Dr. Richard Allen Farmer
Since January 2014, Richard Allen Farmer has been the pastor of the Crossroads Presbyterian Church, in Stone Mountain, GA. Prior to that he lived in Dallas, TX which was the base of his international itinerant ministry as a bible expositor, lecturer, concert artist and worship leader. A native of the Bronx, NY, Pastor Farmer has earned the Bachelor of Music degree from Nyack College (Nyack, NY) and the Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ). He holds honorary doctorates from Gordon College, Houghton College and Asbury Theological Seminary. After serving as pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Farmer went on to serve as Dean of the Chapel at Gordon College and Taylor University.
Pastor Farmer has preached or lectured in Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d' Ivoire, Kenya, France, England, Peru, Chile, Guinea, Germany, the Philippines, Japan, Thailand and most states of the USA.
On the fun side, Pastor Farmer is a 3,500 hour private pilot with instrument rating, a SCUBA diver, a passionate Scrabble player, a motorcyclist and animal lover. Two of the great delights of his life are his wife of 35 years, Rosemary, and their son, Timothy.
SERVING THE CHURCH ACROSS CULTURES
Proclaiming Christ. Discipling the Nations. Loving our neighbour.
Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko was born in Nigeria. He attended a SIM established mission school where he came to faith in Christ. He obtained a Bachelor of Medical Sciences in Pharmacology from the University of Port Harcourt and MBBS in Medicine and Surgery from the same University. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians and consultant in Family Medicine. He has a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management (Organizational Leadership) from Briercrest Biblical Seminary in Saskatchewan, Canada; as well as a Certificate in French for Non-French Speakers from Laval University in Quebec, Canada. He was a leader in the evangelical student movement, the Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students throughout his University days and was the National President of the Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship during his service year. He felt the Lord’s call to missions in the University and committed his heart to serve the Lord cross-culturally.
Joshua married Dr Joanna Bogunjoko in November 1993. After his residency at Evangel (Now Bingham University Teaching Hospital) Jos, they began their ministry as medical missionaries with EMS of ECWA and SIM at SIM Hospital, Galmi in Niger Republic in 1995.
After further studies in Canada, they returned to Galmi. Joshua took on leadership as Chief Medical Officer and then Director of the hospital. In 2006 he was appointed SIM Deputy International Director for Europe and West Africa. In June 2013 he became the first non- westerner to lead SIM as its International Director.
Joshua and Joanna are blessed with two children, Jochebed and Joel.
The ministry of Dr. Patricia Bailey has created tremendous impact for more than 36 years in over 138 countries around the world, bringing deliverance and salvation to countless thousands. Dr. Patricia is a lecturer, author, and founder of Master’s Touch Ministries Global, Inc. MTM has also founded Y.U.G.O. (Young Adults United for Global Outreach), GLTC (Global Leadership Training Center, which is a program designed to teach global strategies that will empower leaders to impact nations), and SEW (Sisters Empowering the World Intensive Training Center, a 5-day extensive training center designed to equip and empower women to become vessels of honor for their families and to ultimately transform them into World Changers that impact the nations). Dr. Pat has been featured on the 700 Club, The Harvest Show and TBN, Word Network and Daystar. She is also the proud mother of Karim Israel Bailey, and the proud Yaya of grandbabies Tia and Kingston Noah Bailey.
Cassandra Aline Jones a native of San Francisco, California is a graduate of Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia where she majored in Music Performance and English. Her instruments were voice, piano, and violin. Immediately following graduation she completed all required courses for lifetime Texas Music education/performance Certification at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Her seminary education was completed at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), Fort Worth, Texas, where she earned a Master of Arts in Religious Education (MARE) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the areas of Church Administration/Educational Administration and Youth Education. Dr. Jones was the first African American female in the history of SWBTS to earn the degree of PhD. During her seminary matriculation she was awarded the President’s Scholar Award, was a Doctoral Fellow, and presented numerous papers for: North American Professor’s of Christian Education conference, National Black Graduate Students Association, and the National Association of African American Studies. Her dissertation, published in 1999, is entitled: A Study of the Effect of selected Mentoring Behaviors and Transactional Dynamics on the Supervision of Four Selected Teacher Education Programs.
A self-proclaimed “citizen of the world” Dr. Jones has enjoyed nearly a lifetime of global travel which soon evolved into global ministry. God opened many doors for cross-cultural ministry through teaching, equipping seminars, mission team participation and leadership, and preaching in over 60 countries. She has led over 30 short-term mission teams to share the gospel through creative arts, sports, and other cooperative local ministries on the field. In her youth she became passionate about global travel and ministry from her involvement in the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) and Baptist Youth World Conference (BYWC). This passion was sparked with her leadership participation in the 1974 BYWC. This opportunity led to many including Executive Committee membership, BWA Program Committee, the Commission on Ministry (Mission Evangelism and Theological Reflection), and serving as a mentor for the International Emerging Leaders Network.
A strong mentor and advocate for women in ministry, she enthusiastically serves on the advisory board for Women In Ministry (WIMIN). She recently began serving as Mentor for African American women pursuing their degrees in doctoral programs. Her passion for equipping churches and career missionaries is demonstrated in her work as board member for SIM, USA (which began in 1893 as Sudan Interior Mission). Making history again, she is the first African American female elected to serve on this board, where she served a 10 year term. Since 2005 Dr. Jones has been a member of the board for Rockbridge Theological Seminary in Missouri.
Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko
Adult • Youth • Children
Dr. Richard A. Farmer
Pastor Eric So
Rev. James Cha
G Wayne Lawhorn
Apostle Janice Fountaine
Dr. Virgil Amos
Dr Cassandra Jones
Dr. Patricia Bailey
Here are examples of some of the workshop topics and subtopics for you to get an idea of what we are looking for.
It is important that you stay inside the scope of the theme of the conference.
Here are the topics as follows:
Working with Mission agencies and ministries
Working with Internationals in the US
Considering the threat of terrorist
Strategic Spiritual Warfare and mission teams
Use of technology for mission teams
Preparation training for short term and long term
Spiritual Preparation and the role of strategic prayer
before the mission trip, on and off the field
Pre-mission trip preparedness to have physical
examinations and medical Immunizations
Staying connected with the Missionaries in the field
Funding models for mission trips. Best practices in
fundraising for short or long term missions.