Last week the mission leadership met for three days of business and three evenings of worship, testimony, and encouragement from the Scriptures. Along with the usual mission business, some new appointments were made.
The U.S. board welcomed a new member: Dr. Kirk Hensarling. Kirk, his wife Heidi, and their seven children live near Greenville, SC where Kirk is an orthopedic surgeon.
Pastor Matt Vanderwarker has served on the U.S. Board for several years and we welcome Matt as the new U.S. Board Secretary. Matt and his wife Deanna live in Dublin, Ohio with their three boys.
Pastor Bill Hixson retired as Chairman of the U.S. Board and the baton was passed on to Pastor Matt Postiff. The Hixson’s relationship with the Mission dates back over four decades and Bill has served on the U.S. Board for over thirty years. He is now part of GMSA’s Council of Reference and we look forward to seeing he and Linda at future AGM’s and conferences. The Hixsons and Athens Bible Church have generously and selflessly served the GMSA family through their loving Biblical counsel, conference preaching, faithful prayer and financial support, encouragement, hospitality and so much more.
Pastor Matt Postiff has had a two decade relationship with the GMSA and eleven years serving on the U.S. Board. The field is no stranger to Pastor Matt, nor are our missionaries and South American colleagues. Matt has served as the U.S. Board Secretary and has been a keynote speaker at the bi-annual tri-country pastor’s and missionary “advance.” He’s been at our International Conference numerous times and has graciously exhorted us through the teaching of God’s Word. Fellowship Bible Church has had a long history with the GMSA through praying, supporting and hands-on serving. Matt and his wife Naomi have three sons.
Please pray for these servants of the Lord, and for GMSA to be blessed by God to reach many souls for Christ.