Missions and Humanitarian Aid

In 1981, Global Servants begin its ministry in West Africa. Since then, we have ministered to hundreds of remote villages, training pastors, planting churches and building pastor’s homes. Our Bible colleges equip and send out new pastors every year to do the work of the gospel in the surrounding areas.

We now have thirty-five churches in Ghana, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Each of those churches has a building, a pastor and a pastor’s dwelling.  The mission headquarters is in the Anwomasso suburb of Kumasi. There, in a beautiful walled compound, we have the director’s home, a small (10 girls) House of Grace girls’ home, the mother church, a nursery/ day care, a kindergarten and an excellent elementary/ middle school. The Katie Franklin Education Center is the largest and certainly the finest building ever constructed in Anwomasso.

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Global Servants in West Africa Timeline

1981 - Dr. Rutland first visits Ghana.
1987 - Sammy Odarno becomes the national director for the work in West Africa.
1988 - Construction on Global Servants headquarters in Kumasi, Ghana is started.
1991 - The first Global Servants church is opened in Anwomaso, Ghana.
1992 - Global Servants churches in Ghana’s Northern Region are opened.
1995 - Global Servants churches in Ghana’s Brong Ahafo region are opened.
2000 - First graduating class from the Global Servants Bible School.
2001 - Additional Global Servants churches in Ghana’s Ashanti Region are opened.
2002 - Global Servants churches are opened in Burkina Faso.
2004 - Global Servants churches are opened in Togo and Benin.
2005 - Global Servants churches in Ghana’s Volta Region are opened.
2006 - The first Global Servants church is opened in Ivory Coast.
2011 - House of Grace-Ghana is opened in Kumasi with 6 girls.
2012 - Construction completed on 31 Global Servants churches in 5 countries.
2016 – Katie Franklin School completed.

Global Servants

Global Servants was founded by Dr. Mark Rutland in 1977 as a worldwide, nonprofit missions and ministry organization. He started this ministry with the desire to see lives changed by the power and truth of God’s Word. For more than a quarter of a century, the men and women of Global Servants have risen to the call and gone into the world to preach the good news and spread the love of God. READ MORE.