Territory: Team Leader
Andy and his family served as missionaries to sub-Saharan Africa with IMB for 13 years. Andy now leads NextGen Mobilization for the IMB with a passion to serve local churches and NextGen ministries in carrying out the Great Commission. Andy speaks often throughout the country in mobilizing young people to serve on mission as well as in training leaders to that end. Andy is a PhD candidate at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Christian Leadership. When not on the road or in front of a computer, you may find Andy looking for birds, throwing a frisbee, or anticipating the next adventure with his family.
My name is Jacob Hicks and I live in Tulsa, OK with my wife Taylor. I am
responsible for connecting students and young adults to the mission field within the Midwest region of the United States. I first developed a passion for
overseas ministry while serving for a summer in South Asia and as my wife and I are preparing to serve long-term, I have the great joy of helping other
consider their role when it comes to overseas ministry!
When I was a student, my life was changed by serving overseas among
unreached people groups. I am passionate about mobilizing others and sharing about the lostness in the world. I hope to see others experience more
of the Lord and his creation as well as make His name known where it is not yet known.
Hey! I'm Mackenzie Ford, the NextGen Recruiter for the Southwest region
and I'm based in Fort Worth, Texas. I've served overseas with the IMB as a summer missionary and a Journeyman, and both were life-changing
experiences. My idea of a good time is a long conversation about the Bible with a friend and strong cup of coffee. I love trying new things and am always in the market for good books, music, or creative hobbies, so send me
all your best recommendations!
My name is Sam Barber, and I live in Gainesville, Georgia. As a former TCK, I grew up with a passion for missions around the world. I love traveling, reading, and leading worship for my local church!
Growing up in Chicagoland as a first-generation student, God made it clear that I was called to more than the “American Dream.” God changed my life when I served on overseas trips to South Asia and West Africa. I am passionate about mobilizing students and young adults to the nations, to see God use their gifts and talents for His glory!