Greg & Danna Beggs
Africa Regional Director
As Africa regional director, Greg is responsible for giving leadership to more than 400 missionaries and missionary associates who minister in 50 countries and territories across Africa.
Born in Levelland, Texas, Greg was 3 years old when he moved with his family to Tanzania where his parents, missionaries Jimmy and Mary Beggs, began their overseas ministry. Greg spent most of his childhood years in Tanzania and Kenya, and during this time, a deep love for the continent of Africa took root in his heart.
Following high school, Greg returned to the United States to attend Central Bible College and pursue a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies. While at CBC, he met Danna Whitney, and the couple married in 1984. Later, Greg also earned a master’s degree in human resources from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
In 1987, Greg and Danna started their missionary service in Tanga, Tanzania. For 13 years, they worked with the Tanzania Assemblies of God fellowship in planting churches along the nation’s coast.
In 2000 the Beggs family moved to Kenya and Greg was named area director of East Africa and the Indian Ocean Basin. This diverse area encompasses a variety of territories ranging from deserts to rain forests. These territories are home to people who are equally diverse and live in villages dotted with mud huts as well as bustling cities of millions.
Recently, Greg was instrumental in launching the Live|Dead initiative across East Africa. With a major emphasis on reaching people groups with little or no gospel witness, Live|Dead is gaining momentum. Church planting teams are currently in various stages of development to target strategic areas where large concentrations of unreached people live.
Greg became Africa regional director January 1, 2014. Their desire is to plant the church where it does not exist, nurture the church where it is young, and partner with the church where it is strong. They are committed to humbly seeking God, to continued engagement in the strategic planning process, and to embrace a new era of interdependence and accountability with AGWM partners in Africa and the United States. Their goal as regional directors is to reach the lost through strategic and effective ways.
Greg and Danna have two children: a son, Nate, and a daughter, Nicole.
Bill & Reita Moore
Strategic Leader for Resources,
Africa Harvest Ministries
Subsequent to pastoring churches for thirteen years in the United States, John moved with his family to Africa to establish an Intercultural Studies program called All Nations Theological Seminary in Malawi, Africa.
Since completing his Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies (the first awarded at AGTS, Springfield, Missouri) in Spring 2011, John, a 10-year missionary veteran at the time, was asked to serve in three new roles:
Executive Director of the Association for Pentecostal Theological Education in Africa, an endorsing/accrediting agent.
Vice Chancellor of the Pan-Africa Theological Seminary, a doctoral program based in Togo.
Team leader for Africa's Hope, an extension of the Assemblies of God World Missions' Africa Office that helps facilitate training of church leaders.
"The task may seem never ending. Our fraternal AG churches on the continent are planting churches at an incredible rate. We work alongside them to prepare men and women for the work of the ministry. Part of our task is to interface with over 200 AG schools, multiple extension training facilities, and dozens of trainers across the continent. We also get to encourage our U.S. donor base to understand and value the role of leadership formation in the fulfillment of the Great Commission."
Dr. Easter is married to Cheryl and has three sons, Kevin, John-John, and Mitchell.
Reita and I started our full time missionary career in 1987 with our first assignment being in Malawi primarily working in evangelism and church planting where we started, in conjunction with our Malawi colleagues, almost 90 churches.
Our only daughter, Allison was born during our first term. In 1994, Reita and I began to work with building churches in conjunction with Africa Tabernacle Evangelism. Today, it’s our privilege to lead the newly combined Africa Harvest Ministries and to be serving on the Africa Leadership Team.
Our family isn’t normal. There are 4 of us – Scott, Karen, Megan and Makenzie. Even though we live in Africa none of us are really missionaries. Okay, technically we are, but Africa is really home – because we all grew up there. By the time each one of us was 6 years old we were already living on the continent. Really, the three ladies in the family were all there by the time they were one year old.
Recently our ministries have taken a turn and we no longer serve just East Africa. We have the privilege of working across the whole continent. We are focused on 2 areas – unreached people groups and strategic planning. Since 1994 we have had a passion for unreached people groups. What a privilege it is to work with teams taking the gospel where it has never been proclaimed. It is also a great honor to work with the Lordship and Lostness process, visiting each field and helping to facilitate strategic planning.