Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Our Beacon Church family is active in missions.  We work with diligence to be obedient to God’s command to be disciples who share the Gospel, His Word, and His promises. We do this through prayer, action, love, and financial support to field missionaries.  Scroll down to learn which missionaries and organizations we are supporting and what short term missions trips may be coming up.

Missionary of the Month

Steve and Rachel Waggoner: Raise Up and Release

Steve and his wife Rachel have been married for 22 years. They live in Delavan, Illinois with their five children.

From an early age, Steve developed a heart for Africa. While growing up, he lived in Kenya where his father served as a missionary doctor. After graduating from Asbury University, Steve served as a youth and missions pastor in New Jersey from 1999-2004 where he regularly led mission teams to serve around the world. From there the family followed God’s call to plant a church in rural central Illinois.

Eighteen years later, Steve still pastors Crosswalk Fellowship. Crosswalk is a sending church that raises up and releases pioneers and partnerships in many countries. Steve travels a few months out of the year and trains church leaders to multiply disciple makers for the nations. His primary focus is East Africa where he encourages and equips a disciple making way of life through orphan, refugee, and church planting ministries. To learn more about the many Kingdom initiatives the Lord has invited the Waggoners into, please click the button below.

Active Missionaries

Phil and Ruth Alessi

Dan and Lucia Brubaker - Wycliffe Bible Translators

Gary and Terri Camlin - EFCA Reach Global

Carl and Pam Campbell - Wycliffe Bible Translators

Roy and Judy Larsen - Immigrant Hope

Steve and Jennifer Hu - CRU

Dave and Oksana Elsinger - EFCA Reach Global

Laura Matera - Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Sara Mostafa - Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Roy and Darla Oksnevad - EFCA Reach Global

Dick and Jeannette Taylor

Kevin and Babette Waterson - EFCA Reach Global Crisis Response


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