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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 mobilization
  • "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 available)
  • Spiritual Warfare Training & Counseling - Dealing with spiritual resistance both here and abroad




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