Radiant Missions


Reaching the Nations

As the Church, we are called to preach the gospel and take care of the poor locally, nationally and globally. One of the ways we do that is by financially supporting strategic missions efforts around the world. 



"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  - Matthew 28:19-20



Lifewater is a nonprofit organization that informs individuals and groups of one of the greatest challenge our world faces, the need for safe drinking water. They strive to cultivate a greater understanding of how the lack of accessible clean water threatens the welfare of individuals, leading not only to the demise of their health, but also exhausting their time, energy, and financial potential. Lifewater fulfills their mission by creating a vocal platform built from athletic endeavors that attract overwhelming interest and media exposure. They then convert that attention into inspiring and equipping others to give of their resources, commitment and voice to bring clean water projects to people in need across the world.

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Michael & Chrisi Shead

Michael and Chrisi Shead love people. Since they were kids they have had a heart for missions and the desire to introduce people to Jesus Christ. Chrisi is a registered nurse and Michael has served as a church staff member and now pastor for eight years. In 2009 they stepped onto the mission field where they are now providing Bible training, medical care, outreach, and team support to the people of Guatemala. Together with their five children, Michael and Chrisi prepare the people of Chichicastenango to be radiant disciples and missionaries to the nations.

Children of the Promise

Children of The Promise is a Christ-centered ministry that provides excellent physical, spiritual, emotional, educational & economic care for at-risk children and families in Haiti, empowering the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. 


Brother Abraham

Brother Abraham pastors New India Church of God, which was established with a call of God to evangelize the nation of India. This ministry was started in 1976 in the southernmost tip of India and has grown to encompasses 22 different states of India and beyond with over  4,000 churches , 15 Bible training centers, along with vocational training schools, orphanages, and a refugee home.


Marriage Today

Since founding Marriage Today in 1994, Jimmy and Karen Evans have encouraged and coached countless couples in building rewarding marriages and healthy homes. With more than 50% of unions in America ending in divorce, the Evans are committed to sharing proven truths that can make the most troubled marriage good, and any good marriage great. They bring more than 25 years of experience equipping and teaching couples, accomplishing Marriage Today’s mission to restore the dream of marriage in America.


Paraclete Ministries

Visionary Pastor, Wayne Benson, and his wife, Kathy, founded Paraclete Ministries in 2000 with the goal of coming alongside pastors and missionaries in the U.S. and around the world. Their passion is to serve the Kingdom of God through investing their wisdom and experience into the growth and health of local churches and ministers. Paraclete Ministries provides in-depth mentoring, assessments and on-going strategic coaching for the advancement and development of leaders.


Jewish Voice Ministries

Established in 1967, Jewish Voice Ministries is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Yeshua (Jesus) to the Jew first and also to the Nations throughout the world, in accordance with Romans 1:16. The Good News is proclaimed through television, monthly webcast, print and online media, international festival outreaches, medical clinics/humanitarian aid to the Lost Tribes of Israel along with speaking engagements to teach local churches and congregations about the Jewish roots of our faith


Kalamazoo Deacons Conference

The mission of the Kalamazoo Deacons Conference is to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people in crisis in the Southwest Michigan community. This organization shares Christ’s love through donations of clothing, furniture, household items, personal care items and emergency financial assistance.


Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

Since its humble beginnings in 1933 by founders Jake and Anna Hildebrand, the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission has been offering support to those less fortunate in the Kalamazoo area by providing meals, clothing, emergency shelter and most importantly, showing the love of Christ.


John & Karla

John & Karla have been missionaries in Mexico since 1985. They have dedicated their lives to promoting a missions revolution and a new leadership culture in Latin America. Through Global Outreach Ministries, they have established Bible training centers to prepare leaders and currently provide financial support for full time pastors. Todos Deben de Saber (Everybody Ought to Know) motivates Latin American youth to become involved in world missions, mobilizing them on short-term mission trips and mentoring them for ministry in the nations of the world.


Carrie Kennedy

Carrie has been a part of Radiant Church for many years. She found a home here while attending WMU and decided to stay in the area after graduation in order to continue to be a part of this vibrant church family. For the next chapter of her story, God is moving her to Nicaragua to serve with Young Life, a world-class organization dedicated to reaching young people with the love of Christ. Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere and Jesus is on the move there! Young Life is thriving and hearts are being transformed by the gospel. Carrie will be reaching out to teenagers in Nicaragua and communicating ministry stories from across the nation to an international audience of supporters. Check out her blog!


Paul & Marcy

Paul and Marcy work in the Philippines with the Church Multiplication Coalition, a church planting movement with a vision to have a church within walking distance in every village or neighborhood. The CMC is a coalition of Christ followers from numerous church affiliations that supports the pastor networking efforts to plant reproducing churches in several countries, including the Philippines. Paul and Marcy serve as board members and help coordinate evangelistic efforts in the form of evangelistic and healing concerts.


Rick & Denise

Rick & Denise are dedicated to taking the Gospel to the nations of the world that were formerly dominated by the Soviet Union. Their call is to preach truth to the lost and to establish the Church of Jesus Christ. Rick’s ministry has a radio broadcast reaching thousands, including many in countries that are closed to the Gospel, and he has planted churches across the nations.


Julie | Crosswinds

Julie grew up in southwest Michigan and worked in Kalamazoo for 11 years before moving to the Dominican Republic to serve with Caribbean Mountain Academy. Her desire for missions as well as seeing teenagers' lives transformed led her to CMA in November 2017. Julie feels serving at CMA is the best of both worlds because she can help American teenagers revive relationships back in the States as well as serve the locals in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.


Radiant Network

The Radiant Network is a growing family of churches who share similar spiritual DNA and have aligned themselves together in a common vision for growing the Kingdom around the world. The Network is designed to be an apostolic covering and relational connection for pastors, a support system and logistical resource center for organizations, a catalyst for relationships, and a strategic developer of both established and future leaders. The Radiant Network spans across many states in the USA, and has begun planting roots internationally as well. We believe in the days to come that there will be Radiant Network churches represented in every nation on earth, and we are continually pursuing this goal.


Alternatives of Kalamazoo

Alternatives of Kalamazoo is committed to help- ing families lead healthy lives by focusing holistically on emotional, physical, and spiritual sup- port, and by meeting the needs of men, women, and families through relationship building and promoting foundational Christian values.


Living Hope Myanmar

Living Hope Myanmar believes that every child deserves to know that they are loved uniquely and specifically, just as our Heavenly Father loves each of us. Their mission is to demonstrate the love of Jesus to children in a safe and stable environment, and they are committed to visiting children regularly so that they can build lasting and fruitful relationships with each of them.



The Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA is to grow a community of disciples in schools. They work to establish and advance communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus. InterVarsity promotes growing in love for God, maturing in God’s Word, serving and loving God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and pursuing God’s purposes in the world.


Assemblies of God World Missions

Assemblies of God World Missions exists so that all can hear the hope of the gospel. Their commitment extends to all people in all nations, regardless of remoteness, rejection, or resistance. By reaching the lost, training believers, planting churches, and serving the poor, Assemblies of God spreads the love of Jesus and invites them to become His followers.


One for Israel

We at One for Israel understand that there are many ways to bless Israel, but we are convinced that the best way to bless Israel is with Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). We seek to do this in two ways: Reaching Israelis with the Gospel message. Training up the next generation of leaders.



PowerUp is a weekend backpack program committed to feeding hungry children in the public schools of the Kalamazoo region. This ministry serves children who participate in their schools' free and reduced lunch programs by packing, delivering and sending them home with meals that they can easily prepare for themselves. PowerUp currently serves over 400 students every weekend in the Portage Public School District, and is making an effort to expand into more schools in the Kalamazoo region. Without PowerUp, many of these students would not otherwise have access to food on the weekend.

Learn more about how you can get involved in PowerUp.


12 Baskets

The Twelve Baskets mission is to lead the fight against hunger in the Portage, Schoolcraft, Three Rivers and Vicksburg, MI communities by bridging the gap between the need and excess, while restoring hope, dignity, and self-respect to all whom they serve.


Radiant Camp

Radiant Camp is a camp experience like none other! After attending Radiant Camp, each student walks away with new friendships and having been able to experience God in a deeper and brand new way. With strategically planned adventure activities and powerful chapel services, this is the best week of the summer for students.

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Frontier Alliance International

Since launching in 2011, FAI teams have been laying foundations in strategic regions throughout the 10/40 Window. Like Hudson Taylor’s China Inland Mission, these teams are laboring together in a concentrated and coordinated advance into the “interior” regions of our generation, where today there is still no witness.


Partners in Evangelism

Bernard Ondiek, national director for PIEI in Kenya, has a passion to train leaders in the truth of God’s word. Bernard is a member of the Luo tribe, born in 1959 in the Nyanza Province, where 1.5 million people are living along Lake Victoria. After graduating high school, and a fruitless struggle to find a job, he met Jesus Christ, who transformed his life. He then attended Kapsabet Bible College and began planting churches.

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Pioneers empowers gospel-driven Christians to go to the ends of the earth together in relentless pursuit of the unreached.