At The Grove Community Church, we believe that in addition to working in and through the local church, God loves to work through missionaries and mission organizations. Because of this belief, we support several different missionaries and families who are working to spread the good news of Jesus all around the world. While we are unable to share about all of our missionaries publicly, for safety reasons, some of our current missionaries are listed below. 

The Martin Family

Tim and Jenny live and work in Nagoya, Japan, training church leaders as well as working with US military and civilians stationed in that country, and engaging in caring for fellow missionaries. The Martins are longtime members of our church, moving with a group of members of Trinity Fellowship Church to plant what was then Lake Cities in 2007. They served the church in different ministries until their departure for the field in 2013.

Both Tim and Jenny were familiar with Japan before they married in 2002, having done a variety of ministries with service, evangelism, one-on-one discipleship and leading Bible studies. They have two children- Hudson and Annalise- whom Jenny homeschools, along with her other ministries.

The Houdashelt Family

Brad and Abby Houdashelt work with CRU to provide digital gospel outreach and discipleship opportunities, which especially gives users access to Jesus Christ in parts of the eastern hemisphere where they have no other access. Brad and Abby served 17 years in that area, after which their plans changed, bringing them and their three boys to the Orlando area, where they now work to provide tools for people around the world to share the gospel and raise up leaders and their ministries via a digital platform – reaching virtually any nation in the world.

One tool they have developed can be found at  www.godtoolsapp.com  This tool provides help in sharing the gospel and discipling new believers in 80 languages, which allows access to people in 180 different countries.  Recently they celebrated 1,000,000 downloads of this tool.