Roger Alford, a World Impact Associate, is now directing the efforts of our St. Louis TUMI satellite, a theological training site that equips and trains urban lay leaders and pastors for the purpose of facilitating church-planting. Roger is bilingual and has been a pastor for more than 40 years and has also spent many years going to Latin America to train and equip pastors. After a season of pastoring in western Kansas, Roger has returned to St. Louis, where he pastored for 14 years previously, and is excited to be working with our ministry.
In addition to directing the St. Louis TUMI site, Roger is currently making contacts with local pastors in both North and South St. Louis to further expand the number of TUMI sites in the city, as well as identify indigenous leaders whom we can partner with in planting churches. There is great potential for expansion within the growing immigrant communities in St. Louis including Nepalese, Ethiopian, Bosnian and other ethnic groups. Through our continued presence in St. Louis, we are committed to do all we can to recruit, empower and release urban leaders who will plant churches and launch church planting movements in the St. Louis area and beyond.