Russell Buck Fund supports 6 Evangelists. Four
of these Evangelists are in one city. Two Evangelists are in
another city. Each city is much larger than New York. The cities
are about 1,000 miles from one another. All 6 Evangelists have
a University degree. All 6 Evangelists have been called by God
to turn their backs on their secular career and serve the Lord
full time. Most of these men have been rejected (or
strongly discouraged) by their families because of their
Christian faith, ignoring their University degree and pursuing
their “foolish desire” to serve Jesus Christ and
his people full time.
All 6 men are
directly and currently involved in planting churches in their
respective locations. 4 churches have been started and 1 additional
church plant is in process. 4 of the 6 Evangelists already serve
as full time church workers. These are “underground”
(that’s the old language- house
churches that are not registered with the government)
churches. Because these men are both full time church workers
and full time Seminary students, they cannot earn a living wage
for themselves or their families. Their English names are: Tom,
Paul, Jacob, David (city #1) and Jonathan and Johnny (city #2).
All 6 Evangelists
have received several years of pre-Seminary training. All 6
Evangelists are currently in their 2nd year of a 4 year Seminary
training program. (The Seminary is also “underground”).
About once a month a professors meets with the 6 Evangelists
in a location in mainland China. Sometimes the professor is
brought in from America and sometimes from a location in East
Asia. The professor and students are together for 6 days in
a row – all day long. Homework needs to be done before
and after the course. These 6 Evangelists are currently proficient
in Greek and will begin their Hebrew training in August of 2014.
When finished with their training they will receive a Master
of Divinity degree and serve as both well trained Bible Scholars
and pastors of the emerging churches they serve. By God’s
grace, all 6 Evangelists know English very well. Theological
concepts, therefore, are discussed in Chinese, English, Greek
and eventually Hebrew. This will ensure that the Truth of Scripture
is accurately passed on to the new Chinese Christians who are
constantly under attack from false teachings which are all over
website we hope to introduce you to each of these 6 Evangelists.
In their videos they will share
a little bit about themselves, their work for the Lord and their
training. We invite you to say a brief prayer to
Jesus for them and their work on behalf after you have
watched the video. Our gracious God will hear and answer your
prayers in Jesus’ name.