Missions at Mulford

Mulford Mission Conference:  With Special Guests, Al and Terri Frank and Mark and Carol Doss, EFCA Central District Church Planters

Schedule of Events:  Each session will build on the previous one.   Please feel free to jump in where your schedule  allows. 
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Seminar Part I—3:00-4 :00 p.m.  Work of the Planters
Seminar Part II—4:00-5:00 p.m.  -Work of Mulford

Children & Families: 5:15—5:45 (Games and craft to teach about missions)

Dinner:  6:00 p.m.—Pot Luck—Fellowship Hall—(No peanuts or peanut products please)  Table service will be provided.  

Fun Facts:  7:00 p.m. (Or as soon tables can be cleared)  Getting to Know our Guests!
Skits:  How to “Plant” a Church!
Poster Contest Awards

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Continental Breakfast:  8:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall  (See signup sheet for items to bring!)

Sunday School:  9:15 a.m.—Teens & Adults -Continuing to “build” with our church planters, Fellowship Hall (Coffee and muffins may continue to be enjoyed.)

Worship:  10:30 a.m.

Lunch:  Peking Restaurant  - Noon (Please sign up on clipboard for reservation by Friday, October 3, 2014) 


Al Frank serves as the Regional Associate Superintendent Church Planting Missionary for Missouri and Arkansas with the Evangelical Free Church (EFCA).  Terri is a high school guidance counselor.  They recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

Al attended the University of Missouri, graduating with a BA in Political Science with focused post-graduate work in Journalism. He became a TV news and documentary producer/writer in the St. Louis market for ABC, NBC, and CBS. He received 31 Emmys. 

Al’s change from skeptical journalist to committed believer eventually led him into pastoral ministry. He served on the pastoral staff at Calvary EFC, St. Peters, Missouri, for over 12 years. He planted the Calvary Church Connections Campus and served as preaching pastor at Connections, as well as preaching pastor for the Saturday evening service at Calvary Mid Rivers. 

Al is currently involved with several new church plants. 



Mark Doss serves as the Regional Associate Superintendent Church Planting Missionary for Iowa and South Dakota.  Mark and his wife, Carol, have been married for 32 years. They live in Boone, Iowa, where their youngest son , Eli, is  junior at Boone High School.  Carol works for Boone Schools Food Service.  Their oldest son, Andy, and his wife Candice, have two children with a third expected in January of 2015. 

Mark began pastoral ministry with the Evangelical Free Church of America in 1984.  On December 1, 1995, Mark began as a church planting missionary for the Central Corridor of Iowa.    

Starting churches is the primary role that Mark fills as he works as a catalyst, coach, and consultant.  He has had opportunity to assist in the start of twenty-five churches that operate as full-member churches in the Central District and is currently working with eight additional projects.  Mark also assists pastors in the district as they pursue credentialing with the EFCA.









































Mulford and Missions       (See below for list of currently supported Mulford missionaries)

Questions about Mulford Missions?  Check this page to learn more about the Mulford World Missions Team!  

Raising Disciples for Jesus

“Plowing” – cultivating relationships with people
“Planting” – explaining the gospel to people
“Growing” – helping believers mature in Christ
“Harvesting” – helping believers share Christ with others


With our establishment as a mission Sunday school in 1857, we identify strongly with the disciple making aspect of Jesus’ words in Matthew 28:19-20.   Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.  



        A History of Supporting Disciple Making Missions     

       First missionary sent by the Mulford Church, Muscatine, Iowa. Destination: Nigeria, Africa.
       Mrs. Ruth Stelzner Christensen, 1938. Graduate of Muscatine High School, 1927.




 Current Mulford Supported Missionaries


  1. Brase, Lee and Marilyn – Navigators,  Director of The Navigators International Prayer Ministry
  2. Brett, Ron and Pat  – (Retired) TEAM
  3. Bryson, Roger and Lois – Wycliffe Bible Translators
  4. Buckley, Joe    -  Frontier School of the Bible
  5. DeFlon, Ruth Ann - HCJB Global (Retired)
  6. Doss, Mark and Carol -  EFCA Central Region Church Planting
  7. Franks, Al  - EFCA Southern Region Church Planting
  8. Fry, Jim and Cathy – Miracles Can Happen Boys Ranch, Wilton, IA
  9. Gerber, Roger and Connie – In Faith. Org, An American Mission
  10. Glynn, Ron and Claudine – Iowa Awana Missionaries
  11. Kaczinski, Scott and Annette – Scott Kaczinski and Family Music Ministries
  12. Larson, Glwadys  – (Retired) TEAM
  13. Lewis, Al and Edie – EFCA Reach Global
  14. Lukos, Saji and Moni – Reaching Indians Ministries International (RIMI)
  15. Martinez, Luis and Susan - EFCA Multi-Ethnic Ministry, Director
  16. McKinnon, Kent and Jan – International Messengers – Poland (Private Support, Prayer Commitment)
  17. Noyes, Marilyn – (Retired) – Child Evangelism Fellowship
  18. Nuckols, David and Rose – Bread of Life Frontier Missions (BLFM)
  19. Ottaviano, John and Ida – (Retired) Wycliffe Bible Translators
  20. Ottaviano, Steve and Debbie – JAARS /Wycliffe Bibe Translators  (On Loan to MAF)
  21. Penaranda, Elsi – HCJB Global (Retired)
  22. Popham, Randy and Gin – Wycliffe Bible Translators  
  23. Reedy, Gary and Marilyn – EFCA Reach Global
  24. Swan, Cal and Sue  - EFCA Central District, District Superintendent 
  25. Taylor, Earl and DeDe -  EFCA Hidden Acres, Vision and Design Director
  26. Verme, Bob and Joan – EFCA Reach Global - Japan
  27. Worthington, Dean – Child Evangelism Fellowship (retired – but working!)