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Most believers feel the pull to make a difference in the world – to care about those who have never heard the gospel, to do something that matters among the nations – but it can feel so daunting to know where to begin.
AIMS can help. We are passionate about connecting individuals and churches with strategies to bring the gospel to unreached people groups – those who still have no access.
Throughout 35+ years of ministry, AIMS has developed strategic relationships with indigenous partners in multiple nations, granting access into the some of the least reached places on the planet.
Founded by Dr. Howard Foltz in 1985
In 1985, Dr. Howard Foltz and his wife Pat founded AIMS.ORG (previously called Accelerating International Mission Strategies), with the purpose of challenging and mobilizing churches to take the Gospel where it has never been proclaimed. AIMS has trained over 170,000 pastors and leaders worldwide to engage in cross-cultural ministry and church-planting movements among the world’s least reached people groups. Since 1985, more than 51,000 churches have been planted by the national partners AIMS has trained. As a result, an estimated 34.3 million people have heard the Gospel, most for the first time, and approximately 3.1 million people have found Christ.
Joshua Bold is the President of AIMS.ORG. In 2005, Joshua attended Bible School after being supernaturally delivered from drug addiction. Three years later, he and his wife moved to northern Iraq as missionaries, where they planted a house church, baptized former Muslims, and opened a cafe. Joshua now spends his days mobilizing the Church to send native missionaries to the remaining unreached tribes of the earth.
DR. HOWARD FOLTZ
Dr. Howard Foltz is the Founder of AIMS.ORG. He and his wife Pat have been missionaries since 1963. After pioneering the Dallas/Fort Worth Teen Challenge programs, they expanded the ministry into 27 Eurasian countries. Next, as a professor of global evangelism at Regent University, Dr. Foltz founded Acceleration In Mission Strategies (AIMS), in order to mobilize churches to take the Gospel where it has never been proclaimed. His greatest desire is to see the Great Commission become the Great Completion!
PASTOR TERRY ROBERTS
Terry Roberts has served as the Senior Pastor of Faith Christian Family Church in Warrenton, Missouri with his wife Becky for 30+ years. He received his Bachelors in Business and M.A. from Regent University, and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center. While sitting under Dr. Foltz as a student at Regent, he developed a heart for unreached people groups and has been a member of AIMS Board since 2007. Terry helps train international leaders through EQUIP and AIMS, and has ministered overseas on 40 mission trips.
Thant McManus, chairman of the AIMS board, is committed to reaching unreached people groups with the gospel. He has ministered in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Central Asia and Latin America. In each of these regions, Thant has labored in church planting, evangelism, and teaching AIMS Training. Thant received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theology, at the Life Christian University and Seminary, Concord, North Carolina. He was elected as an AIMS Board Member in 2006, and has been a tremendous advocate and encourager for AIMS Ministry.
PASTOR MARK COWART
Mark Cowart is the Senior Pastor of Church For All Nations (CFAN), a multi-site church with two campuses in Colorado Springs, Colorado. With the mission of empowering locally, sending globally, and reaping eternally, Pastor Mark seeks to fulfill Mark 11:17 where Jesus said “…My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
Sue Mulhern is a lead intercessor for AIMS.ORG. Her passion for prayer was birthed while living in Germany, and since then she has served in various prayer ministry positions around the world for 35+ years. Believing that “prayer is the first work of missions,” Sue is passionate about the Church rising up as the faithful Bride of Christ, unreached people groups of the world, evangelism and discipleship among the nations, and fulfilling the Great Commission.
Steve Pearson has served as the Senior Pastor of Church of the Savior in Lexington, KY for 25+ years. He graduated from Oral Roberts University and Asbury Seminary. With a passion for people, prayer, evangelism, the Church, his family, and extending the kingdom of God to all four areas of Acts 1:8, Pastor Steve aims to make a difference among the nations by instructing his congregation to finish the Great Commission.
Jan Brown is the Executive Administrator for AIMS.ORG. Throughout 35+ years of ministering alongside her husband, she has been a pastor’s wife, Bible Study teacher, conference leader, and missions director. She has served in the finance offices of Youth With A Mission, Nashville; Abba’s House, a megachurch in Chattanooga, TN and Bridges for Peace International office in Jerusalem, Israel. A heart for missions has been a thread throughout Jan’s life.
Our Board of Directors serves to define and protect the mission of AIMS.ORG, while offering guidance in the adoption of new policy and ensuring that all corporate activities are aligned with the strategic ministry objectives of AIMS.ORG.
As a Christ-centered charitable organization, we aim to steward the resources entrusted to us with the highest level of excellence and transparency. Our financial accountability, reporting processes, and results around the globe are consistently commended.
We are a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), an accreditation agency promoting fiscal integrity and sound financial practices among its organizations.
To earn accreditation, an organization must meet the Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship outlined by the organization.
We recognize our need for reliance on God and global partnership with the Body of Christ to fulfill our ministry in His Kingdom.
Matthew 5:1-11, 6:33; I Timothy 6:15-16
We understand and value that prayer is the first work of missions and the ongoing work of missions. God’s Kingdom is advanced through prayer and spiritual warfare.
Psalm 2:8; John 14:13-14; I John 5:14-15; Luke 10:2
We value the well-being of those we serve, and we serve with higher motives then the accomplishment of ministry tasks alone.
Matthew 22:39; I Corinthians 13:1-3; John 13:34-35, 15:12; I John 3:16; Philippians 2:3-4; Ephesians 5:1
We value holding true to our word, following through on our commitments, and presenting ourselves with authenticity.
Psalm 15:4; Matthew 5:37; Proverbs 28:13
We value ministry initiatives that will accelerate the completion of the Great Commission—reaching all unreached people groups.
Matthew 24:14, 28:18-20; II Peter 3:11-12
We value ministry that equips churches to do self-initiated strategic missions.
Ephesians 4:11-12; II Timothy 2:2; Acts 1:8, 13:1-3; Romans 1:11
We value being spiritually proactive and passionate, not passive but ruthless against sin and anything contrary to God’s will. Not just being busy, but strategically proactive.
Romans 12:11; Colossians 4:12; Jude 12; II Corinthians 7:7; Isaiah 59:17; I Peter 1:22, 4:8; II Timothy 1:16, 4:7; John 2:17; I Timothy 4:6