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Missionaries and Churches as Partners in Ministry

Monday, May 22, 2023 | Guest: Jon Crocker |
Topics: Missions

The relationship is key to churches and missionaries partnering effectively in the Great Commission. How can missionaries serve and encourage churches they visit on deputation and furlough? How can churches serve and encourage the missionaries they support? In this podcast, Marshall Fant interviews Jon Crocker, GFA's executive director, about this topic. Before assuming a leadership role in the home office in 2022, Jon Crocker along with his wife, Andrea, and five children, served as missionaries to Mexico City. Having traveled to churches on both deputation and furlough, the Crockers know what it is like to have a network of supporting churches. 

View the GFA Virtual Roundtable, "Is the Deputation Model Broken?" 


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About the host

Dr. Marshall Fant


Dr. Marshall Fant leads the Church Consulting and Revitalization Program at GFA, which is a special outreach ministry to assist healthy churches with strategic planning and revitalize struggling ones. As a certified church consultant, he is available to work with churches on leadership, disciple-making, financial, and facility challenges. Dr. Fant has 21 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife Gretchen replanted Harvest Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC, in 1996, and saw it grow from an average attendance of 12 to 260 people. Marshall and Gretchen Fant have been married since 1981. They have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.