Around the World


Jesse Digges is co-founder and CEO of Send56, a ministry that exists to serve the African missions movement. He has worked as a full-time missionary in Africa with his wife, Rachelle, for more than 15 years where they planted three mission bases. Jesse is a teacher, a writer, and an evangelist. He has trained missionary teams in Africa and the Middle East to evangelize and disciple Muslims, and he also engages in regular public dialogues with Muslim leaders. Jesse and Rachelle grew up and served at Light of the World for many years before going to the mission field. His father, David Digges, was a former Pastor of Light of the World for many years.

Impact Africa

Rich and Michelle Franzen are the founders of Impact Africa. Their mission is to serve, educate, and rescue individuals while provoking them toward a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ through socially relevant outlets of ministry service; which in turn deeply impact individuals, communities, and nations. They are compelled to use every opportunity, gift, and talent entrusted to them to fulfill this mission!

Rich’s parents, Ron & Jackie Franzen have been long-time members of Light of the World and are part of the Leadership Team.

RCE International

Jonathan Lobel and his wife, Lisa, have been serving in the Czech Republic as part of the team of RCE. Jonathan was a long-time member of Light of the World before going to the Czech Republic to serve.

The purpose of Resourcing Christian Education International (RCE) is to serve Christian education ministries in their mission of providing exceptional educational opportunities with a biblical foundation and Christian worldview. As they partner with and assist educational institutions that range from traditional primary and secondary education schools to Christian colleges, seminaries, and adult education centers, our goal is to serve them and their staff so that they can excel in the ministries to which God has called them!

Voice of the Martyrs

The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a missionary organization that serves persecuted Christians in the world’s most difficult and dangerous places to be a Christian. Founded in 1967 by Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, VOM is dedicated to inspiring believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill His Great Commission — no matter the cost.