Global Missions of WBC:

 
 
The mission God has given His church is to make disciples, therefore we will proclaim His message of salvation and show the love of Christ in our church, our community, and the world. In keeping with this core value, Waxhaw Bible Church hosts monthly Global Missions Nights (typically on third Thursdays, but please check the calendar or newsletter). Below are highlights of most of the global missionaries with whom we partner. More information can be found at their ministry links.
 
 

Lars & Kathy Huttar

 

Stephen & Amber Clement

Stephen and Amber Clement have been serving with Ethnos 360 in Brazil since February, 2015. They live near a people group in the Amazon area and have a three-fold role as support workers, evangelists, and disciple-makers. As support workers, their job is to assist missionaries who live in the communities up river. As evangelists, they try to break through cultural barriers and years of lies by teaching through the Bible chronologically. As disciple-makers in their community, they try to find the true believers and help them grow in their walk with the Lord and bring them along as they evangelize so they can grow in confidence to share with others about what Christ has done for them. Their goal is to remain in Brazil until a mature church has been established. Stephen and Amber have three children, two of whom were born in Brazil. 
 
 
 

Matt & Erica Schmidt

The Schmidts, along with an amazing team, started Engage 360 in 2018 after being involved with urban and college ministry for 15 years. Realizing the potential for greater impact by serving the local church directly, E360 was launched to help Christians effectively reach their own diverse communities. Engage 360 is a ministry that exists to help train Christians how to have spiritual conversations in everyday life that lead to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. E360 has developed a simple, but effective training process that can be done through live, online, or small group formats.  In a culture that is increasingly moving away from biblical Christianity, there is a growing need for Christians to know what they believe and how to effectively share their faith with people from a variety of different worldviews. By engaging the heart and mind, Engage 360 seeks to see every disciple trained and the world engaged. Matt and Erica currently live in the greater Charlotte area with their five wonderful children. 

 
 

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Mike & Faith Axman

The Axmans are Reach Beyond missionaries serving with SonSet Solutions (former HCJB Global Technology Center) in Elkhart, Indiana. Mike designs equipment that is used by Christian radio stations in more than one hundred countries and gives technical support to ministry partners around the world. Mike and Faith both came to Christ as young adults and met while students at Moody Bible Institute. They have served as missionaries since 1969—with Far East Broadcasting Company in Okinawa and Korea, Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea and Waxhaw, and Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global) in Elkhart.

 

 

 

Oak Hills Fellowship

Brian & Becky Eastling

Brian and Becky Eastling serve with Oak Hills Fellowship at Camp Oak Hills. Brian is the Program Director in charge of programming, staff recruitment, and staff training. Camp Oak Hills is located along the picturesque shore of Lake Marquette in northern Minnesota, near Bemidji. It offers a quality Christian camp experience for youth, while pursuing a vision for year-round ministry to families and adults. They began this assignment in 2008. The Eastlings served with Child Evangelism Fellowship from 1999-2008 at camps in Indiana and Illinois.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jeff & Deanne Boesel

Deänne and Jeff Boesel serve on the leadership team for OC International, with Deänne directing the Membercare Department and Jeff directing the Mobilization Department. In addition, Deänne leads the OC Global Care team, providing care for all of OC’s US-sent workers around the world. Jeff speaks and writes about mobilizing others for kingdom work. They live and work from Colorado Springs, though much of their time is spent on the road. Their four children are grown and they have eight grandchildren!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Word of Life Fellowship

Airton & Vera Moura

The Mouras have been with Word of Life for 43 years. For many years Airton and Vera served at Word of Life youth camp in São Paulo and Curitiba. In July 2000 Airton returned to the Seminary as a resident professor. In 2011, after getting a Doctor of Ministry Degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, he has been working as a mentor and professor in the postgraduate program at Word of Life Bible Seminary in Atibaia, Sao Paulo. Besides his assignments with the Master´s program, He is involved with the resident undergraduate program, mentoring married students, and teaches courses on Biblical Counseling. Airton is an ordained pastor and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Atibaia Paulo, a congregation of 1300 members, where he has already served as Associate Pastor. Vera is involved in the seminary resident program in a ministry with the wives of the resident students. The Mouras have three children (Melisse, Cindy, and David, all married) and have 8 grandchildren.

 
 
 
 

Keith & Heidi Barkman

Keith and Heidi Barkman serve in Brazil with Wycliffe Bible Translators. They have two grown children, Tim and Hanna, and have worked for over 30 years in Brazil with a particular people group, learning the language and culture, translating the New Testament into their language, and giving informal teaching to the children. For most of their career there was little to no response to the message of Jesus. After the final read through of the whole New Testament, the handful of believers met together and decided to record an audio version first as the best way to publish the translation. During that year people began to respond to the message of the Scriptures and turn to Jesus. The audio recording was dedicated in August of 2019. By that time a church had been born with its own leadership and structure. Since then, the text was published along with the audio online in a Scripture app, found at scriptureearth.org. It also has been published in book form by the Brazilian Bible Society, with the first copies arriving in the village in January of 2020.  

 

Wycliffe Bible Translators

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Phil & Peggy Janofski

Phil and Peggy Janofski are serving missions through aviation support and medical resourcing at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw. Phil serves in the aviation research and development department using his CADD skills to draw, design, and simulate operation of airframe and power plant resources. These drawings are used to enhance safety, test new products to reduce maintenance time, and train future pilots and mechanics heading to fields worldwide. Prototypes are often produced on 3D printers to move the design process forward faster than earlier possible.

Peggy is the Director of the JAARS Health Services clinic. She oversees a team of front desk workers, RNs, a Phlebotomist, a Physician’s Assistant, and doctors as they provide health care for missionaries at JAARS and those transitioning to and from fields of service. Phil and Peggy have two adult daughters, Ashley and Brittany.

 
 
Access Partners

Bob & Caroline Thomas

Bob and Carrie Thomas have been serving with Access Partners for over five years in Southeast Asia. They have done medical work, lay pastor training, and teaching of ESL in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam, and China. They have also done follow-up work in the southern Philippines among the Teduray people with whom Bob worked as a WBT missionary in the 1980’s and 90’s.

 The purpose of Access Partners, a mission formed by retired Wycliffe Bible Translators missionaries, is to partner with any evangelical ministry in order to gain access to unreached people groups in Asia and around the world.

 
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