Missionaries

Below you will find a detailed timeline of Ankura Ministries’ history. It will tell the story of our founder and Ankura came to be and how it has grown and morphed into the organization it is today!

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper tim we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Galatians 6:9

ANKURA MINISTRIES SE ASIA
Paul is passionate about ending modern day slavery in Thailand and proclaiming Freedom in Jesus Christ.  He is working to be the hands and feet of Jesus by starting a ministry to help set the captives free!

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
James 1:17

ANKURA MINISTRIES SE ASIA
Allisan is starting a Hair Ministry in SE Asia to aid modern day slaves as they transition into their new lives. She is passionate about sharing God’s love and aiding victims who are seeking a fresh start.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
John 1:5

ANKURA MINISTRIES JAPAN
Gil has been involved in missions in Japan for over 8 years. He is currently a young adults minister in Osaka. He is passionate about discipling young families and adults in Japan and seeing them restored in Christ!

“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all of you ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.”
Proverbs 3:5

ANKURA MINISTRIES JAPAN
Michika is involved in a young family ministries in Osaka. She is passionate about bringing families closer to Christ and seeing children grow to know the love of God!

“Your destiny requires you to shake it off, shake it off, let it go.”
Vekora

ANKURA MINISTRIES MISSOURI & EXECUTIVE ADVISORY TEAM
Aaron is an intercessor for Hope City. He prays and stands for justice and redemption in the inner city through song and relationship!

“Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires.”
Isaiah 54:11

PHYLLA HOUSE DIRECTOR
Helena is the Director for Phylla House. She works to bring healing, long-term community, discipleship, and Kingdom activation for women who are divorced, widows, and single mamas!

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?”
Isaiah 58:6

ANKURA MINISTRIES UKRAINE
Joey is an independent photographer and English teacher in Lviv, Ukraine. He is working towards building an art studio to build relationships through art and empower impoverished people throughout Ukraine.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
John 15:5

ANKURA MINISTRIES UKRAINE

Alena is a Ukrainian painter based in Lviv, Ukraine. She shares God’s love through painting and working with orphans in the city of Lviv. Her work includes running workshops and painting wall in orphanages and hospitals.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Romans 12:12

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Matt is the founder and executive director of Ankura Ministries. He works full time to lead and grow the ministry, as well as supporting those that work hard all around the world to expand the Lord’s Kingdom!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

EVENTS COORDINATOR
Kathy is the Events Coordinator for Ankura Ministries. She is passionate about transforming spaces and creating new environments to help audiences fully engage on what is happening before them!

“The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but the victory belongs to the Lord.”
Proverbs 21:31

ANKURA MINISTRIES PENNSYLVANIA
Lindy is starting a camping ministry. She has worked at Christian camps all over the country and wants to bring a unique camping experience to New York and Pennsylvania. The goal is to provide places for people of all ages to experience Jesus in real and creative ways.