A portion of the Great Commission laid out by the Lord Jesus involved reaching out with the Good News of the Gospel to the edges of the world. To that end, we come alongside the various people and ministries listed below through prayer, encouragement and regular financial giving.
Athletes in Action
Shawn & Elizabeth Keith
Shawn and Liz serve with Athletes in Action, the sports ministry of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) and have been on staff since 2001. More specifically, they work with AIA Global Media creating evangelistic sports films which are used by the body of Christ worldwide. These key tools are used by church and Para-church partners around the world to help to introduce people and cultures enamored with sport to Jesus Christ.
Shawn was the Executive Producer of the Reversing the Curse: Stories of Faith from the 2004 Season DVD featuring the Boston Red Sox after winning their first World Series title in 86 years. More than 270,000 copies have now been distributed. Since then, 13 more films have been created for outreach highlighting world class athletes and sporting events such as the Soccer World Cup, the Super Bowl, and the Olympics. Most recently, Shawn produced The Prize: Under Pressure for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This film has been distributed in over 170 countries and has been translated into 49 languages, all streaming online for free at www.theprize.com . They will next be working on another Summer Olympic film for Rio 2016. Over 200 countries participate in these games, and through their continued partnership with the Jesus Film and their mobile App, the opportunity for Gospel proclamation around the globe is tremendous.
Shawn and Liz currently live in Indiana with their three children Matthew, Ryan, and Sarah.
New Hope Correctional Ministry
Chaplain Danny Croce
Provide comprehensive, non-denominational Chaplain services to a correctional facility(s) by providing spiritual care to the resident inmates, staff, public officials, and to the community that the facility serves. Provide the good news of salvation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to those being served and to instruct and disciple these resident inmates to a new life of hope and service.
Provide practical assistance, care and spiritual guidance to selected resident inmates upon release.
P.O. Box 1694 Plymouth, MA 02362 Office Phone: 508-830-6200 x 473
Trans World Radio
Doug & Denise Gregson
TWR uses mass communication with an emphasis on radio to assist the church in making disciples. They broadcast in more than 225 languages and dialects around the globe.
Doug, Denise, Sarah and Joy live in Guam, which serves as the hub distribution center for Asia. Greg works as the Computer Systems Administrator and crosses over into engineering when needed. His responsibilities include making sure all the systems needed are fully operational in order to broadcast to literally millions of people the “Good News”, plus training programs for pastors, leaders and the church of Asia, including China.
After six years of international ministry, our family is thrilled to answer God’s call to establish deep roots in Pittsburgh’s North Side through the Urban Impact Foundation. Stepping into the role of the Senior Director of Athletics, Luke will fulfill Christ’s Great Commission in this community through facilitating sports programs with the goal of reaching students in their environment to win them to Christ. Luke will also assume the position of Senior Director of Support Raising to coach missionaries, like himself, through their fundraising efforts to preserve Urban Impact’s influence on the North Side. Our family’s unwavering hope is to witness the profound impact of the Gospel in Pittsburgh’s heart, investing in the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families. Our mission resonates with Urban Impact’s holistic approach, working to develop responsible followers of Christ, and contribute to the flourishing of this dynamic community.
Luke and Jess were members of North River Church from 2012-2017. Luke served as the leader of the North River Church GO Team and led the creation of the annual day of service known as The Big Event.
Coalition for Christian Outreach
Carly Taylor joined the CCO in September 2013 as Training and Events Coordinator. Her work involves preparing excellent training events for CCO staff, as well as dealing with the logistics of producing the annual Jubilee conference.
Carly is a 2012 graduate of Grove City College, where she earned degrees in mathematics and Biblical and religious studies. Before joining the CCO, she taught mathematics through WorldTeach in eastern Africa, serving as Department Head in Kafule, Tanzania. Carly is married to Sam Taylor, who serves the CCO as Recruiting & Internship Coordinator.