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Don & Kathy Oates

Global Fellowship Presidents

Don and Kathy lead Global Fellowship, which is a mission agency committed to taking the Gospel to the least-reached regions of the world.  With more than 400 missionaries in 14 countries, Don and Kathy are very busy recruiting, training, sending, and maintaining missionaries in many difficult places.

Part of the mission of Global Fellowship is to lead the modern missions movement toward being more strategic.  Sending missionaries and establishing churches where there is no Gospel witness.

“It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation.” Romans 15:20,

Don and Kathy travel regularly to challenge and encourage Global Fellowship missionaries, as well as to identify the next places where Global Fellowship will send missionaries.  The center of their message is Jesus, and the result of that message is transformed lives, transformed families, and transformed communities.

“Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” Habbakuk 1:5

If you would like to partner with Don and Kathy as they partner with indigenous ministries around the world, please send your check to Global Fellowship with “Where most needed” in the memo line or go to their website at and learn about the many ministries they currently partner with. Donations can also be made online at their website. 100% of your donations are sent to the designated ministry.