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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.


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

KenyaPediatrics and Family Medicine - PCEA Chogoria Hospital

Drs. Jared and Jenny Brockington met in Abilene, Texas during undergraduate at Abilene Christian University. They both knew they wanted to be doctors before they knew one another, and 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. Two weeks after graduation, 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 2 years they have integrated medicine, prayer, and Christ’s power to heal the body, mind, and spirit at Child Legacy Hospital near rural Msundwe, Malawi, and are excited to be moving to Chogoria, Kenya to serve at PCEA Chogoria Hospital in 2017. Jared and Jenny are both D.O.’s. Jared specializes in pediatrics, while Jenny practices family medicine.      


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 Christina Miller & Greg Miller PhD

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.”      


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.      


Darcy Whitney

KenyaPhysician Assistant - Least of These

Since her first international mission trip in July 2010, Darcy has seen the Lord directing her to become a medical missionary. She became a licensed physician assistant in 2017 and completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine in 2018. Her three medical mission trips to Africa have confirmed her love for and desire to serve in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, Darcy is pursuing an opportunity to serve with Least of These, a ministry which provides medical care to orphaned and vulnerable children throughout Kenya. Long term, Darcy hopes to serve people throughout the world who have suffered severe trauma, such as refugees and victims of war and human trafficking, by providing health care and sharing the good news of the gospel.      


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      


Madison Stone

ZambiaSchool Teacher - Mukinge Mission Hospital

Madison graduated from Harding University in 2017 with a Bachelors in Education. While at Harding, she had the opportunity to visit Rwanda with Africa Reads. It was a chance for her to share God’s love while also teaching English to 3rd and 4th graders. In the summer of 2018, she traveled with her church to Neema Village in Tanzania. These short term missions solidified Madison’s desire to serve God through working with children. She recalled attending the Global Mission Experience Conference in 2015. Dr. Kent Brantly asked the students attending, “if those who want to go don’t, then who will?” That charge really resonated with Madison. After teaching kindergarten in Texas for two years, God opened the door for her to return to Africa and continue teaching while also serving the people in Zambia. She is excited to combine her love for teaching with sharing the good news of the gospel.      


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 children have been living in Kenya for the past two years serving at Kapsowar Mission Hospital through Samaritan's Purse Post Residency Program. Having finished the two-year commitment through Samaritan's Purse, they feel called to continue living out their faith among the people in Kenya. 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.      


Ryan Miller & Haley Combs

KenyaPrimary Care - PCEA Chogoria Hospital

Haley is a family medicine physician from Texas, and Ryan is a chemical engineer from Minnesota. They met and were married in Chicago, where Ryan was working, when Haley moved to the city to finish her medical training after medical school. Ryan and Haley are serving together in Chogoria, Kenya at a missionary hospital. Haley will provide primary healthcare to the community and training Kenyan family medicine physicians and Ryan will work on water treatment, project management, and construction projects for the hospital. Together they desire to show Christ through a godly marriage, service, learning, teaching, and building physical and spiritual resources within the community.      


Nick & Jade Schwedock

UgandaFamily Medicine - Restoration Gateway

The Schwedocks are excited to begin serving at Restoration Gateway Hospital in northern Uganda. Nick is a family physician who will be working in the hospital and involved in medical education. Jade, a registered nurse, will be working in the hospital and helping with administration. Nick and Jade have four children and have been married since 1991. Anna, their youngest, will be joining them at Restoration Gateway. She will be finishing her senior year of high school in Uganda while serving as the official photographer for RG. Their older children, Nicholas, Sarah, her husband Drew, and Rebekah will remain in the States working and continuing their education, while being part of the stateside team and visiting Uganda as they are able. The Schwedocks feel Jesus’ desire is for the hospital to be a place of hope, where people receive not only physical restoration, but also spiritual restoration where all who pass through its doors would know true hope through Jesus. They also are planning to one day have a strong family medicine residency program, raising up the next generation of doctors for Uganda.      


Stephen & Amy Snell

Stephen and Amy both felt a call to international missions when they were in college at Harding University. 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.

Upon their return to the States, they settled once again in Fort Worth finding new opportunities for service. Stephen enjoyed being involved in teaching the next generation of family medicine residents. Amy was blessed once again to serve the refugee community in a volunteer capacity.

They are currently making plans, along with their two 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.



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.      


Jessica Winston

AfricaPhysician Assistant - East Africa

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 is stepping into faith to determine where He would best have her serve. Jessica is pursuing working in a hospital in East Africa at this time and would love to connect with you and hear the stories of the way the Lord is directing you in your own faith journey.      


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 seventeen 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 99 bed Assemblies of God, Ghana mission hospital. Jean currently serves as the Surgical Specialist while her Ghanaian colleage, Dr. Samuel Sulemana, acts as Medical Superintendent. 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 Community Health Evangelism and hope to develop active CHE programs within the next 6-8 months. 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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