Derek and Kristin Dearth have served full-time overseas and domestically with Action International Ministries since 2011. Derek serves as an Associate Director with an emphasis on strategic planning at the USA office, and Kristin helps as an editor and new-missionary coach. They have three children - Charlie, Sam, and Karis - and live in Minneapolis, MN.
Equipping Church Leaders East Africa (ECLEA) www.eclea.net
Jonathan is a dynamic, teacher and prolific author of pastoral training materials. He was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin. After receiving his law degree from Cornell Law School, Jonathan was a successful trial attorney for nearly three decades. After finding the Lord, Jonathan led Bible studies, helped to found a Christian school, and taught adult education at a local church. An increasing love for theology and ministry resulted in Jonathan’s earning a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL).
Through his studies at Trinity, Jonathan’s eyes were opened to the needs of the non-Western church. His teaching gift and passion for assisting the Church were brought together in ministering to pastors in East Africa. Jonathan’s calling was confirmed during trips to Africa with Equipping Pastors International (EPI) in 2005. He served as the East Africa Director of EPI for six years until he founded Equipping Church Leaders – East Africa, a ministry of Community Church – Appleton, which he serves as Director.
Jonathan’s book, Biblical Eschatology, was published by Wipf and Stock Publishers in 2013. The second edition of Biblical Eschatology was published in 2018. One reviewer called it “the single best volume on eschatology ever written” and added “I truly believe that it will become the standard teaching text on the subject.”
It features forewords by Dr. Robert Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO, and by His Grace, The Most Reverend, Stanley Ntagali, The Archbishop of the Church of the Province of Uganda. Print and Kindle editions are available and may be ordered from multiple online booksellers, or directly from the publisher by phone (541-344-1528) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Since 1979 Jonathan has been married to his wife Nancy, a dyslexia tester and gifted teacher of reading and math to dyslexic children and adults, who founded Dyslexia Reading Connection https://dyslexiareadingconnection.com, the largest organization in northeastern Wisconsin specifically designed to tutor dyslexic students in reading and math. Jonathan and Nancy have six children: Jessica, John, David, Rebekah, Paul, and Julia.
Pastor Marenrri Duboy
Sunday School and childcare available during the service
Marenrri Duboy, originally from Cuba, is currently the Pastor of “Hispanic American Baptist Church” in Appleton, Wisconsin and is an associate professor of Hispanic Bible School in Chicago Il. He has extensive experience in leadership training, which includes several years of pastoral work and teaching. Beginning in 2001 he began working with International Support, an organization that ministers to different countries of Latin America, instructing pastors and leaders who do not have formal theological training. He served as cross-cultural missionary in Chile and Argentina and for several years served as professor and director of CCMT (Cross cultural Missionary Training Center) in Cordoba, Argentina. He earned his master’s degree in missions at the Theological Faculty of South America in Brazil and is currently working towards his PHD at William Carey University, Pasadena. He has been married to Yoamirka for 18 years. Together they are dedicated to the training of Hispanic people in North America.
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