Paul Davis

ABWE President and Wife

Paul and Martha Davis have served in pastoral ministry since 1989. In their lifetime of ministry, they have led church plants, Christian schools and dynamic ministry teams. Additionally, they have given oversight to children’s, youth and college/career ministries. They enjoy pace-setting leadership as well as serving as educators, conference speakers and ministry trip facilitators.

In 2017, Paul became the seventh President of ABWE. Today, Paul and Martha are working hard to meet, support and encourage the ABWE global team, striving to embolden gospel-centered churches to become sending and supporting churches, connecting God-enabled donors to the visionary projects of our fields, and humbly working to build, heal and reignite relationships with ABWE partners past, present and future.

The Davises have four adult children who are maturing believers in Jesus Christ.

Minne Bouma

Vice President of Global Ministries

Minne and his wife, Michele, began their ministry together by teaching and administrating in Christian schools in New Bern, North Carolina and Brantford, Ontario before joining ABWE and serving overseas in Portugal.

In 2016, they assumed the leadership of ABWE Canada and were blessed to serve the Canadian board and missionaries for five years before they were called to serve at the International Headquarters. As Vice President of Global Ministries, he has the unique privilege of serving the entire ABWE family of ministries, and Michele and Minne delight in spending time with the missionary team around the globe.

The Boumas have two college-age sons, Drew and Caleb.

Duane Early

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

The Lord led Duane into full-time ministry while a student at the University of Michigan. He continued his education and theological training at Summit University in Clarks Summit, PA, and Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Duane and his wife, Susan, were involved in two pastoral ministries and one church plant during their first 15 years of marriage.

In the 90s, the Lord led them Duane, Sue, and their two daughters to join ABWE in order to open and lead the first team in the country of Ukraine. The team was able to grow both in quantity and quality while developing the Church Ministries Institute, multiply churches, and launch mission endeavors throughout the Russian-speaking world.

In 2000, Duane was asked to serve as the Regional Director for Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and in 2009, Duane became Vice President of Global Operations. He began his current role in 2017.

Doug Martin

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Development

Doug and Sharon Martin joined ABWE in 1994. Doug served as the first Country Coordinator for Romania until 2004, when he accepted the role of Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe and the Martins relocated to Budapest, Hungary.

In 2010, Doug became the Executive Director for North America, now known as EveryEthne—a ministry focusing on equipping the North American church to cross cultures without crossing borders by reaching their own communities. In 2021, Doug transitioned to his current role.

Doug enjoys golf, playing with his four grandchildren, and watching The Voice.

Jason Phillips

Executive Vice President of Operations

Jason has spent more than 30 years leading and nurturing people and organizations to achieve maximize results. In his role as EVP, Jason coordinates and implements ABWE’s strategic ministry and operational goals. He leads multiple ministry support teams and manages strategic ministry operations to ensure missionaries are properly equipped and supported to effectively minister in their areas.

Jason joined the ABWE team in September 2020 as Executive Director and led the creation of our short-term missions trip ministry Launch Point. Prior to ABWE, Jason held key senior leadership positions in multiple corporations and ministries. He has served in multiple pastoral roles and co-founded a parachurch ministry that focused on church planting and medical missions in West Africa. Jason has a B.B.A. from Georgia State University, an M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jason and his wife, Jeannie, have been partners in ministry throughout their marriage, and they currently serve on the leadership team of a church plant in Alpharetta, GA. They are blessed with an adult daughter who works in public relations and a son who is in college.

ABWE Board

Since 1927, ABWE has been governed by a self-perpetuating board made up of men and women from a variety of disciplines with diverse and extensive ministry and business leadership experience.

Board members are volunteers who serve in an independent trusteeship role to provide appropriate governance and oversight to assure the doctrinal integrity, financial accountability, stewardship, and effectiveness of the ministries of ABWE.

Board of Directors

  • Bill Amstutz Allendale, MI
  • Jeff Burr Cedarville, OH
  • Al Cage | Knoxville, TN
  • Mark Cizauskas | Rochester Hills, MI​
  • Kezia Curry | Blythewood, SC
  • George Martin | Lenoir City, TN
  • Yvonna McGhee | Lenoir, NC
  • John Nemmers | Des Moines, IA
  • Charlene Pelfrey | Mason, OH
  • Wendy Perez-Contreras | Indianapolis, IN
  • James Pettit | Auburn, IN
  • Samuel Polson | Knoxville, TN
  • Randy Redmer | Eagle, MI
  • Charles Smith | Kansas City, MO
  • Don Southwell | Mancelona, MI
  • Josh Teis | Las Vegas, NV
  • Chukwudum Uche | Las Vegas, NV

Emeriti Trustees

  • Marvin Brubacher | Cambridge, ON​​​
  • David Crandall | Mountain Top, PA​​​
  • Steve Euler Chattanooga, TN
  • Randy Faulkner | Hahira, GA
  • James Geurink | Valparaiso, IN
  • Gerald Kroll | Lynchburg, VA
  • Allen McFarland | Portsmouth, VA​​​
  • Charles Ware | Indianapolis, IN

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