Pastors, church staff, missions leaders, and anyone with a heart for cross-cultural missions are invited to join us for a Wednesday evening Missions Conference sponsored by HPBC and the International Mission Board. All Hawaii Pacific Baptists are welcome.
1. “IMB Missions Panel” with Nate Parrow, Jeff “Wally” Waligora, Ezra Bae, and Hal Cunnyngham.
2. Missions learning activity on the “Eight Steps of the Missions Continuum.”
3. Update on the global missions field in a post-covid world.
4. Guided prayer for the work of global, cross-cultural missions.
1775 S. Beretania StHonolulu, HI
IMB’s Asian American mobilizer
Ezra is responsible for connecting with Asian American congregations for purposes of partnership and mobilization. Born in South Korea, Ezra studied theology in Virginia and North Carolina and served 14 years as senior pastor of a Korean Baptist church before relocating with his family to serve as a missionary in East Asia. Ezra and his wife, Heesoon, have two adult children.
Associate Vice President, Global Engagement, IMB
Dr. Hal Cunnyngham is the author of Eight Steps of the Missions Continuum: Building a Bridge from the Church to the Mission Field. He has served with the IMB for 37 years and is responsible for the IMB Diaspora Strategies, Global Research, and Globalization. The Cunnynghams have been married for 46 years; they have one son and two grandchildren.
IMB West Region Church and NextGen Mobilization Strategist
Before joining IMB, Nate served in a local church in Phoenix, AZ as the Family and Missions Pastor. Before that, Nate served as a Campus Missionary at universities and community colleges in Arizona for seven years. He is married to his bride, Jessica, who serves as the Arizona Southern Baptist Mission Network Admin and Disaster Relief Team Member. Jessica is a former Journeymen in Sub-Sahara Africa. They have one daughter named Oktober (Tobie Grace).
Affinity Connections Leaders for the Asian Pacific Rim Peoples Affinity
Wally and Rose are originally from Michigan. Wally and Rose met during their college years at Michigan State University. They both completed their graduate degrees at Wheaton College. Presently they are both finishing up their Ph.D. degrees at Biola University. They have three grown children and have served with the International Mission Board (IMB) for 25 years.