The Shirkeys

Kenneth Shirkey Founder/Director

Kenneth Shirkey

Ken has a passion to see God’s people empowered for mission to unreached peoples. He was ordained into ministry in 1990.  He has been involved for over 27 years in mission mobilization and education, working with key leaders in different nations of the world. The Lord has given him a mandate to spark a movement that will launch one million missionaries into the harvest in the next ten years.  His background is in government administration, having served the Maine Department of Environmental Protection as chief of the administrative section of the Water Bureau’s Municipal Services Division.      AAS  Marine Biology and Oceanography, B Div, Christian Outreach School of Ministry,   Ken is currently pursuing a Silver Level certification with the   Koinonia Institute

Martha Shirkey Secretary /Treasurer Director of Education/Administration

Martha Shirkey
Secretary /Treasurer
Director of Education/Administration

Martha has an extensive administrative background in education. She was principal of New Haven Elementary in Union, Kentucky, which had a student enrollment of approximately 750 and a staff of 60. She holds these Kentucky certifications: Teacher Grades 1 to 8, Instructional Leadership Principal Certification Grades K to 12, and Superintendent Certification. She served as an advisor for the Coordinator training for the Perspectives study program on educational issues for mission education.  Martha holds a  BA and MEd. University of Evansville.

The Gregory Family

Brent and Connie Gregory, along with their sons Micah and David, spent 10 years with Project AmaZon (PAZ) in Brazil. PAZ is a church-planting movement with a focus on the Amazon region. All the Gregorys served in evangelism, small group ministry, and discipleship. Brent and Connie also provided administrative support to the mission in a variety of areas, serving as Member Care Coordinators for their last 3 years on the field. They developed a passion for the ministry of caring for missionaries and other Kingdom workers.

greg fam

Brent and Connie joined the Gateway Center for World Mission in January of 2015. They have completed an internship in missionary care at Heartstream Resources, Liverpool, PA in December 2015. Heartstream Resources is one of the world’s premier missionary care ministries.

Their heart is to “serve those who serve”, and they are working with the Gateway Center and their home church ministering to missionaries and national pastors and workers.

The impact of their ministry in Brazil has been powerful and now that impact will be multiplied hundreds of times over as they minister to missionaries in many parts of the world.

Brent and Connie, along with their youngest son David, will be settling in central Illinois. Their oldest son Micah and his wife Lidiane will be moving from Brazil to West Virginia to pursue advanced degrees and careers.

Brent and Connie may be contacted at gregfam1@gmail.com.





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