Missions

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.

Meet our active global workers.

Jeremy & Theresa Feller

ETHIOPIA
Ministry Focus: Jeremy serves as Africa Regional Director. He works in training and releasing church planters, discipling young leaders, Bible college ministry, and on the leadership team of Addis Christian Life Assembly in Addis Ababa.

Prayer Requests:
  • New workers to serve in apostolic initiatives
  • Family health and wellness
  • Wisdom, discernment and safety in all aspect of the regional ministry

Racheal & Kodo Ngabane,

AFRICA
Ministry Focus: Racheal develops multi-generational leadership development programs, training, and team building to empower schools, local businesses, NGOs and churches all over Africa. Kodo is stationed in Dakar, Senegal at the Regional Office as a Program Officer for HIV prevention for youth.

Prayer Requests:
  • Health and strength
  • Fruitful ministry as they partner with leaders across Africa
  • Safety as they travel
  • Financial partners for new leadership projects and needs

Gary & Kathy Heinrichs

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN
Ministry Focus: Gary and Kathy build relationships with local pastors, missionaries and local church congregations to train, equip and encourage pastors and leaders.  They host STM teams from the US and Canada that assist in construction projects, children's programs, and ministering in the local men and women's rehab centers.

Prayer Requests:
  • For their sons, Josh and Nic, continuing their post-secondary education in Alberta
  • For wisdom in ministry within Costa Rica
  • For open hearts to receive the salvation message within the Indigenous tribes throughout the country
  • Funding for special projects, materials
  • Wisdom in connecting city churches with rural churches

Elmer & Sherry Komant

BURUNDI
Ministry Focus: Elmer and Sherry Komant are passionate about church planting in Africa. They opened Christian Life Ministries in downtown Bujumbura in June of 2013.  The new church planted at Gitega is growing. The Wezesha "micro-finance" project is flourishing, with ministry to  over 750 vulnerable but enterprising women and their families. Campus Vibe, Sunday Night Live, and the English Club keep drawing large numbers of young people to Christ. Discipleship classes are jammed. The Komants continue to empower the next generation.

Prayer Requests:
  • For peace, stability, and economic renewal in the nation
  • For land and finances for the church in Gitega and the Skills Training Centre
  • For the nationalization of CLM over the next several years
  • For the unity of the body of Christ that is so fragmented in this country

Alexey & Tonia Pankov

RUSSIA
Ministry Focus: Alexey and Tonia are the lead pastors of a church plant in the city of Gorno-Altaisk, affiliated with the Russian Assemblies of God. Tonia also teaches English to both children and adults and Alexey provides counseling and consulting to people in the community as a practical psychologist.  
They had been praying about adopting and now they are a family of five.

Prayer Requests:
  • Financial provision for their new church building/ministry center
  • Wisdom and patience as parents of three adopted teenagers
  • Open doors and favor in the community 

Brian & Valerie Rutten

 AFRICA
Ministry Focus: Brian and Valerie Rutten are based in Ethiopia and lead the work of PAOC from Ethiopia into the region of North Africa and the Middle East. The primary focus of their work is leadership training and development of Christian communities, as well as relief and development in the region.