International Ministries

Blacknall is grateful to support international ministries, including several Blacknall members, with prayer and financial contributions (see below for a complete list). There are also various opportunities to participate in short-term missions around the world. Contact David Dunderdale with the International Ministry Team (IMT) for more information. The IMT committee meets the first Sunday evening of each month.

Deep Common Journey Partner

imagesCongo Initiative seeks to “model, nurture, and shape an authentic redemptive community of Christ’s followers whose calling is to transform the society in the DRC [Democratic Republic of Congo].” Cullen Rodgers-Gates, President & Executive Director.

Click here for more information on Blacknall’s Deep Common Journey Partners.

Supported  Missionaries

Bagge Family_webDick & Nancy Baggé: Currently serving as counselors among missionaries in Kenya at Tumaini Counselling Centre. The Bagges will be moving to the USA in 2015 and will continue their counseling work with Wycliffe.

Bennett Family_webFraser & Liz Bennett: Working for SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc.) in Texas, Fraser is the International Language Program Training Coordinator.

Mya & Dave Clarke:Clarke Family 2_web (right) Discipling missionary apprentices and training in basic counseling skills for the Irish Church in Dublin. The Clarkes are supported through Serge (formerly World Harvest Mission).

Emower Bihar: Evangelism in Bihar, India.

Annette George: Teaching music and music therapy at Payap University, Thailand.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARollin & Wendy Grams: Rollin is a New Testament Professor at Gordon-Conwell in Charlotte, NC. The Grams are intending to move to Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, where Rollin will be teaching various programs for East Mountain. Blacknall member Sarah Bohn was a Fellow in 2013 at East Mountain. Rollin writes a blog at

HamiltonsKyle & Emily Hamilton: Working in Beni, Congo with Congo Initiative, teaching at UCBC (Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo). The Hamiltons are being sent and supported, in part, by The Antioch Partners. Visit their blog to learn more.

Tom & Judy Harvey: Teaching at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in England. Their most recent update can be found here.

Ken & Judy Hollingsworth: Working with bible translation, based in Texas.

Hana Kamiya_webHana Kamiya: (right) Teaching literacy to grades 1-2 with South American Mission in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Hana’s blog is Hana will be on a Home Assignment in 2015-16.

Lambeth Family_webHunter & Lauri Lambeth: Living and working in Nazareth, Israel with Young Life.

Leary Family_webRich & Barb Leary: (right) Currently living in Budapest, the Leary’s serve Campus Crusade with Leader Led Movements.

R&B: Community development in Central Asia.

Woody & Mary McLendon: Supporting Bible Translation of Wycliffe in Waxhaw, NC. Woody serves as the President of JAARS.

Mikes family_webJonathan & Rocio Mikes: (right) Working for United World Mission with La Fuente, a young church in Mexico City. Jonathan’s blog is

Pervis FamilyDavid & Erin Pervis: planting churches and teaching English in Ukraine with Mission To The World.

Chris & Donna Rice: working with the Mennonite Central Committee in East Asia.

Stacey RhinehartStacy Rinehart: (right) leading MentorLink International, an organization that seeks to “develop leaders to lead like Jesus.” Visit Stacy’s blog at

C&F: based in Durham, partnering with Barnabas International, to support missionaries, pastors, and their families in their soul care and mental health needs.

'Woude-Aho_webLynn & ‘Ale Vander Woude-’Aho: working with YWAM, providing primary health care and discipleship training in Tonga.

Jenn West_webJennifer West: (right) serving as an International student minister in Amersterdam with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Learn more here: