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, Panama, 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
Ian Carlisle (Ambassadors of Reconciliation Ministries “ARM”) – Ian and his wife Roxanne live in Oroville, CA, where since 2012 Ian serves as Lead Chaplain and founding CEO of ARM, a jail chaplaincy outreach to inmates in the Butte County Jail. He visits inmates, recruits and trains mentors who meet weekly with inmates for discipleship training with our Navigators curriculum, and recruits, trains and equips inmate leaders in the jail pods to facilitate daily Bible study, prayer, spiritual growth and evangelism among the inmates themselves. Ian also meets with pastors and churches in Butte County to challenge and train them to reach out to “the least of these” right here among us. To learn more about ARM, click HERE.
John Merrill (Son Works)
Andrew & Bonnie Burger (Campus Crusade for Christ “Cru”) – Andrew and Bonnie are team leaders with Cru at CSU Chico and Butte College. “Our passion is reaching college students, building them up in their faith and sending them out in their faith into the world! Through Cru, we are trusting God to build spiritual movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus.”
Josh & Adrienne Payne (Cru) – Josh is the Ministry Team Leader for CRU at CSU Chico and Butte College. “Cru is a caring community, passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. We are trusting God to change lives by the power of His gospel at Chico State, Butte College and beyond!”
To learn more about the Payne family, 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.
To learn more about the Cooks, click HERE.
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.”
To learn more about San Francisco Cru, click HERE .
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 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.
To learn more about the Kinney family and Cadence International, click HERE.
Josh & Kelley Otto (Cru) – “Our 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 – not only in their territory, but everywhere they go.
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 is enlarging their lending library for both national and missionary homeschooling families. They have 3 children, Meg, Dan, and Emily.
To learn more about The Ideas Workshop, click HERE.
Spas & Christina Stoimenovi (Global Outreach International) – The Stoimenovi family works with orphans and children-at-risk in Bulgaria. Their goal is to share God’s love with children without parental care, while helping them to discover and use their God-given talents. Their purpose is for these children to have eternal life in Christ while living full lives here on earth and in turn, shining God’s light throughout Bulgarian society.
To learn more about the Stoimenovi family, click HERE.
Ben & Jeanne Beckner (International Messengers) – Ben and Jeanne, who serve with the International Messengers, relocated in September of 2018 from Lyon to Perpignan, France. Ben is professor of missiology at the Geneva Bible Institute and Academic Dean of their missionary training track. He is also Founder and Director of Francais Sans Frontiers (French Without Borders), a French nonprofit which uses language teaching as a training tool for cross-cultural outreach and communication. Both Ben and Jeanne are involved locally in their church and city.
To learn more about International Messengers, click HERE.
Tim & Susan Driscoll (OMF International) – Tim and Susan Driscoll are leading the OMF Kanto area missionaries and short term workers, helping OMF’s work in Japan to be strategic and the missionaries to be joyful and effective. They are mobilizing more workers, training missionaries and equipping the Japanese church to reach the 99% of Japanese who have not heard the Gospel.
To learn more about the Driscoll family, click HERE.
Matt & Karissa Long (Ethnos 360 – formerly called New Tribes Mission) – “Our goal is to go to an unreached people group, learn their language, teach literacy, translate the Bible, and teach God’s Word to them. The end goal is to help plant a self-functioning mature church that can then reach others. Right now we are teaching at a school for missionary kids in Papua New Guinea as we wait for more families to join our team.”
To learn more about the Long family, click HERE.
Vitaly & Marina Petrov (Trinity Video Seminary “TVSeminary”) -TVSEMINARY – Is a worldwide Evangelical Online School located in Russia. TVSEMINARY staff Recording, Editing and Dubbing over into other languages, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level courses from TEDS and other schools for over 4000 its own registered students. TVSEMINARY also freely distribute on its online free Channels all video lectures in over 150 countries with millions of viewings in the last several years. To learn more about TVS, click HERE.
Go to our YouTube channel HERE for free access to TVS courses.
Ken & Nancy Anderson (Biblical Education by Extension “BEE”) – The Andersons are serving as itinerant missionaries in East Asia by providing biblical and missiological training for pastors, leaders and missionary practitioners.
More specific information is available by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Already, they’ve seen 2 indigenous churches planted in 2 different cities and they’re currently working on starting a 3rd church in another city.
To learn more about Wang family, click HERE.
Russ & Shar W (Pioneers) –Russ and Shar are serving in education and great commission work in SE Asia. They work with international and national families in a disciple-making and education. For more information contact the church office.
Kevin & Leah Book-Satterlee (United World Mission) – Kevin and Leah direct a one-year mission apprenticeship program base on Immersion, Incarnation, and Innovation alongside national ministerial leadership. Besides seeing young adults explore their missional call by participating in what God is doing cross-culturally, Leah and Kevin have a passion to equip churches to engage their local communities missionally. They have a passion to proclaim and demonstrate Christ’s transformative Gospel particularly in post-Christian contexts.
To learn more about the Book-Satterlee family and Avance Espana, click HERE.