The body at Evangelical Free Church seeks to actively participate in the Great Commission by supporting missionaries serving locally, nationally, and internationally.  Our commitment is reflected in the goal of allocating almost 10% of the total church budget to the Missions Ministry. We encourage participation in short term mission trips, and we support those from our body who wish to serve long term on the mission field. If you have any questions or an interest in any of the missionaries listed, contact the church office.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. ~Matthew 28:9-20  NIV

Local Missionaries

Ralph and Connie Cooley

…serve with Faculty Commons, the faculty ministry of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ), trusting God to build spiritual movements of Christ-centered professors and students who take the hope of Jesus Christ to the university and the world. Though they work primarily at the University of Idaho and at Washington State University, the scope of their ministry includes other northwest campuses. They dream of the day when every professor and every student knows someone who truly follows Jesus.
For more information: Idaho Cru     Email:, 208-301-3641.

Palouse Care Network

…serves the Moscow and Pullman area by providing assistance and counsel for those facing pregnancy, sexuality, and abortion issues. They affirm that human life is sacred from the moment of conception.
For more information: Palouse Care Network Email:

Young Life

Young Life

…is winning the right to share the Gospel by building relationships with students in middle school, high school, and the college campus.
For more information: Palouse Empire Young Life Email:


National Missionaries

Bob and Louise Griffin

…are retired from Wycliffe Bible Translators/JAARS but still have a heart for God’s unreached people. Bob does counseling by phone and email.


Nathan and Julie Cooley

…serve the Lord at Oregon State University with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) working with students doing evangelism, discipleship and shepherding.
For more information: Oregon Cru Email:


Rob and Teresa Hernandez

…serve with FamilyLife, located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Rob and Teresa are both products of broken homes and have given their lives to see the gospel proclaimed to couples in order to strengthen families through Biblical principles. When asked what they do for a living Rob and Teresa respond, “We work in home construction and repair sub-contracting for Christ, the builder.”
For more information: FamilyLife Email:


International Missionaries


Ben and Doris Hyde

…are working with Cadence International with an emphasis on assisting military personnel. This includes monthly retreats for presenting the gospel as well as chaplain training meetings. The Hydes currently serve our US servicemen and women stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.
For more information: Cadence International Email:

Fred and Vikki VanGorkom

…serve with Christian Veterinary Mission. Fred is CVM Regional Director for Africa, and Vicki handles incoming gifts, receipting, donor communication and reporting to fieldworkers for CVM. Their mission is to see churches planted and maturing with trained leadership, not only in Africa, but around the world.
For more information: Christian Veterinary Mission Email: (Fred), (Vicki)

Steve and Melina Blake

…serve with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. Steve supports translators and other missionaries by teaching their children at Ukarumpa International School.  Steve and Melina also help lead youth group.
For more information: Wycliffe Email:

Abby (Opsal) Jóföldi

…serves with International Messengers in Hungary with her husband, Bence. She serves the local church however she can and additionally helps with various camps with a goal of sharing the Gospel with the unreached.
For more information: International Messengers Email: