The Rock Hill Church of Christ in Frisco, Texas began a preacher training school in India in 1998. Today, 345 Indian preachers are conducting worship services and gospel meetings throughout Andhra Pradesh, a state located on India’s southeastern coast with a population of 84.6 million people. In the first six months of 2012, India Missions reported 17,509 baptisms with a 70% retention rate. Hillcrest is pleased to lend our support to this work.
As a satellite school of Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, Texas, the Swedru International Bible Institute in Ghana, Africa trains local men and women to spread the gospel. David Essuman, a graduate of Sunset, is the school’s administrator and primary instructor. The men’s program lasts two years and the women’s program is one year long.
Herman Alexander is an accomplished preacher, speaker and teacher of God’s word. Right now, Herman divides his time between his home in Dallas and serving as an instructor at the South Pacific Bible College in New Zealand. Herman also works with several local congregations in New Zealand and has made numerous trips to Cambodia to assist the work there.
In 1980 Sokhom Hun and his wife came to Dallas as refugees from Pol Pot’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. After becoming a Christian and serving as an Elder in a congregation of fellow refugees, Sokhom and his wife returned to Cambodia to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ there. Today, Sokhom is the director and primary instructor at the Cambodia Bible School in the capitol city of Phnom Penh. Sokhom also helps oversee a medical clinic located on the school grounds as well as holding regular leadership seminars for approximately forty to eighty house churches along the Cambodian/Viet Nam border.
Our Hillcrest family also supports Christ’s Ambassadors. Their mission is to provide believers, both domestic and worldwide, with the tools and the knowledge of how to use those tools given them in order to draw near to God, to help brothers and sisters draw near to God, and to help non-Christians draw near to God, while maintaining the "unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace:" (Ephesians 4:3)