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John and Martine
John and Martine Smithwick are the Co-Founders and International Directors of the THP. John and Martine have traveled the world preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost, the unreached, and to the believer! They have carried God’s Healing and Miracle Power to over 25 Nations and have seen God perform many notable miracles of healing. Since they founded JSMI in 1998, John Smithwick Ministries International has seen over one million souls won to Jesus through mass crusade evangelism and strategic outreaches. In many unreached areas of the world, JSMI has planted and funded new churches and equipped new believers with discipleship materials.
JSMI is dedicated to raising up a generation that is focused on Reaping the Harvest. That is why John and Martine launched Global Ventures Team Trips in 2002. Through Global Ventures they take people all over the world, training and equipping them as they take part in the “hands-on” winning of souls and working of miracles. People’s lives are forever changed after coming on just one of these trips!
Thailand has become one of the primary countries John and Martine have specifically directed their focused. In 2005 John and Martine conducted their first crusade in Thailand. It was during this trip that God further connected their hearts with missionaries Bob and Debbie Scott (who helped with the crusade coordination). On this trip John and Bob strategized about launching a Harvest Plan in Thailand. In March of 2006 this strategy became a reality! John and Martine led in teams to conduct the next Crusade while Bob and Debbie coordinated with Thai believers "on the ground" helping to facilitate the event. The corporate goal was not only to successfully conduct this massive evangelism event but to also plant a church in an unreached area in conjunction with the crusade. The strategy worked...not only were thousands saved but the first church in the THP was successfully planted!
In just a few brief years the THP has won over 120,000 people to Jesus and planted 10 churches in unreached areas! In this strategic plan, JSMI along with the THP staff continues targeting unreached regions of Thailand where they facilitate mission teams, conduct mass crusades, and plant brand new churches (where none existed before). As a result, the unreached are saved, the new believers are raised up, leaders are developed, and the nation is being changed!
MORE ABOUT JOHN & MARTINE
When John is not overseas, he ministers in churches and bible schools bringing a relevant message of purpose and inspiration. He exhorts believers to work the miracles of Jesus and to take their rightful place in the End-Time Harvest of souls. John’s heart is for believers to rise up in God’s power and authority according to Mark 16:15-20 in order to effectively reach their world for Jesus. John conducts evangelism training seminars and workshops in the U.S. empowering churches and believers to be effective soul winners. He also conducts crusades and outreaches in the U.S. to help churches reach their areas with the Gospel and grow their local bodies with new believers!
Martine also conducts Children’s Crusades all over the world. These crusades draw some of the largest crowds ranging from several hundred to 15,000 children in attendance. The children also experience the miracles of God as they boldly testify of their healing. Martine also conducts Children’s Ministry Workshops abroad as well as in the U.S. During these intense training sessions, people are taught how to minister and conduct outreaches to children of all ages. After attending one of these seminars, people are stirred for children’s ministry and ready to take action!
John graduated from Oral Roberts University and Rhema Bible Training Center and worked extensively for Teen Mania and Impact Productions. Martine is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, DOMATA School of Missions, and School Of Ministry at Church on the Move, pastored by Willie George.