Jim & Janice




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Jim responded to God’s prompting to start Live Your Mission in 2013.  God’s call was to focus on teaching and modeling servant leadership and relational evangelism.  Jim has been in Christian leadership for over 37 years.  He has served at his home church – Eastview Christian Church in Bloomington, IL as the Pastor of Outreach and World missions, as the planting Sr. Pastor of Mountainview Community Christian Church in Highlands Ranch, CO for 21 years, and at the same time Part-time Director of Church Planters of the Rockies for 17 years. 

Jim and Janice have been married for 37 years and have three grown daughters, three son-in-laws, and seven grandchildren.  Janice has been leading Women Ministries for over 15 years.  She has led retreats in many cultures and is on about 80% of Jim’s journeys.

Jim has co-authored, with John Hendee, a Relational Evangelism Training Manual featuring the lessons of It’s All About Relationship.   It is being used in over 20 countries and in more than a dozen languages.  In 2019 over 1,900 people were trained and over 6,800 people baptized into Christ as a result of this ministry.

Jim is a visionary leader with a calling and successful track record of “making disciples who make disciples”.  Jim is a graduate of Lincoln Christian College, Lincoln, IL and holds a Masters in Church Growth Dynamics from Hope International University, Fullerton, CA . 

Thomas Obunde


Regional and Operations Director of Africa

 Live Your Mission is excited to introduce Thomas and Faith Obunde.  By God's divine providence, Thomas steps into a strategic expansion position as our Regional and Operations Director for Africa.  Thomas and Faith worked with Word of Life Christian Camping for 34 years.  Faith's ministry will boost our influence in African education circles as she serves as Bible and Curriculum Consultant.  Faith's expertise in Christian Education will help shape and sharpen our impact in the lives of children and teens, in schools, and in the home.  We praise God for the gift of the Obunde's to our Global Leadership Team.  On August 25 the Board of Directors unanimously moved to add Thomas and Faith.  Please pray for Thomas and Faith as they raise ministry funds and begin this exciting chapter of life and ministry.

Kelly Pengo


East Africa Trainer

Kelly Pengo is one of our National Trainers for Relational Evangelism in East Africa.  Kelly serves on our Leadership Team training God's people how to effectively share their love for Jesus with people far from God.  We celebrate Kelly's faithfulness and his upcoming wedding on October 19.  Kelly's life is a testimony of God's love transforming brokenness into a strength and power for God's glory.