Grace Fellowship Church participates with several missionaries and mission agencies through prayer, financial support and service. These include:
Brenda Herhei – serving the people in Hungary with Pioneers, an international missions organization whose passion is to see God glorified among those who are physically and spiritually isolated from the gospel of Jesus Christ. Brenda’s passion is working with and serving in a Women’s Ministry as she disciples and encourages women in the study of God’s word. She is also active in the church plant that her team has birthed in the city where they serve.
Chester County Migrant Ministry, Lorraine Martinez, Director – serves the needs of the Hispanic Families who have settled and work in Southern Chester County. She and her staff offer English classes, Bible Studies, legalization / citizenship classes, translation services and transportation into Philadelphia for immigration meetings. They also provide needed clothing, furniture and other home furnishings.
Dr. Christopher Shaw, Desarrollo Cristiano International – for over 25 years, DCI has provided a wide variety of Spanish resources for Christian church leaders in Central and South America who in most cases have very little or no access to training materials.
Cynthia Hagen – with The Navigators, an international, interdenominational Christian ministry that helps people grow in Jesus Christ as they navigate through life. Cynthia is part of the leadership team who help the worldwide Navigator staff of missionaries grow spiritually, relationally and emotionally in order to live and minister in the areas they have been called. She trains international and national staff in discipleship, development and shepherding. She counsels women missionaries who need times of healing, refocusing and redirecting their ministry.
Pastor and Mrs.Carlos Peralta, serving with Encuentro Latino in Southern Chester County, PA. Pastor Peralta ministers to the needs of those in his congregation as well as in the greater Coatesville (PA) area, and also to inmates in the Chester County Prison.
Pastor and Mrs. C. Dario Peralta are the founders and directors of Encuentro Ministries. They are currently in Florida, strategically located equidistant from the five States where the Hispanic population is growing fastest. They provide training, pastoral care and resources for Hispanic Ministry leaders to enable them in their work to bring many more to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Paul and Sara Hadfield and family, serving missionaries and their families in Alaska with Arctic Barnabas. Arctic Barnabas works to strengthen and encourage pastor and missionary families to effectively advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout remote Alaska & Northern Canada. Paul and Sara and their family were members of Grace Fellowship Church before being called by God to the missions field.
Perry and Sarah Mahaffy and family, are founders of and serve with Global Latin Outreach in Bible Evangelism (GLOBE) Ministries, which is bridging a gap between the evangelical church in Mexico and the United States. Their calling is to bring people to Jesus and membership in His family, building them up to Christ-like maturity and equipping them for ministry in the church and their life mission in the world, to glorify God’s name. They accomplish their work through funding specific projects in small Mexican communities across the border from Texas. Perry’s Dad is an elder at Grace Fellowship Church.
Rebecca Meyerend serves with Latin America Mission (LAM) in Mexico. LAM is part of United World Mission and believes in going with Christians across the globe to change our world together. Rebekah has been in Mexico for more than 20 years in a number of different roles. She has led children’s programs, developed a children’s library, taught many children’s and women’s Bible Studies and written and directed a children’s evangelism outreach program, teaching children how to share the Gospel, Recently she has been the house mother for six children in a local orphanage. Wherever she serves she shares the love of Christ with those around her.
The Spanish Health Ministry (SHM), Dona Sensenig, Director – The SHM is located in Kennett Square, PA, The mission of the Spanish Health Ministry is to respond to the physical, social, and spiritual needs of the Hispanic community with a focus on Spanish speaking, high-risk pregnant women and families of physically challenged or medically fragile babies and children for the purpose of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They provide care management services as they help families navigate through the many medical appointments, testing and therapies needed. They provide Bible Study programs for women and summer Vacation Bible School and other programs for children during the year. They use the Grace Fellowship Church facilities for these special events.
City Gate, Jim Davis, Director – located in Coatesville, PA, City Gate reaches out to the homeless men in the area and provides hot meals, overnight accommodations in a Christian environment that includes required attendance at nightly worship services.
Grace Fellowship also provides support through volunteers, special programs and events to the following:
- Chester County Women’s Services, Myriam Ruager, Director
- Good Neighbors Home Repair Ministry, Rob Ellis, Executive Director
- Global Aid Network (GAIN) – through distribution warehouse volunteers and supplies.