Encompass world partners

Our desire as a church is to spread the Gospel in our neighborhoods, our nation, and

around the globe. As we strive to make disciples locally, we support global workers through Encompass World Partners, whose goal is to equip and mobilize short and long-term missionaries, as well as Crisis Response teams

steve and wilma bailey

Member Care

After 23 years of living in Argentina and serving all over Latin America, they returned to the U.S. in 2009.and currently reside in Atlanta, GA. Steve serves as the Director of Member Care and Wilma assists part-time in that same ministry with Encompass World Partners. Member Care is a pastoral ministry of caring for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of missionaries serving all over the world. The goal is to see each staff member serving with ‘sustained fruitful vitality’. They maintain regular contact with missionaries via email, Skype, field visits and yearly retreats in order to accomplish this task – never forgetting that prayer for and with those serving is their primary, ongoing responsibility. 



Jason and Crystal have been ministering in Birmingham, England since 2015.  Their work falls into three categories: church-equipping, discipleship, and community outreach.  Jason serves in teaching, pastoral ministries, and as a chaplain at a nearby college.  He also plays on a baseball team.  Crystal serves in music and family ministries and works as a writer/graphic designer.



We are in England’s second largest city, Birmingham, reaching out to immigrants and refugees.  The world has come to Birmingham in search of a new life.  Arriving in a new place, having left your home far behind, you may begin exploring both the new place and the new culture.  Many of the anchors that were so vital at home are now gone.  We are here with help to show the love and kindness of Christ.  Our primary method is helping immigrants and refugees with English speaking and listening clubs called ‘Speaking Allowed’ around the city.  Currently we are working in four areas where many live when they first arrive and get settled.  Our aim is to share Christ in both word and action.

paul and louise klawitter

dijon, france

Paul and Louise have been serving as church planters in Dijon, France since 1987. They helped plant the East Dijon Evangelical Protestant Church (member of the Charis Alliance). They are now involved in that church’s "Dijon North Assembly" (DNA) church plant.

Paul is also the Senior Director for Encompass World Partners’ Church Planting Network, responsible for about 50 teammates in 10 countries.
Louise is a strategist for six women in the Church Planting Network. She also serves as a member of the network’s leadership team.