UK Missionary Profiles
The work One Mission Society missionaries do every day goes beyond that of your average day job. Through the application of biblical principles, the people of OMS bring both physical and spiritual hope to thousands around the globe. Find out more about what our missionaries from the UK are doing around the world by clicking on their profiles below. If you're interested in joining us and being part of what God is doing through OMS, you can discover more on our
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Andrew Black - United Kingdom
Andrew is from Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. He came to faith in Christ as a 13-year-old boy. At a mission on Good Friday 1996 he made a vow that he would serve God in full time ministry.
It was on an
OMS trip to Mexico in 2007, that he was challenged about mission, specifically about the need in Ireland. After joining a team to Roscommon in 2008, it became clear that God was calling Andrew into ministry. On hearing the pastor preach on Ecclesiastes 5:4, it reminded him of the vow he made to God as a 13-year-old boy. “ When you make a vow to God do not delay to pay for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed”. He prayed that God would make it possible for him to go to Bible College - three days later he was made redundant from his job!
At the end of his second year in college, Andrew took part in a cross-cultural placement with
OMS in Mozambique. On his return, he prayed to God “ Wherever you want me to go I will go”. Six weeks later, he happened to bump into the Head of Calvary Mission in Westport, and was offered the opportunity to get involved in church planting in Co Mayo. He later received the recruitment needs, ‘ ...there are 72 towns in the Republic of Ireland without any Christian witness...’. That day, he happened to be reading Luke 4. Verse 43 leapt from the page. Jesus said, “ I must go and preach the Kingdom of God in the other towns also for I was sent for this purpose”. Andrew rejoices in God’s clear call on his life and sees it as such a wonderful opportunity for him to express his love for God by offering his life as a living sacrifice to Him.
Andrew is currently funding. He hopes to move to Co. Mayo in 2013 to serve with one of the Every Community for Christ church planting teams, based at Calvary Mission.
Bruce and Mabel Callender - Mozambique
Mabel, who is from Ireland, first joined the staff of OMS in1964 to work in the medical clinic in Saraguro, Ecuador. Bruce and Mabel met when he visited Ecuador in 1967. They were married in 1970. A graduate of Emmanuel Bible College in England and the Missionary School of Medicine, Mabel received her master’s degree in social sciences in 1989 from Azusa Pacific University.
Bruce is a 1973 graduate of Fort Wayne Bible College with a B.A. degree in missions. He continued his studies at London Bible College and earned a diploma in theology in 1972 and a B.D. degree in 1982 from the University of London. He studied for one year in the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Bruce and Mabel both taught in the Sinai Bible Institute in Carboncillo in the Southern Andes Mountains, training young Ecuadorians for church leadership in the remote southern mountain region of Ecuador. They were on the original team of missionaries that founded the Christian Bible Church in Guayaquil in 1986-1995.
In 1995, after serving for many years in Ecuador, Bruce and Mabel accepted the challenge to lead the
OMS missionary team which entered Mozambique in 1996. Both served in the founding of the Christian Academy in Mozambique, a school for missionary children, and the Biblical and Theological Seminary of Maputo for the training of pastors and church leaders. The team’s labours in evangelism and church planting brought about the registration of the Living Word Evangelical Church, the first organized OMS-related church in Africa. When Bruce and Mabel finished their assignment in Mozambique in August 2006, there were 13 churches throughout the country and the building for the seminary was nearing completion.
The Callenders have four grown children who have assisted in the family’s missionary endeavours. They have also two grandsons. Bruce and Mabel retired at the end of 2008 but remain involved in the mentoring of
OMS leadership. Bruce and Mabel were asked to return to Mozambique for the dedication of the Biblical and Theological Seminary of Maputo building, which took place on August 15, 2009.
Daniel and Gail Castro - Spain
Gail grew up in the North East of England. She came to the Lord at age 13 at a youth camp. After completing her theological training at Northumbria Bible College she felt a call for missions. In 1990 she left for Costa Rica for language training and in 1991 to Bogota, Colombia.
Having been born in Colombia into a Christian family Daniel felt the call to serve the Lord since he was in his early teenage years. In 1987 he enrolled the Seminario Biblico de Colombia, a theological Seminary founded by OMS. In 1991 he finished his studies and went to work in the Christian Fellowship church in Bogota. There he met Gail and got married in 1993.
Daniel and Gail served in Colombia with
OMS for 16 years in Church Planting, Bible Training, worship and Social Ministries. In 2007 they returned to the UK for home assignment and a period of further Theological training. After completing their studies they felt God directing them to work in Spain where OMS has been serving since 1972.
The Castros share a passion for presenting God’s message in challenging and relevant ways and a commitment to church development and the training of Christian leadership. These will be central to their ministerial involvement in Spain where they will serve in a local church in Madrid. They will also join a team doing evangelistic outreach in various towns north of Madrid.
Daniel and Gail have two daughters, Melissa and Ruth, both born in Colombia.
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness”, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (2Co 4.6, 7)
Steve and Helen Cosslett - Mexico
Steve, Helen and Nisha have just joined the OMS team in Mexico City, after a year of intense language training in Costa Rica. God started preparing them for this move to Mexico way back in 1998 when Helen first became involved in a project with street children there. After spending 15 months working with a Mexican missionary called Fidel Sanchez and with no international organisation to direct the work, she felt a burden from God to find the right organisation and link it up with Fidel and the fledgling project that he was running.
Helen is a registered general nurse, graduating from Edinburgh University in 1995. She returned to her work as a nurse in the UK in 1999, but in 2000 commenced a Dip HE in Applied Theology in order to prepare more adequately for her eventual return to Mexico. After her first trip Helen took several teams to Mexico where many others captured the vision including Steve who joined two of the teams and led subsequent teams as well. At Bible College Helen started making plans to return to Mexico long term, which is when she met
OMS. At the time OMS were working with children in some of the poorer communities, however there was a desire on their part to go further and reach out to homeless children. Therefore the two separate visions came together, as the street children's project needed an organisation like OMS to provide accountability and structure to their work and to empower the national people. So, God brought Helen, the project and OMS together and now 6 years on the partnership continues to flourish and in fact the project is now an integral part of UNIFAM's outreach.
After a 9 month assignment with
OMS in 2004 Helen came home to marry Steve who was just preparing to start a BA (Hons) in Applied Theology, after deciding to leave his job as a Police Officer in England. Steve and Helen actually started their relationship after Steve had been on one of the teams Helen was leading in 2003. Steve and Helen's relationship began and at the same time Steve felt a calling from God to serve in Mexico. In December 2005 they were married and spent the next 3 years living in Dorset, England where Steve completed his degree whilst serving as a student pastor in a local church. During this time their daughter Nisha was born (March 2008). After Steve's graduation in 2008 the family were accepted by OMS and they began fundraising to go back to Mexico. During this time Steve worked in the Chaplaincy department with the Royal Marines, and thankfully after a year God provided the funds they needed and they left for Costa Rica in the summer of 2009. On 27th February 2011 baby Anya was born.
Steve & Helen, Nisha (4), and Anya (1) returned to Mexico City on June 6, 2012 to continue working with the street children project and team, planting churches in downtown Mexico City among the street people and poorer communities in the city.
Donald and Lorraine Coulter - Northern Ireland
Donald joined OMS as Regional Director for N. Ireland in August 2007. His vision is to play his part of encouraging and equipping the Church in N. Ireland to fulfil the Great Commission through praying, giving and going. In January 2012 Donald took up the position of OMS-UK Executive Director.
Donald has been married to Lorraine since June 1982. Lorraine is an Ophthalmic administrator. They have three children. Karen is married to Mark. Jayne is married to Gareth. Ross is currently taking a year out before finishing his final year at Stranmillis University College, Belfast where he is training to be a teacher.
Donald came to know the Lord Jesus as his personal Saviour at 12.45 a.m. on 9th October 1978. As he was brought up in a Christian home, he knew the plan of salvation and the need of the saviour. Yet it wasn’t until he was twenty one years of age and after a period of conviction of his sin that he yielded his life to the Lord.
Donald worked in the commercial world from 1977-2007. He was involved in the agricultural input industry for thirty years. The agri-food industry is the largest industry in N. Ireland. Donald held the positions as Sales Representative, Sales Manager and ultimately Sales Director before being called to leave commercial life to go into full-time Christian Ministry.
Since becoming a Christian, Donald has been involved in lay preaching and teaching ministry. He has been involved with youth work and youth leadership in two churches and has served as a deacon in two churches. Donald had been involved for a number years after his conversion with the Christian Police Association in Co Fermanagh, including organising annual CPA Missions which were used of God in seeing a goodly number come to know the Lord of which a number are now in full-time Christian Service. Before joining
OMS, he served on two short-term mission teams to Romania. In 2005, Donald along with a Pastor friend made a missionary trip to Good News Ministry, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, South India. As well as ministry to Pastors and their wives a series of Gospel meetings were held when again a goodly number came to know the Saviour.
Since joining OMS, in addition to the on-going work in N. Ireland, he has completed his CROSS training at OMS headquarters at Greenwood, Indiana USA, and made field trips to Spain, Haiti, Republic of Ireland and Ecuador.
A key verse that led Donald into full-time Christian Work is :
Say not ye, there are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
Going forward, taking the advice given by Mary concerning Jesus and the message given at Donald and Lorraine's wedding service:
…Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it, is Donald's on-going desire to serve the Lord in whatever way He would have him go.
Tim and Barbara Coyle - Republic of Ireland
Tim was born in the Republic of Ireland, on a farm near the Cavan/Westmeath border. He was raised in the Catholic Church and was quite devout as a boy. As he grew older, though, he became disillusioned with religion and called himself an agnostic. After working in Dublin for several years, he emigrated to America at the age of 25. His plan was to get ahead financially. He found work in California, and for several years he lived there, living only for himself and his own desires. One night he watched Billy Graham on television and was confronted with the gospel of Jesus Christ. His first thought was, “I don’t like this man. He knows all about me!” but very soon after, God changed his heart and he embraced Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour.
In the following years Tim went to college and then to The Master’s Seminary, and met and married Barbara. God opened doors for Tim and Barbara to go and minister in England, where they lived for four years. They were then invited to come and live in Ireland and work with the Irish Baptist Church.
With their children, Tim and Barbara attend and serve at a church-plant in Roscommon Town. Tim is involved in various evangelism and church planting ministries.
Stephen and Pauline Davidson - United Kingdom
Stephen grew up in a non-Christian home but responded to an invitation of a school friend to attend a local church youth club. He joined the boys Crusader group who met at the church and, some months later, made a commitment to Christ at their summer camp when he was aged 17. The young man who led him to Christ had been praying about missionary service and had asked the Lord to help him lead someone to Christ at the camp as confirmation that it was the right thing for him (he went on to serve with OMF first in the South Pacific and later at Faith Academy in the Philippines). Steve met Pauline when her father became the pastor of the church he attended. Pauline had spent her young years as a Missionary Kid (MK) in Nigeria, before her parents had returned to serve with the mission as regional directors. Her mother had led her to Christ as a young child. It was in her teens that she renewed that commitment and became serious about her Christian walk.
The Lord used the challenge of the spiritual legacy Pauline's parents had passed on to make them question what legacy they would leave their own children. Steve had worked for 20 years in banking and Pauline had worked in the Health Service in Nutrition and Dietetics before they began asking God if He wanted them to do something more for Him.
They responded to God's call of full-time Christian work in 1992 and spent 12 years with Action Partners working in Nigeria. Steve worked with the church there, training people in financial administration and computers. He and Pauline had several other roles, including being active in discipling believers through Bible Study Fellowship. Their home was the regular 'coffee and potty stop' for colleagues who worked in rural areas. In 2004 they felt that the Lord was opening the way for their return to UK, where Pauline's mother's health had dramatically deteriorated. It was then that they were contacted about the possibility of working at the
OMS headquarters in Manchester. To cut a long story short Steve took up the role of UK Treasurer in October 2004 and Pauline joined the personnel department a year later. The Manchester office has been through many changes but it is a blessing to continue to work in mission. What a privilege to be helping others to identify God’s call on their lives, realise that call in service overseas and support them whist they are there and when they return to the UK.
Stephen and Pauline have two grown children, Philip (who after 18mths in the
OMS UK office headed back to Nigeria to teach at his old International school) and Jessica (studying Ancient History in Newcastle where she is very active in the Christian Union and also works as a Street Pastor).
Steve and Katuska Davies - Mozambique
Steve and Katuska Davies are on Home Assignment in the UK, preparing to serve with One Mission Society in Mozambique. They will be based in Maputo and will form part of the leadership team and teaching faculty of the Maputo Bible Seminary. They have previously worked in Ecuador, teaching at the Evangelical Bible Seminary of Cuenca and training and equipping church leaders.
Steve and Katuska share a love of travel and languages, as well as a passion to prepare God’s people thoroughly for ministry. They see it as one of their highest callings to inspire their three boys, Samuel (9), Benjamin (7) and Joseph (6) with a love of God and a vision for world mission.
Katuska is from Guayaquil, Ecuador; she owes her strong spiritual roots partly to the OMS-founded Filadelfia Church, and heard the clear call to missions as a young girl. She is a graduate of the Escuela Politécnica del Litoral in computer engineering, and has since added to this a BA Honours in theology from International Christian College in Glasgow, Scotland, specializing in cross-cultural ministry among Muslims, and a Master’s degree in educational management and leadership from the University of Loja, Ecuador.
Steve is from the midlands of England and holds degrees from Oxford, Coventry and International Christian College in Glasgow. He worked for eleven years as a teacher of economics and geography, first in southern England, then in international schools in Egypt and southern Africa. After spending most of the 1990s as a bivocational missionary, he returned to Britain for further Bible training—which was how the Lord led him to meet Katuska. They married in Guayaquil in 2001 and joined OMS in 2006.
One Mission Society is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission that makes disciples of Jesus Christ through intentional evangelism, planting churches and training national leaders in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America. OMS then joins with those churches in global partnerships to reach the rest of the world.
Eddy and Chris Delameillieure - Spain
The one call to make disciples of all nations eventually brought Chris and Eddy to Spain, even though they belong to two different missions. Both originally come from Belgium but lived for over 15 years in London, partly to pursue theological and mission studies. They have a son called David, married to Holly.
Eddy is now a member of the teaching team of SEUT, one of the few Protestant Bible Colleges in Spain. The main goal of SEUT is to train the next generation of church leaders in the Spanish-speaking world, including Latin-America. Because the field is so wide, and also for practical reasons, the bulk of the teaching happens "by correspondence". Eddy's specific task lies in the area of Christian doctrine with a special interest in human nature, the Holy Spirit and ethics; however, his overall burden is to see Christians mature in discipleship. This is a much needed focus in theology as the tendency for many Bible Colleges is to become mainly academic.
Chris works with Healthcare Christian Fellowship (HCF), a mission which focuses on evangelizing healthcare professionals. She has been involved with HCF since 1984 when both Chris and Eddy worked at the European HQ of the mission in Holland. Now her task is more international and includes the setting up of a Masters course in Health and Healthcare, by correspondence, together with a Bible School in the UK.
OMS and HCF have a partnership agreement worldwide which is being worked out in the lives and ministries of Eddy & Chris. As each human being is one person, "health" not only concerns the body, but affects mind and spirit as well. In this way, the two missions come together.
Jonny and Gemma Forsythe - Mexico
Jonny and Gemma met at university in Leeds whilst both studying Primary Teaching and they married in 2003. Jonny is originally from Northern Ireland and Gemma is from Lincoln. They went to Mexico as part of a team of young people in 2001 and felt very drawn to the people there and the work being undertaken. Their son Matthew was born in February 2007, bringing lots of love and laughter along with him! Jonny and Gemma experienced God’s call to Mexico at separate times during the first years of their marriage, and after returning for a visit in 2004 and again in the summer of 2010 with Matthew, they felt a real sense of confirmation from God that it is His will for them to serve there. This year they have been blessed with a beautiful baby daughter, Susannah Grace, who, amazingly, shares her brother’s birthday! The Forsythe family are hoping to go to language school in Costa Rica in early 2012, in preparation for service in Mexico in church planting and youth ministry the following year.
Julia Henry - Ecuador
Melvin and Sharon Kelly - Mozambique
Melvin & Sharon Kelly from Northern Ireland are OMS missionaries to Mozambique.
Sharon, originally from Kilrea, Co. Londonderry grew up in a Christian home and committed her life to Christ at the age of six. Since she was a teenager, she has had an active involvement in outreach at home and short term mission overseas. She taught Geography at Ballymena Academy until she felt God's call to work for the Wash Basin, a Christian community centre in Ahoghill. She was involved in a variety of discipleship, pastoral and outreach ministries, which included leading a GAP year programme, an English ministry to ethnic minorities and woman’s evangelistic outreach. It was through the Wash Basin that Sharon first came into contact with
OMS International. During her ministry there she organized and led four teams to Mexico City.
Melvin, from Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone was also brought up in Christian home. At the age of eleven, he became a follower of Jesus. He matured in his walk with God and developed a passion for mission while at university, where he was actively involved in the Christian Union. After graduation, Melvin worked for the Belfast based company, Farrans Construction until God called him to use his construction training and experience to serve Him in Mozambique. He joined the Mozambique
OMS team in April 2004, where he spent almost three years overseeing construction projects, including the Maputo Bible Seminary.
Since Melvin and Sharon got married in August 2007, they have been seeking God's will for the future. As a couple, they spent three and a half months in Mozambique from August to December 2008. Melvin & Sharon feel God leading them to return to train and empower the Mozambican Churches as they establish strategic sustainable ministries, reaching out into their communities with the transforming power of the Gospel. They also want to work closely with the Maputo Bible Seminary to facilitate ministry placements and bi-vocational training for the students. While in N Ireland over the last two years Melvin and Sharon have also helped set up Girassol, a charity shop in Antrim that supports the ministry out in Mozambique.
In December 2009 Melvin and Sharon were blessed by the arrival of twins Abigail and Joshua and the whole family plan to return to Mozambique in September 2010.
Jonathan and Lupita Morton - Indiana, U.S.A.
Jonathan Morton, from the United Kingdom, joined OMS International in December 1994. After studying language for one year in Costa Rica, he was assigned to Mexico. It was during his first two years of ministry in Mexico that he met Lupita. In July 1997, they were married.
Jonathan and Lupita started the
OMS Mexico social outreach evangelism and church planting program. This is a ministry that uses social outreach tools, such as medical work, drug rehabilitation and breakfast clubs as a way to meet people at their point of need, build friendships and share Christ with them. As a result of the social outreach evangelism, different churches in Mexico have experienced growth while new churches have been established and planted.
Since 1999, the Mortons’ main ministry focus has been planting new churches. Through different evangelism methods, people are won to Christ, new churches are established and local Mexican leaders are trained to effectively reach their own nation for Christ. Jonathan and Lupita were not only involved in directly planting churches, but from 1999 to 2006, they also were responsible for the overall leadership of church planting in Mexico through
Every Community for Christ (ECC) ministries. Jonathan served as the field director for Mexico from 2006 to 2008.
On August 13, 2008, God called Jonathan and Lupita to serve at the
OMS International World Headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana. Jonathan serves as the director of International Ministries, responsible for OMS vision, ministries and staff in Latin America and Europe. Lupita serves through pastoral and ministerial visits throughout these regions.
Chris Palmer - United Kingdom
Chris joined OMS International in September 2008, taking up the role of Regional Director for South Wales and South West England. Chris serves a vital function for OMS International, raising awareness of the opportunities and need for mission staff as well as the prayer and financial needs of the work.
OMS, Chris was the pastor at Tabernacle Congregational Chapel Rhiwderin, near Newport in South Wales. He ministered at Tabernacle for some 3 years. Before that he spent 1 academic year serving as a missionary teacher at a Bible College in Jamaica. Whilst in Jamaica Chris taught New Testament Epistles, Christology, Ecclesiology and English. His wife, Jayne, also taught at the college, teaching accounts and typing. Jayne now works for a local accountant on a part-time basis and spends the rest of her time caring for their 5 year old son, Thomas.
Much of Chris’ spare time in recent years has been spent in theological study. Chris graduated with a Masters Degree in 2000 and is now pursuing PhD research at Wales Evangelical School of Theology in Bridgend, South Wales. It is hoped that this further academic qualification will be of benefit to
OMS, better qualifying him to teach others the truth of the scriptures.
As Regional Director Chris hopes to be involved in the recruitment of new missionaries to the field and to support them in their ministry. Short-term teaching visits to overseas situations are also a high priority for Chris’ future ministry.
Leslie and Brenda Reid - Mexico
We are a Cross Cultural family of FOUR. I, Leslie am from Northern Ireland and have been a Christian for nearly twenty years. I previously ministered with OM on their ship, the Logos 2 for two years and it was through my time on the ship that the Lord gave me a desire and passion for mission in a global sense. After my time there I felt the call to bible college and I went to Belfast Bible College for two years and it was through my second year that I first got involved with OMS. I had to go overseas and chose Mexico City and OMS as my placement there. It was a great "exposure" as I saw the ministry at "first hand" and I prayed before returning to NI that the Lord would open the doors if it was His will, and guess what - the doors opened and I was out in Mexico City the following year fully supported!!! The Lord certainly answered my prayers and not long after arriving in Mexico in June 2000 I met who would be my future wife, Brenda, who is Mexican and was born and lived most of her life in "the Big Smoke" Mexico City.
Brenda is from a typical Mexican background where the only religion was Roman Catholicism. But she became a Christian as a young girl as well as her brothers and mum. It was through discipleship that she really grew as a Christian. This also exposed her to World Missions and the needs of the world. She first studied languages (English & French) and later on Anthropology. The Lord would use her in both languages (especially Spanish & English) to train and equip missionaries (mostly from North America) to evangelize within Mexico City. Her studies of Anthropology would be used more widely spread to train and equip Mexican missionaries to reach ethnic groups in Mexico. She had been doing this through a Mexican missionary agency called "Bienestar para las Naciones" (Welfare of the Nations). Brenda was really blessed and happy in what she was doing when the Lord brought us together.
I, Leslie, was involved in a UNIFAM (
OMS) church in Mexico City especially in teaching English as a bridge to sharing the Gospel to people from a Catholic background as well as more "direct" means of evangelism. To cut a long story short we began a friendship that led to starting a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship that eventually led to getting engaged that would lead of course to marriage!!! We got married three times. (Twice in Mexico City and once in NI - because the church and the state are separate we had to have a "civil marriage" before we had our church wedding in 2003 and then we had a "blessing" back in NI.) We have had another "two blessings" in NI where our two children Darina who is now four and Liam who is now two were born.
We had been living in NI for over seven years and I, Leslie, had the opportunity to serve the Lord in the Belfast City Mission for six years. It was actually there that the Lord started to give me the desire and passion for Discipleship especially for new Christians and this is what I, Leslie, hope to be doing as we serve the Lord in Mexico City. This will be in small groups that are forming in an area called Xocilmico in the south part of Mexico City. Brenda's gifting is certainly in the area of teaching which she will be getting involved in DV when our children are a bit older.
Please PRAY for us as we have been in Costa Rica for Leslie to study more Spanish so he will be more effective in his ministry in Mexico City.
PRAY for our health as we have had several health issues these past several months.
PRAY for safety as Mexico as a nation is getting more violent and we will be serving the Lord in the midst of all that.
PRAY for balance between time with family as well as ministry etc.
Ken, Elizabeth, Esther and Daniel Roberts - Spain
Serving Spain as Field Director and Field Treasurer.
Robin Sloss - Republic of Ireland
Robin and Audrey are members of Magherafelt Independent Methodist Church. They have been married for 21 years (July 2011) and have two daughters. Stephanie is going into final year in September 2011 at Loughry College studying Food Management and Marketing. Leanne is in her final year, completing her A Levels at Magherafelt High School. Audrey works as a lunchtime supervisory assistant in Moneymore Primary School. Robin will serve as the MFM-UK National Director. His vision is to encourage men to be part of the Great Commission using skilled and unskilled men to serve Christ.
Mark, Nube, Timothy and Deborah Vogan - Ecuador
Carl and Heidi Walton - U.S.A.
Carl and Heidi Walton began their missionary career with One Mission Society in 1994. They served their first term in Haiti. Carl was the field treasurer and Heidi worked in the OMS medical clinic.
OMS office in Manchester, England, provided their next opportunity for service. Carl served as the treasurer, as well as taking several trips to India to assist the Evangelical Church of India in their financial needs, and Heidi was the personnel officer. They served in these roles for nearly six years.
The Waltons next opportunity lay in the Philippines where they worked closely with Every Community for Christ evangelism and church planting teams and with
OMS church pastors. They served there until they returned to the U.S. in 2006 to serve at the OMS world headquarters. Currently, Carl is responsible for payroll, and Heidi is working in personnel.
Carl was born and raised in England. He began working in international banking with a British bank in England and later worked at a Japanese bank in London and Atlanta, Georgia.
Heidi, originally from Illinois, met Carl while she was working in Switzerland at a Christian retreat center. She was a homemaker before joining
The Waltons have four adult children: Andrew (married to Michelle in 2009) is currently a flight instructor at Liberty University; Elida has been accepted by
OMS to serve in Haiti as a nurse; Tiffany and Nathanael are studying at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Stephen and Esther Williamson - Ireland