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.
Dr. Mark Rutland’s first trip to Ghana in 1981 began a ministry in West Africa that has had a lasting impact on the people there through village evangelism, church plants, and humanitarian aid. Dr. Rutland’s son, Travis Rutland, is now the International Director in West Africa.
In 1988, Global Servants opened House of Grace in Thailand, a rescue home for girls in danger of being bought and sold into prostitution. House of Grace, located in Chiang Rai, has saved hundreds of girls from a tragic existence of child prostitution. House of Grace is administrated by Emily Leatherbarrow.
Global Servants has reached thousands of people worldwide through crusades, seminars, camps, books, tapes, local evangelism projects, church planting, and leadership training. Over the last three decades, Global Servants has grown into a worldwide missions and evangelism organization with ongoing work in Thailand and Ghana. In the United States, Global Servants sponsors Couples’ Conferences and has an active media ministry with all of Dr. Rutland’s sermon tapes, CDs, videos and books available, including the “Tape-of-the-Week” club.