With a passion to see the Church thrive, John and Dee have been serving together in various areas of service including youth work, senior pastorate, church planting, and missions for 42 years.
Dr. Cook, the founder and CEO of Indigenous Ministries, states, “Family is our joy. First, our own family, now filled with busy adventures with grandkids. Next, our Indigenous Ministries’ teams and their families here in Colorado Springs and in each of our offices in the Middle East, India and the Philippines. Thirdly, the Family of God – the Church, which is my heart and passion. We are so thrilled for those who are coming into the Family of Christ overseas as a result of Indigenous Ministries; people who have made a personal commitment to follow Him and then deepening their faith as they are discipled.”
Ministry: John is the CEO of Indigenous Ministries, Dee is the director of Beautiful International Women’s Ministry and serves as Donor Relations Manager.
Resty and Mel minister in the Philippines with passion to equip the Church in the Philippines and Indonesia. Resty’s skills, honed in corporate America coupled with Mel’s Nursing skills provide their full-time ministry a solid foundation bringing Christ’s love through medical clinics and various outreach programs.
Ministry: Medical education training, micro-business projects designed to instill self-sufficiency economically with learned skills and trades, working with the Church and its leaders to train and develop a stronger base and outreach. Read their latest newsletter Enguerra Bamboo Journey! Read the Southeast Asia Ministry Flyer Transforming Lives
Reda and his wife, Samira, are from Cairo, Egypt. Reda began ministering with Indigenous Ministries in Egypt in 2015 and in 2019, he transitioned to his current position of Middle East Coordinator. Both his background in international ministry in the Middle East, and his leadership skillset bring a dynamic liaison within the national Indigenous Ministries teams. He ministers with a heart for the lost in this rapidly expanding area of the ministry.
Their family, now settled in Colorado Springs, is busy with school activities, sports and church youth groups. They enjoy staying active with biking and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.
Ministry: Oversight of Indigenous Ministries’ field offices and operations throughout the Middle East.