Our Missionaries

  • thomas simubali / zambia (Namwianga mission)

    Thomas Simubali, Director of the Christian Leadership Development (CLD) at Namwianga Mission, developed the strategic agricultural assistance program to gain acceptance of local tribal chiefs. He has taught workshops for the community and improved the farm and livestock operations so that they are a revenue source for the entire mission. Through these efforts, local villagers are seeing the light of Christ and hearing the gospel message. He, alongside Wilson Siazilo, lecture for the Christian Leadership Development and are key workers in the Evangelism and Spiritual Growth Outreach.

  • rodwell sianzoolo / zambia (namwianga mission)

    Rodwell Sianzoolo is a well-respected Bible teacher at George Benson Christian College in Zambia and is the director of the daily chapel services. He preaches at village congregations each weekend and mentors young men to improve their preaching/teaching skills.

  • wilson siazilo / zambia (namwianga mission)

    Wilson serves as an Evangelist and Food Relief Coordinator in the Namwianga Mission in Zambia. In his role, he helps provide practical application of church development skills through community outreach for recent graduates of George Benson Christian College. He, alongside Thomas Simubali, lecture for the Christian Leadership Development and are key workers in the Evangelism and Spiritual Growth Outreach.

  • Ubaldo & marisol camacho / aquiles, mexico

    Ubaldo and Marisol Camacho are missionaries in the Tampaulipas state of Mexico. Ubaldo grew up in the valley near Aquiles and as a child attended VBS and helped guide our group up the mountains to other remote villages during the annual campus ministry mission trip. Growing up in the region, he is very familiar with the people. He, alongside Ismael Resendez, provides ongoing teaching, guidance, and ministry throughout the valley region.

  • ismael & ofelia resendez / tamaulipas, mexico

    In 2019, Ismael joined Ubaldo Camacho in the rural mountain villages of Mexico as our full-time missionary. For over 30 years, we have invested in the birth and growth of the Church in Aquiles and the surrounding state of Tamaulipas. In his new role, Ismael works to plant churches, train and mentor leaders, host special events at the campground, and preach and teach throughout the region. Ismael and his wife, Ofelia, have three children: Brandon, Alejandra & Grecia.

  • Julio Alberto and Karina Alcerro, Josué David and Marilyn Alcerro, and Eduardo Cisnero officially began their mission work in Jinotepe, Nicaragua on April 1, 2017. These three men bring a lot of excitement and enthusiasm to the mission field. Julio Alberto and Josué David are brothers and sons of a long time, well respected preacher in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. They met Eduardo at the Bible Institute of Central America (BICA) and have worked together in the mission field for the last few years since graduation. They too have the goal of creating self-sufficient, self-governing, self-evangelizing, and self-reproducing and enduring congregations in Nicaragua. In April 2018, they moved their mission to Matagalpa, Nicaragua where they continue their work with the church of Christ there.

  • Juan & Elizabeth espinoza / Diriamba, Nicaragua

    Juan Espinoza, along with his wife, Elizabeth, are working with a team in Diriamba. Currently, they are spending the majority of their time in evangelism, helping to grow the church membership, teaching the new converts, maturing them in their Biblical knowledge and understanding, and helping to establish key church programs such as work distribution, leadership through a men’s committee, home Bible studies, youth and children’s programs, and VBS. They will also providing much-needed support for the Luminares Teen Bible Camps in January and hosting two evangelism campaigns per year.

  • Orestes Hernandez / Niquinohomo, Nicaragua

    Orestes and his family are on a mission team with Lester Flores. Orestes and Lester have been presenting seminars, Bible studies, outdoor worship and Zoom classes since their work in Niquinohomo began a few months ago. They have already brought many souls to Christ including a family of 5 members baptized recently.

  • lester flores / NIQUINOHOMO, NICARAGUA

    Lester is on the mission team in Niquinohomo that includes Orestes Hernandez and his family. Lester and Orestes have this to say about the work in Nicaragua: “It is impressive how we have had to adapt to social networks, how this has become something normal, so every day to be close to people, to be able to use this tool for the Church, and that is what the faith community in Niquinohomo has taken advantage of, thinking that years ago this type of service was not possible. On the other hand, we recognize that it is best to be together, that this will never be replaced, but for the common good we must adapt. God is at work in Niquinohomo, and Edmond is part of this blessing.”

  • Brandon marin / masaya, nicaragua

    Our newest missionary began his work in Nicaragua in 2021. Brandon graduated from the Bible Institute of Central America (BICA) in 2019 at the top of his class. He works with former Edmond missionary, Harold Ampie at the Sajuanjoche church of Christ in Masaya. They will spend the majority of their time in evangelism and teaching the new converts. They will develop church programs in men’s ministry, leadership, home Bible studies, youth and children’s programs and host evangelism campaigns. Brandon, along with our other Nicaraguan missionaries help lead the Luminares bible camp in January and June.

  • Kye & LYDIA courtright / Leipzig, germany

    Kye is a lifelong member of the Edmond Church of Christ. While attending college at Oklahoma State, he took several mission trips to Germany. Upon graduation, he immediately returned to Germany to work with the congregation in Chemitz where he has served since 2016 with the youth ministry and young adults. Kye met and married his wife, Lydia in Germany in September 2019 and they are now working with the Leipzig congregation.   Click here for their latest newsletter. 

  • roger & diane saumur / montreal, canada

    Edmond’s involvement with the work in French-speaking Quebec began in 1984 when the church started supporting Mike Mazzalongo. He converted Roger and Diane Saumur and mentored them. After the departure of the Mazzalongo family in 1987, Saumur became Edmond’s minister for the Verdun congregation in Montreal. Since that time, the Canadians and Edmond’s members have developed and maintained a close association. The Saumurs make annual summer trips to Oklahoma for mutual edification and several Edmond members have journeyed north to worship with the Christians in Verdun. Despite a devastating fire, the transient nature of a cosmopolitan city, and the difficulties inherent to a strongly secular society, progress has been made and the church is standing firm.  

  • Humberto and Irene have a longstanding relationship with the Edmond congregation. For over 20 years, Humberto helped guide our annual mission trip to the mountains of Mexico. He and his wife Irene, now serve with the Owassa Church of Christ in Alamo, TX, where he has recently celebrated over 50 years as a minister of the gospel.

  • chris crowder / coleraine, northern ireland

    Chris is a lifelong member at Edmond Church of Christ. After an internship in Coleraine, N.Ireland in the summer of 2016, Chris had it on his heart to return to the church to be a full time missionary. Upon graduation from Oklahoma Christian University with a degree in Youth Ministry, Chris began his plans to return to N.Ireland. He is worshiping at the Artillery Road Church of Christ in Coleraine assisting the congregation, specifically strengthening the youth ministry. Please keep Chris in your prayers as he transitions to full time mission work.

  • Marco tulio & Heidy vivar huertas / zacapa, guatemala

    Marco Tulio and his wife Heidy are our newest missionaries in Central America. They work with the Iglesia de Cristo in La Union, Zacapa, Guatemala. The college ministry has been supporting Marco and his family through the two week summer mission effort since 2013. Marco and his wife have worked part time for many years and it has long been their desire to work full time in evangelism and restoration. The Edmond Church began supporting their full time work in January 2019.