Bruce and Cinda McKellips
Serving in Western Mediterranean | Eurasia
In 1994, the McKellips family was deployed to Ecuador, South America, as Career (Global) Missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene. Over the next 13 years, Bruce worked with nationals and Work & Witness volunteers to build 40 churches he had designed. Cinda was Ecuador Mission Treasurer, and served as hostess for innumerable construction, medical, and evangelism teams.
After a ministry assignment in the United States, they now live in Lisbon, Portugal, where Bruce is the Field Strategy Coordinator for the Western Mediterranean Field (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, and Greece), and Cinda is the West Med Field treasurer. For the Eurasia Region, Bruce coordinates Alabaster and W&W, along with the JESUS Film ministry, for Jesus Film/Harvest Partners. Cinda manages the JESUS Film statistics from Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and India.
Thanks to technology, they maintain contact with their two grown children who live in the Kansas City area. Michael and Brooke McKellips have two boys, Austin and Blake, while Melissa and Travis Emerson have Caden, Maebry, and Arabella. Cinda’s parents are deceased, and Bruce’s parents enjoy retirement in Sun City, Arizona.
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.