Why do we need diverse missionaries?

"There before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” (Rev. 7:9).

Why Is It So Important to Raise Up Diverse Missionaries?

We Believe Diversity in Our Community ...

... more accurately reflects the kingdom of God (Rev 7:9)

... leverages the unique perspectives, experiences, competencies, and gifts that people of color bring to our teams (Rom 12:4-8; 1 Cor 12:12-13)

... is a powerful apologetic to the global nature of our faith and the reconciling power of the gospel to break down walls of hostility between peoples (Eph 2:11-22)

... is consistent with the Presbyterian Church in America’s report on racial reconciliation and its recommendations


The past few years, we at MTW have been asking, “How do we better serve all of our brothers and sisters in our Church, who seek to serve as missionaries? How can we better come alongside all our churches, who want to send their members for missions, to reach a world that desperately needs Christ?”

We've been listening to our Hispanic, African American, and Asian American brothers and sisters, many of whom serve as advisors, representatives, and champions of missions.

With their guidance we've been changing, learning, adapting, repenting. The Lord must first change hearts. But we can work to change our processes, trainings, language, and practices to ensure that we are serving our whole church well.


Samuel Kang


Sam Kang is a global missiologist involved with missions in many nations and contexts. Spending his formative years as an MK from East Africa, he has had the privilege to witness and experience the Lord’s work in various contexts. This has shaped his involvement in pastoral ministry as well as in his academic work. Sam holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from (TEDS)Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and fulfills the role of adjunct professor at the same institution. He is also an ordained teaching elder in the PCA. His passion is to engage, equip, network, and send the next generation of kingdom workers worldwide. He and his wife, Gloria, live in the greater Houston area with their two children.

Contact: [email protected] 

Anthony English

Assistant Director of MTW's West Coast Hub, National Diversity Mobilization Specialist

Anthony English is the assistant director of Mission to the World’s West Coast Hub and national diversity mobilizer. He is currently enrolled at Birmingham Theological Seminary where he's pursuing a Master of Arts in public theology. He has a heart for evangelism and apologetics as well as helping Christians of color find their place in what God is doing among the nations. Anthony and his wife live in Northern California with their three boys and are members at New City Fellowship of Sacramento where he's under care of the Northern California Presbytery.

Contact: [email protected] 

Esther Moon

National Diversity Mobilization Specialist

Contact: [email protected] 

Byron Johnson

(RE) Atlanta Westside Presbyterian Church

Atlanta Westside Presbyterian Church

Jaime Jimenez

(TE) Grace Presbyterian Church

Grace Presbyterian Church

Brian Park

(TE) Naperville Presbyterian Church

Naperville Presbyterian Church


Let's Keep in Touch

We'll let you know what we're doing to help raise up diverse missionaries.


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If you would like more info about how the MTW diversity initiative can help you in your mission, contact Sam Kang or your regional hub.

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