Jani, who came from City Center, has been serving with YWAM in Chico, California since June of 2015. After attending Discipleship Training School (DTS), God called Jani to start a preschool on the Chico base to serve the children of missionaries. With her
background in teaching, she is now working with elementary age children in teaching the foundations of our faith in their Family DTS.
Over the past 7 years, Jani has been to Uganda eight times, as well as South Sudan, Greece and Spain where she has shared her “Preschool in a Suitcase” seminars that train others to share the gospel with children. She recently led a team to Uganda where they ministered intense to both children and adults.
Last summer she attended school called “Word by Heart” where she memorized about two-thirds of the gospel of Luke.
The members of the Evangelical Church of Plasa in Albania are committed to following Jesus and sharing His Gospel with their Muslim village and beyond. Under the leadership of City Center missionaries Luke and Lydia Valenti, Albanians came to know the Lord, be baptized, discipled and began reaching out to their own community. The Plasa church celebrated its first church service in 2016, and ministers to the village through children and youth ministries and Bible studies for all ages.
The church is now under the direction of Xhentil, who came to know the Lord out of a Muslim background. He, along with other local leaders, has an incredible heart for reaching Albanians with the Gospel of Christ.
City Center sent a team of 5 to the Plasa Church to aid in leadership development in their various ministries and outreach to surrounding communities this past summer.
For a glimpse of some of the team’s activities click HERE.
Sean has spent roughly half his life in Albania and has dual citizenship there and in the United States. He and his wife, Vita, are the lead pastors of Emanuel Foursquare Church in Korce. In addition to pastoring, Sean is the vice-president of the National Foursquare Board in Albania. He is responsible for assisting in the church planting process and training leaders to pastor Albanian churches. They have recently overseen the opening of a climbing gym as an outreach to the community.
Vita is a native Lithuanian who served on mission to both West Africa and Thailand before marrying Sean and serving the Albanian people. They have four children: Eva, Oliver, Eleanora and Zigmas.
For a recent update of their outreach, you can click on the following link of an email sent to Ken Marshall.
Mike and Crystal Silva are part of our City Center Church family. Mike is an evangelist, who through the Mike Silva International mission organization is reaching the lost with the Gospel in developing countries by having festivals in second and third tier cities where other evangelists have not gone.
By leading teams who partner with the local churches, they are able to share the life changing message of the Lord Jesus in the world’s most spiritually receptive places. Their purpose is to not only bring people to a relationship with Christ, but also to strengthen local churches and equip future evangelists to effectively proclaim Christ.
The recent MSI outreach in Amarillo, Texas, saw over 5,000 people make a decision for Christ at the festival, via Enlace televisions and via Facebook. Another campaign in the Dominican Republic is in the works for December, 2022
Jason is the Foursquare Emissary to our South and Eastern Africa (SEA) Foursquare churches. Their calling is to facilitate leadership development, church multiplication and national church development in the 23 nations of this region. They also work globally with Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR) in this region to bring medical missions and financial support to Foursquare pastors in greatly impoverished areas.
Jason and Nikki have two young adult children; Ashley and Jarrett. Jason also serves Foursquare as the North Pacific District Missions Representative.
They currently reside in Gresham, Oregon in the city where they served as pastoral staff at East Hill church for 19 years, the last 12 of which as the Lead Pastors.