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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 is focused on strengthening the American church through church consulting and revitalization, the interim pastor ministry, and church planting. Dr. Fant has 21 years of experience as a pastor and 20 years of experience as a business owner. Dr. Fant earned a D.Min. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Bob Jones University, and a B.S. in administrative management from Clemson University. He is certified as a church consultant with the Society for Church Consulting. He is available to meet with pastors and church leadership at their church or by phone. Marshall and Gretchen have been married since 1981 and have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.