And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 15:15 NKJV

  • Josh and Amber Harrington

    Josh and Amber Harrington have been serving with Wycliffe in Papua, Indonesia since 2008. Josh works with a team to maintain aircraft and Amber previously served as a middle school math teacher at the local international school. They have two children—Kate and Allison.

  • Greg and Lacy Laplante

    Greg and Lacy Laplante have been with campus ministries since 2005 and more recently began serving with DiscipleMakers in 2018 at the Penn State University in the State College and Altoona campuses. They help college students to investigate and know Jesus better and help them in their understanding of their place in God's Kingdom. This involves one to one discipleship, small group Bible study training, and their whole group fellowship/worship for teaching and community opportunity. Investment in their college years can bring about 40-50 years of fruitful following of Christ. They have two children—Levi and Silas.


  • THe DOOR

    The Door opened in 1998 in Bellwood to provide a safe home environment for at-risk teenagers. Headed by David and Gela Taylor since 2002, they provide home-cooked, family-style meals with spiritual guidance through vacations and summer camps and connecting them to local churches.




    Precious Life, a crisis pregnancy center, began in 1985 in Altoona. They have since opened locations in Bedford and Johnstown as well as a sister location in Romania. The centers provide free pregnancy tests, parental education, the option to earn baby supplies, and other resources and help new parents of unplanned pregnancies. The current director is Scott Manganella. 




    Debby Rupe has been on the mission field with Christar since 1975, 49 years.  She was accepted in 1973 but went on the field in Pakistan in 1975.  Presently, she is living in Knoxville, TN.  Ministry these days consists of teaching ESL classes; member care with Christar; going to Pakistan to close formally the Murray Christian School; visit former missionary kids; start a new center in Pakistan to help with missionary kids’ education.



    Margaret Leavister has been with ISI (International Students, Inc.) since 1996, 26 years.  Presently, she is having Bible studies with 2 students in China, 1 student in Florida, and 1 in MA all Chinese students; 3 Bible studies on campus with Chinese students; ESL classes on Friday nights and fellowship with Christian Chinese students; meeting with students she has known for a while who want to continue to help her to understand Chinese Culture as well as introduce her to more Chinese foods.


    Thangboi Haokip with International Partnership Ministries in South Andaman Islands (part of India).  He and his family serve there in church planting; meeting adults intentionally to have Bible studies; serving children on their end of the island. 



    Tom and Marilynn Wilson are with Biblical Ministries Worldwide in South Africa. Began in 1975, 49 years with this mission, as church planters but now are involved in evangelism, discipleship, church strengthening ministries, leadership training.  



    Vincent and Maryiam Morgan work with Missions to the Americas in New York.  They have been in missions since 1976-46 years.  They work with Jewish people in N.Y.C.; Russian speaking refugees-many of whom are Jewish; works with several ministries in Israel-since 2005; have a great voice in Washington, D.C.

  • CHILD EVAngelism fellowship

    Carrie Biddle is the present directress for the South Central, PA chapter.  She helps with a start-up after-school club at a local Altoona school with Amy Greene. Carrie also organizes 5 Day Clubs; recruiting and helping to train summer missionaries.