Jim & Janice
Jim followed God’s prompting to start Live Your Mission in 2013. He has been in Christian leadership for 38 years. He served at his home church – Eastview Christian Church in Bloomington, IL as Pastor of Outreach and World missions, as Founding Sr. Pastor of Mountainview Community Christian Church in Highlands Ranch, CO for 21 years, and as Part-time Director of Church Planters of the Rockies for 17 years.
Jim and Janice have been married for 38 years and have three daughters, three son-in-laws, and seven grandchildren. Their marriage and family receive priority in their ministry.
Janice worked in the medical field for 20 years before stepping full-time into leading Women’s Ministries since 2002. She disciples leaders, builds teams for transformational retreats, and steps into the muck and mire of slums to serve at risk teenage girls.
Jim co-authored, with John Hendee, the evangelism training manual, It’s All About Relationship.
They have ignited discipleship multiplication movements in over 20 countries. In 2019 over 1,900 people were trained and 6,800+ people baptized into Christ.
Jim is a visionary leader with a track record of igniting disciple multiplication movements. Jim is a graduate of Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL and holds a Masters in Church Growth Dynamics from Hope International University, Fullerton, CA .
Thomas & Faith Obunde
Regional and Operations Director of Africa
Thomas and Faith Obunde joined Live Your Mission in 2019. Thomas serves as our Regional and Operations Director for Africa and Faith serves as our Bible and Curriculum Consultant. Their 30 plus years in leading christian camp ministries as well as starting churches and schools increases our impact of reaching the next generation.
2020 Prayer Challenge – East African Christian Camp and Evangelism Training Center: Thomas is leading our search for property and development of facilities for an East African Christian Camp and Evangelism Training Center. Over 50% of the population of East Africa is under the age of 18. WOW! Reaching and maturing disciples of this generation is critical. Please pray for God’s provision as we seek partners in this project. We are praying for 10+ acres in the Nairobi, Kenya region.
Obunde Monthly Support: Thomas and Faith are building their monthly ministry budget of $4,000. You can join their support team by clicking the button below and selecting the fund 'Thomas Obunde.'
East African Trainer
Kelly has served as one of our National Trainers for Relational Evangelism in East Africa since 2015. He holds a BA in Psychology and is pursuing a MA in Leadership Development. He and his wife Emily were married on Oct. 19, 2019. As a young Millennial leader, his ministry has impacted thousands for Christ.
Kelly and Emily’s lives are a testimony of God's love transforming brokenness into strength and power for God's glory. This year they are striving to raise $3,000+ in monthly support for East Africa. You can join their support team by clicking the button below and selecting the fund 'Kelly Pengo.'