Adi & Mia Pop

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Adi & Mia Pop, Transylvania

Adi and Mia Pop are the pastors of New Covenant Church (Biserica Noul Legamant) in the city of Targu Mures, in the region of Transylvania. Their church was founded in the early years of freedom in Romania after the communist regime fell. As pastors, they also oversee other churches in Transylvania. Their vision is to see people that God placed in our care growing toward maturity in their walk with the Lord and in result bring His Kingdom more and more and for Him to be glorified. Adi and Mia are beloved friends of Grace Center and have hosted multiple SOSL outreach teams over the last few years.

Barbara Edwards

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Barbara Edwards; Iris Global

Barbara has been a part of Grace Center since 2008 when she moved to Nashville to work as an athletic trainer at Vanderbilt Medical Center. In 2014, the Lord began to reawaken her life-long calling to “go” and she completed Iris Global’s Harvest School. Since then, she has been staffing Harvest Schools, coordinating their medical team, planning and leading outreaches around the world and serving with Iris Relief. After leading a relief team to Sierra Leone in 2017, Barbara was invited to begin working primarily with Iris Relief as an Iris Global missionary, which she hopes to step into in 2019.

Bart Trusdale

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Bart Trusdale, YWAM England

Bart has been a member of Grace Center for many years along with his family. In 2014, he felt God call him to missions and attended a discipleship training school on a ship in the Mediterranean through Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Though his time there was not without challenges, God used Bart to reveal Himself to refugees in Greece and confirmed his call to missions as he led a short-term outreach in England. In early 2017, Bart began serving at a YWAM base in England. He is a leader in their regular discipleship training schools and outreaches along with taking care of the grounds on their beautiful campus. His heart is to be discipled and disciple others through relationship as he assists in leading discipleship training schools and short-term outreaches.

Siloam Health

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Siloam Health, Nashville

Siloam Health is a medical non-profit in Nashville with a mission to “share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care.” Beginning in 1991, Siloam Health has deep roots in the Nashville church. It developed from a desire to become part of the solution to local poverty and a broken health care system. Siloam Health now has a full-time staff of 40 with over 400 regular volunteers including local pastors, intercessors and medical personnel. The majority of Siloam Health’s patients are foreign-born Nashvillians and many have come to know Jesus through the efforts of the Siloam Health team! We are excited to partner with them as they “bring transformation to our city!”

Rolland & Heidi Baker

Rolland and Heidi Baker, Iris Global

The Bakers are the founders of Iris Global, an organization committed to expressing a living and tangible response to those commandments that Jesus called greatest: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength," and "Love your neighbor as yourself.” Iris bases exist in many countries around the world. While Rolland and Heidi are based in Pemba, Mozambique, they also travel extensively, bringing revival wherever they go. Countless around the world have been saved, healed and set free by God through the ministry of Iris Global. Grace Center is thankful for our friendship with the Bakers and is honored to partner with them!

Supresa Sithole

Supresa Sithole; Iris Global, South Africa 

Supresa and his wife, Tryphina, live in Nelspruit, South Africa where they are the directors of Iris Africa. Supresa began following the Lord at the age of 15 when he was dramatically called by God to leave everything behind, follow Jesus and preach the Gospel wherever he went. In 1997, God sovereignly connected Surpresa (which means Surprise) with Heidi and Rolland Baker of Iris Global. Surpresa now serves as the International Director of Pastors for Iris where he helps oversee the rapidly spreading revival in southern Africa. Supresa and his team have hosted several SOSL outreach teams and have been dear friends of Grace Center for many years.

Tudor Petan

Tudor Petan, Alfa Omega TV, Romania

Tudor was saved at the age of 40 following the anti-communist revolution in Romania. Shortly after his conversion, he and his wife, Mirela, felt God leading them into ministry through television and they founded Alfa Omega TV. They are currently missionaries through media, reaching Romanians all over the world, as well as other communities in Eastern Europe. The Petans are involved in media ministry through television, the internet, printed materials and prayer. They are also developing material in Romanian which is focused on “the Israel key”. Through their ministry, many Romanians have come to know Jesus and have experienced transformation in their lives! Grace Center is grateful for our friendship with this wonderful couple and their ministry.

Daniel Matei

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Daniel Matei, Agape Church, Romania

Daniel and his wife, Doina, have been the leaders of Agape Church, in Timisoara, Romania, for over 25 years. When they planted it in June 1990, Agape Church was the first charismatic church in Romania. Since then, God has opened many doors and over 50 spirit-filled churches have been planted all over the nation of Romania! Prior to their ministry in Romania, Daniel and Doina spent several years in the USA and served as missionaries in China. They are also long-standing friends of Grace Center! Their heart is for their home country of Romania to recognize and declare that Jesus Christ is Lord!

Kristen Robbins

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Kristen Robbins, YWAM Northern Ireland 

Kristen is primarily located in a village called Rostrevor in Northern Ireland. She and her family have been part of a Grace Center for many years. She is passionate about bringing reconciliation between Catholics and Protestants, the North and the South of Ireland and between God and man. She is on staff with Youth With A Mission, and works mostly within the Discipleship Training Schools, where she teaches, mentors, and leads students on short term outreaches to places like India, Burundi, Albania, and Lebanon. She is committed to indiscriminate acts of kindness and service to Jesus, rooted in community and outreach.

Don Finto & Tod McDowell

Don Finto & Tod McDowell, Caleb Company
Don and Tod are the leaders of Caleb Company, whose name is inspired by Caleb - the fearless warrior described in the Bible as having wholehearted devotion to the Lord. The Caleb Company is called to raise up an intergenerational company of Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua (Jesus), challenge them to a life of wholehearted devotion to the Lord, and equip them with the Israel key that unlocks world revival. They run regular trips to Israel for both touring and outreach along with their yearly School of Revival. Don is a loved father in our city. He and Tod (along with Tod’s wife, Rachel, and their children) are an integral part of the Grace Center family!

Dave & Peggy Fitzpatrick

Dave and Peggy Fitzpatrick, Institute for Cross Cultural Affairs

Dave and Peggy have spent many years dedicated to building an awareness of God's love for Israel, His firstborn. In 2014, they launched the Institute for Cross Cultural Affairs (ICCA) as a vehicle for their work in both Israel and the USA, in political and business spheres and among both the Jewish and Christian communities. Among their many recent ventures was a camp for high school students that brings Israeli Jews and local Christians together in friendships that open many doors to the future! Dave and Peggy are also a father and mother in the Grace Center family!

Joe & Denise Bradford

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Joe and Denise Bradford, Elijah’s Heart 

Joe and Denise are the founders of Elijah’s Heart, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to show love to underprivileged children and their families, to assist them with practical needs and to raise awareness about their desperate situations to inspire others to action. Elijah’s Heart seeks to love others by giving food to those in need along with providing a safe place and opportunities for children to create music and grow in academics. Joe and Denise have been members of Grace Center for many years and have hosted several SOSL outreach teams over the years. Joe is affectionately known as “Papa Joe” as he and Denise have been a father and mother to the children of Nashville for many years! 

Steve & Samantha Allen

Steve and Samantha Allen, Contend, Colorado Springs, CO

Steve and Samantha live in Colorado Springs, CO and work with Contend, formerly known as The Call. Steve and Samantha Allen previously spent sixteen years as missionaries in Bangkok, Thailand, working as church-planters amongst Thai Buddhists. When they returned to the USA and moved to Nashville, TN, they remained passionate about seeing young men and women equipped and released into their callings through leadership coaching and the arts. During their time in Nashville, they were on staff with Caleb Company while also serving as the leaders of Grace Center’s missions team for nine years. They and their six children are beloved friends of the Grace Center family.