Ministry Partners
Mark Christopher

Missionaries to South Africa: Mark pastors a church, directs a ministries institute, plants churches, actively evangelizes, and is an author. Together he and his wife, Debbie, minister by sharing the gospel, and caring for people’s physical needs.

Ministry Details:  In the needy southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa, Mark planted Living Hope Bible Church and has actively worked to develop the church, its youth ministry, and its vacation bible school programs.  Through Cape Town's Church Ministries Institute where Mark serves as a director, he has been planting churches for almost eight years and training men for the ministry.  Mark and Debbie are active in the Men of Hope (MOH) and Women of Hope (WOH) ministries, respectively, which   provide fellowship and encouragement in God’s word.  Additionally, Mark speaks on “The Voice of Hope Radio Broadcast" through Radio Tygerberg FM 104.3 each Friday evening to reach the community in South Africa with the saving message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Mark is earnestly pursuing writing. He recently finished a book entitled, “Same-Sex Marriage: Is It Really The Same?” which is published by Day One Publishers.  He is currently working on a second book dealing with the myth of global warming from a biblical perspective.                                                                                                                                                                             

Personal and Professional Background:  Mark and Debbie met while she was working in the library of the bible college that he was attending in Florida. In 1987, they were married in her home in Newcastle, South Africa, after which both Mark and Debbie worked at her home church for more than a year. When they returned to the United States in 1988, they knew that God was calling them to return to South Africa as missionaries.  Mark and Debbie have one daughter, Janelle, and one son, Micaiah.  Mark completed his undergraduate studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia (U.S.). In May, 1994, Mark graduated from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California (U.S.). In 1995, Mark was ordained as a pastor at Grace Community Church, also in Sun Valley.

As missionaries and church planters, Mark and Debbie are affiliated with:

Exalting Christ Ministries International
Blog: www.radicalwatchman.blogspot.com

 
Moses Estrada  

Moses was born and raised in California, though he says that Colorado has always been in his heart.  He became the pastor-teacher of Hillrose Community Church in November 2013.  The Risen Lord Jesus Christ rescued and saved him during High School. He left California to attend Bible College in Colorado. He met his wife, Joy, at college and got married in June of 1999.  In 2004 he returned to California with his family to attend The Master’s Seminary and in May 2009 he graduated with a Masters of Divinity. He loves to spend time with his wife serving and making memories together. His favorite verse is Philippians 1:21, 

Moses and Joy have been married for 16 years. Joy is his best friend, faithful wife, helper, mother and ministry companion. They both have a passion for seeing Christ exalted in everything they do especially normal, mundane,everyday life. They have 4 children.  Moses enjoys anything he can do with his family  including playing hide-n-seek, riding  bikes, reading, wrestling and hanging out.
David Fall:

David is an interim pastor at Living Hope Bible Church in Cape Town. He and his wife, Luci, are  ministering to the saints there for three years in order to enable their current pastor (Denver Solomon) to come to The Masters Seminary for training.

 

Ministry Details: David has the privilege of preaching God's Word regularly on Sunday mornings and teaching Bible study on Tuesdays. Then on Thursdays there will occasionally be home outreach in evangelistic settings. He will be shepherding the flock and training the men of LHBC. Finally, and most importantly, he will be continually praying for the saints and evangelizing the lost.

Personal and Professional Background: David was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He spent most of his adult life in New Hampshire. He moved to California in 2001 living life only to please himself. In December of 2007 God brought him to his knees at a rehabilitation center, where he heard (through Grace Community Church Outreach) that Christ came to save sinners like him. In March 2008, he began to attend Roosevelt Community Church, and was baptized in April. Since his conversion, his desire has been to know the Lord Jesus through His Word and tell others about Him.

David has served as a Deacon at Roosevelt Community Church since February 2012, where he has had the privilege of serving God's people. He enjoys being around God's people and is so grateful that the Lord Jesus would use him. He began studying at The Master's Seminary in 2012 and graduated with a Master of Divinity in May 2016.

David has been married to his lovely bride Luci since August 2015. They met at Roosevelt Community Church when David first started attending. Their first child, a gift from God, was born in July 2016. They love to spend time together, going for walks, riding bikes, and reading God's Word. They look forward to their ministry in South Africa.

Bryan Ragsdale 

Bryan Ragsdale grew up in a pastor’s home just East of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He turned to Christ for salvation around the age of 15, being given a strong desire to serve the local church. Bryan married his wife Candice during his final year at Bible school and later served as a youth intern for a few years in Wyoming and Utah.
After pastoring youth in Wyoming for two years, he and his family moved to California in the summer of 2012 to attend The Master’s Seminary  in Sun Valley. Two years after he started seminary he and his family moved to Lancaster and joined Roosevelt Community Church.

Bryan spent two and a half years as a pastoral intern at Roosevelt Community Church from January 2014 through May 2016. Upon graduating from TMS in May 2016 with his Masters of Divinity Bryan and his family moved to Colorado to take an associate pastoral position at Hillrose Community Church. He is currently serving alongside senior pastor, Moses Estrada, who was the former associate pastor at Roosevelt Community Church. Bryan’s desire is to serve as a senior pastor of a local church in the Lord’s timing. Bryan and his wife, Candice, have two children.