Our Missionary Family
Pablo and Rebecca Pazmiño
Pablo and Rebecca serve with One Mission Society in leadership training and church planting in Ecuador. They are planting a church in Chongón through kids’ clubs, personal discipleship, small group Bible studies, Celebrate Recovery, and family services. They provide pastoral support and missions ministry development for the Christian Bible Church in Guayaquil, and they support two local seminaries with periodic classes.
The daughter of Wycliffe Bible Translator missionaries David and Heidi Coombs, Rebecca grew up in Peru. God led her into missions through her background in Peru and through her studies at Taylor University. He opened the door to work in Ecuador in 1996 when she went on an OMS short-term trip.
Pablo grew up in Guayaquil, where he was active in an OMS-related church, the Christian Bible Church. There, he recommitted his life to Christ at a youth camp, was baptized and began to serve in music, Sunday school and youth ministry. Pablo completed his seminary studies in 2003 while participating with a church-planting team in Cuenca.
Elizabeth Rachel joined their family on March 18, 2005, Johanna Christina on October 28, 2007, and Mateo David on March 4, 2013.
David and Heidi Coombs
David and Heidi joined Wycliffe in 1971, were married and began attending WBC in 1972, and began working in Peru in 1973. They were youth pastors at WBC in 1977 and early 1978, while David was completing doctoral studies at Wayne State. Since 1978, they and local Christian leaders have completed translating the New Testament into two languages, the first in northern Peru, dedicated in 2005, and a second in southern Peru, dedicated in 2013.
They are now working from the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, Texas, helping five Quechua pastors translate the East Apurimac Quechua Old Testament. They use the internet and a specialized suite of Bible translation programs to connect with the team that is working in southern Peru. They also help them prepare other Quechua publications, such as Bible-based evangelistic and discipleship materials. Both David and Heidi also help other Wycliffe colleagues with their Bible translation-related projects.
The Coombs have 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren who are living and working on 4 different continents.
Rich and Becky Duffield
Rich and Becky have both been on staff with Cru since 2000. After growing up at Woodhaven Bible Church, Becky spent time serving in France and Indianapolis, IN when she met Rich who is from West Virginia. After marrying in 2003, they served at North Carolina State University before moving to Lexington to lead the Cru Central Kentucky staff team together in 2006. As of the summer of 2015, they have lived in Morehead, Kentucky and lead a team that reaches Morehead State University and other colleges in eastern Kentucky. Rich also serves as the chaplain for the MSU football team and Becky also coaches new Cru staff as they develop their teams of ministry partners so they can report to their assignments around the world.
Cru desires to see students won to Christ, built up in their relationship with Christ, and sent out to have a ministry of their own while they are in college and beyond graduation. In short, they are trusting God to turn lost students into Christ-centered laborers. They are seeing this happen at schools in central and eastern Kentucky and in their partnership city in Central Asia.
Jonathan and Becky
Jonathan and Becky serve in Ireland. Jonathan grew up at WBC and Becky grew up as a missionary kid in Spain. Their primary ministry is at the Irish Bible Institute where Jonathan teaches and Becky volunteers. The goal of IBI is to equip people for ministry and to prepare leaders who will serve in gospel-centered and missional churches across Ireland. Becky is also involved in women's and children's ministry. Their two eldest boys, Caleb and Andrew, attend Liberty University. Evan is in high school in Ireland.
Marjorie Crumley is a retired missionary to Africa. WBC supported her and her husband, Glenn, as they served the Lord. Now that Marjorie is retired, WBC continues to support her for her sustained service to the Lord.
Aramaic Broadcasting Network
ABN seeks to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world through television programming on various platforms. They specifically seek to share the gospel with Aramaic, Arabic, English, and Kurdish speaking people.