Global Partners

 
 
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Betty Cherry

Betty has been the director of A.R.M.S. (Armitage Reaching Many Souls) since 1983. She ministers as a women’s and children’s evangelist. Her heart is for the city of Chicago and her call is to urban ministry. Betty was saved at Armitage Church and is now staff evangelist emeritus.

 
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Dave & Kathy Echols

Supported by Armitage since 1997, Dave and his wife Kathy served as missionaries in Pakistan for 12 years. They currently minister in Chicago reaching out to Muslims in the little India neighborhood.

 
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Harry & Kathy Walker

Harry and Kathy Walker have served as missionaries for 33 years. They spent 15 years church planting in France and 11 years teaching at Black Forest Academy, a school for missionary children in Germany. The last five years they have been working in French speaking West Africa to equip 18,000 pastors with a theological library. We’ve supported the Walkers since 2008.

 
 
 
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Greg & Cheryl Moore

Grey Moore leads Training Pastors International (TPI) which provides a non- formal theological education to Hispanic pastors who are without opportunity for training. TPI has trained, discipled, and mentored many national teacher-trainers in Central America, South America and Cuba. God has used TPI to train thousands of pastors and leaders who have reached tens of thousands in their own countries for Jesus Christ. Armitage has partnered with Greg Moore and TPI since 1997.

 
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Paul & Katarina Hagelgans

Paul is the Field Director for the countries of the Former Soviet Union with Bible Missions International. Paul and Katarina joined Armitage while Paul was a student at Moody Bible Institute and we have partnered with them as missionaries since 1993.

Watch here an interview with Paul and Pastor Jeremy

 
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Chacko & Susan Thomas

Pastor Chacko Thomas is the Pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ in India located in Mumbai, India. He also oversees other national Pastors in Indian cities such as Kerala, Pune, Auraganbad, Bhopal, Bangalore, and Mumbai. Along with him, Armitage supports ten other urban Pastors under his leadership. We have been partnering with them since January 2003.

 
 
 
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Tom & Ivy Harper

Tom and Ivy serve in Qingdao, China as English teachers and have been Armitage missionaries since 2006. They build relationships with students and teachers in a restrictive country.

 
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Sohrab & Mitra Ramtin

Born and raised in Iran, Pastor Sohrab Ramtin grew up as a practicing Muslim. In 1981, he came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He married his wife, Mitra, in 1991, and they have two children: Samuel and Charlene. He has pastored the Iranian Christian Church of San Diego since its inception in 1990. He also has a radio ministry broadcasted in Iran called Radio Voice of Christ and produces evangelistic and apologetic TV programs broadcasted in Iran, Europe, and the United States via satellite. Armitage has been supporting Pastor Ramtin’s ministry to Iranian and Middle-Eastern people since 1995.

 
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Bethany Baptist Church

Bethany Baptist Church, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, has been led by Pastor Andrey Zhdanov for 5 years and was founded May 17th, 1992; Armitage began a partnership with them in 2008. Almaty is a key city in Central Asia. Bethany Baptist is one of the stronger urban Baptist churches in the region. The church is thriving under challenging government restrictions. Their outreach to children, youth, and mothers of young children, provides counseling and helps run summer camps for kids. Pastor Andrey and Nadia have three children: Nastia, Daniel, & Katie.

 
 
 
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Arnel Cruz

Pastor Arnel Cruz is Pastor of Abundant Life Baptist Church in Manila, Philippines, and San Mateo Campus Dean for Baptist Bible College Asia. Pastor Arnel leads over 70 students in training. His wife is Liza and they have two boys, Gideon and Nico.

 
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Hope Baptist Church

Hope Baptist Church is located in the largest slum in Nairobi and is led by Pastor James Wandera. Hope Baptist Church was started in 2004 through an Armitage short term missions trip. Hope Baptist Church has a Christian school and is presently building a new educational facility to minister to more people. He & his wife Wilfreisha have 4 children: Napher, Japheth, Shem, Consolata.

 
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Kahawa Sukari Baptist Church

Kahawa Sukari Baptist Church was started by former Armitage member John Opiyo in Nairobi, Kenya and today is led by Pastor Ezekiel Kayeli with his wife Ann and three children (Joshua, Imani, Abigail). KSBC is presently in a capital campaign as they build a new worship facility to reach and disciple more people. We have been partners since the churches birth in 1993.

 
 
 
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Living Hope

Living Hope is a ministry of King of Kings Baptist Church in Cape Town, South Africa, that seeks to bring the hope and compassion of Jesus Christ to the chronically sick and dying in a holistic way and do everything possible to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. Living Hope was started and is led by Pastor John and Avril Thomas. We have partnered with them since 2009.

 
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Joseph & Esther Sharon

Joseph (a native Indian) and Esther Sharon are preparing to return to India as missionaries. They are presently completing a pastoral residency at Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, MD.