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MTW | SOUTHEAST

Enriching Your Missions Engagement

The Southeast Mobilization Hub is your connection point if you're ...

- Looking for guidance as you consider serving in missions
- Needing to raise the profile of missions in your church
- Seeking ways to explore a call to missions, whether that’s for yourself or your church

We serve the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Southeast is also home to MTW's Headquarters located in Atlanta.

MEET THE TEAM

Leonard Liu

Director

Leonard was born in Brazil, moved to the U.S. when he was five-years old, and grew up in the Los Angeles area. He has traveled throughout the world on numerous short-term mission trips and for business.  He and his wife, Nancy, have a heart for internationals and seeing God’s kingdom grow through missions.  He was in business and academics for years and later received his M.A. and M.Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary (now Missio Seminary).  More recently, he was the associate pastor at Sycamore PCA near Richmond, Virginia, and then the church planter and founding pastor of Evergreen Community Church (PCA).  He loves cooking, reading, cheering for the Lakers, and being with his family. He and Nancy have three grown children.

Carolyn Phillips

Alabama Mobilizer

Carolyn is passionate about the Great Commission and God’s heart for His world, coupled with a gift of organization. She has served as an international missionary for nine years, with experience on two different continents. In addition, she has worked with a local U.S. church’s ministry, serving both domestic and international churches. Currently, Carolyn is a member of MTW’s Member Care support team. She seeks to prepare, care for, and assist missionaries to work faithfully in their calling, and to nurture grace and the gospel within MTW.

Bradley Cordell

Birmingham Mobilizer

Bradley first experienced cross-cultural missions as a MTW summer intern during his college years. After college, he spent 10 years as an engineer and project manager in the corporate world. He joined MTW in 2011. Bradley, Sara and their 3 kids served in L’viv, Ukraine for 8 years. His main roles on the church planting team included launching and directing a publishing ministry, leading an English Bible club, fundraising and various other administrative tasks (he continues to serve MTW Ukraine part time). Bradley and his family now live in Birmingham, AL and serve as MTW Mobilizers. Their desire is to serve the local church and to mobilize global missionary laborers for God's global harvest.

Jim Wilkerson

Southeast Mobilization Specialist

Jim was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia. He became a follower of Jesus while in college. Jim has served the PCA church for 33 years as pastor in Brunswick, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina in youth ministry, and church planting. Jim studied at Columbia International University and Birmingham Theological Seminary. Jim has had a heart for and an involvement in God’s call to missions throughout his service in the local church. Jim lives with his wife Noelle in Columbia, SC along with their six adult children and eight grandchildren. Jim has a passion for coming alongside of individuals, churches, presbyteries, campus ministries, and schools as he trusts the Lord for the discipleship of his people and to raise up workers for his harvest fields.

Derek & Laura Dougherty

Mobilizers

The Dougherty family served in church-planting with MTW’s team in Cusco, Peru, from 2016–2021 helping to plant a local church and training up nationals to lead and shepherd the congregation there. In 2021 the Lord led them to conclude their time in Cusco and spend a season in the U.S. mobilizing laborers to the harvest in Alabama. Derek and Laura are passionate about serving U.S. churches to raise up people who are on mission and growing in faithfulness to engage in advancing God’s kingdom globally.

UPCOMING EVENTS & TRIPS

Missions Connect - Southwest Asia | June 13
MTW East Coast Missions Conference | July 8–9

MISSIONS COHORTS

Join a local, intentional community seeking to train and mentor those who seek to use their gifts in God's global mission.

DIVERSITY IN MISSIONS

At MTW, we believe that sending more diverse missionaries better reflects the image of God and helps build more effective ministry as people of color bring their voices and gospel stories to those waiting to hear. If you would like more info about how the MTW Diversifi initiative and RADD (Reformed And Diverse Delegates) can help you in your mission, please contact one of our diversity mobilizers.

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CONTACT

If you'd like to get in touch with our hub to learn more about events, talk about serving with MTW, or would like help for your church, please contact us!

To speak with one of our Southeast representatives
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 678-823-0004 x7005

For questions about serving with MTW
email: [email protected]

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