East Columbus United Methodist Church
2439 Indiana Avenue
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 376-7418


International Missions

East Asia
East Columbus United Methodist Church also supports missionaries serving in East Asia through Campus Crusade. Their names are withheld by request for their protection, however they occasionally update us on their work at our morning services. If you like information about how you can pray specifically for them, please contact us here.

West Africa
The Gongwers are medical missionaries in Ghana, West Africa. Their ministry integrates community healthcare and development with sharing the Gospel. Their vision is to combine hospital work and community outreach that provides healing for the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Cameron, a physician, is the medical superintendent of the Ankaase Methodist Faith Healing Hospital. He leads a staff of Ghanaian and missionary personnel. Anne, a teacher, coordinates the Ankaase Literacy Program. She also home-schools their daughter, Caylor. Read more »»

Latin America
Rev. Larry Cochran lives in Wilmore, Kentucky, with his wife and children.  Larry has been with GO since 1985.  He frequently leads servant teams to Latin America, assisting with leadership development, church planting, evangelism and children’s ministries. Since 1969, GO InterNational teams have served, learned and shared in 23 countries. For more info, please contact us here.

Tanzania and South Africa
Lowell and Claudia Wertz have been missionaries to Africa since 1980.  They began their missionary service in Zaire where they served the United Methodist Church for 12 years.  Since 1993, they have served the Lord in Tanzania with Joy in the Harvest.  They have two children, Luke and Kimberly. Read more »»

David and Linda Haag are from Graham, Alabama but their ministry work is in the Ukraine. They return each year to check on the progress. The pastors in the Ukraine are very good to use the monies very wisely and make every dollar go as far as possible.100% of their funds are used for church building, youth camps, and food to feed 4,000 people each year. For more info, please contact us here.

For more information about our missions program, please contact us at office@eastcolumbusumc.org