The interactive map above illustrates our presence in the world.

Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) The School of Christ is driven by the belief that Christ is about to return for His Church. There is an urgency about us, for we believe we shall stand before God and give an account for what we have and have not done. The School of Christ takes seriously the command of Jesus to preach the Gospel to every creature.

The School of Christ International, now functioning in many countries of the world, has proven to be one of the most effective tools for world evangelism in the history of missions. The entire focus of the School of Christ is to train and send the native to his or her own people.

The School of Christ is strictly a training and sending tool. We have no churches and will not have any. Our purpose in every Nation is for these native pastors and leaders to go out from the School of Christ to build new Pentecostal churches and to strengthen the existing churches.

The School of Christ is about life. Though knowledge and doctrine are included in our learning, these are nothing without the manifest life of Christ in the believer. The School proceeds on the principal that, the creature is here to contain and manifest the Creator.

J. Darrell Turner began preaching as an Evangelist in 1980 and in 1987 became involved in Missionary Evangelism in Argentina. Having been in 49 countries he has answered the call of God to preach the gospel around the world. He is Founder & Director of River of Life International, through which many native Churches have been planted, the poor fed and clothed and in 2004 the House of Hope building in Armenia was originally purchased to house impoverished widows. In 1994 he was the first Evangelist and North American to be honored with a Doctor of Missiology degree from the South American Seminary in Quito, Ecuador. Having worked with School of Christ founder B.H. Clendennen from the first School in Russia 1992, he assumed the President’s position of that world-wide ministry in 2013. Brother Turner now travels throughout the U.S. and the world preaching the message of Christ. He is married to Gwen Turner and has two daughters and three grandchildren.

Robert Turnage is the senior pastor of Victory Temple, in Beaumont, Texas. As pastor, Pastor Turnage and the church have carried on a home and foreign missionary ministry program that includes weekly television services and outreach to help build the Kingdom of God. With the passing of Brother Clendennen in 2009, Pastor Turnage assumed the role as President of the School of Christ International, and served until 2013. He now serves as Vice-President on the Governing Board.

Brenda is the wife of Sr. Pastor Robert Turnage, who is the pastor of Victory Temple, and the daughter of Bertram and Janice Clendennen. She came to work for Victory Temple and the Voice of Victory in 1975. When the name formally changed in 2003 to the School of Christ International she became the Administrator. She also serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the Governing Board.

Donal Chance is the pastor of Bible Tabernacle Church in Bridge City, LA and president of the Bayou Land Missions in Bridge City, LA. He has worked with the School of Christ since 1996 as Director of Venezuela. Pastor Chance was the first director from the School of Christ to go into Columbia. He has pioneered many mission works and churches among the Venezuelans, Columbians, and Wayuu Indians. He is over the full-time School of Christ in Valencia, where students from all over Venezuela and Columbia are brought to be trained. He also has a ministry in Angola Prison.

Dale Martin is the owner of the Martin Law Firm in Broussard, LA. He has worked with the School of Christ since 1995 as director over the Philippines. He is the founder and president of “Looking to the Harvest,” a missions outreach ministry. He has served on the board of directors of School of Christ International since 2003.

John Rich has been affiliated with Victory Temple and its ministries for 37 years under the leaderships of Pastor Clendennen and Pastor Robert Turnage. John was asked to be on the board of the School of Christ at the request of Brother Clendennen in 1999. He has continued in that capacity throughout the leadership of Brother Clendennen, Pastor Robert Turnage, and now Darrell Turner. John believes the School of Christ is one of, if not the most, effective ministries in the hands of the Holy Spirit in these last days to sweep the earth and reap the last day harvest.

Donal Chance is the pastor of Bible Tabernacle Church in Bridge City, LA and president of the Bayou Land Missions in Bridge City, LA. He has worked with the School of Christ since 1996 as Director of Venezuela. Pastor Chance was the first director from the School of Christ to go into Columbia. He has pioneered many mission works and churches among the Venezuelans, Columbians, and Wayuu Indians. He is over the full-time School of Christ in Valencia, where students from all over Venezuela and Columbia are brought to be trained. He also has a ministry in Angola Prison.

Dr. Marion Dodson, after retiring from his practice as an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor, moved to Honduras to do humanitarian work. He was introduced to Pastor Clendennen and the School of Christ in 2005, and became Director over Honduras. The work has grown into the surrounding countries of El Salvador, Columbia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Guatemala, Panama, Bolivia, and Venezuela.

Daren Downs is a full-time missionary that began working in the foreign field in 1993 when he made his first trip to Russia to sponsor a former student of the School of Christ in Moscow. Currently, he is overseeing work in Thailand with David Jacobson. Daren also assists the School of Christ in going wherever he is needed. He is the missions’ director for his home church, Living Waters in Chino, California.

Ken Geisendorfer is the Pastor of the Open Arms Ministry in Quincy, IL. He has worked with the School of Christ since 2001. He had the privilege of traveling with Bro. Clendennen to Armenia, Iraq, Cambodia and Vietnam. Ken is now the Director over Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Korea.

Richard Goebel has been supporting the School of Christ since 1996 and working with the School in Ethiopia since 2006. He became Director over Ethiopia in 2010. He also travels and works wherever he is needed in other areas of the School of Christ. This year he has worked very closely with Dr. Dodson in Honduras and Nicaragua.

David Gearheart went to Russia in 1991 to help Pastor Clendennen with the first School of Christ. He has continued to live and work in Russia since that time. He is Co-Director over Russia and Estonia.

David Jacobson began working with the School of Christ in June of 2000 when God sent Bro. Clendennen to Mae Sot, Thailand, to the church that he had pioneered. “I knew that I had finally found the truth of the Word of God.” Brother Jacobson began working in the Refugee Camps among the Karen people who had fled Burma and he is working among the Karen people that have immigrated to the United States.

Brian Larsen started working with the School of Christ in 1999. He remembers clearly the day that he sat at breakfast with Pastor Clendennen in the country of Jordan. God confirmed the call He had placed on his life in 1995 to become a full-time missionary with the School of Christ. Brian has been Director/Supervisor over South America. He now oversees the work in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In 2010 God opened the door for Brian to take the School of Christ to Japan.

Since 2001 Keith Malcomson has been working with the School of Christ alongside B. H. Clendennen in Ireland, Britain, and Europe, seeking to raise up a voice once again to call this prodigal continent back to God. He has been involved in organizing conventions in different countries as well as traveling to preach and teach. Keith is Director over England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and Wales.

Dale Martin is the owner of the Martin Law Firm in Broussard, LA. He has worked with the School of Christ since 1995 as director over the Philippines. He is the founder and president of “Looking to the Harvest,” a missions outreach ministry. He has served on the board of directors of School of Christ International since 2003.

Curtis McGehee has been the Senior Pastor at Abiding Life Church in Whitney, Texas for 30 years. Pastor McGehee began a ministry of missionary/evangelism in 1992, starting in Moscow, Russia with the School of Christ International. He has also ministered around the world working with the School of Christ in such places as Armenia, Africa, Asia, China, Vietnam, Europe, the Middle East, the Fiji Islands, South and Central America, and Israel. He is now the Director over Israel.

Stephen McKay went through the School of Christ in 2004, and it was there that God began to speak to his heart about missions. Papua New Guinea, a small island nation in the South Pacific, has been the main country where he has worked with the School of Christ as director. He also travels to run Schools and conferences in other areas of the world where ever he is needed.

Joel Pledge is the Pastor of Cross Roads Assembly of God in Three Way, TN. Joel traveled to Russia with the School of Christ in 1995 as the Director of the Kaliningrad Region of Russia. During the next five years he participated in Schools across Russia and the Republic of Georgia. In the fall of 1998 Bro. Clendennen asked Joel to be the Director of East Asia School of Christ, and since that time he has traveled extensively throughout China, Mongolia, and Russia.

Pete Spackman is the Director of the School of Christ International Prison Ministries in North and South America, and Russia. “Pastor Clendennen called me in late 1992 and asked me to pray about the possibility of going to work with him in the prisons of Russia. In 2001 I started working with the prisons in the United States.” The Pete Spackman Volunteer of the Year Award was instituted in 2009 by CCA's Inmate Programs department, with the inaugural honor bestowed to its namesake. He is over the School of Christ operations in all of the CCA owned prisons, jails, and detention centers.

Lee Shipp is the founder and senior pastor of First New Testament Church in Baton Rouge, LA and has worked with the School of Christ since 1992. He is Founder and President of "A Call to the Heart," a ministry of evangelism. Brother Shipp has served on the Board of Directors of the School of Christ and currently he is serving as Director over Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, and Serbia.

Aubry Tyler is the pastor of the Full Gospel Church in Center Point, LA, and began working with the School of Christ in 1995. He started by planting churches with SOC graduates, holding crusades, and overseeing graduations. In 2005 he opened schools in Trinidad and Tobago. The work grew and spread into the surrounding countries where the work is continuing. He continues to oversee the work in Guyana, French Guiana, Grenada, St. Vincent, Greece, Suriname, Trinidad, Antigua, Dominica and Aruba.

Africa

  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Americas

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • French Guiana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • St. Vincent
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad
  • United States
    • Karen Schools
    • Native American Missions
    • Prison Ministry
  • Venezuela

Asia

  • Armenia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • South Vietnam
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Uzbekistan

Australia

  • Fiji
  • Paupa New Guinea
  • Soloman Islands

Europe

  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Holland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Poland
  • Russia
    • Far East
    • Ivangorod
    • Saratov
  • Spain
  • Sweden