Rev. Kurt Miller (pictured) has been appointed to the position of Mobilization Coordinator – Eastern Region by Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM) of Winona Lake, Indiana.
“We are very pleased that Kurt is joining our staff,” commented Dave Guiles, GBIM’s Executive Director. “His passion for the lost, his experience as a church planter and his strong relationships with the FGBC position Kurt to make a significant contribution to our Mobilization Team.”
On the local level, Miller will offer a series of coaching visits designed to help churches form strong mobilization teams. On the regional level, he plans to organize training events to provide practical help and networking opportunities for anyone committed to cross-cultural ministry. Miller will also work to identify and mentor potential cross-cultural ministry workers.
A native of Corning, New York, Miller worked in law enforcement and then entered full-time ministry in 1976 as pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of Richmond, Virginia. Later, he served churches in Pennsylvania and Florida. In 1991 he joined the staff of Grace Brethren North American Missions, where he served the past sixteen years as the National Director of Church Planting.
“Kurt is a biblical evangelist with a heart for the local church,” observes Dr. Keith Shearer of the New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, and a member of the GBIM board of directors. “I have valued his friendship over the years, and look forward to his ministry to the nations with our East Coast Grace Brethren Churches and GBIM.”
Kurt and his wife, Anecia, will continue to reside in Winona Lake, Indiana.
Miller said, “People who know me well are aware of my love for the nations. It has been most apparent in my introduction of the Ethnic-American Initiative to the GBNAM church-planting strategy. It is such a blessing to me that God and GBIM have provided me with the expanded opportunity to influence our Fellowship in mission to the least-reached in North America and beyond.”