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Our Story

For the last 20+ years, Jimmy and Deana have loved serving the Lord through the local church in various pastoral roles from Youth to Executive.  In every role, missions was always their passion and the heart of their ministry, with an emphasis on training students and adults to pray fervently, give generously, and to go excitedly.

 

Jimmy and Deana are partnering with Builders International as part of their Project Management team, connecting volunteers and donors with trusted community leaders.  Every person deserves hope, and as they coordinate building projects around the world they not only build structures to support a physical need, but build hope in the lives and communities they serve all over the globe.

Our Kids

Jake (far left) is a recent graduate of Northwest University. He, along with his wife, Hannah currently serve on staff at The Gear Up Project with our daughter, Kayla, and her husband.

Julia is a sophomore at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She is studying early childhood education.

 

Kayla (middle) is the worship pastor at Jubilee Worship Center. She and her husband, Orry are the founders of The Gear Up Project, a nonprofit that exists to provide gear and resources to missionaries in hard-to-reach Alaskan villages.

Drew is an 8th grader and loves being involved in his church youth group.

Taylor James (far right) is a sophomore in high school and loves sports and being involved in ministry.

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