Sent with Purpose...

I believe one of the greatest joys we have as pastors is to watch God take His Word, through our imperfect lives and lips, to shape His people for His service. It is even more amazing and rewarding when you watch it happen in the lives of your own children.

It was at the age of 14, on the way home from the first Men’s Conference that I had taken him to, that my son, Ryan, expressed that he had learned that ‘it was cool to be a godly man.” Three years later, while on a TIME mission trip in Argentina and Peru, God dealt with him regarding his life and missions. While still in high school, he met Sarah, who had grown up under the ministry of both Bud & Kenny McCord, who also shares a heart for the world and they married a few years later.

It was while leading a TIME mission’s trip to London, England, in 2005, that God began working on their hearts regarding the great need, the great opportunities, and the great potential in this world-class city. Since that year they have followed a God prescribed path of preparing themselves to respond to the great challenges of this metropolitan area.

When they arrive in London they will be working alongside a ministry team of the Crossroads Baptist Church in Bromley, one of the London boroughs, led by Brian & Mindy Clark. This experience will help them get acclimated to the new culture, attitudes and even accents. Leaning on their ministry, teaching and coaching experiences they hope to volunteer their way into the British and International communities.

At God’s appointed time, Ryan & Sarah hope to form a multicultural team to establish an International Church with an International Outreach. This is what God prepared them for, growing up in South Florida, and we invite you to partner with them in their London Calling.


Russell Johnson
Senior Pastor
International Bible Baptist Church
Miami, FL