The Gospel in our city, our nation and our world

Jacob's Well is proud to support missionaries and organizations sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ both locally and internationally. To find out more information or to support these missionaries financially or in prayer, please see the below information.

Domestic Missions

  • The bratcher family

    RUF Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Wisconsin’s first chapter of Reformed University Fellowship began at UWM in 2012. Nick and Maddy moved to Milwaukee to take over this work in 2019. RUF is the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America and seeks to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve the Church for a lifetime.

     

    Nick’s approach to that mission involves preaching at RUF’s “Large Group” on Tuesday nights, various small groups to deepen students’ capacity for reading Scripture and loving one another, and one-on-one discipleship over coffee or a round of disc golf. The Bratchers also intentionally open their home to students, situated within a few blocks of campus, as a lived witness to God’s grace.

     

    For more information or to donate, please visit RUF at UWM’s website at www.ruf.org/uwm or e-mail Nick at nick.bratcher@ruf.org

  • the johns family

    Ratio Christi

    Geoff and Ariel Johns work in Green Bay, Wisconsin as missionaries with the campus apologetics alliance called “Ratio Christi” (Latin for ‘The Reason of Christ’). RC is a global movement that equips university students, high school students, and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. Bringing together faith and reason to establish the intellectual voice of Christ in the University, Ratio Christi is planting student and faculty-led apologetics clubs at universities around the world. Students, engaged in the battle for the mind, learn to defend God's existence, the reliability of the Bible, and the fact of Christ’s resurrection. RC seeks to foster a renaissance of Christian thinking in the university and the local church.  Geoff and Ariel are in the process of launching a chapter at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.


    Check out the RC Website at www.ratiochristi.org


    To Donate, go to https://ratiochristi.org/chapter/university-of-wisconsin-green-bay/ and click on the Donate button

  • bill acker

    LAMP SEMINARY FACILITATOR

    Bill and his wife Martha have been married for 52 years.  They have four children, 21 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  They spend most of their free time visiting family and camping.  Bill has a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary.  He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America.  Prior to working with LAMP Theological Seminary, Bill was a church planter in New Orleans, LA and Neenah, WI.  He was also involved with a church renewal in Cedar Falls, IA.  Bill is passionate about equipping future ministers of the Word through LAMP Seminary and assisting church planting in northeast Wisconsin.


    Support for Bill’s ministry with LAMP Seminary should be sent to:

    Mr. Bob Sarosiek Treasurer

    Jacob’s Well Church

    3340 Lineville Road

    Green Bay, WI 54313


    Please put for Bill Acker, LAMP Seminary on the memo line of your check.

  • chris vogel

    NXTGEN

    Chris Vogel is the Director of NXTGEN Pastors and The On Wisconsin Network. He planted a church in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1992 and served there until stepping down in 2018 to devote full-time to pastoral formation as well as planter and pastor development and renewal. NXTGEN is committed to forming pastoral bonds while providing the soft skills to handle the stress of ministry with the guidance of a seasoned pastor. Chris also serves Mission to North America as the Director of Ecosystem Development, overseeing church planting and renewal for the denomination. Chris and Janet have been married 40 years, have three children


    Email: Chris Vogel

    Support: Donate to NXTGEN

    Newsletter: send email requesting being added to mail list

  • Sinnard Family

    Grace and Peace Church Plant

    Ben and Kara Sinnard moved to Oconomowoc from Waukesha after serving 7 years as the Associate Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Delafield to plant Grace & Peace Oconomowoc.  Previously Ben served as an Assistant Pastor in Lincoln, NE and before that as a Campus Director with the Navigators. They began gathering a core team and reaching out to the community in the fall of 2020 and began worship in late January of 2021.  In a community that is rapidly growing and is nearly the halfway point between the two largest cities in Wisconsin, Oconomowoc, is situated to be a perfect place to plant a church geared toward young families.  Grace & Peace has found a niche within the worship styles of Oconomowoc as a modern liturgical church that is warm and welcoming.  With a vision to welcome neighbors and build a gospel community, Grace and Peace hopes to see the gospel flourish to the good of Oconomowoc and the glory of God. G&P is filled with stories of people wrestling in their faith, learning to trust God, and beginning to deepen their worship.  Thanks for supporting the work God is doing in Oconomowoc!


    To:

    Email: Envelope

    Call or Text: Alternate Mobile

    Learn More: www.graceandpeacepca.com

    Give: Give to G&P 

    Receive their newsletter: G&P Newsletter


  • The Brown family

    RUF-Wisconsin Madison

    Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison began in 2016. Cam and Ray moved to Madison to take over this work in 2021. RUF is the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America and seeks to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve the Church for a lifetime. RUF is a community for students at UW--Christians, skeptics, and anyone in between--to explore the light and life of Jesus and what that means for ourselves, our friends, and our campus.


    We accomplish this mission through 3 primary avenues of ministry: large groups, small groups, and one-on-one discipleship. An ordinary week for Cam involves preaching at RUF "Fellowship Nights" ("large group"), leading Bible studies on the campus with students ("small group"), and and one-on-one discipleship and evangelism with students over coffee at Colectivo, basketball at the Shell, board games in the union, or walking the campus ("one-on-one"). Cam and Ray also believe hospitality to be an integral part of their missional calling and regularly open their home to undergraduate students and international graduate students. Finally, Cam seeks to connect students to the local church and regularly gives students rides and ministers at Resurrection Presbyterian Church (PCA) through leading liturgy and preaching a few times each semester.


    For more information or to financially support this work, please visit RUF at UW’s website at www.rufatuw.org or email Cam at cam.brown@ruf.org


  • ted powers

    Midwest Alliance

    Ted serves as the Director of the Midwest Alliance. The Midwest Alliance works with PCA presbyteries, churches, church planters, and church planting networks to provide coordination, resourcing, coaching, and vision for church planting in the Midwest region.

     

    The Midwest region consists of 14 states totaling 71 million people. Fewer than 15% of the people attend any church making this the 10th largest mission field in the world in terms of unchurched population. Yet there is only one PCA church in our region for every 290,000 people.

     

    If you are interested in learning more about this ministry or to contribute financially, please go to the Midwest Alliance website at MidwestAlliancePCA.com.

     

    You can also contact Ted directly at tpowers01@outlook.com.

    Let him know if you would like to receive their newsletters and updates. 

  • the french family

    Trinity Presbyterian Church

    Kyle and Alisse have been married for over 6 years and have been blessed with their daughter Hadley (4 years) and their son Shepherd (8 months). They also have been licensed foster parents for the past three years and are looking forward to getting involved in the Safe Families organization in their area. Kyle is serving as a church planting apprentice at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the end of his apprenticeship, Kyle and Alisse hope to be able to plant another church in the Cedar Rapids metro area. According to a recent Barna study from 2019, the Cedar Rapids area is 40th on most “post-Christian” cities in the nation. They believe their calling is to plant a church that lives out the vision of reimagining a way of life where the power of the gospel brings hope, redemption, and reconciliation for all people, in all places. They are so incredibly grateful for all their support and partnerships in the gospel!


    For more information, or to support the French family:

    Contact Email: Kylefrench921@gmail.com

    Subscribe to Their Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/g9VPuv

    Give: https://give.pcamna.org/to/1867/


  • the daane family

    Engaging Disability With The Gospel

    Kevin, Kathy, and Steven make their home in Escondido, CA where Kevin earned his Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary. But “back home” is Milwaukee, so they enjoy making trips to Wisconsin from time to time.

    As the DIRECTOR OF MINISTRY ENGAGEMENT for Engaging Disability With The Gospel, Kevin leads the team’s ministries to families and churches in the PCA to help reach people of all ages affected by disability. He serves through consulting, coaching, teaching, preaching, training, and developing resources. Additionally, he cares for pastors as they face the impact of disability in their own life or the life of a family member.

    As a parent, Kevin understands the unique joys and challenges of caring for a child with disabilities. As a pastor, he sees the barriers to inclusion that often exist in churches. As a follower of Jesus, he wants to be a part of the change, doing all he can through Engaging Disability to show the love of Christ.

    Website: Engagingdisability.org

    Email: kevin@engagingdisability.org

    Donations: https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/EngagingDisability/KevinDaane


  • Young Life-howard/suamico

    Young Life Bay Port is a local ministry of caring adults building relationship with high school students. 

    Showing up on "their turf," Young Life leaders show they care and earn the right to be heard. 

    Students attend Weekly Clubs, Bible study and annual Summer Camp, where leaders share the Gospel; who Jesus is and why He is of eternal importance. 

Foreign Missions

  • THE JONES FAMILY

    Stephen and Charity Jones are in London, England reaching out to the unreached with the gospel from Hindu, Muslim and Sikh backgrounds.  Our work consists of planting a church (New Life Suwarta Sangat) among the 200,000 South Asian members in our community within 5 miles of our church, training up new cross-cultural ministry leaders and providing counseling for 60 clients per week through Kairos Community Counselling.  


    To Connect with Stephen or Charity you can email them at: StephenandCharity

    you can also text Stephen Directly at: +447484267395.

    If you would like to give, please go here: Give to The Jones

  • THE LUPTON FAMILY

    Andrew and Laura Kate Lupton (with Fox, Evie Jude, and Lucy) serve as church planters in Oslo, Norway with Mission to the World (MTW). The Luptons fell in love with ministering to international people as they revitalized an international church in Bogota, Colombia for nine years. Their new call to minister at the intersection of the nations and the next generation is especially strategic in a secular city like Oslo in which nearly one third of the population is born outside of Norway. In addition to church planting in Olso and launching MTW Norway, the Luptons will partner with Missional International Church Network (MICN) to resource international churches in other strategic cities to start and strengthen more international churches. 


    Subscribe to the Luptons’ newsletter

    Give to the

    Email the Luptons

    Learn more about MICN and ministry to and through the international church

  • THE SPENCER FAMILY

    Church Planters in Taipei Taiwan

    Kalan and Kayt (and their four children) work to plant gospel-centered churches and build healthy church-networks in Taiwan. Their particular focus is among working-class Taiwanese, a group that is less that is less than 0.5% Christian and views Christianity as a religion for social elite. Kalan and Kayt work in conjunction with Redeemer Presbyterian Church's global church-planting network (City-to-City) and local church networks. They planted New Blessing Church where they now serve. They also helped found the Friendship Church Network International, which seeks to develop healthy churches and church leaders throughout Taiwan. 


    For more information, or to support the Spencers:

  • THE BARTHELEMY FAMILY

    Theological Education in South Africa

    Ben and Beth (with their four children) live and work in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. They desire to see South Africans biblically and theologically trained in order to further the gospel. To that end, they are partnering with TEAM at Union Bible Institute to train up leaders for the South African church and beyond. Their hope is that through their teaching and discipling ministry, students at UBI will be prepared to make an impact for Christ in Africa.  


    For more information or to partner with the Barthelemys:

    + find their TEAM profile here.

    + give here.

    + visit Beth's blog here

    + to receive prayer updates, email Beth.

  • THE HILL FAMILY

    Missionaries to Togo, West Africa

    Shawn and Becca Hill in partnership with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) desire to proclaim Jesus Christ to the unreached and unengaged in Togo, to teach and do life with new believers in order to establish true followers of Him, and to partner with Togolese believers to plant sustainable, multiplying Togolese churches.


    For more information or to partner financially with the Hill Family and ABWE for the ministry in Togo,

  • The Gilroy Family

    Face of Justice

    - Face of Justice Ministries defends and shelters women and children who are victims of Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation. The Lord is so dearly involved in the ministry that it has expanded greatly by His hand continues. These are the fruits of His loving kindness;


    The Freedom House I is the country's only safe house for teenage girls rescued out of sex trafficking. It runs at full capacity caring for 18 teenage girls.

    The Freedom House II is a large new home under construction. It will house 24 more girls, and being situated in the countryside, it will have gardens to attend, lab retrievers to nurture and stimulate healing and more.

    The Grace House is opening in February. This will provide a home for the girls after they turn 18 and legally must leave the Freedom houses. They will continue their healing, their education and solid skills training for future employment.

    The Hope House is a day center for prostituted women seeking a way out. We provide English Classes, job training and small business development.

    The Ajava Project is a mobile coffee cart allowing the 18 and 19 year olds to be employed with certified barista training.


    To receive emails and updates simply contact Steve at Envelope and we'll get you added to the list. Phone calls and prayer are welcome. Steve's number is 506.8886.0337 and Elizabeth's number is 506.7187.7719

  • THE VILJOEN FAMILY

    Jason and Lisa serve at an orphan ministry in South Africa called Door of Hope. This ministry rescues and cares for abandoned babies, works closely with adoption agencies to find them good Christian families, and disciples them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  

     

    Door of Hope is in the process of building and developing a Children’s Village – a Christ-centered community – where orphans who do not end up getting adopted may find love and belonging.  At the Village these children will be raised in the faith and learn of their promised redemption in Christ and of his good purposes for their lives.  

     

    The story of the gospel is the story of a God who has sought out his children who were once orphans in the world and adopted them into his family.  Jason and Lisa’s greatest desire for the orphans who come to Door of Hope is not only that they would be adopted into a loving earthly family, but that they would encounter their loving Heavenly Father and be adopted into His family as well.  

     

    To find out more or join their support team:

    Email Jason: Envelope

    Or donate here.

  • the peterka family

    When the Saints

    David, Essy and Taji spend most of each year in Malawi, SA Africa and absolutely love it. David is from St. Louis and Essy is a Kenyan, but they met in Malawi in 2015 and got married in 2017. David founded an organization called When the Saints in 2011, which they currently still help to direct. 


    When the Saints built the first and only long term trauma counseling safe home for girls who have been abused. There have been hundreds of girls that have come into the year long program. They also desire to see a sustainable reduction in the cases of abuse and have a program to help men walk in sexual integrity. 


    To find out more about this ministry: www.whenthesaints.com

  • norina purro

    FFARM

    Norina Purro is a missionary to Kitale, Kenya. She was lead by the Lord to plant an orphanage where eighteen children reside. The children were found sleeping in the dirt by the train tracks and begging in the streets for food. Norina’s team rescued them and brought them to Fun, Faith And Restoration Ministry, (FFARM). All eighteen children are attending school and are learning the gospel at home. The children, mostly very young, range from five years old to fifteen.

    It is the desire of Norina’s heart to expand the ministry. There are many children in the streets of Kitale, Kenya that are orphaned. The house at FFARM is at full capacity. The vision is to purchase a farm where we can house a hundred or even two hundred children. Norina believes that all is possible with our Lord. We will be needing approximately $70,000 to purchase land. So far we have raised $6,000. Please pray.

    Norina attended bible college, missionary school and was certified in biblical counseling at Calvary Chapel, Fort Lauderdale. In 1997 she trained as a missionary in Honduras with pastor Danny Morales, returning to Honduras eight times. She served for a short term mission at an orphanage in Haiti, one year in Costa Rica, short term to Nicaragua, short term in Requena, Peru, in the Amazon, and four and a half years in Medellin, Colombia, where she worked with trafficked, pregnant children, street gangs, and orphans. She was called out of Colombia and returned to Florida. She volunteered as a warehouse assistant for Restoration Bridge International, Lake Worth, Florida organizing and preparing food for the poor. In Israel, she lived and worked with trafficked women at Teen Challenge ministry, Ark in the Negev. Using the warehouse training she received in Florida, she was able to work in a warehouse with other missionaries in Israel. The ministry team meet with Beduin women in the desert offering them clothing and food and sharing the gospel with them. Living with broken women at Teen Challenge, reaching out to Muslim, Beduins, serving at Red Carpet in Tel Aviv and at a soup kitchen in Jerusalem were all experiences that led to planting the orphanage in Kenya.

    FFARM is a 501C3 To Donate:

    For Zelle transfers from your bank to the FFARM account without fees sign up for Zelle and use this phone number: 561 570 0036

    Or deposit donations into Paypal at e-mail address below:

    forhisglory_7@yahoo.com

    Or: Mail a check to:

    Fun, Faith And Restoration Ministry, Or just FFARM 3170 Hidden Pond Road

    Suamico, Wisconsin, 54313

    E-Mail forhisglory_7@yahoo.com for FFARM monthly newsletter

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJwKdaSJ32E

  • MERF

    Middle East Reformed Fellowship (MERF) is an evangelical Christian missionary organization which serves in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia on behalf of Reformed and Presbyterian Family of Churches and believers worldwide. Our work is bearing fruit for the Kingdom of Christ among the twenty-two nations of the Arab League and other Muslim areas in Africa and Asia. MERF strengthens national churches with ministries of evangelism, church extension, biblical training, and diaconal aid.


    For more information: www.merf.org

    To subscribe to MERF News: https://www.merf.org/subscribe

    To donate: click here