Speakers from Past FaithCamps

Come hear amazing stories of faith firsthand from missionaries serving on the front lines and from mission advocates on fire for God’s service. Be challenged to step out in faith to do more for God.

Speakers this year include:

Christina Adams – Christina is a mother of two daughters and one son. Her biggest desire is to see her children walking with God and serving others. She has dedicated her life to raising them for God. She has known Jesus for Asia and Jon and Natalie Wood for nearly 10 years and has been able to visit many projects in Thailand, Cambodia, and India twice. She feels honored to be a voice for the Bible Workers in India and will be sharing many of their stories during FaithCamp.

Gem Castor – Gem is an itinerant missionary whose passion is to share Christ everywhere, anywhere, in every way possible. He has been leading out united prayer in General Conference Session, Divisions, Unions and Conferences during their annual and constituency meetings. He is also coordinating the prayer sessions in ASI, GYC, and various youth conferences in Asia. Inspired by the life of George Mueller, he has been on multiple mission trips internationally and locally, depending entirely on the Lord’s providence. His vibrant friendliness reflects the all-encompassing love of Christ towards His children. He will once again be coordinating the prayer sessions at FaithCamp East in addition to sharing what God has been doing in his life.

Kerry Juliano – Kerry is a nurse working among the Karen hill tribe in the mountains of Thailand. She has had countless adventures and is currently learning the Karen language. She has been in Thailand a little over a year and loves every single day. Whether it’s suturing a wound, motorbike adventures, applying charcoal poultices, or working in the rice fields with the villagers, it all is part of serving the Lord where she has been called. God has gone above and beyond her dreams of being a missionary in a foreign land. Here she has found purpose, a home, and a love that she never knew could be experienced. One of her favorite quotes is by Ron Luce: “The Great Commission is the great adventure of Christianity.”

Peter Kulakov – Peter is a television evangelist, founding Director of the first Christian Media Center in the former Soviet Union, Pastor of the Ooltewah Seventh-day Adventist church, and an overseas missionary. He was born in Kokand, Uzbekistan and was raised in central Russia. In 1990, at the age of 26, Peter was the first Christian to appear live regularly on two national communist radio networks, blanketing 11 time zones with 900 FM stations. Moscow State University research showed the Voice of Hope radio program as the most popular among all the other religious broadcasts. In 2005 Peter founded the Light of Hope International Television Ministry to reach out to Russian-speaking people from countries of the former Soviet Union.

Miranda Lundby – Miranda is working toward building a Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy in collaboration with the Cambodia Adventist Mission. While the plans are moving forward for building the academy, a simultaneous project is also moving forward to train Cambodian teachers who will teach in Khmer, the language of Cambodia. Miranda and her team will train the students in evangelism and outreach, basic medical missionary work, and the Seventh-day Adventist fundamental beliefs. She prays that the Holy Spirit will ignite a spiritual fire in Cambodia through this program!

Tim Maddocks – Tim, originally from Australia, was working for ADRA in Cambodia when he answered God’s call to become a full-time unpaid volunteer missionary. Today, he, his wife, and his two boys (now married to Cambodian wives) run an orphanage, a TV studio and two schools with a total of 300 students, and operate a growing ministry to train young people to plant churches throughout Cambodia. The most recent addition to the Maddocks’ ministry is Butterfly Paradise, which showcases the beauty of God’s creations to the area’s tourists and provides financial support to the ministry’s orphanage and schools.

Gabriela Phillips – Gabriela (Gaby) Phillips is the Director for Adventist Muslim Relations for the North American Division and alongside her husband Marty they have served among Muslims for more than 25 years. Gabriela is currently finishing doctoral studies in Andrews University in the area of Intercultural Studies with a focus on better preparing the Adventist Church to see the footprints of God among Muslims and to find ways to grow closer to God together. Gabriela, Marty, and their two children Martin (19) and Florence (17) live in the Collegedale area where they are part of a local initiative to support Muslim refugees.

Israel Prasad  Israel is a servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ and has been doing God’s work for the past 12 years. He is Jesus for Asia’s Director in India. He loves preaching and sharing the word of the Lord with people in the darkness of sin. He also loves children’s ministry. For the past two years God has been using Israel to preach on JFA TV for thousands of people. By the grace of God many hearts are touched by God by these Biblical programs. All praise to our Heavenly Father. He thanks God for giving him this blessed opportunity to be a servant for HIM.

Sharon Williams – Sharon’s dream of working full-time in ministry became reality in 2018 when she joined the staff at Jesus for Asia, providing administrative support. She has traveled to India and Colombia for mission trips, and she recently traveled to India again with the Jesus for Asia team. She was able to meet Bible Workers and visit Bethel Evening Schools. Her interest in mission intensified as she watched lives changed for Jesus. She is eager to share stories of what God is doing in India.

Jon and Natalie Wood – Jon and Natalie are co-founders of Jesus for Asia, Inc., FaithCamp, and MissionTV. Jon has a passion for the “Big Picture” of missions. “How far do we still have to go before we see the fulfillment of Matthew 24:14?” is the question constantly on his mind. After realizing the amazing blessings inherent in committing all to missions they are excited to see others make the commitment and a “covenant with God through sacrifice.”