Jon and Mary Woodruff – East-West Ministries
Jon and Mary have been members of Christ Fellowship since 1998.
Jon and Mary currently serve with East-West Ministries International. East-West seeks to mobilize the body of Christ to evangelize the lost and equip local believers to multiply disciples and healthy churches among unreached peoples and/or in restricted access areas.
In February 1976, Jon (a senior at North Texas State University) rededicated his life to Christ through the witness of a college co-ed. His life turned around that evening, and over the next year he began to sense a “holy restlessness” in his spirit as he worked in the wholesale food industry. He felt God’s call to ministry. Over the next 34 years, Jon worked with Campus Crusade for Christ to help plan, train, and lead over 11,000 short term mission participants to several countries. In early 2011, Jon joined the team at East-West to help partner US churches with the foreign mission field through short term mission teams. Using personal evangelism, Jon and his teams work with national believers to share Christ and plant house churches in areas where no church has ever existed or in areas where restrictions limit the freedom of believers. In some countries, the teams incorporate orphan ministry into their mission.