St. James believes in equipping the saints not only in our local community to do the work of God but also around the globe. We have partnered with schools, foreign missions, missionary families, and nonprofits to bring God’s love and redemption to the world. One of the unique qualities about our church support is our holistic approach to missions through prayer. We believe God hears and responds to our prayers for those we lift up to him. If you would like to know more about how to get involved with various missions, please contact Lynne Stanley at lstanley@socal.rr.com.

The McDonald Family
Serving with CRU at
The University of California Irvine

Justin and Erin and their boys Ezekiel and Henry are our missionaries at UCI.  They are serving the international student community with Bridges International, a ministry of Cru.

The need has never been greater to reach the nations for Christ, and know no lasting change is possible in the hearts of men and women, unless their hearts are changed by the Spirit of God. UCI currently hosts international students from over 50 countries, many of them, from gospel resistant countries. It is their desire to Win students to Christ, build them up in Christ, and Send them back to their families, communities and countrymen equipped to be ambassadors for Christ.

Connecting Lives
Caitlyn & Hector Hernandez
Serving the Mayan people in Guatemala

Hector and Caitlyn Hernandez are our missionaries in Guatemala, serving the Achi people in Guatemala with Commission to Every Nation (CTEN).  Together with local churches and the ministry Operation R4, the Hernandezes are seeking to raise up a generation of young people with the tools and spiritual maturity to respond to God’s call to go and make disciples of all nations. Through annual mission-focused events, ongoing small group discipleship, and regular outreach in churches, the Achi people have begun to see that they too can send and support missionaries.

Hector and Caitlyn partner with the Guatemalan interdenominational organization Operation R4. Operation R4 stands for “Operation Rescue, Restoration, Reconciliation, and Relationship.” OR4’s vision is to see communities transformed spiritually, socially, and economically by the development of solid ministries and committed churches who are passionate about the mission of Christ. Hector has been president of OR4 since its founding in 2004.

Global Mobilization Ministry
Alison Barfoot
Serving in Uganda and Kenya

The vision of GMM is to Empower Africans to evangelize and Holistically Disciple Unreached People Groups.  Beginning from the source of the River Nile in Uganda, we seek to mobilize the Church in Africa to bless the nations.  Alison also serves as an aide to the Archbishop of Uganda.

Love For The Least
Stacy and Jerry

They continue to support their mission work in East Africa, two orphanages and schools in Tanzania and Kenya, and the refugee IDP (internally displaced persons) camps in northern Iraq. Jerry has returned to Iraq to work at the camps and Stacy is home as her Mother passed way recently.

Trellis

St. James joins with many other Costa Mesa churches in service to our community through the ministry of Trellis, an organization which actively works with leaders in our city to intentionally mobilize the church to serve the community. Trellis engages St. James in some of the greater challenges in Costa Mesa, specifically homelessness, education and the schools, and cultural integration.

Sharing Our Ministries Abroad (SOMA)

Sharing Our Ministries Abroad (SOMA) is an international mission agency called by God to serve the Anglican Communion and the worldwide church through short-term cross-cultural missions both locally and abroad ministering to clergy.  SOMA celebrated 40 years of service.

William & Larisa

William & Larisa and their 9 children are sharing the good news with Arabic speakers in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. They are especially focused on those who have never been presented with the good news, such as deaf communities in the Middle East. They hope to find a permanent home base in Europe in the near future and continue to travel from there to the Middle East.

Persecuted Church Ministry at St. James

The Persecuted Church Ministry of St. James exists to mobilize Christians to pray and advocate for the persecuted church globally.  Founded in 1998 by Patricia Streeter, it has grown over the years into a ministry that works with other churches as well to bring awareness, prayer, and support to the global persecuted church through Open Doors and other ministries.  Each month the ministry hosts a prayer meeting for a specific country, and usually two large events are held each year – an international banquet for the persecuted church in the spring and the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) in the fall.  In addition, in 2019, Patricia helped to launch the Anglican Persecuted Church Network as part of the New Wineskins Missionary Network. Along with Faith McDonnell, Director of Advocacy for Katartismos Global, she serves as Co-Director of the Anglican Persecuted Church Network  (APCN) and uses social media to plead the cause of persecuted Christians on the APCN Facebook page and also on the New Wineskins APCN website —  https://newwineskins.org/apcn