The Churches of Christ in Christian Union

The CCCU has a great team of committed missionaries, serving in various places around the world. We'd love for you to meet them so you can pray better for them!

American Indian Field: Doug & Becky Darfus

We went on missions trips to Africa, Honduras, and the American Indian Field, and then served as volunteers at the Southwest Indian Ministries Center for a monthThrough that experience, we both knew we were being called to missions.

Native children come from all over Arizona to attend one of Southwest Indian Ministries Center’s camps. While at the camps, they receive all the love and support that Jesus showed to children. It is our hope to travel throughout Arizona to visit, encourage, and help disciple as many of the campers and their families as possible, so that when the children return to the next camp, they will have grown in their faith.

American Indian Field: Steve & Debbie Cartwright

steve-debbie-cartwright-2015Our main ministries focus in the areas of encouragement and training Native Christians.

We have also developed the Victory Guitar Outreach program in which we use the guitar as an evangelistic tool. Native Americans love music, and through the program we teach both Christians and non-Christians how to play the song Victory in Jesus.

Each guitar lesson is accompanied by a Bible study based on the song, where we choose to emphasize that we can serve Jesus and not be dragged back into the things we have left behind.

Honduras: David and Debbie Hawk


David and Debbie serve as Assistant Regional Directors. As Assistant Regional Directors, they oversee missionaries and ministries in the Caribbean, Central and North America, and Mexico.

David and Debbie served previously as Country Directors in Honduras. Prior to serving as Country Directors, they served in El Salvador, where they planted a church in Jucuapa with the help of Honduran missionaries, and built a medical clinic.

Honduras: Terry & Colleen Hawk

terry_colleen_hawkTerry and Colleen were privileged to be part of WGM's great ministry at Escuela El Sembrador Donald Hawk (School of the Sower) for several years. They have seen hundreds of boys and young men go through the school's primary, secondary, vocational, and Bible Institute education programs.

Terry currently serves as Regional Director for WGM's ministries in Central America.

Honduras: Tim & Aleyda Spetnagel


After Tim’s second mission trip to Honduras, God confirmed to him that being a missionary was His plan for his life. He is excited to serve the Lord with his wife, Aleyda, in Choluteca in youth and children’s ministries.

Pastors to Missionaries: Greg & Teresa Leeth


Greg and Teresa Leeth serve as Pastors to Missionaries.  Previously, Greg and Teresa served as missionaries with The Churches of Christ in Christian Union on the Texas/Mexico border in Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, for eight years as primary school educators, church planters, and field director. They also serve at New Covenant Church of Christ in Christian Union in Waverly, Ohio, when they are not traveling to mission fields.

Papua New Guinea: Benji and Erica Jenkins

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Benji serves as the director of the Bible School in Mt. Hagen, preparing church leaders for ministry in the Highlands of PNG.

Erica ministers to women in their community.

Papua New Guinea: Butch and Leatha Jenkins

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Butch and Leatha spent ten years as missionaries in PNG before the Lord led them to return to the States.

They traveled with mission teams to multiple fields before God called them back to PNG to work alongside the national church.

Papua New Guinea: Jim & Becka Johnson

2017 johnson 350Jim is blessed to work as a missionary in the country where he grew up as a missionary kid. He enjoys his ministries in PNG and sharing the Lord with the people there is a privilege and an endless adventure.

Becka enjoys spreading His Word through witnessing and spending time with the PNG ladies.

Papua New Guinea: Seth & Veronica Porter

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Seth works closely with the churches and pastors and teaches vocational skills to young men.

Veronica home-schools their children and is involved with the church’s women’s ministry.

Papua New Guinea: Shawn & Bethany Waugh

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God called Shawn and Bethany to be cross-cultural missionaries in a land filled with beliefs in many gods and cultural ties so strong that deepening the people’s faith can be difficult.

They work at the Christian Union Bible College in Mt. Hagen. God has called them to PNG to help fill the great need for teachers to train national pastors in the Bible so they will be well-equipped to evangelizes and disciple their own people.


Paraguay: Weadette Burge

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Weadette’s ministries in Paraguay are very diverse. She has served as the field treasurer and the coordinator of Christian Education. She has also taught Christian Education as a course in the Wesley Bible Institute.

Paraguay: Mark & Bev Donahue


Mark and Susana Bev are involved in a mentoring and discipleship ministry among national believers in Paraguay. It is their prayer that lives will be changed as people seek the Lord. Mark has also worked as the field office coordinator and guesthouse host, the national church treasurer and a keyboardist. Bev’s responsibilities have included guesthouse hostess, board member and board secretary for Asuncion Christian Academy and as a music arranger and vocal coach.

Texas/Mexico Border: John & Priscilla Kunkle

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A desperate need in Texas for teachers and other workers at Taylor Christian School prompted John and Priscilla to offer their services there after previously serving in Bolivia with the Wings of Peace ministry.

They reach out to the local Hispanic community through Christian education and community service..