With the help of our missions committee we support all of our missionaries with prayer and financial support, but in recent years we’ve been strengthening our relationships with some of our missionaries to build partnerships and spend time with them on the field. This is especially true of our three home grown missionaries. Allow us to introduce…
The DePuy Family
Joe grew up in this church. He and his wife, Heidi, were high school sweethearts. Shortly after Bible college, they were married and began growing in their love for ministry right here at Beacon. Joe and Heidi have a desire to serve the Lord in discipling and training - especially with those who lack the opportunity. They and their two children served in Mexico and Ecuador helping to plant churches and establish healthy discipleship training. In recent years, Joe was instrumental in the formation of Servant Leaders, a ministry devoted to mentoring, mobilizing, and multiplying disciples for the purpose of planting new churches. At present, Joe oversees the training and equipping of various pastors, mainly overseas as they navigate their way through pastoral training.
The Davis Family
The Davis FamilyMike and Lindsay came directly to Beacon out of Seminary. Mike served seven years as youth pastor in our church. In high school Mike had taken a short term missions trip to Ireland that sparked a desire for missions in his heart. After serving on staff at Beacon for seven years, he was invited by a church in Ireland to come and help the struggling church to train pastors with the hope of planting churches. He began raising support, but after a long application process was denied a Visa to Ireland. With this closed door, God led them to the discovery of 20 Schemes Ministry. Mike and his family are currently serving as church planter interns in Scotland with 20 Schemes.
The McIntosh Family
Paul and Sharon first visited our church in 1998. At that time they were two young internationals who moved here from Malaysia due to Paul’s work as an engineer at Carrier. They grew in their faith during their time with us and when their daughter entered college, they moved back to Paul’s home in Australia. Four years later, God moved them back to Syracuse with an opportunity to pursue a biblical and pastoral studies degree while working at Carrier. After graduation, Paul served as a lay elder in our church as he made preparations to return to Australia as a church planter. In 2019, they moved and are now preparing to plant a church out of Regeneration church in Melbourne. At present, Paul is serving as a part-time associate pastor in cooperation with City-to-City, a global church planting network.
Chris studied Bible and biblical languages in Bible college and graduate school, and now works as a Bible translation consultant with Bibles International, the Bible Society of Baptist Mid-Missions. As a translation consultant, she works with national Bible translators in Myanmar to assist them in translating the Bible into their own minority languages. Her main role on the translation team is to help ensure the accuracy of the translation compared to the original languages of the Bible. In July of 2021, Beacon became the sending church for Chris.
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