Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Missionary Spotlight: Clay & Darlene Quarterman ~ Odessa, Ukraine

In 1993 the Quartermans were called to Ukraine in the former Soviet Union. They were on the ground floor, helping start a denomination of seven new Presbyterian churches and founding the Evangelical Reformed Seminary of Ukraine. Clay is president of the seminary, which in 2003 had grown to 42 students.

Clay earned two degrees at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, receiving his M.Div. in 1977 and his Doctor of Ministry degree in 1986. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wales in 2005. He is ordained as an evangelist and teaching elder. The Quartermans served 14 years on MTW’s Portugal Team, where Clay planted churches, taught at a Bible college, and helped organize a school of missions and a branch of Evangelism Explosion. He is one of the founders of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Portugal.
Clay and Darlene were reared in Christian homes and came to Christ at an early age, having an early interest in missions. They are from Presbyterian churches in Jackson, MS and Hopewell, VA, and met at Belhaven College in Jackson. Their first date was to a missions conference. They married in 1973 and have four children: Matt (27), Nate (25), Tyler (21) and Alex (19).

Please pray for the Lord’s protection over the Quarterman Family.

The ownership of the Odessa church is being questioned in court. Pray as the Actor’s Guild in Odessa files an appeal over the case against the rights of ownership to the church building, a historic Reformed building downtown.

Pray for wisdom and skill in mobilizing and training leaders in Ukraine.

Pray for growing pastors with hearts for missions.


Chris Hutchings said...

Thanks for this! I've enjoyed reading about this vital work and the people serving the Lord in other parts of the world. What an encouragement and point of prayer.

Jordan Huff said...

Thank you so much for your ministry at the PCRT. I can't even express how much I was encouraged by your heart for the Gospel and your proclamation of the Word of God. It was a sweet sound to my ears.

His servant,