Go into all the world
"...and He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." - Mark 16:15
First McKinney has a strong legacy of going to the ends of the earth to see the Kingdom of God spread throughout the nations, and we believe each one of us has a part in this mission. Whether you are called to go short-term or long-term, or support those that go, we truly believe that we all have a place in God's mission for the nations.
Our nations partners - Missionaries
Serving in Africa
The Moller family has been ministering to the Yawo, a predominantly Muslim tribe living in the mountains east of Lake Malawi, for 25 years. They have focused on translating the Bible into the Yawo language and they started and continue to help operate a primary school.
Shara serves in Sierra Leone, a country steeped in financial and religious poverty, alongside the local leaders of The 25 Project. She loves the opportunity to help youth and young adults as they navigate life and seek out where God is leading them next.
Matt & Carrie Taylor serve with Christian Health Services Corps using the medical knowledge and skills they have honed for almost two decades. They partner with Mission Regan in Zambia and will help operate a new clinic as well as train locals to work in the clinic.
Serving in Asia
Serving in the Caribbean
The Hydes partner with Words of Life Ministries whose objective is that “Every Church can be a Bible School!” Through their ministry, hundreds of churches have started Bible Schools to train new leaders, and thousands of churches have been started with tens of thousands of people coming to faith in Christ Jesus.
The Clarks left full-time employment to serve with The 25 Project in the Dominican Republic as general support volunteers.
Serving From USA for Nations
J-Life Africa is a non-denominational movement that exists to develop leaders who will mobilize disciple-making movements across Africa. The more time that is spent in close relationship with disciples, the more the DNA of Christ will be transferred
Charles and Marybeth serve with Unto, the humanitarian ministry of Cru. Unto works to relieve suffering, restore dignity, and reveal the hope of Jesus. The Berrys serve in leadership development and on various projects. They teach and train women and men through one-to-one discipleship studies.
The Ewings partner with The Center for Mission Mobilization which exists to engage and equip believers worldwide to their most strategic role in the Great Commission. Robert and Sidney work to train up and send out missionaries to go to the unreached people groups with the light of Christ. They also develop church partnerships for international mobilization.
The Byrds are long-time members of First McKinney. They have led evangelistic mission teams all over the US and to six continents since 1973. They founded Hungary Missions in 2017 to partner with individual Hungarian Baptist Churches for the purpose of evangelism.
Our nations partners - Organizations
The 25 Project is specifically focused on bringing hope and healing to orphaned and vulnerable children primarily through child sponsorship. They minister in Dominican Republic, South Asia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and locally in Melissa, Texas.
Shalom Reconciliation Ministries is located in Kotido, Uganda in the remote Karamoja Region. SRM exists as one of the only entities (including the governmental) that focuses on youth-related issues in the entire district of Kotido. Their aim is to reconcile local youth to God and their families, ultimately helping youth and children grow to be transformative leaders in their communities.
Place of Hope. They bring the hope of Jesus Christ to every community member of the Debe Nek region through intentional discipleship. They use programs in educational enrichment, food production, and microenterprise development to help restore dignity to the hopeless.
Kahaila is more than just a coffee shop. It's a church. It's a charity. It's an environment where all are welcome to explore Christian faith and where community can happen.