Whether it be people, cities or nations, we have a heart for them to be restored to look like heaven. In Mark 16:15 we receive the mandate to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all of creation. We desire to demonstrate the love of God and the power of God to save, heal, and deliver individuals, families, and ultimately nations. There is power in long-term missions. The time and energy to create lasting relationships is what will sustain continued revival in a nation.See Gallery
RESTORING CITIES TO LOOK LIKE HEAVEN
Bethel Atlanta Send
Bethel Atlanta sends, supports, encourages and pastors our missionaries, giving them a strong connection to the church. To assist the missionaries and their ministries, Bethel Atlanta Send facilitates their needs by interceding, communicating regularly, and donating funds.
Locally, we are raising up radical revivalists filled with the love of God and the supernatural power of God. Short-term mission trips are a catalyst for teams to host God encounters with people of other nations and to visit and participate with our missionaries in the field.
Thank you for your interest and support of our missionaries and their presence in the nations. Missions are an opportunity to proclaim the message of Jesus: “The kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Missions provides the opportunity to partner with Jesus to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. If you want to be more involved, consider praying for our missionaries, financial contributions, or participating in our short-term mission trips. Our mandate is to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. One day all the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord and all flesh will see it!
“The kingdom of heaven is at hand”.
Tom and Jennifer Atwater
Tom and Jenn serve as missionaries in Colombia, South America. They are the co-founders and directors of the 911 Life non-profit ministry, which reaches at-risk women, children, and families in the inner city of Medellín. They live in Colombia with their four wonderful children: Alexander, Abigail, Gabriel, and Mariana.
Michael, Jennifer, Chloe, & Nora Coots
Jennifer completed the first year of BASSM and taught preschool, and Michael was an attorney in Atlanta while they were part of Bethel Atlanta. Following a call from the Lord to go to the nations, they resigned from their jobs in 2015 to attend the Iris Global Harvest School of Missions in Mozambique. Upon returning to Atlanta, they launched as full-time missionaries in 2016 to help establish the Iris Global base (Kaleo International in Mexico) in Morelos, Mexico. They served in the small town of Jojutla, Morelos, until 2019, when they were sent to help build a new church plant in Monterrey, Nuevo León. After two years of serving as co-pastors of a small church in Monterrey, they were asked by leadership to return to Cuernavaca, Morelos, in 2021. They planted the local church Kaleo Cuernavaca with a small team of national and international leaders in October 2021 and are currently serving as pastors of the church plant. They are also the leaders of the missions base in Kaleo Centro Sur (South Central). They help oversee the mission's work and administrate the fellow Kaleo churches in Morelos, Mexico City, and the State of Mexico.
Their vision is to expand the Kingdom of God throughout central Mexico by the transformation of hearts and establishment of healthy communities of extravagant Jesus lovers empowered by the Holy Spirit. Several Kaleo churches and life groups in the south-central region of Mexico continue to grow. The Coots family has emphasized inner healing, deliverance, and counseling to see hearts made whole and develop healthy families and relationships. They also have initiated many outreaches for evangelism, including hospitals, red zones, and other areas to minister to the oppressed and broken. Michael and Jennifer and their daughters Chloe and Nora hope to demonstrate the culture of honor and Kingdom family during a revival.
Leif and Jennifer Hetland
Global Mission Awareness
Leif and Jennifer Hetland launched Global Mission Awareness (GMA) in 2000 with a vision to impact the least, the last, and the lost. They have since set foot in 87 nations with the message of the Father’s heart. God has opened the doors for GMA to penetrate some of the most spiritually dark areas of the world. Love has softened the hardest of hearts and transformed regions that were once hostile to God. Over one million people have been saved during their years in ministry. Operating in over 22 nations, Global Mission Awareness is a family of families blessing the nations of the earth. Leif and Jennifer have been blessed with four beautiful children and one son-in-law and make their home in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Sherri L. Lewis, MD is the Founder and Director of Bethel Atlanta Africa – a ministry devoted to raising revivalists to bring cultural transformation to the nations of Africa. Her ministry focuses include intimacy with God, the prophetic, worship, purpose, destiny and understanding Kingdom realities.
Sherri Lewis graduated from Howard University, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Maryland Family Medicine Residency. In 2008, she left her 15-year career as a Family Physician to pursue full-time ministry and writing.
In 2010, Sherri founded Bethel Atlanta Cameroon School of Supernatural Ministry after graduating from the second year program of Bethel Atlanta School of Supernatural Ministry. It is located in Buea, Cameroon, and also has a growing, thriving church fellowship called Bethel Atlanta Cameroon.
In 2017, the vision expanded and is now Bethel Atlanta Africa (BAA). BAA has hosted the Kingdom Leadership Academy in Nairobi, Kenya and has launched a Bethel Atlanta Kenya church fellowship there. BAA has ministry partners in Botswana, Nigeria, and South Africa where they provide Kingdom Leadership Immersions to spread the core values of the Kingdom.
BAA has also partnered with Lapis Lazuli Ministries and Bethel Sozo Africa to bring inner healing to several African nations including Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Botswana, and Togo.
Sherri has several bestselling Christian fiction titles and two non-fiction titles, The God Zone and Effectual Prayer. She lives between Cameroon, Kenya and Nigeria.
Harry and Heylinn Rios
Pastor Harry and Heyllin Rios, Pastors of Jesus King of Kings Ministry in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. They have three wonderful children: Zoe, Hadassah, and Jedediah. Their mission is to exalt the name of Jesus and reach Nicaragua for Him. They have created meal programs where they serve meals and meet the needs of both children and seniors. They plant churches in their region and meet the discipleship and practical needs of people in their area. Bethel Atlanta met Harry and Heyllin in 2008 and has sent many mission trips to encourage and be part of the work happening in Matagalpa.
Frontline Missions was founded in 1997 by Alan and Heidi Winter. Alan and Heidi poured their lives into the Great Commission for more than twenty years, connecting and inspiring the global church to love the one in front of them. After suffering a stroke in the spring of 2017, Alan Winter went home to be with the Lord. His wife, Heidi, continues their vision as the President of Frontline Missions. Working primarily in Central and South America, Frontline creates strategic partnerships with the local and global body of Christ to bring the message of Jesus to unreached and unengaged people groups. Evangelism efforts, Bible training centers, mission team outreach, economic development, and the training of pastors and leaders are all part of their ongoing ministry in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
Carolyn & Ron Book
Ron and his wife, Carolyn, have been married for fifty years. Together, they have four children and eight grandchildren. Ron attributes his love and passion for missions to his first trip at age ten. He later visited Africa as a twenty-year-old and spent a year and a half in Zambia. Carolyn is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and enjoys playing the cello and guitar and boating on the lake in the summer.
Except for her time at Georgia Tech and attending BSSM in Redding, CA, Lauren has lived right around the corner from Bethel Atlanta’s campus her entire life. She currently lives in Peachtree City with a fond appreciation for the golf cart trails; the trails are her family’s favorite option for getting around town. Lauren married her husband Brent, whom she met in college. Together, they led a Redding, California-based home group that eventually transitioned to Georgia to help start Bethel Atlanta. Since the beginning, Lauren has been a staff member of Bethel Atlanta, from leading the School of Ministry for the first nine years to leading the Senior Team and the Send Branch. When she’s not at the church, Lauren and Brent enjoy all things outdoors, such as camping, trail running, and spending time at the lake with their three children, Lake, Reagan, and Wynn.