INFO & BIOGRAPHY
Rev. Wayne L. Hannah
Asia Regional Director
Grace Brethren International Missions
Wayne began working in ministry as a Youth For Christ Club Director
in Dayton, Ohio, his hometown. After graduating from Grace College,
he served in France on several short term ministries. In 1974 he
enrolled at Grace Theological Seminary and also served as Youth
Pastor at the Osceola (IN) Grace Brethren Church. After seminary,
Wayne assumed the Associate Pastor role at the Atlanta (GA) GBC.
In 1981, he was called to pastor the Richmond (VA) GBC where he
served as senior pastor for 15 years.
During his years of pastoring in the U.S., Wayne's heart continued
to be drawn to world missions. He served on the Board of Directors
of Grace Brethren International Missions for nearly 10 years, serving
as Secretary of the Executive Council. In 1994, he was elected
to the Fellowship Council of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
Two years later Wayne became the Moderator of the Grace Brethren
Churches for 1996-97.
As the challenge of planting churches throughout the world and
especially in the 10/40 Window increased, Wayne began to sense
the call of God to full-time missions. So in 1996, he assumed the
role of Eurasia Regional Coordinator. When GBIM became a partner
with The Alliance for Saturation Church Planting, a cooperative
partnership of nearly 50 mission agencies and churches working
together to plant churches in the former Soviet Union and Central
Asia, Wayne was named to the Executive Council of its Board of
Trustees and now serves as the Board Chairman.
Wayne and his wife Gina are the parents of Brooke, Whitney and
Alexander and live in Winona Lake, IN. Today, he is the Asia Director
for GBIM with church planting ministries in seven countries of
greater Asia. His ministry of church mobilization includes speaking
in churches, conducting missions seminars, leading short term overseas
mission trips, and partnering with church mission teams in various
strategic ways...with the goal of helping churches accomplish their
God-given Great Commission vision.
Various ministries provided to churches...
- Challenging Missions Messages - Messages are soundly
biblical, delivered in a style that can be determined by church's
preference or nature of the event...worship celebrations, banquets,
youth events, missions conferences, seeker-sensitive, traditional,
etc. (sample tape available)
- World Missions Church Seminar - "Re-Connecting
the Church with her Mission"
- S.T.E.P. Seminar - A simple strategic plan for church
- "Marriage With A Mission" Seminar - Led by
Wayne and Gina, ideal for couples retreat weekends
- Special Music - Special mission focussed worship led
by Wayne, who can also provide solos when desired (sample tape
- Spiritual Warfare Training & Counseling - Dealing
with spiritual resistance both here and abroad