Dr. Paul Rajkumar “Bobby” Gupta
President – HBI Global Partners, USA – Since 1983
In the last 25 years of his ministry as the President of Hindustan Bible Institute & College, God enabled Dr. Gupta to start a church planting movement that has planted 4,264 churches through the mobilization of 676 national missionaries, with a membership of over 250,000 believers in 22 states of India. He had the joy of seeing 2,073,107 people respond to the Gospel through the various evangelistic outreach efforts of HBI. Dr. Gupta was also involved in envisioning, mobilizing and equipping 75,000 pastors that took the Church presence from 114,000 to over 500,000 churches in the country.
During the 25 years of his leadership and ministry, HBI graduated 8,144 men and women through its various leadership development training programs. God placed a vision in his heart to start Regional training centers in various parts of India and God used him to start 7 Regional training centers to develop indigenous transformational leaders to disciple the nation.
Dr. Paul Gupta’s main thrust is equipping transformational leaders for leadership and evangelism for the nation of India; church planting through the equipping of a strategic team of national missionaries to reach the unreached; mobilizing the Church to a vision of discipling the nation through a strategy of saturation church planting.
In addition to our relational partnership with HBI and Bobby Gupta, we financially support five indiginous pastors/church planters to the villages of the district of Orrisow:
- U.C. Jena
- Christodas Jilakara
- Jacuba Puala
- Jacuba Palaka
- Bhaskar Puala
Ariel L. Blumenthal
Director, Revive Israel – Jerusalem, Israel – Since 2003
Ariel grew up as a Reform Jew in Hartford, Connecticut. He met the Lord Jesus in 1992 at the Shibuya Evangelical Church in Tokyo. Immigrating to Israel in 1998, he bought a 3 unit house in downtown Jerusalem’s historic district which now serves as a community house for believers in Jerusalem. Since 2003 he has served Revive Israel as the director of church relations for Christians of East Asia.
Revive Israel’s three-stage mandate from the Lord is at the heart of this ministry and guides all ministry efforts:
- Power of the Holy Spirit
- World Evangelism
- The Restoration of Israel
They believe revival and restoration in Israel will promote life and growth in the kingdom of God throughout the world. Although faced with great challenges and difficulties, the Scriptures teach that this revival is sure to come to pass. Romans 11:26 says, “and so all Israel shall be saved.” Revive Israel believes there will be a great sweep of evangelism and outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Israel leading up to the Second Coming of Yeshua (Jesus).
Revive Israel’s mandate includes every nation. Young Israelites are excited about being sent to the nations, believing this will encourage revival and also unify the international church. It includes working together with several Arab Christian evangelists and humanitarian projects. They believe and demonstrate that reconciliation between Jews and Arabs is possible through the forgiveness of Yeshua on the cross.
Pray for removal of obstacles, protection, ever-increasing faith, and abundant provision for the Messianic mission.
Tom and Sue Healy
Isaiah 58 Outreach – New Britain CT, USA – Since 1995
“Work hard to feed the hungry people. Satisfy the needs of those who are crushed. Then my blessing will light upon your darkness. And the night of your suffering will become as bright as the noonday sun.” Isaiah 58:10
In 1995, Tom and Sue Healy, Risk Engineer and housewife, sought to work hard alongside Isaiah 58 Outreach founders Linda Labbe and her late husband, Ray, in their mission to feed the homeless and hungry of New Britain, CT. In 2011, two years after the passing of founder Ray Labbe the Healy’s became known as the backbone of Isaiah 58 Outreach.
Three Saturday’s a month, the Healy’s and their devoted volunteers park their “Big Blue” van in New Britain, opposite St. Mary’s RC Church at 544 Main Street to organize donated food and clothing and prepare soup and the gospel for those in need.
Linda Labbe best describes the ministry of Isaiah 58 Outreach this way:
“It is [by His mighty right hand] that we are sheltered from the dangers of storms, strong winds and rains and we are given victory…a place of protection in our times of vulnerability and weakness, a place where…we can stand and marvel at what our God has already done and is doing. These truths we share with the many who come to spend Saturday afternoons with us…We pray for these individuals hoping they will encounter the Shepherd who leads all who believe and trust in Him to salvation, deliverance and life eternal.”
Full-Time Writer/Discipler – IHOP – KC Missouri, USA – Since 2009
Jane’s journey toward full-time ministry began in her late teens when the need for prayer in the church gripped her heart. She knew intercession was the only way to bridge the gap between America’s prayer experience and what was available through God’s grace, so she attended every prayer meeting she could and started a few of her own.
During her years of praying, waiting and teaching Jane received several significant prophetic encounters concerning a global prayer movement. God revealed his plan about an army of young adult intercessors and worshipers. He was establishing ̶ her heart’s desire.
In 2009 Jane walked through the doors of IHOP as an intern ̶ the place God prepared for her in advance and confirmed this call through the same prophetic words spoken corporately over IHOP. Her final confirmation came when IHOP senior leadership offered her a staff position as writer/discipler at their Bible school, (IHOPU). She hasn’t looked back since!
IHOP is a community of believers committed to God, each other and to establishing a 24/7 house of prayer in Kansas City, MO ̶ a perpetual solemn assembly gathering corporately to fast and pray in the spirit of the tabernacle of David (who hired 4,000 musicians and 288 singers to worship God night and day, 1 Chr. 23:1-25:31). IHOP is committed to the Great Commission and their work includes equipping and sending out missionaries as dedicated intercessors and evangelists. They train believers to love Jesus and others and to go out and preach the Word, heal the sick, serve the poor, plant houses of prayer and proclaim the return of Jesus across the earth.
Through IHOP, Jane has experienced the miraculous power of prayer by witnessing God’s physical and emotional healings as she’s prayed with people. As staff writer, she’s ghost written the book, The Glory Within: The Interior Life and the Power of Speaking in Tongues, (2011) for Corey Russell, senior leader at IHOP (now available on Amazon.com).
Jane requests prayer for God’s continued grace, wisdom and strength as she leads students entrusted to her care. As an intercessor standing in the gap for our nation, she asks the Holy Spirit fill her with perseverance and prevailing faith.
Founder, Come&Live! – Nashville TN, USA – Since 2009
Chad Johnson has spent the past fourteen years working alongside two common denominators, youth and music. He was an unlikely candidate for working with either considering his upbringing as a missionary kid living overseas. He graduated with a degree in Psychology and has had no formal business training. Even so, God has historically proven His use of the foolish things.
The latter half of Chad’s time in the music industry was spent working with the
Independent Seattle-based Company, Tooth & Nail Records, where he served as an A&R rep. Through this experience in the business he worked with over 50 artists who collectively sold millions of units. He witnessed bands going from just about nothing to just about something. He also experienced first hand how hard it was to balance the delicate tight rope of business with ministry. Chad came away from it all entirely convinced that there had to be a better way of accomplishing the goal. In this case, the goal of raising boys into God-fearing men, focused on making Jesus their ultimate treasure and reaching even a fraction of the world’s two billion youth.
We’ve heard that where our treasure is also happens to be the place where our hearts are. Feeling called to leave the record business at the height of his career Chad refocused his priorities. His treasure and his heart resonate now more than ever in clearly radiating the Gospel, sending forth well-equipped artists as “laborers in the harvest fields” ( Luke 10:2 ), voicing the wonderful works of God’s mercy and in serving those in need. Chad has become convinced that it is “better to give than it is to receive.” He is a man passionate about seeing the kingdom of God established through ordinary people anywhere.
Come&Live! exists to establish the Kingdom and Awaken the world to the Love of Jesus. They accomplish this vision by:
- Delivering of music free as a gift with a gospel message.
- Discipling or artists who carry are growing in walking out the lifestyle of the Kingdom of God.
- Participating with youth through at national tours & festivals.
- Hosting equipping conferences where youth can come and be activated in Kingdom lifestyle
Hockey Ministries International – Connecticut, USA
Our purpose is to reach all players, coaches and fans with the message of hope that is found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Coram Deo – Connecticut, USA
Our ministry is designed to serve women who struggle with addiction and abuse. We provide housing and assistance with basic needs as well as discipleship and teaching.
Straight Ahead Ministries – Connecticut, USA
Our Mission is to see Jesus Christ transform the lives of juvenile offenders as they are provided with the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel and grow in their relationship with Him.
Moms In Prayer International – Connecticut, USA
Moms in Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering moms to pray. Praying for children and schools in the community has a powerful influence that reverberates throughout the city and state.
Wo’iyopastake Ministry – Connecticut, USA
Wo’iyopastake ministry (pronounced: WO-ee-yo-pash-ta-ke; the Lakota word for Encouragement) is dedicated to encouraging, strengthening, helping, and supporting the Lakota pastors and other Christian leaders on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Our ministry was founded in August 2010, though each of our Board members have had a history of previous visits to the Reservation, and one of them even lives there! In December 2010, Pastor Rick McKinniss did a teaching on having a BiHOGG (Big Hairy Outrageous God-sized Goal). This sermon was just the inspiration we needed to really get things off the ground!
Our three goals:
- To encourage, strengthen, help, and support the Lakota pastors and Christian leaders in the good work they are already doing at the reservation.
- To win other Lakota people to Christ by serving them.
- To materially help all the Lakota people in whatever ways we can.
Each year, during the month of August, we do a week long missions trip to the reservation. This trip allows us to visit and build relationships with pastors & leaders, bring Bibles and teaching materials for the children, and encourage the community however possible. Throughout the year, we stay in touch with these pastors & leaders by encouraging them, sending clothing, giving financial support, mailing personal letters, sending medical & dental supplies, and whatever else they may need to further their own ministry on the reservation. We expect to have construction projects in the future as well.
Evangelism Department at IHOP – KC Missouri, USA – Since 2013
Olga’s calling is an occupation of partnering with His heart in perpetual prayer, all the while relentlessly loving the lost and introducing them to Jesus. She has a burden in her heart to see people come to the fullness of Christ. As a staff member at IHOPKC, she engages in the prayer room, where prayer and missions converge and are inseparable! Her specific role in the Evangelism Department has numerous opportunities per week to share the gospel with people who do not yet know Jesus, such as through a local outreach to homeless and/or prostituted women.