Missions

As God continues to bless us we want to pour out those blessings to those around us, even to the ends of the earth. Meet the missionaries that have been sent out to spread God’s love to people around the world.

Mike and Cindy Struven

Mike and Cyndi have been faithful servants since Anthem Chapel began fellowshipping together. In November 2020 they were invited to Mazatlan, Mexico for 6 months to support Calvary Maranatha. They  continue to return there annually to serve Calvary Maranatha and their church plants. The vision of Calvary Maranatha is to plant churches in Mazatlan, other areas off Mexico, and South America. Calvary Stone Island, their most recent church plant began on March 6, 2022 and Mike and Cyndi will support that church as well.  
 

While in Mazatlan, they serve in a variety of ways to fulfill this vision.  They minister to the English speaking community there through home group, discipleship, and fellowship. Other ministries include teaching English, Cooking, and Sewing classes to kids; children’s ministry; occasionally teaching at the church planting class, conference, and men and women’s Bible studies. They also host Spanish speaking families in their home for dinner and fellowship.

Andrew and Haley Lewis

We count ourselves blessed to have the opportunity to serve the Lord in Santa Barbara through working with Cru (campus Crusade for Christ). We are especially passionate about connecting college students to Jesus Christ, and mentoring them so that they can go out and multiply their own lives. We both learned what it meant to follow Jesus at UCSB through the ministry of Cru, and we know how receptive college students can be. Please keep us in your prayers. We would love prayer especially for the mental health crisis that is so prevalent with college students. Pray for students to receive healing and also access to the necessary resources, and pray for us for wisdom in that as well.

The Ozturk Family

Merhaba! We’re the Öztürk’s. We serve and pastor at a local church in a secular Islamic city that has a population of over 5 million. Our church is people from all over the place- the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Central Asia and China. Some are refugees passing through, others are immigrants finding a new home. Please pray for our church family to grow in love, unity, and obedience to all that Jesus commanded so that we would bring him glory in all that we do. Pray for us and our children to thrive and and live in peace within our community.

Jeannette & Eddie Mijares

We are the Mijares family and God has sent us to be messengers of His love, to East Tijuana in a community called Homex. We are located close to the Dump site, where the gospel is also preached and people who live there now come to church every Sunday! We are so excited to see what the Lord has  planned for Homex. Please pray for the people of the dump and Homex. It is a very spiritually hardened land but we all know the power of Christ! We also ask to keep our family in prayer as we continue to be His hands and feet.

Hugo and Brenda Limon

In 2015 we arrived in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico where the population is 1 million inhabitants and is known for violence and drug trafficking, all with the vision of planting churches that faithfully teach the word of God.

Since then we have planted 6 Calvary Chapel churches around the city and this year we plan to plant 3 more. We ask for prayer for the communities we are reaching and for our church planting school students.

German & Mari Lopez

We have answered the call to plant a bilingual Calvary Chapel Church teaching verse by verse through the whole counsel of God in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.  We have started life groups, women’s & men’s groups, a youth group and a group that celebrates recovery and helps people with their addictions.  Our mission is to reach souls for our Lord Jesus by preaching the gospel, and our vision is to plant churches.  We are very blessed and excited about what the Lord will do in our lives and we believe the best is yet to come!

Zeddie Muzungu

Zeddie has been serving as the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Kampala and Director of Calvary Chapel Bible College-Uganda Affiliate Campus since 2013.

Calvary Chapel Kampala was planted in 2002 as a Bible teaching church with a mission to love and disciple. They’re committed to proclaiming the Gospel and planting churches. Over ten churches have been planted through this ministry!

Zeddie has also helped to establish Calvary Chapel Bible College-Uganda Affiliate Campus. This campus was established alongside the church with the goal of training and equipping Christians for ministry. Over 200 pastors and leaders have been trained over the years.

Zeddie and his wife Hope are also committed to building healthy families by regularly hosting a married couples’ fellowship at their house.

Tony Carranza

My name is Tony Carranza, and I am a church planter in Mexico. In 2016, my wife Angela and I and our son Kaleb were called to leave our life in Baja California to plant a church in Mazatlan in Sinaloa, Mexico. After five years, we have seen many families restored and reached by the power of God through Calvary Maranatha Mazatlan. Our goal is to make the name of Jesus famous in Mazatlan through church planting. To date, we have planted three churches in the Mazatlan area, and we will be planting our fourth church in July 2022. Our longing is to see families reached and restored through the divine power of the Holy Spirit. Today, our church in Mazatlan is very much in love with Jesus, and we continue to grow and reach Mazatlan through church planting. Thank you for your love and support of Calvary Maranatha and our family.

Ron Miller

Blessings Anthem! Thank you so much for coming alongside us here at B.I. I have been ministering in the Golden Triangle, 10/40 window, for over 3 decades. We have 5 orphanages/ discipleship houses, with around 135 of us, in and around the Chiang Rai area in Northern Thailand (Golden Triangle), and a Bible training center in Theong, Thailand. We are primarily called to minister to the tribal groups, animists and spirit worshipers, in Northern Thailand, Laos. Myanmar, Southern China and Vietnam. We have 10 different tribal groups represented in our orphanages: the Hmong, Lisu, Karen, Lahu, Akha, Kamu,  TaiYai, Wa, a Muslim child and some ethnic Thai children. By God’s grace ,we have witnessed literally hundreds upon hundreds of folks come to faith. Entire tribal groups (the Yellow Banana Leaf People and the White Hmong) have been impacted by the “Good News” of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus.  In Acts 17, the apostles are accused “Of upsetting the world (with the Gospel).” Well, we may not be “upsetting the entire World ” but, by God’s grace, we have most certainly impacted lots of folks here in the Golden Triangle with His love, grace and mercy. Anthem brothers and sisters, you are loved, prayed for and appreciated.  Blessings, grace and mercy.

Savannah Jayaraman

Hi, I’m Savannah! I’m serving with a small church in Birmingham, England. The city is home to immigrants from a variety of countries, and England at large houses many refugees from the Ukraine. I am involved in worship leading, various kinds of teaching, and children’s ministry. I also serve as a part-time barista in the church-owned cafe, getting to know the community and sharing the gospel as God opens door for conversations. Please pray that God will pour out his Spirit on our church and on the people of Birmingham, so that we will see a great harvest. Pray also that I would be changed and transformed as I experience a deeper life in Christ’s church. 

Hope Refuge

The goal of Hope Refuge is to partner with other organizations and individuals to create additional caring facilities in cities around the world with an environment and supportive community in which trafficking survivors can heal from the trauma of abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Through the programs, and in the context of a caring community, they will have an opportunity to discover their passions and gifts. Our hope is to see them empowered to think forward towards a future where their dreams and unique potential can be personally realized and shared with others.