NYI Missionaries

Every Nation Church, New York City
BONNY ANDREWS

BONNY ANDREWS

Bonny Andrews is a dreamer, apostolic leader, inspirational speaker, singer-songwriter, and the Founder-President of Transform Cities and LiveJam. This is a youth movement that has reached more than 2.5 million urban youth with the gospel since 2005, in 188 cities.  

He is actively involved in disciplining world leaders at the United Nations. He is also a Minister with Every Nations Church NYC and also a Global Catalyst with Movement.org. He has a deep passion for the city of New York. Following God’s call, he moved his wife, Kalpana, and his two boys, Levi and Zach, from India. His 10-year goal is to see the gospel advance in 500 cities and impact 25M youth. He loves curry and has to be spicy!!!

Bruce and Teri Ho

Bruce and Teri Ho

Bruce and Teri bring Pacific Island flavor to the Every Nation Church NYC team. Bruce grew up in Hawaii and Guam and served as a missionary in Hong Kong. Teri was born in Indonesia and grew up in New Zealand and Manila. Whereas, Bruce’s work background includes brief stints working with an electrical engineering firm, Farmer’s Coop, import/export, sales/marketing, warehouse/distribution, and property development. He’s served everywhere in the church from a Janitor to a Senior Pastor. Teri was much more consistent, singing as a pop music career in Manila to Worship Director for the 10,000+ member Victory Fort Congregation. Bruce currently serves as Senior Associate and Teri serves as the Worship Experience Director at Every Nation Church NYC. They both have a calling to serve God in whatever capacity He calls them to while helping others develop as spiritual leaders and ministers.

Canile jackson

Canile jackson

Canile has had the privilege of serving as a Campus Missionary with Every Nation Church NYC for 10+ years. He works with students at St. John’s University, New York University, Columbia University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, and other campuses across New York City.

As a Campus Minister, Canile has a passion to help create environments where College & Grad students can encounter God in community, and engage the Gospel and its implications to their lives and the world. A lifelong native New Yorker, his life and worldview changed as a student at St John’s. Canile developed a personal relationship with Christ while participating in Christian fellowship organizations on campus. This experience helped lead him into his calling and position as a Campus Minister at Every Nation Church NYC. 

Currently, he has an active ministry at NYU as well as a citywide ministry that is virtually engaging students across NYC. New York City’s diverse nature allows Canile to not only reach the city but also reach the nations!

 

Favour Ikome

Favour Ikome

Nine years ago Favour moved from Cameroon to the United States with a dream to help others succeed. Being orphaned at an early age she had no frame reference for what making an impact in the world looked like. But the unknown did not stop her from believing and dreaming bigger. Through a series of opportunities offered to Favour by mentors and the pastoral leadership at Every Nation Church NYC, she gave God her “YES” to design programs that would serve students, families, and communities in Cameroon. Tens of thousands have lost their lives in the last three years as a result of an on-going socio-political crisis in Cameroon. People live in hopelessness and fear of the future.  

Favour trains pastors, equips women, and coachs students on how to become architects of change in a nation that desperately needs God. 

From the position of gratitude and calling, she wants to give back by all means possible. 

Jeffrey truong

Jeffrey truong

Jeff was born in North Carolina and now lives in NYC. He loves spending time with people, playing board games, and pretending he can still play sports. If he’s not making a fool of himself on the court, then sampling new coffees is the next best. 

Jeff first felt called to ministry when he was finishing college. He returned to faith thanks to intentional discipleship relationships that God had put into his life. This is what drives Jeff today as he feels convicted to preach, teach, and invest in discipleship relationships.  

Jeff is Every Nation Church NYC’s Director of Connect Groups and Director of People Engagement. He ensures the church of community and spiritual growth while creating spaces for people to feel welcomed. Jeff believes in building a spiritual home for the people of NYC, and his heart is to personally invest in the stories of others. 

Kaz iinuma

Kaz iinuma

Kaz was born and raised in Japan where less than 1% are believers. He was fortunate to be raised by Christian parents. At the age of 15, Kaz moved to North Carolina where he attended high school. He then moved on to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, majoring in Mathematics. Though Kaz was raised in a Christian home, his relationship with Jesus began in his college years.

For the next 6 years, Kaz was involved in a church plant, campus ministry, and missions trip where he received a call to full-time ministry. He received a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics, married to his wife, had their first child, then moved to L.A. for 6 months for the Every Nation School of Campus Ministry. On the way back from L.A. in the summer of 2004, God called Kaz and his family to move to New York City. 

They arrived in December of 2004 with a vision to serve Every Nation Church NYC and to reach the Japanese community with the Gospel. His role within the church has shifted from Campus Ministry, Finance & Admin, Children’s Ministry, and Missions. Since 2016, Kaz has served as the Executive Pastor. With all the shifts and transitions, his calling and vision have always stayed the same. Kaz and Akie, his wife, is honored to serve the people in New York City alongside their four children Miyu, Cana, Masa, and Hiko.

kenny sanborn

kenny sanborn

Kenny gave his life to Jesus when he was 13 years old. The following year he went on his first mission trip where God called him to full-time vocational ministry.

He has continued in missions ever since by helping organize trips to nations including Nicaragua, Taiwan, and Pakistan. He has served as a Campus Minister, Evangelist, and Missions Coordinator by training and activating believers to engage others through the power of the Gospel. 

In addition to serving alongside Pastor Nathan Lewis at our Every Nation NYC PM service, Kenny works to activate and develop Every Nation Church NYC leaders to walk in their spiritual gifts.

nathan and ailsa lewis

nathan and ailsa lewis

Nathan and Ailsa have been partnering in ministry since their single days in college when they led outreach to teenagers together. A marriage, six years as lead pastors in Scotland, two children, and an international move later, they still love working together to bring people closer to Jesus. 

Originally from North Carolina, Nathan has a Master of Arts in Divinity from the University of Edinburgh and a post-graduate degree in Missions in an Urbanizing World from the University of Aberdeen. With over 10 years of pastoral experience, Nathan still loves making disciples.

A native of Scotland, Ailsa has degrees in English Literature and History of Art and Education both from the University of Edinburgh. She loves writing, teaching, and helping people experience a real and authentic relationship with Jesus.

God called the Lewis family to New York City in 2017 to reach the lost, develop leaders, and grow churches. Committed to ‘the greatest city in the world’, Nathan and Ailsa cannot wait to see how God continues to move in NYC and bring more people into his family. 

Randy and Selene De los santos

Randy and Selene De los santos

In 2004, Selene and Randy moved to New York City in pursuit of their college degrees. Selene moved from Pennsylvania to study Acting at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. At a rehearsal, she came to Christ. A few years later she became involved in campus ministry at Hunter College. Selene graduated from The New School. This is where God called her to be a campus minister! Randy moved from the Philippines to study Pharmacy at St. John’s University. He became involved in campus ministry for six years. This experience built his foundation in the Lord and planted the desire to see college campuses be a place where God reigns. As a result, for eight years, Randy was a Pharmacist by day and a voluntary campus missionary by night.

Today, Randy and Selene are living in Harlem with their two spunky kids and ministering to college students in the influential New York City! They are not only changing their lives for Jesus but also have the opportunity to positively influence their families, careers, and the culture of our society. Their mission is to help NYC college students KNOW God, LIVE for Jesus, and CHANGE the world!

 

razzel remiendo

razzel remiendo

Razzel Remiendo is from Baguio City, Philippines. While on her college campus, she heard students radically preaching about God. She was invited to attend a seminar called “Rock & Roll: A Search for God.” There she had an encounter with the Message of the Gospel, that Jesus died the death she deserved and took her place so she can have eternal life. That was the day Razzel realized she is special and loved by God. Ever since that time, she has been involved in ministering to her family, friends, school mates, and strangers.

Razzel has a burden to share what she received. In her years serving the Lord, she has discipled and mentored women to go to the missions field, make an impact in their workplaces, and even in their families. She is also a part of church planting endeavors. It has been a journey of shared lives and reaching out to the next generation and leaving a legacy.  

Razzel’s goal is to continue to be a significant voice wherever God places her. The Lord has made a way for her to be part of His work here in New York City. Her ministry vision is to honor God and continue to make disciples. Everything Razzel does is for the honor and glory of God. She will disciple using her gifts and talents. As the scripture says in 1 Peter 4:10 “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 

Shino Prater

Shino Prater

Shino is a former NFL football player turned Pastor. Pastor Shino is married to Anne Marie with three beautiful children: Selah, Kaia, and Nathan. His main focus is Every Nation Church NYC AM service in Manhattan, as well as reaching athletes, artists, and entertainers in New York City.

In his spare time, Pastor Shino enjoys being the best-dressed man in the room, supporting his wife in her endeavors, spending time with his three children, and supporting their local high school football team in New Jersey.

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