The Evangelical Free Church of Chico (EFCC) believes this Scripture and puts it into action. We support missionaries in Chico, the United States and in foreign countries. We also provide opportunities for individuals and families to experience the mission field for themselves through service to the local community in Chico and trips to other countries. In past we have coordinated trips to Mexico, Guatemala, Russia and South Africa.
If you would like to help financially support any of the missionaries that we support, click HERE.
Local & State
John Merrill (Son Works)
Josh & Kelley Otto (Campus Crusade for Christ “CRU”) – Josh is the Ministry Team Leader for CRU at CSU Chico and Butte College.
Andrew & Bonnie Burger (CRU)- Andrew and Bonnie have completed many mission trips with college-aged focus groups during the summers.
Josh & Adrienne Payne (CRU)
Evan & Kelly Peterson (CRU)
Hanna Baylis (CRU)
Megan O’Mara (CRU)
CRU is a college ministry that desires everyone to know someone who is truly following Jesus. To learn more about Chico Cru, click HERE.
Alyssa Read (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) – Alyssa works with international students through InterVarsity at Chico State University. To learn more about Chico State InterVarsity, click HERE.
Henry & Alice Mutua (Africa International University) -Henry trains, mentors and supervises graduate students within their two to three-year study program at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. Alice is growing in her teaching ministry in the area of counseling psychology (both theory and practice) to young university students whose lives are at cross-roads (due to clash of modernity and African culture)
Sarah McLaughlin (YWAM) – Sarah leads the School of Biblical studies, teaching, mentoring and grading students. Click HERE to learn more.
Spas & Christina Stoimenovi (Global Outreach International) – The Stoimenovi’s work with orphaned and abandoned children in Bulgaria, sharing the love of Christ and equipping them with skills for a better future. They work with the Bulgarian church to grow and strengthen it through this ministry.
Ben & Jeanne Beckner (International Messengers) – “Mobilizing French Churches for Cross-cultural and Global Mission.” The Beckners planted churches with ReachGlobal in Belgium from 1978 to 1996. Ben and Jeanne relocated to Lyon, France, in 1997 to lead the ReachGlobal West Europe Area in its church planting efforts in five countries through training and mentoring until 2005. Since their move to Lyon until the present time, Ben and Jeanne have been involved in local ministry in France’s second largest city through participation in a church plant, Christian Literature Outreach, and leading Bible study groups in both French and international churches. Ben founded (in 2004) and still directs a French nonprofit, Français Sans Frontières, which trains and mobilizes French believers and churches in cross-cultural and international outreach using French language forums in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and in North Africa. Ben and Jeanne transferred from ReachGlobal to International Messengers in 2010. Since 2012, Ben is serving as adjunct professor of missions at the Geneva Bible Institute in Switzerland and has published articles in missiological and historical journals in both France and North America. Click HERE to learn more.
Tim & Susan Driscoll (OMF International) – Tim pastors and leads Bible studies in Japan. Susan facilitates workshops for missionaries going home for furlough. To learn more about the Driscolls, click HERE.
R & S Wiesner (Pioneers) – The Weisner’s ministry is to pray and to find ways for their family to use their ministries to serve here in the states and in Malaysia.
Matt & Karissa Long (New Tribes Mission “NTM”)
Kurt & Sally Kovach (Overseas Missionary Fellowship “OMF”) – Planting house churches among Muslim peoples by mobilizing Christian workers from all over the world. Kurt is a field placement director for OMF. He mobilizes and trains candidates for church placements and services in South East Asia.
Summer Root (Pioneers) – Summer serves as a church planter and literacy teacher in the remote Northeast corner of Uganda bordering South Sudan and Kenya. She serves this area with a young woman from Michigan who teaches economic skills and a couple from Germany who are a veterinarian and a theologian.