Roy and his wife Edi are both second generation missionaries. Edi spent her youth with her missionary family on the island of Cayman Brac; Roy grew up as an MK on the Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico. Both Roy and Edi returned to the US at the age of 18 to prepare for ministry at Tennessee Temple in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and met during their freshman year. After their marriage and graduation from Tennessee Temple, Roy and Edi departed for the mission field in 1979 and served as resident missionaries on the Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico. Their missionary activity included evangelism, discipleship, church planting, leadership training, youth and children ministries, camp ministry, an extensive literature outreach, and radio ministry.
Having served as resident missionaries on the foreign field, Roy and Edi now serve in mission administration and cross-cultural ministries both here in the US and abroad. Roy and Edi are supported as faith-based missionaries.
Roy and Edi serve in missions in a variety of ministry opportunities:
- Roy is the Director of Global Faith Mission Agency
- Roy’s background and personal experience in missions enable him to work with missionaries from a personal experience level as well as understanding the vital role that churches and donors have in fulfilling the great commission.
- Roy and Edi are not salaried by the mission agency; rather they are supported by churches and donors. This helps provide a common ground for the relationship between mission director and missionary personnel.
- Cross-Cultural Impact
- Roy and Edi minister in many cross-cultural and multi-ethnic ministries both in the US and in Latin America.
- Assisting local churches in the development and/or management of their mission programs.
- Mentoring students in Bible colleges who are preparing for future missionary work.
- Training, coaching, and mentoring missionary candidates.
- Coordinating ministry efforts of Project Yucatan for Christ – a ministry which Roy and Edi founded in 1980 while serving as resident missionaries in Yucatan.