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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, the Middle East, Commonwealth Of Independent States and Russia. Dr. Darnell also serves as the President of the European Theological Seminary located in Kniebis, Germany. 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 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.
During his ministry, Dr. Darnell has served the Church of God and the evangelical community in a wide spectrum of ministry activities. He began his ministry at the age of 18 as an evangelist. At the age of 21, Dr. Darnell became a pastor. At the age of 30, a state director of youth and evangelism. At the age of 45, an administrative bishop. At the age of 57, a World Missions Field Director.
During Dr. Darnell’s tenure, he has served as pastor in both Eastern and Western North Carolina; State Director of Youth and Evangelism in Arizona and Southern New England; State Director of Youth and Christian Education in Mississippi, Texas, and Eastern North Carolina; Territorial Overseer of Western Canada; State Overseer of California/Nevada; State Overseer of South Georgia, and presently as a World Missions Field Director. During his ministry service, Dr. Darnell also fulfilled the roles within the Church of God as a National Evangelist for two years, and the President of International Bible College, the President of West Coast Christian College and the European 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; three daughters-in-law, Starla, Amber and Naomi; four grandsons, Jacob, Cameron, Judah and Jed; and three granddaughters, Lorea, Olivia and Esther.
Field Director for Latin America
Dr. Angel Marcial initially pastored the Church of God in Hato Tejas, Bayamón, followed by a pastorate for nine years in Vista Alegre, Rio Piedras; both churches are located in Puerto Rico.
In September 1996, Marcial began serving as national bishop of the Church of God in Puerto Rico and has presided over the Pentecostal Fraternity of Puerto Rico (FRAPE), which consists of 22 Pentecostal organizations. He earned his PhD at McCormick Theological Seminary, achieved a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, and is a recipient of a bachelor’s degree.
Dr. Marcial was appointed in 2002 as superintendent of the Hispanic Caribbean, overseeing Puerto Rico, Cuba, Santo Domingo, Aruba, Curaçao, and the British Isles archipelago. He was installed in 2006 as administrative bishop of the Church of God southeastern Hispanic region of the United States. Marcial also served as president of the Editorial Evangelica Board, and later president of the Board of Hispanic Bishops of the United States (Hispanic Ministries). He currently presides over the FRACEEV of the U.S. that includes 20 organizations.
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.