Our Leadership, Supporters, Endorsements

Joe and Carole Kilpatrick

Kamina 2013

Joe Kilpatrick stands with the United Methodist missionary plane for a picture. Kamina’s dirt airstrip is in the background.

Joe and Carole are laypeople who live in Tucker, Ga. Born into Methodism, his middle name is Wesley, like his grandfathers. Joe serves as executive director of this ministry. He has traveled and taught in the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Congo, Mozambique, Kenya and Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe. Joe and Carole were married in 1961, are blessed with two sons, eight grandchildren, and one great grandson.

Rev. Rurel Ausley

Rurel is lead pastor of Crosspoint Church in Niceville, Florida. While playing a key role in the dynamic growth of this congregation to mega-church status, Rurel finds time to serve Asbury Theological Seminary on their Board of Trustees.  He is married to Lisa, a preacher, teacher, missionary and writer, who serves on the OMS Board of Directors.

Rurel appreciates the key role Africa’s UM pastors and laity have played in Kingdom growth and so he travels there annually to teach pastors and leaders in the Anglian and Methodist churches about the practical ministry concepts developed by International Leadership Institute (ILI).

Photo in Kabongo, Katanga Province, DRC 2013

Niceville UMC provided a motorbike for Rev. Kimba Evariste, President of the Kabongo Methodist University.

Crosspoint UMC has raised tens of thousands of dollars annually to fund distributions of Bikes and Bibles. Rev. Ausley believes that God’s blessings of energy, excitement, and vitality flow when congregation capture the vision of Jesus words, “…just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”


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