent years, a powerful work of our Lord has added over one million members to the AFM in Zimbabwe. Pastor Madziyire’s humble demeanor illustrates the powerful servant leadership he gives this group of churches.
He and his wife are the founders and co-pastors of Victory Tabernacle. He is also the former Principal (President) of Phumelela Bible College, a Bible college that has former students throughout the Southern African countries and Sweden. He left this post in December 2008 to focus more on the growing demands of Victory Tabernacle.
Pastor Manaka was the editor of an HIV/AIDS manual that is used as reference in cell groups/small group ministry in six African countries (Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe). The book is also being used in Sweden and was translated for use in India.
His experiences range from teaching at a High School, Church-planting, Pastoring and lecturing at Bible Colleges in Zimbabwe, Sweden and South Africa. He runs HIV/AIDS awareness and counseling services in South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and India and has served in the boards of the Swartfontein Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre (aimed at substance abusers) and the Phaphamani Home Based Care for People Living with HIV.
Pastor Manaka has a passion for preaching and teaching the word of God. The word becomes flesh in his pulpit and social ministries.
Owen is married to Jennifer and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three children and four grandchildren. Owen began church planting in 1968, began work with a second church in the mid-nineties and is currently working with a third. He has travelled extensively in ministry and been heavily involved in building three buildings along with building his own airplane which has been mainly used for ministry.
James, (known as Jim), grew up in Alaska and from a small child commercial fished every summer with his family. Jim enjoyed rock climbing, skiing, fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities. At 20, God showed him how empty his life was and he realized that he needed God. After he committed his life to the Lord, he attended Bible College and applied his understanding into different areas of ministry in the local church, from usher, to children’s worker, to deacon, to elder, to pastor. He has a passion for the nations to be discipled and went on short-term mission trips prior to God calling him, his wife Tanya, and their four children to move to Hungary as missionaries. Following God one step at a time, he was led to join Ellel Ministries in 2005. He is now the Director of Ellel Ministries Central & Eastern Europe Development Centre. He is also an ordained pastor and loves to build up and encourage the body of Christ internationally.
Tanya was raised in a Christian home and lived several years on the mission field with her parents. She felt personally called by God to the nations from the age of 12. She worked various office jobs as well as volunteering in many different areas in her local church in Anchorage, Alaska, before she and her husband Jim were directed by God to move to Budapest, Hungary, as missionaries in January 2003. She was introduced to Ellel Ministries in June of 2003 and God has clearly called both her and Jim to become progressively more involved in the ministry. She currently is the Deputy Director of Ellel Ministries Central & Eastern Europe Development Centre, where, with her husband Jim, she travels to the countries of the former Soviet Union and satellite nations teaching and ministering God’s healing. She has a desire to see people walking into the fullness of God’s purposes for their lives. She has a real gifting for teaching and administration and when not working enjoys playing the flute, reading, and spending time on the computer. She also has four adult children and one grandson, with a second grandchild on the way.
Luis Rodriguez Figueroa
Luis Rodriguez Figueroa
Luis is a true example of an apostolic leader, one who is strong and yet servant-like, given to raising up and promoting others. He and his wife Clara founded Iglesia de Las Naciones – Vida Nueva (Church of The Nations – New Life) and out of that original root seven strong churches have been planted in the Bucaramanga region of Northern Colombia.
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John is the Founder and Chair of the LifeLine Group. The LifeLine Group includes LifeLine Community Church, LifeLine Community Projects (LCP), LifeLine Network International (LNI) and Community Resources.
LifeLine Community Church was established in East London over 40 years ago and from John’s vision and direction has pioneered community projects both locally and internationally. Projects are designed to equip and enable people to realise that they can make a difference and transform their lives, their families and their communities.
These community projects have been established across East London and overseas in the network of churches joined with LifeLine and for over thirty years John has ministered extensively throughout the United States, Africa and the Caribbean, building relationships and encouraging the leadership teams and churches.
Logan Sparling was born again in October of 1966 and began preparing for ministry within weeks of his conversion. He served as pastor in five local churches until July 1997 when he became director of Christian Life Ministries International (CLMI), a networking ministry dedicated to ‘strengthening the brethren’. Currently CLMI serves several local congregations in the U.S. and ministries in the UK, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Peru. Logan has earned a bachelor’s degree from Huntington University, a Master of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. Logan and Carolyn were married in January 2005 after their previous mates were ‘promoted to glory’. Carolyn is a retired RN and has worked with medical mission teams in Haiti. Together they have six grown children and fifteen grandchildren.
“The fatherless now becomes a father of the multitudes.” These words spoken to Sunday Taniegra by the AIM apostolic team several years ago are becoming the very foundation of his effective ministry as a ministry leader. Sunday is the Senior Pastor of Awake International Ministries in Quezon city, Philippines, a church geared towards winning souls and making disciples. Sunday is a behaviorist by profession and is being used by God in leadership training seminars, life coaching, counseling and mentoring relationships with students, marketplace and church leaders. Abandoned by his father during his teen years, he now stands as a spiritual father to many believers, particularly young professionals. Sunday believes in the greatness of God in his life and is pursuing the call of instilling greatness in the hearts of other people and leading them to a life of faith in God.
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Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life in Hagerstown, Maryland for the past 33 years, where he is now an Elder and a home missionary. He is currently an Advisor at Large for Aglow International. Bill faithfully served in Prison Ministry at Mount Hope for 23 years and now travels full-time, both in the U.S and internationally, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. “Humility and Humor” characterize his ministry as he brings forth a fresh word that is “in season” proclaiming the word of the Lord! The shofar (or ram’s horn) is often used in his meetings breaking the powers of darkness over regions, churches and house-holds. The shofar represents God’s breath blowing into the nostrils of His people, reviving them and awakening the lost. Many of God’s messages, Which Bill ministers prophetically come out of his every-day life with his family and friends. Bill’s wife, Dagmar, ministers at times with him. They have three children: Naomi, Danielle and Joel.