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January 12, 2019

Reaching the World

​Jesus told us in the Great Commission - to go out and spread the gospel at home and throughout the world.  Ed Stetzer talks with two missionaries who've done just that.  Jed Gourley of Calvary Church has planted churches in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia.  Elizabeth Hirmiz is an Iraqi Christian woman from Calvary Church who's worked with refugees who've fled ISIS.  Both tell their stories of bringing Christ's love and mercy to people and places often overlooked by poverty and violence.

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Jed Gourley
Jed Gourley

Jed Gourley

Jed Gourley is a missionary pastor at Calvary Chapel in Tblisi, Georgia.  At the age of 20, Jed took a year off from his studies and moved to Ukraine to assist in the planting of a church. More than 25 years later he still finds himself on the mission field, having also served in Kyrgyzstan.  He is the author of Distant Fields, a biography of his father-in-law, George Markey, with whom he served in both Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.  Jed has a master's degree in diplomacy with an emphasis in conflict resolution.  Jed is married and has six children. 

Elizabeth Hirmiz
Elizabeth Hirmiz

Elizabeth Hirmiz

Elizabeth Hirmiz was born in Iraq to a Christian family.  She accepted the Lord as a child and in 1988, the Lord called her to serve him full -time with her home church in Baghdad. She studied Theology and finished her Master of Divinity and became an instructor with (Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary) JETS.  Elizabeth has spent the last five years in Northern Iraq.  She established Immanuel Peace Center (IPC), serving the Lord with Iraq's churches, working with the refugees in Iraq and Turkey and with the Iraqis.

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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is Dean of the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates; and he has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and regularly writes for news outlets such as USA Today and CNN.  He serves at his local church, Highpoint Church, as a teaching pastor.  Ed and his wife Donna have been married for more than 35 years and are the parents of three daughters.

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