Situated east of Paris, Torcy is a town of 24 000 inhabitants starving for the gospel. Come partner with the local church to proclaim Jesus among a community who've lost hope.
a heart to serve
Literature distribution is at the heart of Operation Mobilisation. We'll have a team in Torcy dedicated to giving resources to the people of France to point them to Christ.
Are you passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with the next generation ? Our kids' clubs team with impact children and families through crafts, pupets, stories, and more !
SURVEYS & EVANGELISM
We want to engage the people of France in meaningful conversations about Jesus. Our survey and evangelism team will have a chance to explain the gospel clearly to locals and invite them to discover more about the Lord.
Paul and his family have been in France with OM since 2010. Paul coordinates the short-term outreaches in France and Steph helps out in the finances department. Joshua is 11 and Nathan is 9. Paul thinks he has the best job in OM!
Married to Jeana- starting dating in 8th grade. We have been married for 16 years. One daughter Katlyn. She is a middle schooler and is an amazing child. I have been in full time ministry for 17 years. I graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary I am the North Fayette Campus Pastor at Crossroads. I have been on staff there for 9 years.
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Golf, Guitar and cigars.
Why France? I want to be a part of the new work that God is doing there.
53 years young, lives in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA, Married with twin young men of 24 years of age. Business owner-Personal Fitness Training, corporate and community fitness programs. I have been a student ministries leader for 8 years, going on many High School Mission Trips in the USA, service projects and the like. Hobbies: gardening, tennis, swimming, hiking, skiing, biking, crafts, dance. I love the beach and the mountains. I love to travel. I just plain love to be outdoors. Have visited France in 1994. Looking forward to visiting again.
Hi, my name's Laura. I'm 20 and I come from a small town in Northern Ireland. I am currently studying medicine at the university of Dundee in Scotland. Outside of being a student I love long walks on the beach with my dogs, sunsets and wrapping up warm in a cosy scarf. My friends often tease me about my love of all things French but I'm so excited to see how God is moving in France and I can't wait to meet everyone this summer.
Pastor John Bailey is the Lead Pastor at the New Life Baptist Church in New Wilmington, PA. John planted the church in 1992 with his wife, Nanette and three daughters. New Life is a Purpose Driven Church with an outreach to the community serving over 1200 on Sunday mornings and offers many helps to the community including Celebrate Recovery and a Food Pantry to over 900 families. New Life sends out several hundred members to countries around the world to assist the poor, evangelize and share the love of Christ. Additionally, in John’s personal life he enjoys traveling and spending time with his 15 grandchildren.
I am 27 years old. I have been married for 1.5 years and have 3 cocker spaniels. I am a mortgage underwriter and live outside of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. I have a strong faith and am on track to be a Griefshare facilitator and a small group leader with our church. My hobbies include going to Nascar races, scrapbooking, reading, writing, and playing with my dogs. This will be my first mission trip. I am very excited to visit Paris and help others grow in their faith.
Bonjour! My name is Tammy, I am 45 years old. I am happily married and have 4 amazing sons (ages 18, 16, 11, & 7). My 16 year old Jesse, who is coming on the mission with me, or rather I am going with him - he was the inspiration for us to serve on this mission.
My career is nursing, I currently work with children and adults with behavioral/mental health issues.
We have been attending New Life Baptist Church for around 3 years. After a year I was blessed with being invited to sing with the Wednesday worship team and shortly after I invited Christ into my life.
GREG & LORI M.
Greg has been the Children’s Pastor at New Life Baptist Church for 25 years. During that time, he has traveled the world on missions trips to Jamaica, Haiti, China, Brazil, and now, France. He and his wife, Lori, have two kids, Camryn and Brandon who will be with them on the outreach. He loves Steelers football and movies. Following the week of ministry they will be staying in Europe for a few weeks on a much needed sabbatical.
Lori is Greg's wife. She is on staff at New Life as the Children's Ministry Assistant. She coordinates the Wednesday Discipleship Programs of Breakout and Kids Quest as well as assisting in all aspects of the ministry. She has been on mission trips with her family all over the world. She homeschools her kids, Camyrn and Brandon.
Originally from South Carolina in the USA, Charlotte has been with OM France since January. She graduated business school in 2016 and enjoys live music, spending time outside, and black cups of coffee.
Hello! My name is Craig. I am 23 and I live in Bangor, Northern Ireland. I currently work as a classroom assistant in a special needs school. Next year, I will study to become a biology teacher. I play rugby for my local team, Bangor RFC. I also am a volunteer leader at my church youth group, which is organised by Younglife international.
Hi, I'm Danielle and I am from a small town in Fife, Scotland. I am currently coming to the end of my time at school before starting university in to Dundee to study to be a primary school teacher. I spend a lot of time in my local primary school working closely with lots of children and watching them grow as people; this has resulted in me being able to see God work in these children often without the children even knowing. Volunteering in my churches children and youth ministry takes up lots of my time also.
Nothing excites me more than being able to tell people about God and the love that he has for each and every one of us. I love to seeing God move In both my own life and in other people lives.
Hello! My name is Scott and I am from the Dallas, Texas area. Even though I have been a believer in Christ since age six, I didn't really know what it was to truly follow the Lord until I was in college. Since then, I have learned what it is to surrender your life to Christ and find true meaning and purpose in serving him.
When I'm not teaching French or English in the classroom, I love to study different languages and travel. I also enjoy country dancing, eating out, and serving in local missions projects in various capacities. I am truly excited to be able to return to France this summer and serve the Lord so that others can come to a saving knowledge of Christ Jesus!
Nanette Bailey serves alongside her husband at the New Life Baptist Church. She particularly enjoys organizing events, feeding people and working with preschool children. When free time is available, spending time with the grandchildren and planning activities with friends are at the top of the list..
CHAD & GABRIELLE H.
Chad and Gabrielle have been married for almost 7 years and have two beautiful children together. Olina is 3 years old and Kingston is 21months. Chad is an engineer in Information technology and Gabrielle is a high school science teacher. The entire family enjoys equestrian and trail rides through the forest. The couple hopes to be full time missionaries someday.
My name is Jesse I am 16 years old and I am in 10th grade going into 11th. I am a big music freak, and play multiple instruments. I have been taking French in high school for the last 3 years and I plan to continue. I am still rusty, but I know a decent amount. I have had a desire to serve God since I had accepted him in 2014. I thought that going on this trip would be a great opportunity.
MARK & BARB T.
Our mission for France started when we served as a host home for a school year for a French student. Our hearts were changed. We have had the opportunity to become involved along with our church to walk alongside a church planter in France and his family. We know consider them to be our family! We have had the opportunity to sing at a French Gospel Cafe in Paris suburbs and to also sing at church in Agde.
Barb serves as a Worship Leader at Crossroads and mentor and equip future Worship Leaders. Mark is also on Worship Team. Mark and I serve in our student ministry in different capacities.
They have three children that live in New York and Los Angeles.
You can usually find me one of two places: church or on the basketball court. I went on my first mission trip with NLBC after my 6th grade year. We went to New York City and since that time I have been looking forward to continuing spreading the word of Jesus and going where he leads.
Chloe came to France in March 2017 to learn French as part of her degree. She loves all things administrative, so loves her job...even if she isn't used to a French computer keyboard yet! In her free time she likes watching films, eating chocolate and getting things ready for her wedding in August.
I'm Rachel Waugh, Im 23 and at the minute I work as a research and development scientist in Molecular Biology. I'm from Bangor in Northern Ireland but will be moving to Cambridge in September to start teacher training. I love France and the French language (although I'm a bit out of practice!) and I have been on mission in Nice for two weeks previously. I really enjoyed my time and believe that God has placed France upon my heart. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!
I grew up in a bi-culture French/American Navy family living all over the world, including Morocco, which touched my heart. I joined the US army after high school, and when I was stationed in Germany, I learned about Youth with a Mission and then did their Discipleship School in Scotland. I then lived in Morocco for 14 years serving in a children’s home, and later as a dog trainer. Now I’m in Torcy, working with Une Nouvelle Eglise most in outreach to Muslim women. God still uses my love for dogs to connect me to North African women in the community.
I’ve been married to Jim 42 years and we’ve both served the Lord in ministry since dating. I first went to France when I was 9 to visit my family because my step-mother is French! Since then, I’ve loved many things about France and look for opportunities regularly to serve in France. We’ve got 3 kids and 3 grand kids and serve as a pastor’s and missionary. I am currently teaching 4th grade girls Sunday School class and lead a women’s Bible study on Romans.
My name is Lisa and I am a married mother of 4. I have had the pleasure of teaching Sunday school for over 11 years. I also tutor English language learners through a local literacy program to prepare them for the GED (high school equivalency test). I enjoy talking and learning about Jesus.
Hi! My name is Laurel and I am excited about the new chapter in my life. God has brought me through a valley so that I can show His love and faithfulness to others that are traveling that same path. To God be the glory!
My name is Hilary. I am 32 years old. I have a Shih-Tzu named Sparkie. I enjoy exercising, cooking, painting, learning, and trying new things. I love helping with the Landing, a recovery group for teenagers at Oak Ridge (my church). My favorite Scripture is, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take." Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
A little about me. I met the Living Jesus for the first time at the very end of 2013. I was raised in church but it wasn't until this meeting that I came to live my life for Jesus. Now I have been allowing Him to guide my life, teaching, serving and loving the people around me. I've recently be called to the position of Assist Campus Pastor at my church and in June with attend the orientation for becoming a licensed pastor. I feel passionate about accepting the mission of Christ and spreading the Gospel and I am looking forward to my very first mission trip to Torcy, France.
Hi! I live in The United States. I have studied French in school, met a lifelong French friend through an international student exchange program in the U.S. and travelled in France a few times. I look forward to seeing Torcy for the first time, meeting people and working together. My youngest son is coming too. Both his English and French are limited, but his smiles are endless! I am a school librarian and love to cook for my family. My favorite verse is Galatians 5:22-23.
Hi, my name is Tori Nichols and I am the Preschool Director at Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Salisbury, MD. I have one son Christian(5) and we love to play outside and watch movies together. I have a passion for youth and seeing lives changed through the Gospel. I’m very excited to see what God is going to do throughout this trip!
Hi there ! My name is Lise, I’m 22 years old and originally from the Netherlands. For a long time now, France has occupied a special place in my heart with her beautiful language, charming cities, stubborn people, and delicious food – even though I don’t like croissants. In March, after having finished my bachelor degrees in French and English at university, I came to France to work with OM for five months. I’ve been mostly working with a local church, where we’ve launched Youth Alpha for the first time. God is working in this beautiful country and I am excited to see what He has planned for our time in Torcy !
I grew up in a evangelical Christian home, came to Christ early in life and recommitted my life to Christ at age 19, as a university student at Portland State University. Grew in Christ through the ministry of CRU and my home church. I followed an early calling to ministry at 12 years of age to Dallas Theological Seminary, where I was trained for pastoral ministry. My wife and I have church planted in Diamond Valley, Nevada, Bend, Oregon, St Raphael, France, and served on pastoral staff teams in Warren, Oregon and Bellevue, Washington. I am currently on the staff of Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue, WA, and oversee the First-Impressions, men's ministry and community evangelism.
I am 37 years old and went on my first real mission trip at 20. I enjoy seeing all of the places that God is sending me. I find that I usually learn more from the trip than I teach others. God always has a lesson. I just married with a beautiful daughter.
My Name is Haneatha but you can call me Nina. I am 34 years old and I will be married by the time we leave for this mission trip. I have no kids but hope to have some one day. I am a very family oriented person and I have always desired to be a part of a mission trip, I love God and love helping others and this is the biggest step of faith I've ever taken besides moving half way across the country from my family to be with my fiance! I'm very excited for God to use me on this mission trip!
Hi, my name is Keilly and I am the mission team leader for Oak Ridge Baptist Church. I am married to Tim and we both love mission work. I am originally from Guatemala and have done some mission work in Central America, South America and Cambodia in the past. I currently work with the kids ministry at church as a volunteer and attend college. I love kids, I love to travel, I love getting to know different cultures and especially share God's love everywhere I go.
Brandon is fourteen years old and loves music. He Is currently homeschooled but is hoping to attend Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School next year. One of Brandon's interests is gospel magic. He has used his talents on missions trips to Jamaica and Brazil. He has also traveled with his parents to China.
Camyrn is sixteen and recently got her driver's permit! She loves kids & hopes to pursue a career as a neonatal nurse practitioner. Camryn is homeschool and is pursing dual enrollment at Liberty University to furthur her education. One of her greatest joys is babysitting which she does on a regular basis. Camyrn has also traveled with her parents to China.
I love being a mother of five children and teaching full time in a public school in Pennsylvania. I spend most of my time teaching, coordinating various events at my school and taking my children to all of their activities. We have attended New Life Baptist Church for the past eight years. I am so excited to be bringing my two older children on this mission trip.