global missions

In line with our mission, to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth, we have partnered financially with three missionary families, Tim & Colleen Stevenson- Uganda, Mike & Heather Webb-Africa, and David & Barbara Miller- Latin America.  We also partner in prayer with Daniel & Christy Kihm and Zach & Esther Motts.  In addition to partnering financially, we have sent missionary teams to Uganda for the last 4 years and have a trip currently scheduled for November of 2018.

Our church also has over 70 children sponsored through Children of Promise, many of which attend the East Canton Church of God Nursery and Primary School in Gulu, Uganda.  

Each year in November, our youth and kids partner with Global Missions to collect items for Operation Christmas Child.  In 2017, we were able to pack and send nearly 200 shoeboxes!

tim & colleen stevenson

Tim & Colleen Stevenson, missionaries to Uganda. Under Global Missions, they are serving the church in the area of project development in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo (DR), and South Sudan. They manage the TAPP (AIDS ministry) program. As they work with Kinderhilfswerk, they are expanding building programs, well drilling and sponsorship programs. Both are serving on the board of Heritage International School, an international school located in Kampala. The Stevenson’s began serving in Uganda as special assignment missionaries, initially working to build and develop a single educational institution. Since then, they have developed 163 Church of God schools in Uganda, as well as starting others in neighboring countries. They assist children in sponsorship programs, either within the schools or in personal networking through programs such as Children of Promise (United States), Furaha (Canada), Kinderhilfswerk (Germany), or Compassion International and Samaritan’s Purse. Tim and Colleen, both missionary kids, came to Africa as young children and have been part of the developing continent since the 1950s and 1960s respectively. Their four children—Tiffany, Natasha, Jesse, and Logan—continue as the third generation of their family who have enjoyed the beautiful continent and the hospitality of its people. With years of experience, a passion for the work of God and the African continent, Tim and Colleen are an example of what missionary life is—sacrifice, dedication and teamwork. To support the Stevensons, go here

mike & heather webb

Mike & Heather Webb, Regional Coordinators for Africa. Serving as regional coordinators in Africa, working with missionaries and national leaders. Assisting with ministry vision and strategy for specific countries and the region. Mike grew up in the Church of God and at age four went on his first mission trip with his family. He holds a BA in educational ministries with an emphasis in cross-cultural ministry from Huntington College (now University), an MA in missions and intercultural studies from Wheaton College, and a doctorate of intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also an ordained minister of the Church of God and served for two years as a pastor in Ohio. Heather’s call to international ministry came in high school and was confirmed on a mission trip to Haiti. She holds a BS in educational ministries from Huntington College (now University) and an AAS in nursing from University of Cincinnati. Mike and Heather were married in 2000 and are the parents of Madalyn (Maddy). Mike and Heather served for two years with Global Missions in Southeast Asia as educators at an international Christian school. The Webbs also served for five years in Tanzania, where they worked as administrators for a Church of God tailoring school and revitalized the Theological Education by Extension (TEE) program for the Church of God. In 2012, the Webbs completed their assignment with Global Missions and began a new ministry at h.e.a.r.t. Institute, where they serve as the academic liaison and public relations coordinator. Mike and Heather have been appointed as the new regional coordinators for Africa and will be residing in Tanzania. To support the Webbs, go here

Dave & barbara miller

Dave & Barbara Miller, Regional Coordinators to Latin America. Discipling the nations of Latin America in cooperation with local Church of God assemblies. Equipping Latin Americans for bi-vocational ministry and tent-making missions. Providing pastoral care and professional guidance to Church of God missionaries and their families in the region. The Millers first went to South America with the Missionary Board of the Church of God in 1980. After a year of language study in Costa Rica, they moved on to Bolivia, where they stayed and ministered for the next twenty-one years, during which time the Bolivian church expanded at a steady pace from 82 to more than 230 local congregations. Barbara spent her early years in the Belgian Congo and Zimbabwe as the daughter of United Methodist missionaries. Of her call to missions, she says, “From an early age, I felt the call to be involved in cross-cultural ministry. This was confirmed in1974 when I attended the Urbana Missions Conference at the University of Illinois.” Dave’s call to missions came during his first semester at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. A speaker had shared that 94 percent of trained Christian workers serve in North America, which represents only 7 percent of the world’s population. He was disturbed by the facts and felt that “somebody ought to do something about it.” God heard him, and Dave heard His voice saying, “Okay, you’re somebody, Dave. What are you going to do about it?” Dave’s family first began attending the Church of God in Akron, Indiana, when he was 7 years old, but it was while attending camp meeting in Anderson that he accepted Jesus Christ at the age of 16. To support the Millers, go here.

children of promise

As the child sponsorship ministry of the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana, Children of Promise partners with Church of God congregations in 29 countries across the globe to provide food, schooling, health care, and spiritual nurture to children in need. Begun in 1992, the ministry now reaches children in poor, isolated villages as well as those in teeming, urban slums. Wherever children need help, Children of Promise wants to be there.  Go here for more information on sponsoring a child.



The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.  Go here to pack a Shoebox!