FamilyLife
Little Rock, Arkansas

Gary and Cindy were farming and serving at Eureka Bible Church in various capacities until God began to tug at their hearts to enter vocational ministry. They left Illinois for Arkansas and their new calling with Family Life. They have served there since 1996, serving in a variety of capacities as event leaders, in staff recruitment and evaluation, and then helping launch the on-line outreach called eMentoring. Recently they were called to serve as chaplains for the Family Life staff, providing listening ears and care for those that care for others. They have four married daughters (living on four different continents) and ten grandchildren.


Cru
Reaching college students with Christ in Central Illinois

Jennifer and Bryan were both involved as students in Campus Crusade for Christ and met on a summer mission trip. While in college, the Hepps experienced significant and lasting life-change because of Jesus through the college ministry on campus. Both grew in their faith, learned to introduce others to Him and were called by God to continue to invest in college students. They are currently working on college campuses in Central Illinois. Their goal is to reach every student with the message of Christ. During the summer they take students on mission trips to reach college students in strategic places here in the States and all over the world. Bryan and Jennifer married in January 2005. They have three children.


Operation Mobilization
Serving God in South Africa

Job is from Botshabelo, South Africa and Marie is from Eureka. They met while working as missionaries in Albania with Operation Mobilization and were married in 2002. Their son, Tshepo, was born in South Africa in 2006. The Mohlomi’s live in Pretoria, South Africa. Job works for Our Daily Bread and oversees their operations in Africa. Our Daily Bread produces and distributes Christian literature and training materials. Marie is a missionary with OM South Africa and is leading their arts ministry, ArtBeat. ArtBeat's main focus is to mobilize Christian artists into missions and to give them opportunities to use art in ministry.


(Names, location, and ministry organization have been omitted for safety reasons)
East Asia

T & M first started attending Eureka Bible Church during college 15+ years ago. It was during that time that they began to grow a heart for all nations to know Christ. They continued to be a part of the body of EBC for several years after college as they also served in local ministry. In 2009, they moved to East Asia. Since then, the Lord has clarified His plans for them to serve among an unreached Muslim people group with a population of about 15 million. By God’s grace, they now lead a team of people who are reaching out to Muslims in an historic neighborhood in a large city. They are praying and working toward initiating an indigenous church planting movement in this neighborhood that, Lord willing, will spread to the rest of the people group. T & M have 3 children.

Cru
Reaching college students with Christ in Central Illinois

Jessica grew up at EBC. When attending college at Illinois State University, she became involved with Cru. She never imagined working for the organization full-time and was even a bit hesitant to get involved at first. However, God quickly changed her desires and she was all in. While serving as a student leader her senior year, she realized just how much she loved doing the things that Cru stands for: making the name of Jesus known around campus and helping students grow in their journey with Christ. She joined the Central Illinois staff team in August 2015. College students are at such a prime age for building their faith, as they are newly independent and often searching. Jessica finds it to be a true privilege to be used by God in this way!