Multiplying Healthy Churches
Current Board Members
Dr. Greg Kappas
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Amy grew up in the church and came to the Lord at 4 years old. However, her grasp of Christ’s love and grace was not fully realized until she was 24 years old. God brought a pastor’s wife to model the love of Jesus Christ to her. She married her husband Jeff in 1995 and they had their son in 1997.
She has travelled the world extensively since she was 15 years old. She has developed an executive mindset since she was young, learning many things from her earthly father. This included running a successful Christmas tree sales operation in Hawaii as an 18 year old. Amy attended Seattle Pacific University with a major in Business Administration. She then lived in South Korea and worked for a Korean Trading Company as a liaison for Putnam Publishing.
After returning back to the States, she spent 20 years working for large corporations in the field of International Logistics. In 2006 she experienced a defining moment in her walk with the Lord. At this point, she grasped the Lordship of Jesus Christ and what it meant to walk by faith. God made things very clear for Amy and her husband, Jeff to move to Arizona. After this decision, they saw the Lord in every detail of their move. In this process, Amy sensed that the Lord was preparing them for the mission field.
Amy, began to pursue real estate near the end of her time in Seattle and then transitioned full time into this field with the move to the Greater Phoenix area of Arizona. Her focus on real estate investing and managing properties was led by the Lord and she sensed His graciousness. Amy and Jeff began serving in leadership with Young Life during this time. This was a fantastic ministry that ministered to them and so many young people.
Amy and Jeff have seen significant growth in their walks with God through their involvement at The Trinity Church. They love this church and the people, meeting many friends, including Debbie and Greg Kappas. The earlier call to missions is continuing to come to fruition through missions trips with Grace Global Network, including both Amy and Jeff serving in Colombia and Amy serving in India.
Amy is excited to bring her love of the Lord and executive background to ministry with GGN. She is helping with the focus on multiplying healthy churches for the Kingdom of God, development of the GGN website and loving people with the genuine heart of Jesus.
Christ Alone. My Salvation.
I was 17 when my father, a devout Hindu believer, came to Christ after a miraculous healing from paralysis. From that time on he studied the Christian Scriptures and vowed that all of his family would serve Jesus Christ as the only God. Despite the miracle, I was not about to trade the gods and scriptures I had loved since my childhood for a Western religion. I could not deny Jesus was a God; he had healed my father, after all. But by no means would I serve Christ as the only God.
Angry at my father’s conversion and convinced that the Bible would affirm the plurality of gods, I poured over the Bible my father had given me, looking for the evidence I needed to convince him that the Bible was consistent with our Hindu beliefs. What I found instead was: “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them…know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.” (Ex. 20:4-5; Deut. 4:39).
Still angry, unconvinced and certain that plurality of gods must be affirmed in the Bible somewhere, I studied the Scriptures for six months looking for the answer I wanted. Then one morning, I awoke a Christian. To this day I cannot explain what happened. I remember waking up. My room looked strange. The colors were literally brighter. I looked out my bedroom window at the people walking by and thought, “Man, they need Jesus!” And so it began that, from the moment He saved me, God burdened me to plant churches to reach people with the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.
Arjuna is the Director of Vision Nationals in India and he focuses on planting churches, training nationals and caring for the most vulnerable. He is recognized as one of the leading church planting movement leaders in the world and lives in genuine humility and great faith as he walks with the Lord. He is married to Raji and has 2 children and 2 grand children.
Jeff has been married to Amy since 1995 and they have a wonderful son. He loves Jesus, his wife, his son, the local church and sports. He likes his job and is completing 31 years as an Air Traffic Controller. He is currently transitioning to work within the agency as a quality assurance specialist. He came to Jesus Christ in 1981 in Washington.
Jeff loves traveling with his wife and has enjoyed his first international missions trip to Colombia with GGN and Across Borders Ministries. He looks forward to many more missions trips in the future. Jeff has greatly grown in his walk with Christ through the Trinity Church, its strong leadership, Men’s Ministry and the preaching/teaching of the Word of God with Pastor Mark Driscoll. He really enjoys serving others in this local church and his time of co-leading a men’s group at The Trinity Church.