Wick has always loved building. After serving for four years in the USAF, Wick ran his own construction company building and remodeling houses in his hometown for twelve years. In 1992, God called Wick to international missions as a builder. He and his wife, plus three young daughters, moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to build the International Evangelical Church and the Evangelical Theological Seminary with SIM.
After the completion of that project, Wick, his wife, and now four daughters, joined Envoy International in 1998. They moved to Bolivia, South America to help build the church again, this time in the area of world missions. Wick has spent the past twenty years teaching the World Impact Seminar for Envoy and has seen the impact that it has for pastors and church leaders as they understand their role in world missions and actively work to involve their congregations in local, national, and international missions.
Jim works with SIM, Serving in Mission as the SW Regional Director for Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Jim and his wife Shari served in Liberia from 1988 - 1990 as church planters, disciplers, and in community development and then in Ethiopia from 1991-2002 as a teacher at Bingham Academy, disciplers, community development projects, and with Sudanese refugees. Since 2003 they have been stateside motivating Christian students to serve God overseas and how exciting it is to be used for the kingdom. Jim and his wife Shari have two grown children, Emily and Luke and six grandchildren.
Nancy was born in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1954 and is the youngest of two. It was in Sarasota, Florida in her senior year of high school that she got saved. However, it was much later, after college that she realized she not only needed a Savior but also a Lord. She married her college boyfriend who she met at Auburn University. After being married for 42 years, she marvels at how blessed she is to be married to a man “after God’s heart”. She is so thankful that the Lord put them together. Nancy is a CPA, and owns a small public accounting office in Florence. She has been practicing in Florence for 42 years and loves what she does. She really enjoys helping people. The Lord is CEO, CFO and all of those other initials of her office. She could never run that business if she wasn’t sure that He “has her back” and has everything under control. She has to remember that quite often!!!
Nick grew up in Greenville, SC. He went to Francis Marion University on scholarship to play baseball and played Independent Baseball one summer until he was injured. His wife and him met working together in Disney World with Campus Outreach and then were married in 2007. They joined Operation Mobilization (OM) working with the ship ministry where they spent 6 months on board Logos Hope. Emily was a teacher and Nick worked in the book hold. Their other responsibilities were sharing about the ministry and the gospel in churches at each port. They spent 4 years with Operation Mobilization 2008-2012. In 2012 Nick started working construction with Wick and still works with him. Emily and Nick also have a small health and wellness business they started 5 years ago.
For 31 years, David along with his wife Mary, served as a pastor, always seeking to lead his churches into a personal and strategic involvement in world evangelization. He saw the people's vision for reaching the world grow as they were taken out of the pews and into the world through short term cross culturally ministries. Having ministered in over 50 countries now, David has witnessed first hand the new emerging missionary force that God is raising up outside of North America. David recently retired after serving 25 years as the founder and International Director of Envoy. He is now passing on his wisdom and experience to other pastors as a part of Barnabas Ministries.