Our Story

Previous Ministry

John and Deborah began their work as missionaries 28 years ago. Today they serve Builders International as AG fully appointed missionaries.

They began their ministry in 1994 in the country of  Guatemala, where they worked in evangelism and church planting. Much of their work took them to remote villages, prisons, schools, and places where the greatest need for the gospel exsisted. They helped build the first Bible school in Chiqimulia, Guatemala, which now serves as a training center for pastors, reaching as far as Honduras.

In 1996 they accepted the pastoral position at Antigua International Community Church, where they pastored for two years developing a ministry outreach center. 

Following their time in Guatemala they continued their missions work with MAPS Construction. The last 12 years they have served with Builders International, assisting the National church and missionaries with their construction needs.

Education – Work

John and Deborah earned BA degrees in Biblical Studies and Christian Education from Christian Life College in Mount Prospect, IL. Deborah also graduated from Barre Vocational School with a degree in drafting. They attended Cincel language school in Costa Rica.

Prior to their missions appointment, John and Deborah owned and operated their own construction company for 10 years.

Current Assignment

Since 2009, John and Deborah have served with Builders International as Project Manager and Lead Visual Communications Designer. They work in the areas of project management, on-site assessment, team leading, project awareness and development of training facilities that will carry the gospel to the nations. Deborah works in graphic design and communication, helping bring project awareness and development through visual communications. 

Their missions work over the past 28 years in church planting, evangelism, pastoring, and building, has given them a wealth of knowledge and experience to help facilitate reaching the lost through the construction ministry. Their heart is to assist in building PLACES where people find HOPE!

“At Builders International, we build Bible schools, ChildHope schools, rescue centers, orphanages, medical centers, and churches, assisting the needs of the National church and missionaries worldwide. We believe every person deserves a place to find HOPE!” -JS


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