This year marks the 56th Annual Rush Creek Bible Church Missions Conference. This is a week long event beginning Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 11. This year we have a total of four missionary families joining us for the conference. Below you will find a list of when each speaker will be speaking. Along with each Sunday service and second hour, each speaker will have a chance to speak to our youth through Drop Zone, Awana, or our youth groups. We will have a Men’s Prayer breakfast and a Women’s supper where the missionaries will be invited back as well. Below is the 2018 Missions Conference Schedule.

Saturday March 3:

  • 8:30 am
    • Men and Boys’ Prayer Breakfast
      • Joseph Asong
      • Robby Heath
      • Titus Lloyd
      • Jeff Roth
  • 10:00 am
    • Orientation meeting for our missionary guests, staff and missions committee. We will go over the schedule, explain any last minute changes, and clear up any confusion. We’ll give the missionaries a chance to set up displays and discuss their media needs.

Sunday March 4:

  • 10:00 am Worship Service
    • Parade of Nations Flag Ceremony
    • Titus & Kristy Lloyd
    • Robby & Tegwen Heath
    • Bill Crowder
      • Our Daily Bread Ministries
  • 11:30 am Second Hour
    • Youth Room
      • Bill Crowder
    • End Zone
      • Titus & Kristy Lloyd
    • Fireside Room
      • Robby & Tegwen Heath
  • 5:00 pm Evening Service
    • Game Night & Ice Cream Social
  • 7:00 pm Elevate
    • Jeff & Sally Roth

Monday March 5:

  • 6:15 pm Women’s Supper
    • All woman missionaries

Tuesday March 6:

  • 3:45 pm Drop Zone
    • Joseph & Emmanuela

Wednesday March 7:

  • 8:45 am Men’s Group at Byron Family Restaurant
    • All male missionaries
  • 9:00 am Women’s Bible Study (Fireside Room)
    • Sally Roth
    • Tegwen Heath
  • 6:20 pm Awana
    • Cubbies and Sparks
      • Sally Roth
    • T&T
      • Titus Lloyd
  • 6:30 pm Men’s Bible Study (Lounge)
    • Joseph Asong
    • Robby Heath

Thursday March 8:

  • 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study at Denny’s 131 & 44th St.
    • All male missionaries
  • 3:45 pm Drop Zone
    • Robby Heath

Sunday March 11:

  • 10:00 am Worship Service
    • Jeff Roth
    • Joseph Asong
    • Ken Kemper
  • 11:30 am Second Hour
    • Youth Room
      • Ken Kemper
    • End Zone
      • Jeff & Sally Roth
    • Fireside Room
      • Joseph & Emmanuela Asong
  • 5:00 pm Evening Service
    • “Meal of Many Nations”
      • All missionaries
  • 6:00 pm Concert
    • Indiana Wesleyan University Ensemble
  • 6:15 pm Flipside
    • Robby Heath

Missionary Information

Joseph and Emmanuela Asong

Joseph is the son of longtime PMA Africa Director and founder of the Grace Churches in Cameroon, the late Rev. Lawrence Asong. While in the University, the call of God upon his life became so overwhelming that he decided to leave University and join with the pastors of the Grace Churches in Cameroon to keep the vision alive after his father went home to glory.

Emmanuela was born in the city of Bamenda in the northwest region of Cameroon. Her family was a strong Christian family and her father, a customs officer, also served as a church planter and elder in their family’s church. After obtaining her advanced level certificate in 2002, she proceeded to the Higher Teacher’s Training College (ENS) in Bambili and graduated with a Higher Diploma in teaching (Economics) after three years. With a firm determination to continue upwards on the educational ladder, she enrolled at the University of Dschang in 2006 where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Economics after two years.

Joseph effectively began ministry with the Grace Churches in Cameroon in 2002. He served as the Secretary of the National Council there and worked in many other areas such as teaching in Cameroon Grace Bible Institute where he was the Registrar. Joseph also copastored a small church and organized evangelistic events, seminars, and conferences. He was one of the key players involved in establishing a working relationship between the Grace Churches in Cameroon and Grace Ministries International in 2003. With a burning desire to serve God as a missionary, Joseph expressed his need for training, and Grace Ministries International (GMI) supported him while he studied at the Theological College of Central Africa (TCCA) in Ndola, Zambia, for four years (2005 – 2008).

At the TCCA, Joseph served the community in many ways. During holidays Joseph traveled and ministered widely in several Grace Churches in Zambia. He graduated from TCCA with a B.Th. in Missions, minoring in Pastoral Studies. Returning home to Cameroon after graduation, he served as a GMI Missionary Intern from 2009-2010. During this time he helped revive some Grace Churches in Cameroon and worked with the leadership there to restructure and focus the vision of the ministry. It was during this time that Joseph met his precious wife, Emmanuela, and they married in December 2011. God has blessed them with two lovely children, Princess and Sammy.

Joseph and Emmanuela arrived in Malawi in June 2012 and worked with others to establish the first Bible School with the Grace Churches in Malawi. In 2016 this first Bible School in Lilongwe graduated the first six students from the English program. Three Chichewa Bible Schools have also been started in three different locations by their Theology team in Malawi. Theological education and leadership training has been their primary focus, but they are involved in other ministries, such as preaching and teaching in Lilongwe, as well as in other Grace Churches scattered all over Malawi. They are also involved in Church Planting and are working to start an Urban Grace Church in the city of Blantyre.

To read Joseph and Emmanuela’s most recent newsletter, click HERE.

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Robby and Tegwen Heath

Robby was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon by Christian parents who encouraged him to live a life devoted to God. Robby was convinced God called him to be a missionary when Vernon Anderson spoke about missionaries as the missing link in God’s redemptive plan for mankind.

Tegwen was born and raised in Kenya and considers herself blessed to be raised by parents who were passionate about evangelism and mission.

Robby and Tegwen met at Grace Bible College and later married and settled in Indianapolis where their son, Vernon, was born. In 2014 they moved back to Oregon to help out Robby’s home Grace church in Grants Pass. They became worship leaders and Robby helped out when needed with preaching and teaching.

The Heaths felt God’s call to the mission field in 2015. They applied as short-term missionaries with TCM and spent the 2016-2017 school year studying and teaching at TCM’s Bible Institute in Tagum City, Philippines.

In March, their son, Rowen, was born with a rare heart disorder requiring emergency open heart surgery at one week of age. Rowen died three weeks later but not before touching many lives with his story.

Despite grieving this tremendous loss, Robby and Tegwen remain determined to share the good news of eternal life through Jesus Christ with others. They look forward to serving Jesus Christ as part of TCM South Africa.

Robby and Tegwen Heath have a rich missionary heritage. Robby is the grandson of TCM missionaries to the Philippines, Bill & Eunice Heath. Tegwen is the grand-daughter of TCM’s first missionaries, Vernon & Darlene Anderson, and daughter of TCM missionaries and International Director, Ben & Joyce Anderson.

Read Robby & Tegwen’s Latest Newsletter here.

Titus and Kristy Lloyd

Titus and Kristy met when they began attending the same church in junior high. They began dating in high school and married several years later in the church where they met. Throughout the early years of their marriage, they worked extensively with children and youth in various areas of ministry.

Titus holds an Associates Degree in Computer Programming from Ivy Tech State College and has furthered his education by taking many classes in computer applications. Kristy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Huntington College. Prior to starting a family, she worked full time as a private tutor to students of varying ages and skill levels.

Titus and Kristy have four children—Zechariah, Matthew, Margaret, and Caleb. As parents, they look forward to broadening the kids’ worldviews as they grow and learn in Malawi.

Titus and Kristy never imagined ministering in Africa, but it has now proven to be a perfect fit. After a short visit in February 2007, they fell in love with Zambia and the ministry being done there. After much prayer, they felt that God was leading them to Africa. While in Zambia, Titus organized and oversaw the computer training center and Internet café.

In September 2009, the Lloyds’ ministry shifted to Malawi. Titus helps to facilitate different ministries with Grace Church in Malawi working directly with church leaders in areas of mentoring, translation, and training. The Lloyds also partner with African Bible College where Titus teaches junior high, senior high, and college computer courses. He is also the “go to” guy for all computer needs both on campus and throughout the missionary community. Kristy homeschools their children and offers her services as an after-school tutor, as well as helping out wherever there is a need.

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To read Titus and Kristy’s most recent newsletter, click HERE.

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Jeff and Sally Roth

God nurtured Jeff’s interest in missions through mission committee work and a two-year term teaching English in the Democratic Republic of Congo (1987-1989).

Jeff has a Bachelor of Theology degree from Grace Bible College. He began pursuing his Master of Divinity degree. Sally has a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Calvin College. She is pursuing her Master of Education in Learning Disabilities.

In 1999, God called them to Zambia through a passion, specific leading from His Word, and a miracle bringing their daughter Brianna’s immune system up to a normal level. They continue to sense God’s call to teach and train in the ministries He has established.

Jeff and Sally have taught student pastors and their wives at Zambia Grace Bible Institute (ZGBI). Jeff has also coordinated schedules and curricula for ZGBI. Sally homeschooled Rachel and Brianna. They used Bible stories to teach truths and principles to Kabwe deaf students. Their daughters are continuing to pursue their degrees in Michigan: Rachel in education and Brianna in nursing.

Jeff and Sally are now living in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, after one year in Nagarote, Nicaragua, working alongside Milo and Raquel Seravalli. Jeff has begun teaching Bible studies, mentoring, teaching English, as well as helping Sally with ministries to the deaf and teaching Nicaraguan sign language (NSL). These ministries include: teaching God’s Word to the deaf, autistic, blind, and mentally challenged students at the special needs school; teaching NSL to high school students and interested adults; and teaching the Bible and NSL to uneducated deaf adults in a nearby valley.

Your prayers, gifts, and encouragement make it possible for them to live in Nicaragua sharing God’s Word and His love.

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To read Jeff and Sally’s most recent newsletter, click HERE .

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