Brian Johnson Director of Education G.O. Ministries
Brian Johnson loves God's Word, loves to communicate the truth of God's Word, and loves to help others to effectively and accurately teach God's Word. For several years Brian has travelled with G.O. Ministries to the Dominican Republic and Haiti to train pastors and church leaders. In May 2009 he and his wife, Josanne, discerned God calling Brian to serve in this capacity full-time. In May 2010, Brian began working full-time with G.O. Ministries in the education of national church leaders and ministry staff in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the U.S. and elsewhere. He and others at G.O. Ministries are establishing a full-time ministry training center in Santiago, DR.
Previous to responding to this call, Brian taught at Lincoln Christian College where he was an associate professor of New Testament. Before that, he and his family lived in Aberdeen, Scotland for three years where Brian pursued a Ph.D. in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen. Brian had held preaching ministries before that as well as teaching for three years in two different institutions of higher education.
Brian often speaks and teaches both in the US and internationally. He frequently presents papers at scholarly conferences both nationally and internationally. He has read papers at several Society of Biblical Literature International Meetings including the ones held in Edinburgh, Scotland; Grönigen, The Netherlands; Cambridge, England; and Vienna, Austria. Additionally, he has read at the main and regional Society of Biblical Literature Meetings, main and regional meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society, as well as meetings of other professional societies.
G.O. Ministries seeks to empower the local community to carry on the work of spreading the gospel, rebuilding community and establish lasting change. They facilitate churches, medical clinics, sports outreach, nutrition centers, and Christian schools. G.O. ministries also trains and equips the local people to foster a self sustaining Christ centered community to insure lasting and rooted change.
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Caleb & Christy Phillips CMF International Chaing Mai, Thailand
Caleb and Christy Phillips first developed a passion for the world while attending Ozark Christian College. They decided to devote their lives to serve on the mission field following a ministry in Brazil and serving with CMF International in a orphanage and an impoverished village in Asia. While there they fell in love with orphans and people living in extreme poverty. There are now serving in the northern city of Chiang Mai, Thailand in a team outreach ministry into underserved communities. The goal is to transforma lives through creating holistic ministries that bring the Buddhist poor into God's Kingdom. The team uses a combination of Community Health Evangelsim strategies along with microfinance projects to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of the poor.
Here are a few of the ways the team members minister to the poor in northern Thailand:
- Assist with development programs at several children's homes.
- Develop models of sustainability for poor communities and orphanages.
- Provide training in technologies such as aquaponics to help provide sustainable food sources.
- Work with national schools to teach holistic health to Thai children.
- Share the Good News in a relational way through daily activities.
In Bankok, they partner with the Urban Neighbors of Hope in the city's largest slum. The international campus ministry, The Grapevine, works on the Thammasat University campus building relationships and an evangelistic community among Buddhist Thai students. Caleb and Christy are devoted to bringing the hope and peace of Jesus to the unreached peoples of the world.
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