John and Mary Henry
John & Mary have been with Youth With A Mission since 1985. After leading student missions internships in over 35 countries, they were led by God to move to Ocean City in 2013. They are connecting, equipping, and sending emerging leaders who serve God in every area of influence. Their first discipleship training school had outreaches to Albania, where dozens of young people came to faith in Christ, and India, where hundreds of people living in slums and leprosy colonies were treated with medical and dental care. YWAM OC, NJ also offers various missions short-courses and youth camps. To serve even more people with missions opportunities, they built Converge (www.ywamconverge.org), an online matching, training, and funding platform. Mary’s role includes the Transcripts Office for YWAM’s University of the Nations. John and his wife, Mary, live in Ocean City, NJ. They have three children, Justin, Nathan, and Rebecca.
Director YWAM Ocean City, NJ
t: (609) 938-9312
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Michael is an ordained minister and holds credentials with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves as an adjunct professor at The Alliance Theological Seminary and The Alliance Graduate School of Counseling located in Rockland County, New York, where he teaches counseling at the Masters level.
Born in White Plains, New York, Michael came to faith in Christ at age 20 while serving as a Deep Sea Diver in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he worked as a carpenter for several years then began his own building business which he operated successfully for 10 years. In 1991 he left the building industry for a profession in human development. Michael maintained a private consulting practice for 12 years working with individuals, couples and families, and then he left his practice to pursue a full-time calling as an itinerant evangelist. Michael’s passion is to use the message of “A Journey to the Potter’s House” to help bring people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to help those who follow Christ find hope and healing from the brokeness of life.
“A Journey to the Potter’s House” has been seen in hundreds of settings; it has been on several cable television channels and it has been broadcasted into five countries. Michael’s vision is to take the message of “A Journey to the Potter’s House” around the world. As an educator, consultant, speaker, and trainer, Michael weaves the lessons learned through his own brokenness and that of his clients, and he shares how the Potter (Christ) uses pressure and pain to transform us, the clay, into vessels of honor. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and four children.
Owen is married with seven children and five grandchildren. He resides in Manchester, NH where he functions as one of four elders. Owen’s desire is to see Jesus the Christ laid as the foundation into every believer and the church worldwide. He has been in full time ministry since 1977.
New Testament Christian Fellowship
522-526 Pine St Manchester, NH 03104-6010
Libby and Dr. Tom Little were a “graduates” of George Isley’s youth group in Valatie. For 30 years, Libby and Tom provided free medical care to the people of Afghanistan. Originally from Kinderhook, the couple began doing outreach work immediately after college, eventually becoming involved with the National Organization of Ophthalmic Rehabilitation Eye Project. They were working with International Assistance Mission when, in 2010, Tom and nine other aid workers were murdered by the Taliban.
Libby Little is quick to caution that she and her husband were not missionaries, and that they were in Afghanistan to offer medical help to the Afghan people. Misrepresenting the nature of aid work can put workers in Afghanistan in danger. In 2011, President Obama honored Mrs. Little with the Presidential Medal of Freedom because of the humanitarian work of her and Tom.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. In communities around the world, we join with local people to find lasting ways to improve the lives of children and families living in poverty.