Missions Support at OPCRC
Orland Park Church believes that Jesus Christ is the hope of the world, and that His love calls and encourages us into every good work. That's why, beyond the ministries we provide at our Orland Park location, we also partner with almost two dozen missions partners through the United States and the rest of the world.
 
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Originally from China, Jerry An moved to the States in 1998 and became a Christian. In 2001, he started to work as a radio missionary, then joined Back to God Ministries International in 2013 to lead Chinese team. Under his leadership, the ministry has developed an in-country presence, became a pioneer, a think tank and one of the prominent leaders. Jerry was ordained as commissioned pastor in 2015 by Christian Reformed Church in North America. He and his wife Gloria are now living in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Jerry An
Jerry An
China
Back to God Ministries International

The Basick Family has served with Reach Beyond for almost 15 years. Currently, they are based Stateside where Roger is serving as Vice President for International Ministries. No matter where the family finds themselves, they strive to impact others for the Kingdom of Christ. As VP of International Ministries, Roger oversees a team of five regional directors. Together they strategize and implement media, healthcare, and community development initiatives. Our mission is to make disciples, work with national partners by using non-traditional forms of ministry where Christ is least known.  

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Roger Basick
Roger Basick
United States
Reach Beyond

Corey was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, he is a graduate from Moody Bible Institute, and he holds a B.A. in Biblical Exposition and Pastoral Studies. Corey serves as the Executive Director for Chicagoland Prison Outreach. Corey loves his family, his community, and his church, but first and foremost he loves his God.

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Corey Buchanan
Corey Buchanan
Chicago
Chicagoland Prison Outreach
Miriam has been a mother and wife of a valuable family for 3 years, since her 12 years she has dedicated her life to the work of the Lord, she has always enjoyed working with children in church and community. She graduated as a nutrologist and dedicated her profession to the ministry. She currently maintains her commitment in the ministry of Vida en Abundancia de México, which has been dedicated for 20 years to work in favor of children at risk in vulnerable colonies through four permanent programs: health care, education, nutrition and values. She knows that teaming up with God is the best pleasure in life.
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Miriam Cruz
Miriam Cruz
Xalapa, Mexico
Vida en Abundancia de México
Rev. Dave and Blanca Gifford are missionaries in Mexico City with Resonate Global Mission. They have lived there with their children, Daniel and Alexandra, for fifteen years. Blanca organizes an evangelistic kids' club at the church they attend. Dave, in addition to being the team leader for Resonate's missionaries in Mexico, teaches New Testament at the seminary of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Mexico, preaches at their church, and leads training sessions with leaders of COMPA (Mexico's chapter of InterVarsity).
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David & Blanca Gifford
David & Blanca Gifford
Mexico City
Resonate Global Mission

Shelley Hernández is serving as a missionary with the Pathway to Jesus School (Caminito de Jesús) located in the Dominican Republic. Pathway to Jesus is a Christian school that Shelley and her husband, Guillermo, founded in 2003 to provide an excellent education to lower-income families, while giving each child and their families the opportunity to know Christ. The school offers an outstanding academic program at a very reasonable price. God has entrusted the school with over 250 beautiful children, each and every one of them with their own story and their own special needs. She feels it is a true privilege to be a part of the work God is doing in the DR.

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Shelley Hernandez
Shelley Hernandez
Dominican Republic
Global Outreach Mission

Chris and Naomi Langkamp have worked with Lampstand Ministries for almost 26 years. Lampstand is an urban ministry that does outreach on the West Side of Chicago. It does this ministry through Mentoring and Bible Study/ Evangelism, Benevolence through Food/Clothing/Furniture, Service Project/Mission trips on the West Side, and Scholarships for Education/Overseas MissionTrips/Leadership Retreats. Lampstand does this with the collaboration of over 30 West Side Ministries and Churches.

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Chris Langkamp
Chris Langkamp
Lawndale, Chicago
Lampstand Ministries
Tim Lin serves as the Regional Director for the Michigan Lower Peninsula Region for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, an interdenominational college campus ministry. In his role, Tim leads a 30-person staff team, who collectively disciple 1,500 core students a year across 20 campuses. Their dream is to catalyze gospel movements on every corner of the 80 campuses in Michigan, so that every student has a chance to hear about Jesus. Tim grew up in Orland Church and attended college in Iowa, where he met his wife Martha. They, along with their two children Josiah and Hannah, currently live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Tim Lin
Tim Lin
Grand Rapids, Michigan
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Milton serves as the Executive Director of Cru Inner City, giving leadership to 11 staffed cities.  Milton maintains his office in Chicago at the Agape Center and serves the local team leading various trainings and discipling inner-city Pastors and ministry leaders. Cynthia continues her role as Development Coordinator for the Chicago Team.  She helps to facilitate the Discipleship Training for the women ministry leaders.  She also serves on Inner City’s Executive Team, helping with Leadership Development and Human Resources. 

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Milton & Cynthia Massie
Milton & Cynthia Massie
Chicago, Illinois
CRU
Mike and Dawn Menning, living in Salt Lake City, serve as missionaries for Great Commission Utah. The vision of their ministry is to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to people in Utah and the surrounding states. The focus group of the ministry is people living the polygamy life style and to those who no longer practice plural marriage but still live the culture. God has led them to work in three areas: one on one discipleship, training and developing ministry leaders and churches on how to reach polygamists for Jesus, and raising funds for the Great Commission Scholarships making it possible for children with polygamist backgrounds to attend Christian schools.
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Mike Menning
Mike Menning
Salt Lake City, Utah
Great Commission Utah
Eddy and Carrie Ramos serve as missionaries in the Dominican Republic. They have served as a married couple in the DR since August 2011 in the areas of childhood education and discipleship. In January of 2018, Eddy and Carrie followed God’s lead and founded a children’s ministry “Ministerio Esperanza y Gozo” or “Hope and Joy Ministry” in a barrio of Santiago, where they bring the hope and joy of Jesus into the heart of a community known for its poverty, crime, and violence. God has called Eddy and Carrie to reach the children, show them that God truly loves them, and help them have a personal encounter with Jesus. The Ramos’ prayer is that God will bless their ministry to the children and open the door to planting a church in that neighborhood.
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Eddy & Carrie Ramos
Eddy & Carrie Ramos
Dominican Republic
Hope and Joy Ministry
Scott Reese has been an urban missionary for over 40 years serving in various impoverished south Chicagoland areas. He founded an African American Church in Chicago Heights. He now serves as Director of Christ Cares. Christ Cares has many programs to help the homeless both spiritually and practically. Christ Cares also ministers to urban youth and is actively involved in encouraging and empowering other Urban Ministries and Churches to share Jesus in their communities.    
Scott Reese
Scott Reese
Chicago
Christ Cares

Evy Smith grew up on the south west side of Chicago. She came to follow Jesus through the youth group ministry of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church. After a two-year short-term ministry work in Costa Rica, she returned to finish up her degree at Reformed Bible College. Evy moved to West Africa to work with the Fulani people. She has been there since 1991 and calls it home. She feels privileged to be part of what God is doing there among the Fulani and blessed that the Lord has allowed her to see Fulani believers grow in their faith.

Evy Smith
Evy Smith
Mali, West Africa
Resonate Global Mission

Sergei became the Russian ministry leader for Back to God Ministries International in 2002. He oversees gospel media outreach in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other areas where Russian language is spoken. As a young Muscovite growing up in an atheistic culture, Sergei came to know Jesus through Christian programming on short wave radio. Included in the broadcasts he heard was a Russian language translation of The Back to God Hour radio program. Today his own messages are broadcast across Europe, central Asia, and North America.

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Sergei Sosedkin
Sergei Sosedkin
Russia
Back to God Ministries International
Ben and Christy moved to New York City’s financial district in 2007 to plant a church that would reach Wall Street professionals with the good news of Jesus Christ. They now make their home in the Upper East Side, minutes away from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ben and Christy have three kids: Eli (8), Gus (6) and Maya (2). Christy is a nurse practitioner at New York University. Ben pastors City Grace Church, a young and diverse congregation of people from all walks of life. Ben also encourages and supports church planting and church renewal in the region through Mid-Atlantic Ministries, the ministry arm of the local classis.
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Ben Spalink
Ben Spalink
New York City
Resonate Global Mission

Resonate’s senior missionary in Japan, Larry continues to bring the Good News of Jesus to this largely “unreached people group” through a preaching and teaching ministry, and he consults with local Japanese congregations as well as regional groups of the Reformed Church in Japan to help them engage in this work more effectively through richer worship and more effective deployment of members. Larry also manages the corporate and financial business of the Christian Reformed Japan Mission, of which he is the “CEO.” Ruth works as coordinator of the Student Support team and middle school resource teacher at the Christian Academy in Japan, and serves as the Child Protection Officer, the first CAJ staff member to fill this new position. CAJ is a K-12 school of about 450 students operated by Resonate and 5 other missions for the children of evangelical missionaries and other Christians.

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Larry & Ruth Spalink
Larry & Ruth Spalink
Tokyo, Japan
Resonate Global Mission

Mike serves as the Team Leader for Resonate Global Mission in Nigeria as well as an Advisor to the Missions Department of the Christian Reformed Church, Nigeria and as the liaison between Resonate and its partner churches in Nigeria. Mike acts as a resource for organizations and national churches in their outreach efforts as well as teaching courses and workshops on missions that encourage and train Nigerian missionaries, pastors, evangelists, and church leaders.

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Mike Van Der Dyke
Mike Van Der Dyke
Nigeria
Resonate Global Mission

The Vander Laans (Andy, Tine, Jonas, Isabella, and Sofia Vander Laan) are serving God, young people, and the missionary community at GDQ International Christian School in Tirana, Albania. They landed in Albania in 2013. Jonas arrived that same year. Isabella was born in 2015 and Sofia in 2017. Andy is the Dean of Students for the high school and among other things, teaches Bible classes. When not taking care of the kids, Tine serves at the school in the finance office. About 75% of the school's kids come from Christian missionary families. These families are doing a variety of missionary work including church planting, pastoring, evangelism, discipleship, medicine, and economic relief. 

Andy Vander Laan
Andy Vander Laan
Albania
Teach Beyond

Mike and Pretty VanProoyen serve in the Philippines with the ministry of Word of Life Fellowship. Mike is the Executive Director, leading four main ministries and a team of 90 missionaries, 85 of whom are Filipino. These four different ministries are, Camping, Local Church Ministries, Campus Ministry, and Bible Institute. The Camping ministry has two camp properties, one located in the province of Laguna, the other on the island of Mindanao. More than 30,000 young people are ministered at these camps each year. The Local Church Ministries helps local churches all throughout the Philippines with leadership development, training, and curriculum for having an effective and Biblical Youth Ministry. The Campus Ministry is located at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos. They have a student center for discipleship, Christian fellowship and Bible Studies. The Bible Institute trains men and women in the Word of God. There is one year and four years program preparing young leaders for effective Christian Ministry. Students from all over the World come to Word of Life Bible Institute – Philippines for this training.

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Mike Van Prooyen
Mike Van Prooyen
The Philippines
Word of Life Fellowship

Cliff, Cristine, Sam, Avery and Katie Wiener serve with Youth with a Mission in Perth, Australia. They have been with this missions organization for 18 years. Cliff and Cristine train numerous missionaries each year and play a role in sending them to the most unreached places on earth. They also work on a team that oversees all of the ministries and training schools at YWAM Perth. Cliff and Cristine are also called on to teach internationally at various YWAM locations - raising up a generation of missionaries to take the Gospel into all nations.

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Cliff and Cristine Wiener
Cliff and Cristine Wiener
Perth, Austrialia
Youth with a Mission