Missions 2018-08-29T14:33:33+00:00

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:8

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 in general any of the missionaries that we support, click HERE. To support a specific missionary, please go to their own webpage link if provided. 

Local & State

John Merrill (Son Works)

Ken Anderson – Ken works with an international missions organization that cannot be named online due to security measures. Through this organization, he provides onsite intensive extension biblical training designed to multiply servant leaders in countries with little or no access to biblical training due to persecution or other obstacles.

Andrew & Bonnie Burger (Campus Crusade for Christ “Cru”) – We believe that if you reach college students today, you will reach the world tomorrow. We are trusting God to move, as we share the Gospel, build up our students in their faith, and send them to the world to multiply their faith!

Josh & Adrienne Payne (Cru) – Josh is the Ministry Team Leader for CRU at CSU Chico and Butte College. Through Cru, the Paynes are building spiritual movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus. To learn more about the Payne family, click HERE.

Evan & Kelly Peterson (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 college students at Chico State University and Butte College as a team leader for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Their vision is for every student to have the chance to be seen, known and loved by God and their community. Please pray for the American and International students they are reaching.  To learn more about Chico State InterVarsity, click HERE.

Joel and Virginia Cook (AWANA NorCal) – Joel and Virginia have served northern California since 2007. As Awana Missionaries, they serve the local churches that are considering using Awana and provide all the training to get the club started. They also provide on-going training as needed and organize a fall conference to equip leaders to reach kids so they can change the world.

Caleb & Alexius Alldrin (Campus Crusade for Christ “Cru”) – We seek to engage college students in San Francisco with the Gospel, a hope often hidden in this fast-paced, disillusioned culture. There is a great need in America’s cities for the body of Christ to bridge racial, cultural, and economic barriers with Christ’s love. We hope to empower and equip students to live into their identity in Christ and be mobilized to steward their gifts toward the Great Commission. Click HERE to learn more.


Luke & Megan Bryant (Campus Crusade for Christ “Cru”) – We have the great opportunity and blessing to share the Gospel with students at San Jose State and beyond, get to disciple them, and help them multiply their faith with co-workers, classmates, and family. We have a vision for multiplying movements through the Bay Area and world so that everyone has a chance to respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ. To learn more about San Jose State Cru, click HERE . To learn more about the Bryant family, click HERE.


Peter & Tanya Kinney (Cadence International) – Our family directs a Hospitality House Ministry that serves Luke Air Force Base. We share the gospel and our lives with the military community, our primary focus being with young, single airmen. We provide a home away from home for these young men and women – to love, disciple, mentor and be present in their lives. Click HERE to learn more.

Stephen & Kelsey Collins (Redemption Church) – Stephen is a pastor-in-training at Redemption Church, a new church of about 7 months. Kelsey is also a church intern working with art and design, hospitality and getting people plugged in. Click HERE to learn more.

Josh & Kelley Otto (Cru) – The Otto’s mission is to see the college students of Puerto Rico won to Christ, built up in their faith, and sent out to reach their island – and ultimately the world – with the Gospel. Still in the wake of the destruction of Hurricane Maria and grappling with a debt of over 70 billion dollars, Puerto Rico is in a very unique place right now and needs believers to share the true Gospel more than ever. Their desire is to be a part of seeing God do an incredible work in this difficult season of Puerto Rico, specifically through college students who are poised to be key influencers.


Jon & Jenny Davis (World Venture) – Jon and Jenny Davis have worked in Uganda since 2007. Jon has founded The Ideas Workshop which is an organization that combines Bible study and life on life discipleship with trade training and a metal fabrication workshop. Jenny has started a lending library which serves national families who are in full time ministry with homeschooling resources. They have 3 children, Meg, Dan, and Emily. For more information on The Ideas Workshop, 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).

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.

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.

Micah & Taryn Wilson (Students International) – With Students International, Micah and Taryn are focused on community development through Holistic Ministry. They will be joining a team made up of Nicaraguan’s and North Americans ministering to the local community through sites such as education, health care, microfinance, and social work. Micah will be working with local farmers developing more sustainable farming practices, introducing organic fertilizer and helping develop irrigation infrastructure. For more information on the Wilson family, click HERE.

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) – 127 million Japanese have almost no access to the Gospel. Since 1995 Tim and Susan Driscoll have been involved in church planting, evangelism and discipleship with OMF in Japan. They know that God will continue to build His church as they equip and train Japanese and missionaries to reach Japan for Christ. To learn more about the Driscolls, click HERE.

Matt & Karissa Long (Ethnos 360 – formerly called New Tribes Mission) – Matt and Karissa are in the process of learning the national language and culture of Papua New Guinea. Their hope is to move into an unreached tribe, learn their language, teach literacy, translate the Bible, and plant a church. To learn more about the Long family, click HERE.

Vitaly & Marina Petrov (Trinity Video Seminary “TVSeminary”) – In order to fulfill our mission statement “To teach the truth of God’s word to the most people using the best available teachers and methods,” we choose to develop worldwide online Distance Learning Educational program on the Bachelor and Master level that is based on professional videotaping of Theological and Bible courses. Then we edit, dub over and organize these courses into user-friendly Moodle based online programs for students that are speaking different languages of FSU and other countries. We have already recorded over 150 courses and seminars (over 2500 actual hours of video). We also have over 2600 of our own online students in more then 40 countries (and we are adding about 100 new student every month). Many other Christian Schools and organizations in the world (include TEDS, Chicago) are also using for their students our video lectures and online courses incorporated in their curriculum and programs. Click HERE to learn more about TVS and go to our YouTube channel HERE for free access to TVS courses.

Henry & Nicky Wang (Ripe for Harvest) – Henry and Nicky work to see indiginously led, Biblically-based house churches established in unreached areas of East Asia.  They do church planting, leadership training, evangelism, discipleship, and Bible instruction.  They also take regular trips to orphanages to bring love and care to the orphans there. To learn more about Wang family, click HERE.

Russ & Shar W (Pioneers) – Russ and Shar are serving in church planting, education and community development in SE Asia. They are working with nationals and internationals in a disciple-making ministry. For more information contact the church office.

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.

Kevin & Leah Book-Satterlee (United World Mission) – Kevin and Leah are on a one- to two-year experiential missionary apprenticeship program based on Immersion, Incarnation, and Innovation alongside national leadership. For more information, click HERE.