Jeff and Jane Powell
Jeff & Jane have served the church vocationally for over 20 years. Jeff is a native of Louisiana and Jane is from South Carolina.  They met while serving on the mission field in 1994. They are best friends and have five children: Tyler, 18; Allie (in heaven), 17; Austin, 11; Ashlynn, 6; and Sarah-Grace, 1.  Jeff holds a B. A. and Master's of Divinity degree. Jane has a B.A. in Special Education.  Jeff & Jane enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially at Lake Murray in South Carolina.  They want to see God glorified and people connected to God around the world!  Jeff has ministered in 10 different nations in Southern Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.  Jeff has recently served as a Field Missionary for the Florida Baptist Convention resulting in 15 new churches being started!

Our Advisors
Monty Heinen

Dr. Monty Heinen is Jeff and Jane's brother in law.  He is a native of Eunice, Louisiana (Cajun Country), he graduated from LSU Medical School and is currently an OB/GYN physician operating his own successful medical practice in Eunice.  Monty is married to Jeff’s older sister Tiffani and they have seven girls.  Monty is an avid LSU football fan, loves to exercise, and enjoys traveling.  He is a wonderful uncle to the Powell kids!

Jason Lieser

Jason is a close friend of the Powell family.  He is a native of the Chicago area, he graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, and he is currently a Sports Writer for the Palm Beach Post covering the Miami Heat.  Jason is married to Ashley and has two children.  Jason loves to cook and experience new places.  Jason’s favorite quote is "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." by Jim Elliot.

Stephanie Henderson

Stephanie has been acquainted with the Powell family for over 15 years after serving together in ministry in New Orleans, LA.  She is the founder of Stephanie Henderson Ministries. She has been a national and international conference speaker for 15+ years. Visit her website at

Stephanie resides in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband, George.  She has three children. She enjoys spending time with family in outdoor activities and cooking. 

Nelson Placensia

Nelson has known the Powell family for nearly a decade during which time they have participated in family mission trips in Costa Rica and Haiti.  Nelson is a vocational pharmacist who has committed to full time ministry.  He will soon graduate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Nelson is married to Crystal and they have three girls.  Nelson enjoys time with family and friends and listening to their stories.  He is also a part of many of the activities his girls enjoy such as running, music, and swimming.

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