Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

The last words that Jesus gave His disciples was essentially one word – GO! That is and has always been the heartbeat of God. God sent His son – Jesus sent the Holy Spirit – He sends us – to a world that needs to hear the good news that there is purpose and hope in this world and the next.
Gospel Centre takes missions seriously. At present, we are supporting six global workers out of Canada in four different countries, as well as two ministries within Edmonton. A healthy percentage of our income leaves our church to minister in various places around the globe.
Take a moment to meet the global workers on this page. Get to know what they do and where they do it. Pray that God will protect and provide for them.

And give what you can financially. You can give through the link below.

Meet our active global workers.

Tonia & Alexey Pankov


Tonia partners with her husband, Alexey, in church planting based out of the Altai province near Siberia. They have founded a church in Gorno-Altaysk, which has also started house churches in neighboring villages and begun work on a new rehab centre.

■ Their adopted teenage children as they pursue their faith.
■ For new leaders, growth of the church, and house churches.
■ God’s direction and provision for a rehab center in Altai.
■ Strength, vision, courage, and protection over Tonia and Alexey.

Brian & Valerie Rutten


After decades of pioneering work among Muslims in Northern Africa and overseeing ERDO Child Relief, Brian and Val have pivoted their leadership into overseeing the missions program at Vanguard College, while still giving leadership to their work out of Ethiopia.

■ The base facility in Ethiopia that disciples converts and leaders.
■ Strength, health, and protection for Brian and Val.
■ Missions students of Vanguard College.

Jeremy & Teresa Feller


Gary & Kathy Heinrichs


Jeremy and Teresa are based out of Addis Ababa with their three children, Timothy, Bethany and Zoe (left to right). Jeremy oversees the Africa region for PAOC Missions. As he travels through the region to coach global workers, steady inroads are also being made for the revival of Muslim populations in Northern Africa.

■ For courage, wisdom and protection over Jeremy and Teresa.
■ More converts and leaders to build inroads to the North.
■ Timothy, Bethany and Zoe, as they grow up in Addis Ababa.
Gary and Kathy equip local leaders to better serve congregations in rural and indigenous areas of eastern Costa Rica. Their desire is to lift up the local ministry, revitalize existing churches, and engage surrounding regions with church planting and supporting rural pastors.

■ For resources as existing churches rebuild and expand.
■ For urban churches to partner with rural churches.
■ For courage, wisdom, and protection over Gary and Kathy.

Elmer & Sherry Komant


Elmer and Sherry have a rich legacy of establishing churches in Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda, and now Burundi. Their current focus is expanding CLM Burundi into church plants around the capitol and overseeing Wezesha, a micro-loan program for African women.

■ Bujumbura, Gitega, and Bujumbura South campus growth.
■ Future direction, health, and protection for Elmer and Sherry.
■ Wezesha program success, growth, and resources.