Supported missionaries

Emmanuel is committed to helping share the good news of God’s grace in needy areas around the world. In that effort, we believe the local church is God’s primary means of extending his kingdom. Thus, we want to see churches established that are gospel centered, led by nationals with biblical and indigenous forms of ministry, and committed to ministries of Word and deed. So that we can deepen our commitment to prayer, giving, communication, and participation, Emmanuel focuses our efforts on a few key partnerships in Africa, Europe, South America and the Muslim World.


Imbumi and Martha Makuku
Pastor Imbumi and Martha Makuku are national Kenyans who minister in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Kibera is one of the largest slums in the world, with about 500,000 people living in approximately one square mile. The average income is $1 per day, and the life expectancy is 47 years. One person in three is HIV-positive. Pastor Imbumi and Martha began the Kibera Reformed Presbyterian Church in 2002, and focus on several areas of ministry. First is his passion for preaching the truth of the Gospel in a vibrant worship service each Sunday. Since the youngest members of a society are frequently the primary victims of poverty and AIDS, the church reaches out to the children in these ways:
  • Shunem Girls' shelter - This is a home for girls who are coming out of extremely negligent, abusive, and dangerous situations.
  • The Kibera School - About 100 children are enrolled in pre-school through 5th grade. Part of their education includes a nutritious, hot meal each day.
  • Shelter for 7 homeless teenage boys at the church from dangerous dysfunctional situations.


Robyn Ham / Thirdmill
Robyn Ham is a member of Emmanuel and serves at Thirdmill Global Network, a part of Thirdmill Ministries. Thirdmill Ministries provides Biblical education throughout the world with a high-quality multimedia seminary-level curriculum for free.  She is currently serving as an Area Director for Asia, including Mongolia, Philippines, and South Korea, training and teaching using Thirdmill curriculum.  She will also be teaching at a missions center in South Korea, which serves a large migrant worker community, equipping them to be leaders when they return to their home country.  For more information, please visit  Thirdmill Ministries.


Alex and Suzanne Sarran
The Sarrans and their six children are planting a church in Lyon, France under Global Outreach Mission and in partnership with Mission to the World, as well as the French Reformed Evangelical denomination. Alex preaches, leads services and Bible studies, makes pastoral visits, and organizes youth events and other outreach efforts. Suzanne is involved in relational evangelism, leads women's Bible studies, and exercises her gift of hospitality. The Sarrans try to draw the best from their rich Franco-Americano-Scottish background and ask you to pray for the Gospel to take root in the rocky soil of France.

Muslim World

North Africa Supported Missionary
The identity of these missionaries are kept confidential for security and safety reasons. These missionaries have worked in Western Europe and most recently in North Africa in order to establish multicultural church plants, minister to mercy needs of the community, and to recruit others to help with the exciting work in this region of the world.


Apartment Life Ministries
Apartment Life is a non-profit that seeks to help neighbors connect and form relationships with one another in the name of Jesus Christ. Located in Ballston Park, they plan events, care for residents and staff, and look for creative ways to serve the neighborhood. If you are interested in serving, they often need the help of volunteers for events each month. For more information, please email

Cru at Marymount
Cru is a missional community for college students to know God and make Him known. Our core activities are sharing Christ to others, building students up in the faith, and sending them into the world on mission for God. You can get involved by giving rides to students on Sundays, providing meals for events, or helping move in students at the beginning of the year. For more information, please email Matt Caspero.

One Voice Fellowship
One Voice is a new multi-cultural, multi-lingual PCA church in Northern Virginia, near the Seven Corners neighborhood, who strives to reach and reflect the diversity in this region in the name of Jesus Christ. For more information, please visit

Imago Dei Church

Nathan and Hansoon Boyette
Nathan and Hansoon trust that the Lord has called them to this new work of establishing Imago Dei Church in the Dulles area. They are prayerfully asking the Lord to graciously provide for this new work through individuals and churches who want to partner with us in this gospel mission by supporting it (1) in prayer and (2) financially (2 Cor. 8:1-15).

They have been affirmed in pursuing this church planting mission by the Presbyterian Church in America’s Mission to North America (MNA) and overseen by the Potomac Presbytery and Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Arlington, VA.

Your adventure awaits!

If you're interested in learning more about missions or missional living, please check out these missions resources from Mission to the World (MTW).


Our missions ministry team meets bi-monthly, for updates, prayer and planning.
For information on our next meeting, please contact Carole Corkran.