VICE PRESIDENT of MINISTRY
Not long after Gary and his wife Jackie were married, they moved to Nicaragua where God had called them to plant a church. From 1974-1990 they worked in a variety of roles through Christian Reformed World Missions (CRWM) in both Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Gary's experience as a church planter provides him with a compassion for the men and women around the world who are working to expand God's kingdom.
As Multiplication Network Ministries' (MNM) first Vice President of Ministry, Gary plays a unique role in the organization. As the ministry grows, one of Gary's primary responsibilities is to assist our global staff in staying "on vision" as they maintain and grow relationships with MNM's ministry partners. Gary also plays a major role in the continual strengthening of existing ministry tools and the formation of new materials.
John Wagenveld, Executive Director of MNM, considers Gary an asset to the ministry. "Having Dr. Gary Teja on the MNM team enhances and deepens the team of strong leaders. Gary's experience church planting in Central America, his Ph.D. in adult learning and his knowledge of cross-cultural missions and Islamic studies is a huge benefit to the ministry. His skills and expertise come with character and team player attitudes."