David Witt – CEO of Spirit of Martyrdom

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Pastor David Witt is the author of Fearless Love, In the Midst of Terror and founder of Spirit of Martyrdom ministries. He has spoken in over 2,500 churches and Christian ministries in the United States. He has traveled to 50 nations total in his lifetime, preached in underground church meetings, and met with house church leaders. His heart has been touched, and his life changed, by their actions of love and faithfulness to Jesus, even when facing death. Pastor Witt desires to share their stories. He states, “The Church in America functions in greatest maturity when relationally connected to the persecuted family around the world. Jesus is not returning for an arm or leg, but for the Bride of Christ.”



Russell Stendal – Latin America

Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell’s ministry shares the Gospel via radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and via numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it is to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ.



 Ron – Witness Development

Ron travels globally for SOM serving the Church. He is the Director of our Witness Development department for Spirit of Martyrdom ministries. His goal is to equip Christians to serve as effective witnesses of Jesus Christ, using relational and powerful discipleship and evangelism tools. In his zealousness for the Lord, he heard God speak to him through Hebrews 11. By faith… he decided to forsake the status quo of American materialism and traded it for a greater reward in heaven by serving the persecuted church. Since working with Spirit of Martyrdom, God has given him a family of relationships with dynamic persecuted Christian leaders from many nations of the world, in-depth discipleship & evangelism training, vast ministry and speaking opportunities, and blessed to visit persecuted believers in hostile countries towards Jesus. God’s call upon his life to serve the persecuted church was sealed with a God-Inspired marriage to an North African Muslim Background Believer, who has a radical testimony of living for Christ in a Muslim family. Ron and Nadia are available to come speak at your church on overcoming testimonies of faith, hope and love in the midst of suffering for Jesus!


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