Kevin Ruwersma had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home where he was taught the truth of God’s Word from a very young age. When he was five years old, while attending a Christian Academy, a teacher showed him from the Bible how all men are sinners and deserve punishment (Romans 3:23). She also showed Kevin how Christ died on the cross to make the payment for his sins and that he must ask Jesus Christ to forgive him (John 3:16). He trusted in Jesus Christ that day to save him and became a child of God. Kevin is thankful for a loving God who has forgiven him of his sins and has promised never to leave him nor forsake him (Hebrews 13:5).
During high school Kevin was able to see the spiritual needs around the world by going on mission trips to Mexico and Haiti. During his senior year of high school, he read Romans 10:14 “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” At that moment, he knew God desired for him to be a preacher of the gospel. A year later God led him to Crown College in Powell, Tennessee where he studied missions. It was while he was at college that he met his wife, Anna. They were married shortly after graduation in June 2006.
Anna Ruwersma was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where her parents were serving as missionaries. The Lord mercifully showed her that she was a sinner and needed forgiveness of sins. As a young girl, she repented of her sins and, by faith, asked Jesus Christ to save her. A few years later she was baptized.
When Anna was six years old her parents moved to Portugal. She was able to experience firsthand the life of a missionary while growing up in a foreign country. Even as a child she was involved in the ministry. Anna brought her school friends to the children’s club, passed out tracts, and played with the children while her parents held Bible studies. While serving with her family in Portugal, God gave Anna a passion for missions that would not cease to grow as the years passed.
Anna later attended Crown College and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. During her college years, the Lord strengthened her burden for full-
After Kevin and Anna were married, they immediately began working at a church plant in Michigan. A few years later they completed a two-
After serving as pastor from 2010-