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Field Director for Africa
Peter A. Thomas
Peter A. Thomas has served as the Regional Superintendent for Central Africa and in addition as C.E. – Director for the Church of God in Africa, West, Central & Eastern Africa. A native of Germany, he experienced Christ as his Savior at the age of 19 and received a call to Ministry and Missions while attending EBS in Rudersberg. In 1979 he went to Ghana, West Africa teaching at GBI and pastoring the CityChurch in Kumasi.
In 1986, after studies at Church of God Seminary in Cleveland, TN, he and his family moved to Zimbabwe, where he was appointed to serve as C.E. – Coordinator for Africa.
In 1995 he moved to Nairobi, Kenya and continued to serve in this ministry until his present appointment.
Field Director for Asia/Pacific
Former state overseer of New York, Andrew Binda, joins the team of World Missions as field director for Asia/Pacific. Binda was born in Guyana; his great-grandparents converted from Hinduism to Christianity, thus leading future generations to accept Christ. He was ordained in 1998, and received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Canada Christian College. Before becoming administrative bishop of New York, he was the administrative bishop of Eastern Canada. Binda’s heritage and experience will serve him well in his new position.
Field Director for the Caribbean
Ishmael Prince Charles
Ishmael Prince Charles, a graduate of Lee University and the Church of God Theological Seminary, is Pastor of the New Testament Church of God International Worship Center in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, with over 800 members. He is also the territorial overseer of the British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts & Nevis, Dominica, and Guadeloupe. In addition, Charles has served as a member of the Church of God World Missions Board for eight years. He has served in a number of other capacities such as youth director, missions coordinator, and evangelism director.
Bishop Charles has ministered the gospel in crusades, revivals, camp meetings, and conferences across the United States, England, Kenya, Zambia, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Brazil, and over 16 countries in the Caribbean. He has hosted a weekly radio and television program in eight different Caribbean countries for the past 13 years.
Field Director for Europe/CIS/Middle East
Dr. Stephen Paul Darnell currently serves as the Field Director of Europe/Middle East/CIS. As a native of Georgia, having been raised in the Appalachian foothills of Western North Carolina, Dr. Darnell is steeped in Pentecostal heritage and church worship. Credentialed with the Church of God at the age of 18 and Ordained as a Bishop at the age of 26, Dr. Darnell has served within the Church of God in the fields of youth ministries, evangelism, pastoral ministry, and higher education, as well as administrative and executive leadership.
Dr. Darnell is a noted educator, teacher, and preacher, having shared in seminars, conferences, and camp meetings across the United States, the Middle East, and Europe, as well as many countries around the world. He holds academic degrees from East Coast Bible College, The William Carter College, and The International Theological Seminary. His wife of 35 years, Janice, is a vital part of every facet of their ministry. They have three sons, Paul, Albert, and Parker; two daughters-in-law, Starla and Naomi; two grandsons, Judah and Jed; and two granddaughters, Lorea and Esther.
Field Director for Latin America
A medical missionary, Dr. Otoniel Collins began his service with World Missions in 1990. He continued to move forward becoming an overseer, national superintendent, and regional superintendent before his appointment at the 2016 General Assembly as field director for Latin America. Otoniel’s desire is to accomplish the mandate of the Great Commission, be it through medicine or spiritual help … it is all for the Lord’s glory.
Coordinator of Unreached People Groups
Ken and Karen Anderson are serving as coordinators of Unreached People Groups. They are charged with “finding” Unreached People Groups, engaging them in love, and winning them to Christ. Of the 6,980 UPG’s in the world, World Missions is already committed in active ministry with 72 groups where we have access. Ken will be facilitating the identification.
Ken and Karen grew up in South Carolina, going to Honduras, Central America, in 1990. In 1998, they were appointed regional superintendent for the Church of God in Central America. Under Ken’s leadership, God blessed and allowed the region to develop a self-supporting seminary that serves seven countries; also, a missionary-sending agency called AMCA was initiated and it supports missionaries to some of the least-evangelized areas of the world.
The Andersons have two daughters, Tyler and Lauren, who are married to Omer and Will, and three years ago, God added to the family another son, Pramod.