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Christian Health Service Corps is a community of Christian doctors, health professionals and health educators serving the poor in places that have little or no access to healthcare. Every day we bring compassionate, life-saving health services to families around the world.  CHSC physicians and health professionals are often the only access to care for young families in poor communities.


Beth Stuebing & Ben Adams

MalawiGeneral Surgeon & Psychotherapist - Nkhoma Mission Hospital

Beth and Ben each grew up in an international context with missionary parents, Beth in Zambia and Ben in Taiwan. Beth is a general surgeon with a subspecialty in trauma and critical care. Ben is a psychotherapist with a background in biology and computer programming. They have 3 children: Elias, Simon, and Adele. They will be moving to Lilongwe, Malawi. For much of her life, Beth has had the vision of using her unique training and experience to bring emergency surgical care and the capacity for ICU care to the African context where she grew up. A lot of death and disability can be prevented by access to safe and urgent surgery, but this is sorely lacking in the developing world. Beth will be joining the surgical staff at Nkhoma Mission Hospital outside Lilongwe and helping in the development of an intensive care unit. This will allow Nkhoma to offer more complex surgeries and to become a surgical training program for future Malawian surgeons. She hopes to establish relationships with the medical school and government teaching hospital in Lilongwe as well. Ben will wait till they are in Malawi to find the best use of his diverse skills set, whether that is continuing to be a therapist, doing something else in the field of mental health, assisting in technology development, or a little of all of the above. They are both humbled and excited about God’s direction in leading them to Malawi, and about what He has planned for their family there.      


Verlin and Debbie Anderson

Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa - CHE Missionaries

Life and ministry in Africa are not new to our family. We purposefully prepared for it. Saved as children, we met while completing our college degrees in Nashville (Verlin: BSN Nursing, 1994, and B.A. Pastoral Administration/Missions, 1987; Debbie: B.S. Secondary Education/English, 1987), married, and began raising a family. Responding to the Lord’s call in 1997, we joined our Baptist mission through whom we served 16 years in Cote d’Ivoire. We worked in church-planting efforts, but focused on introducing Community Health Evangelism (CHE) in as many venues as possible. Living through three armed conflicts convinced us even more that CHE is a tool that brings lasting transformation to individuals and communities. Many poor in Cote d’Ivoire languish without access to clean water, healthcare, education, and shelter. Malnutrition, AIDS, malaria, and other preventable diseases ravage daily life. We work in partnership with public and Christian groups throughout the country, facilitating Community Health Evangelism (CHE) teams. Daily ministry with Ivorians includes modeling disease prevention and good nutrition, demonstrating microenterprise and Farming God’s Way, and sharing Jesus in word and deed. Individual lives are changed physically, spiritually and socially by Christ. Local churches grow and show community transformation that endures and improves throughout generations. Our passion is to further fuel and equip West African CHE teams who strive to multiply hope in their neighborhoods, their country, and their continent.      


Dr. Kent & Amber Brantly

Kasempa, ZambiaFamily Medicine Physician, Registered Nurse - Mukinge Mission Hospital

Before they were married, Kent and Amber shared a calling to share the love of God through tangible service and to have compassion on those in need. This calling led them to serve as medical missionaries in Monrovia, Liberia, with Samaritan’s Purse after Kent completed his training in Family Medicine.

In 2014, after joining the fight against the Ebola outbreak, Kent was diagnosed with Ebola virus disease. He became the first person with Ebola to be treated in the United States when he was evacuated to Emory University Hospital. Kent and Amber were overwhelmed and grateful for the prayers and support they received from millions around the world during Kent’s illness and recovery.

With their story at the forefront of international news, the Brantlys spent the following years advocating for the plight of those continuing to suffer from Ebola in West Africa. In 2016, Kent returned to clinical medicine and the Brantlys found their new normal in Fort Worth, Texas.

After 5 years of recovery, local service, and longing to return to their original calling, the Brantlys are returning to the continent of Africa with their two children. They will be working at Mukinge Mission Hospital in northwestern Zambia, seeking to follow the example of Jesus, having compassion on the sick and outcast, proclaiming “the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”

“O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wonderful works.”
-Psalm 105



Drs. Jared & Jenny Brockington

MalawiPediatrics and Family Medicine - Nkhoma Mission Hospital

Drs. Jared and Jenny Brockington met in Abilene, Texas during undergraduate at Abilene Christian University. Though being pre-med was something they had in common, their faith was what connected them. While in school, they participated in multiple short-term medical trips to serve the people of rural Guatemala and Indonesia. They married in Abilene and traveled to Uganda to work alongside a Christian physician before starting medical school that fall. After the trip to Uganda and then Zambia, they knew God had called them to live out their Christian faith as physicians overseas. They both attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri where they each earned a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. ​ After finishing medical school, they moved to Houston, Texas for residency training. Jared completed his training in Pediatrics in 2014 and is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Jenny completed her training in Family Medicine in 2014 and is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. While in residency, Jenny also completed the Diploma of Tropical Medicine Program through the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. ​ ​ For 5 years they have integrated medicine, prayer, and Christ’s power to heal the body, mind, and spirit in rural Malawi and Kenya. They currently serve in Nkhoma, Malawi at Nkhoma Mission Hospital.      


Drs. Tim & Lori Cahill

GhanaFamily Practice Physicians - BMC Hospital

The Cahills- Tim and Lori and their children Hannah, Rebekah, and Abigail have served in Nalerigu, Ghana at BMC hospital since May 2014. Tim and Lori both graduated from residency in Family Medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX.      


Dr. Will and Allison Caire

KenyaFamily Practice MD - Kijabe Mission Hospital

Mission: God is redirecting us from Peru to serve in Kenya at Kijabe Mission Hospital and Rift Valley Academy.      


Dr. Warren and Dr. Lindsey Cooper

Democratic Republic of CongoPediatrics and General Surgery - Centre Medicale Evangelique-Nyankunde

Dr. Warren and Dr. Lindsey Cooper serve as missionary physicians with CHSC in D.R. Congo. Their Mission is to serve the people of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo through healthcare missions at Centre Medicale Evangelique-Nyankunde and help them to know Jesus. Lindsey and Warren Cooper moved to Nyankunde in 2013 to participate in the renovation of surgical care through a new facility and in healthcare teaching. Warren spends much of his time training/teaching the residents and young physicians. Lindsey is a pediatrician with experience in intensive care. She focuses on working with children who suffer from malnutrition, complications of heart disease, and works to improve overall nursing care. Nyankunde Hospital serves a population ravaged by war, poverty, and displacement, with the hospital itself having experienced much bloodshed. They hope that their presence offers hope to the people for a brighter future and belief that God can make all things new.      


Dr. Daniel and Dr. Priscila Cummings

Serving in AngolaEmergency Medicine and OBGYN - Kalukembe Hospital

Mission: Kalukembe Hospital is a 300-bed, 100-year-old district hospital established by Swiss missionaries and now run by a national denomination, IESA. It has been over 20 years without a full-time physician, with nurses managing the many aspects of patient care. Daniel (emergency medicine) and Priscila (OBGYN) are returning to serve the people of this rural area. They worked briefly there before (2012-2013); and they are looking forward to renewing relationships and beginning new ones on the wards and in the nursing, laboratory-technician and Bible schools.      


Justin & Cassandra Daggett

AfricaPlastic Surgeon



Mary Gorobtchouk

Republic of CongoRegistered Nurse - Pioneer Christian Hospital

Mary is a registered nurse who first went to Pioneer Christian Hospital, or L’Hopital Evangelique le Pionier (HELP), in 2018, during which time the Lord confirmed countless times her call to be a missionary nurse. Working in the emergency department, she had the privilege of working with the Congolese staff in providing quality medical care and walking alongside patients and their families as they worked to regain their health. In November, 2020 Mary returned to Impfondo, resuming to work in the emergency department showing the love of Christ through her nursing work to those who are come through the gates of Pioneer Christian Hospital.      


Joseph & Rebecca Harvey

Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)Physician & Registered Nurse - Pioneer Christian Hospital

Joseph accepted God’s call to become a missionary doctor to the Republic of Congo in third grade. Rebecca made a commitment for long-term missions in high school. After meeting during college, they joined forces before completing medical & nurse’s training. They have been privileged to serve in Congo with their family since 1996, and founded Pioneer Christian Hospital in 2006. They are grateful for their four adult children and son-in-law.      


Olivia Harvey

Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)Midwife - Pioneer Christian Hospital

Olivia is a midwife serving in the Republic of Congo, helping to empower Congolese women to take ownership their health, their children’s health, and to realize the important role they play in their communities as mothers. By providing women with competent and compassionate antenatal, perinatal, and postpartum care, Olivia desires to walk alongside women during their pregnancies to support them and share the love of Christ. Providing women with a safe place to give birth and receive health education and timely interventions can greatly reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in an area where women and babies die from preventable pregnancy-related complications. Midwives have the unique privilege of serving women and their babies during a very important and special time in their lives, and often have a front row seat into the challenges, struggles and fears many face. Olivia seeks to show each of her patients that they are valued and loved by God, and how the gospel can transform lives.      


Jerry & Elizabeth Koleski

KenyaGeneral Physician - Kapsowar Mission Hospital

Jerry is a Family Physician and Elizabeth is a Community Health Nurse. They served as medical missionaries in Shell, Ecuador for five years and Lilongwe, Malawi for three. Now they feel called to teach health care providers in Kapsowar, Kenya. Jerry will teach Kenyan Family Medicine residents and Elizabeth will work educating Kenyan nurses and promoting Community Health in the Kapsowar area.
Jerry has been a Family Physician and has taught Family Medicine residents since 1996. Elizabeth has worked in Public Health Nursing and Patient Education since 1985.
Believing that teaching future young health care providers is one of the most useful practices to improve the overall wellbeing of all Kenyans, Elizabeth and Jerry will dedicate their efforts to teaching people who will stay and practice in Kenya with some going on to teach others.      


Hasabu & Katie Kote

EthiopiaRN & Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Hasabu & Katie met at Soddo Christian Hospital in Hasabu's hometown in Ethiopia where they were both working. Katie is a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner from Indiana who has served in various other short- & long-term projects globally, including amongst the Maasai of Kenya for 3 years co-starting a Community Health Evangelism (CHE) program. Hasabu was an orthopedic surgery nurse at Soddo Christian Hospital for 7 years before starting medical school in Addis Ababa - getting closer to his childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Hasabu & Katie have shared hearts for helping people & missions, and hope to reach all of their patients with Christ's love wherever it is that God has their family serving.      


Shem & Catherine Mabongor

UgandaPrimary Healthcare Missions, Church Planting and Pastor Training

Mission: We are planting churches and equipping pastors to serve. Ministers receive Bible training, learn a vocational skill and practice ecological farming. We are making audio recordings of the Bible in tribal languages. Intercession is a key part of what we do to reclaim cultures back to God's original intention. Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is how we are teaching neighbors to reach neighbors for Christ while improving quality of life. To keep updated with the very latest news from Shem and Catherine, check out their personal website at and their ministry website at      


Dr Ashley and Mike McCurry

KenyaFamily Practice - Kapsowar Mission Hospital

Mission: To serve the people of Kenya through practical means including medicine and engineering with an overall message of God's love. Mike and Ashley along with their four children live in Kenya and serve at Kapsowar Mission Hospital. Ashley is a family practice physician and Mike is a mechanical engineer. They have both been blessed to witness what God can do when His people say "yes" to the call to missions.      


Greg Miller PhD & Dr. Christina Miller

MalawiFamily Practice - Nkhoma Mission Hospital

Christina and Greg began their marriage and unique ministry partnership in Southern California in 2012 where they founded Cornerstone Community Health Free Clinic. While exploring their respective callings administering a free clinic together alongside Greg’s other church ministries, Christina completed her Master’s in Public Health and medical residencies in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine, while Greg completed his PhD in Historical theology and was ordained with the church of the Nazarene. They completed a 2-year term with World Medical Mission at African Bible College in Malawi at the end of 2018, and transitioned to Christian Health Service Corps.

Christina is the only Preventive Medicine specialist in Malawi, and one of the few providers comfortable treating noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) on the individual and community level. With individual patients, she provides much-needed primary care for issues from diabetes and hypertension to depression and obesity. In the hospital, she coordinates teaching sessions to help keep the team up-to-date on the latest guidelines and improve quality of care at the institution. She utilizes Nkhoma Hospital’s network of community clinics and Greg’s network of pastors and churches to bring education and healthcare prevention to communities. She also works with local specialists on grants and research projects to bring improved quality of care and resources.

Greg is a lecturer who teaches Christian Theology at Nazarene Theological College of Central Africa. In a country where 85% of people identify as Christian but few have actually heard the Gospel message, Greg focuses on teaching understanding and discernment to pastors. His goal is to train future church leaders in how to understand scripture and think outside of cultural biases.

Together, they hope to continue the teaching and healing ministries of Jesus by transforming medical and pastoral education and bringing health to communities.

Luke 4:18-19 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”      


Bert & Debbie Oubre

ChadGeneral Surgeon and Nursing - Guinebor 2 Hospital

Bert, raised in Louisiana, is a graduate of Louisiana State University and finished his residency at San Jaoquin Medical Center in General surgery. As his first wife was dying of breast cancer, he started seeking the Lord and accepted Him as His Lord and Savior and dedicated his life to His service where ever He led him. Debbie, raised in French Guiana, South America, is a graduate of Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing and Jefferson Thomas University. She went into nursing so that she could use it as a stepping stone into peoples lives to share the good news. Bert and Debbie met at Nyankunde, DRC, while they were both on a short term trip. They married in 1986 and have three children born on three continents. We returned to the mission field three weeks after being married always feeling that the Lord wanted us to use our medical training to reach the unreach people groups in the 10/40 window showing them the love of God and training of the nationals. Since 1986, we have worked in Cameroun, Thailand, Sudan, USA, Nigeria, and Chad. In 2002, we started a project with the goal to reach 6 unreached people group in Chad through medical work. Guinebor 2 Hopital opened in 2010 and is a 50 bed hospital. Our primary goal is to reach 6 unreached people group for the Lord through our medical work and also to train the Chadians.      


Stephen & Amy Snell

Stephen and Amy both felt a call to international missions while attending the same college. Although they did not know each other at the time and would not meet until years later, God was preparing each of them for a life of service to Him. Individually they pursued that calling through vocations that gave them opportunities to serve people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Amy studied social work and went on for further training in Fort Worth, TX where she began working as a case manager for a refugee resettlement agency. Stephen went to medical school in Memphis, TN and then did his residency in family medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, TX.​ ​ It was in Texas that they met, married, and together began a new chapter of following Jesus to low-resourced areas of the world. After an additional year of training in obstetrics, Stephen and Amy were honored to be a part of Samaritan’s Purse’s Post Residency Program, where they served at Mukinge Hospital in the northwestern province of Zambia for two years.​ ​​ They are currently making plans, along with their three children, to return to Zambia to serve. They hope to witness, once again, God’s transformational grace and power at work at Mukinge. May His Kingdom come and His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.      


Matthew & Carrie Taylor

ZambiaMissionary Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse - Mission Regan Zambia Medical Clinic

Prior to marriage, Matt & Carrie both felt the calling to medical missions and had a feeling it would be a part of their story. Over the past several years, the Lord guided and directed their steps towards long-term medical missions. After many international short-term trips, God continued to affirm their heart’s desire to join fulfilling the Great Commission globally. They look forward to seeing how God uses them for His kingdom to build relationships and serve the people of Zambia through the Mission Regan Medical Clinic.

Matthew is a Family Nurse Practitioner, has his First Assist certification for surgery, experienced in trauma ICU, general hospital medicine, burn and plastic surgery. His passion is to meet people’s physical needs in order to meet their spiritual needs. He loves to teach, obtain and share knowledge. Carrie is a Registered Nurse and has a heart for evangelism. She has experience in adult and pediatric heart ICU. In 2016, she Co-Founded an anti-human trafficking organization called Reclaim611 whose mission is to educate healthcare professionals how to recognize, respond, report and reclaim victims of human trafficking.

They have two amazing young daughters, Maelyn and Everley who the Lord has graciously blessed them with. They love Jesus, have beautiful hearts and they cannot wait to see what God has in store for them!

The Taylors look forward to watching God mightily work in Zambia! They will be managing the operations of the Mission Regan Zambia Medical Clinic in Garneton, Zambia in a village of about 12,000 people who have little to no access to medical care. They are excited about the journey ahead to share the love of Jesus with those in great need. They pray their lives point to the Risen Christ and their heart’s desire is that He be glorified in all they do.

Psalm 103:11 “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;”      


Dr. Troy & Jammie Tompkins

GhanaFamily Doctor & Nurse Practitioner - City of Refuge Orphanage

Mission: God has called our family to work with the City of Refuge ministries in Ghana. City of Refuge is an orphanage that rescues children trafficked from the huge lake Volta. Children that were previously mistreated and abused for the first time can attend a Christian school and now have a loving home. However, they are in need of medical care and City of Refuge has asked my wife and I to come and start a clinic to serve not only the orphanage, but also the school and the nearby community which has no healthcare provider. Troy is a family doctor and Jammie a family nurse practitioner. We will serve together with our two children, Yvette and Timothy. We have also been blessed to work alongside Dayo Obewa, the Coordinator for Medical Ambassadors International for all of West Africa. We will assist him in training local leaders in community health evangelism, who can then reach out and serve in their own local communities focusing on helping these communities help themselves by using their own strengths and local resources to minimize their dependence on outsiders.      


Joy Vonk

KenyaPhysician Assistant - Kapsowar Mission Hospital

After over a decade working in community medicine and charity faith-based clinics in the U.S., Joy felt the Lord was asking her to consider full-time international mission work. While having previously gone on shorter medical mission trips to Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Africa, in 2019 she spent three months as a Hospitalist in Kenya through Samaritan's Purse. God used that time to further confirm the timing and location of her “next steps”. She plans to return to Kapsowar Hospital and rejoin the staff providing spiritual and physical care to the people of rural Kenya. Joy is thankful for the constant reminder in Zechariah 4:6, “‘Not by might not by power, but by my Spirit’ says the LORD Almighty.”      


Jessica Winston

ZambiaPhysician Assistant - Mukinge Mission Hospital

Jessica began working as a Physician Assistant in Family Medicine in 2016 after graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She became a believer at a young age and has had incredible opportunities to travel and see the Lord work on multiple continents. She has always felt the Lord pulling her toward working overseas and moved to Ethiopia in 2019 for an internship in tropical medicine. She has plans to continue working overseas in the fall of 2020 by joining the team at Mukinge Mission Hospital in Zambia. Jessica lives to hear other people's stories and would love to connect with you and hear your own faith journey.      


Michael & Claire Wood

Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)CHE Missionaries and Administrative Support - Pioneer Christian Hospital

Michael and Claire met at college and got to know each other while ministering together in a nursing home. God has cultivated in them both a passion for serving people and sharing freely about the gospel of Jesus Christ through words and actions.

As the children of missionaries, they are both thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as missionaries themselves at Pioneer Christian Hospital alongside Claire’s parents: Joseph and Rebecca Harvey. Pioneer Christian Hospital serves the people of Impfondo and the Likouala Region and aims to offer healing to the whole person, integrating physical, social, and spiritual care.

Michael will support the hospital by working as an administrative assistant to the medical director: Doctor Harvey. His duties will include aiding with communications, assembling and attending meetings, following up on action plans, and more. Additionally, he will serve the hospital by helping coordinate with medical missionary volunteer teams. He also plans to use his gift and experience as an educator to help the people of the Likouala Region develop solutions to their own community health needs using a strategy called CHE (Community Health Evangelism). There are currently no CHE trainers in the Republic of Congo.

Claire will work in a role she has previously held; she will be visiting with recovering patients and encouraging them through the process of rehabilitation. In addition, Claire will serve the hospital by revitalizing Mbote Boutique: a sort of thrift store run by the hospital. At the store and at home she will use her gift of hospitality to make everyone around feel welcomed and loved. She has also fully embraced her new role as a mother and will be soaking up every minute with Baby Sylvia. In her spare time, she hopes to use her artistic gifts to add more beauty to the hospital environment.

Sylvia will continue to be adorable and bring joy to everyone who sees her as she grows.

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Adam and Dr. Michelle Yates

EthiopiaFamily Medicine, OB, HIV - Soddo Christian Hospital

Mission: Michelle is serving the people of Ethiopia with her skills as a primary care physician and with her extra training in OB and HIV medicine. She desires to be intimately involved in teaching Ethiopian doctors, and discipling them to reach their country with the gospel of Christ. Adam is using his skills as an engineer to meet the technology needs of a mission hospital and teach others to do the same. Using the principles of Community Health Evangelism (CHE) they are growing the health care capabilities of the community starting at the community level on up to the hospital setting.      


Bob and Dr. Jean Young

GhanaMissionary Surgeon and Evangelist - Assemblies of God Hospital, Saboba

Mission: We have served in Ghana since 1988, working mostly in underserved rural areas in Northern Region. For twenty years we have worked in Saboba on the Togo border. For 15 of those years, Jean was the Medical Superintendent and only doctor for the Assemblies of God Hospital, Saboba (previously called Saboba Medical Centre), a 112 bed Assemblies of God, Ghana mission hospital. Jean currently serves as the Surgical Specialist while her Ghanaian colleague, Dr. Samuel Sulemana, acts as Clinical Co-ordinator. Dr. Samuel Kando Bukari has recently joined the hospital as a Medical Officer. Mr. Samuel Odonkor is the General Manager and heads the hospital. AGHS offers a full range of services to more than 90,000 people in Ghana and Togo. Bob volunteers in the Maintenance Department at AGHS, preaches in local churches, and is a founder and active participant in the Local Council of Churches. We also host volunteer groups, both Ghanaian and expatriate. We are currently moving into Contagious Disciple Making/CHE. Our passion is to see the Kingdom of God advance among the Konkombas and other tribes whom we serve. Our constant prayer is that God will make the AG Hospital, Saboba, a place of His Praise, a place of His Glory, a place of Health, a place of Help, a place of Hope, a place of Healing, a place of Holiness, and a Place of Shalom!      



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