From CEO John Cook: Dee and I are very excited to introduce you to our newest staff members in the Indigenous Ministries’ US office; Craig and Kathy Miller. Many of you will already be familiar with this wonderful couple, as Craig has been one of our board members for the past four years.
They join our Indigenous Ministries team officially this month, bringing 40 years of pastoral ministry and local church involvement in missions with them. Previously, Craig served two churches in California and one in Ohio, and in each he has been instrumental in leading the global missions’ emphasis. Craig and Kathy have ministered in Asia, Europe, Africa and Central America while serving these churches. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at two Christian universities in the States as well as schools in Indonesia, India, Russia and Ukraine. They are no strangers to IM-Craig first traveled with us to India in 2005 and has made multiple trips since then.
Craig will be working directly with me to assist national pastors and developing new curriculum for training and equipping the under-shepherds and leaders of churches, Craig will be part of a much-anticipated expansion of this work of Indigenous Ministries. Craig’s new place at IMI is a “natural” step in growth for the ministry, and for the national pastors who continue to ask for additional resources as they minister in difficult-access areas.
I am very grateful the Lord has led Craig and Kathy to us and frankly, the opening of this door makes me really excited! Not only for who Craig and Kathy are, but that together, we are poised to be able to serve the Bride of Christ even more effectively in these strange days. Join me in praying for them won’t you? To join in their support, donate here and in the dropdown menu select “Craig and Kathy Miller.”
From Craig: I have a heart for mentoring pastors and church leaders, and this will be a key role I take on in seeking to develop further Indigenous Ministries’s pastors’ conferences and training ministries. Kathy and I were married in 1984 and believed that God would lead us into missions then, but that was not his plan at the time. Instead, throughout our years of pastoral ministry, we have advocated, promoted, and recruited people for global service. After stepping down from my most recent pastorate, Kathy and I were approached by John and Dee to brainstorm about the possibilities, and through these conversations, we decided to join the work, finally seeing God provide the open door for us to serve in missions. We have three married children and four grandchildren with one on the way. Based in the Dallas area, we are available for speaking engagements to represent IM while we continue to raise our personal support and anticipate next steps in the international ministry.