Meet our international Leadership Team
If you compare the size of SOWERS with its impact in global Christian mission, the results are staggering. With just a small and mostly volunteer leadership team, and an organization spread across the world, tens of thousands of people hear and respond to the gospel every year through our ministry.
Get fired up about international missions by reading their stories below. When you see how God has worked in and through their lives, you’ll see that God will use anyone who puts his kingdom first.
Meet our regional advisors, the CEO, and the president.
Central and West Africa Regional Advisor
Update coming for new RA Kakudji
AsiaPacific Regional Advisor
John and Winsome have retired after many years of fruitful service. SOWERS is grateful to them and to the Lord for the advances they made. Please pray with us about their replacment(s).
East Africa Regional Advisor
Update coming for new RA Kalonde
Southern Africa Regional Advisor
Update coming for new RA Kamwendo
Murray's Story: Following the Great Commission
I was born into a caring Christian family in 1957 and grew up on a farm in Cambridge, NZ. At the age of 14 I accepted God’s offer of salvation and was baptised a few years later. In 1982 I completed a diploma in missionary and evangelistic training.
Christine and I married in 1983 and God blessed us with three children, Narelle ’87, Jared ’89 and Logan ’92. We were introduced to SOWERS by the late Harry Yeoman in 1992 and the following year we went to Ivory Coast as missionaries to establish the ministry there and we returned to NZ in 2000.
I am currently the NZ National Director, the Partnership Coordinator, the Regional Director for Francophone Africa and a member of the Executive. I am also very involved in our local church where I have teaching, pastoral care, and leadership responsibilities.
Rodwell’s Story: Bigger Impact
I received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at the age of 13 through a mission organization called The Evangelical Alliance. I married Enicia in 1983 and in this union the Lord blessed us with 3 boys and two daughters.
We felt called by the Lord to full-time ministry in 1984, and we responded by going to a Theological Training College in 1985 through 88. Since then, we have served the Lord in Pastoral Ministry, and as Missions Directors, Evangelism chairman, Church Planters and Christian Broadcasters. To further enhance our Ministry in fulfilling the Great Commission, we have trained and participated with EEIII, Christian Broadcasting, Global Missions Fellowship, and SOWERS International. I have been involved with SOWERS International since 1992 and participated as a Board Member, Treasurer, Vice Chairman and currently hold the Chairmanship of SOWERS Zimbabwe.
What I have experienced with SOWERS Program is that I could make a far bigger impact with a broader range of churches or denominations and still continue ministering with my passion for evangelism and discipleship in the context of church planting