Missionary Support/World Missions

Missionary Support/World Missions

World Missions have always been a very important part of our stewardship responsibilities.  For more detailed information regarding our Missionary Support, please contact committee chair Sis Mitchell.

  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.
And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
                                                                                                                 Matthew 28:19-20

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Lord and Savior
and that all people everywhere are called to place their faith, hope, and love in Him. 
From SHPC Statement of Faith

SERVE those within Knoxville and throughout the world in Jesus’ name. 
We are dedicated to benevolent giving and serving those in need, both spiritually and physically,
from a local to a global level in order to bring others into the body of Christ. 
From SHPC Mission/Vision Statement

Missionaries We Currently Support:

Missionaries in the Middle East and Jordan

Botho & Gisela Heinz – Germany

Botho Heinz, missionary with Theologischer Schulungs-Service e.V. since 1990, began a missionary career 1977 in Neues Leben. He has worked with Familienradio (today erf-South Tyrol /part of TWR) as editor and founded Theologischer Schulungs-Service.  He received his academic training at Freie Theologische Akademie and graduated as MDiv.His ministry with Theologischer Schulungs-Service started out in Soviet Union and was focused for years in Russia and Ukraine. In addition he has developed ministries in: Poland, Hungary, Austria, Romania and Croatia.  Furthermore he has ministered in Kenya, the U.S. and Canada through affiliation with World Reach.

 Christmas Card address:  P.O. Box 26155, Birmingham, AL 35260



Don & Charlene Woods – Mongolia

Charlene and Donaldson Woods are third-generation teaching missionaries of their family to Asia from the Presbyterian Church, having lived and served in Hong Kong, China, Mongolia and Samoa. Now semi-retired they are directors of the Presbyterian Mission to Mongolia, a small non-profit organization authorized and licensed by the Mongolian government and supported by local churches and the Presbytery of Western North Carolina.  PMM and the Woods serve a Gobi Desert region larger than Texas, providing support for the recently emerging Mongolian church (no denominations yet), training lay pastors, providing “moving” or yurt churches, assisting homeless children and seniors, and supporting basic health care services and education for those who have had neither. They also work among severely handicapped children, including the blind and those with neurological disorders.  PMM teams consist of volunteers, often supported by local churches, with team size limited due to accommodations and travel vehicle limitations in the Gobi Desert region. Charlene holds degrees in Christian Education and Early Childhood Education, and Don, Theology and Technical Education. They have attended Erskine College, Princeton Seminary, the University of Illinois, and Kansas State University).

 Christmas Card address:  P.O. Box 4, Montreat, NC  28757 



Andrew & Iris Bornman – Mexico

Andrew and Iris Bornman (and their five children) hope to join Medical work in Mexico while working in the Community Health Evangelism program. Andrew is an expert in farming (and can fix almost anything). Andrew is also honing up his well drilling skills in order to help with the water program.

 Christmas Card address:  4001 114 Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


SHPC expresses love and sympathy to the family and friends
of Rev. Nedson Zulu (pictured above with Sebber Banda)

Carlos Faquione & Sebber Banda – Mozambique

 Ms. Sebber Banda is a public health worker. Sebber trains and encourages leaders who work in the community, assisting them to understand health issues through the use of a creative drama team. She educates entire communities on how to deal with sickness, especially malaria and cholera. She also helps them understand HIV/AIDS and how to care for infected people and their loved ones. Hygiene and sanitation are other important dimensions of what Sebber teaches. Others who share in the work in Tete include two pastors of the Presbyterian churches in the province and numerous evangelists and volunteers.

 Christmas Card address:  The Outreach Foundation, c/o Barry Long, 381 Riverside Dr #110, Franklin, TN 37064



Tim & Debbie Dunn – Brazil

Tim recently retired from Delta Air Lines after a 22 year career.  He has long been committed to God’s mission in the world, and he developed a passion for the Brazilian people through Debbie, the daughter of PCUSA missionaries.  After being ordained as a PCUSA Minister in 2007, Tim was called as the part-time Associate Minister of Multicultural Ministries at Ray-Thomas Memorial Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Georgia.  Tim is continuing his education through the Doctor of Missiology program at Fuller Theological Seminary.  His desire is to be used by God to help the Brazilian Church grow through evangelism, discipleship, leadership development, church planting and mission mobilization. Debbie is a career music educator who has taught choral and general music in public and private schools at elementary and high schools. She has also served in a number of churches where she has led children’s and youth choirs.  Debbie’s desire is to help children praise God. As SEPAL works to increase the number of Brazilians serving cross-culturally and strengthen the leadership development and care, not only of these missionaries, but for Christian leaders throughout Brazil, the Dunns will be contributing in significant ways.

Christmas Card address:  11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024

Bob & Kristi Rice – South Sudan

Bob and Kristi began  as mission workers of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (2010-2017), where they served with the Presbyterian Community of Congo (CPC). They are still with the PC(USA) currently serving in South Sudan. Bob and Krist bring a passion for evangelism, equipping leaders and building up the Church.

Christmas Card address:  205 Lake Shore Circle, Bloomington, IL 61704

John McCall – Taiwan 

John travels throughout Taiwan teaching courses on ministry and spiritual formation to pastors and lay leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan.  He helps pastors find encouragement and challenges by helping them develop intentional communities. He facilitates mentoring relationships between older and younger pastors, as well as churches seeking to serve the growing population of urban aboriginal people who have left their villages for jobs in the cities.  He also teaches courses at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Taipei.

Christmas Card address: No. 20, Lane 2, Sec. 2; Yang Teh Rd, Shihlin; Taipei 111 Taiwan