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Global Partners

These front-line servants are in the trenches of living out the Gospel in various places in our world. One third of earth’s population has never heard the Good News of the offer of forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus Christ. Grace Fellowship is a “sending” church with most of our missionary partners having launched out from our midst.

Global Partners

GFC financially supports and works closely with these Global Partners who express our strategic focus on bringing the gospel to the world.

Kamate and Kavira Basolene
Johnson City, TN 

Kamate and Kavira serve African international students in our area with CRU.

Jacqueline Bland
Virginia/South Africa

Jacqui came to our local East Tennessee State University as an athlete, came to faith in Christ, grew through her time at Grace Fellowship, and then became one of our first missionaries. After serving over 30 years with Cru, Jacqui now serves with Hope of Glory Ministries, a South African outreach to at-risk children that she co-founded.

Earle and Cara Chute
Johnson City, TN

Earle and Cara serve with CRU at our local East Tennessee State University campus as they work with faculty and staff here in Johnson City, TN. With over 30 years of experience and enthusiasm they continue to impact those on campus and beyond. Earle also serves as an elder here at Grace Fellowship.

Steve and Laura Persenaire

Steve and Laura serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Indonesia. Steve is the program manager and overseer for MAF personnel in the whole region where they serve as he sets goals, budgets and clarifies the vision in this populous Muslim nation.

Other Missionaries
Sensitive areas of the world

We currently have four global partners that are serving in parts of the world where the gospel and missionary activity are not welcome. For their safety and on-going ministry they are not listed on our website.

Missionary Friends

GFC is honored to be connected to these missionaries who have been a part of our Grace church family and now serve in bringing the gospel to the world.


Justin and Steffani 


Justin and Steffani serve with NMSI in Spain, where they are completing language training. They will be serving the immigrant population.