Mark & Heather

McKinstry

Ashley, Allie


Serving in Spain, Europe


Account #2535623

425 W. Willow Ct. #153
Fox Point, WI 53217

McKinstrys

We are Mark and Heather, global workers in Spain. We have two wonderful adult daughters, Ashley and Allie, and a fantastic son-in-law, Joey. Our story began back when we were teens and God called both of us into the ministry. Over time, it became apparent to us and our leaders that God was specifically calling us to serve in Europe. From 1993 until 2016, God led us to serve as youth, discipleship, and missions pastors in three amazing churches in the US. From 2017-2020, while learning language and culture, we worked on staff at the International Church of Barcelona, serving in almost every area of the church including preaching and executive functions. We've been blessed to pour our lives into hundreds of young people, couples, and families. We've watched God do what many considered impossible and we know that the most amazing stories are yet to be written as we now venture towards planting a new international church in Malaga, Spain.

 

Malaga, Spain

Malaga is a city of almpost 600,000 people. It is a fast-growing, international hot spot in Europe. Located in the southern region of Andalusia, this city is know for its rich foods, deep traditions, and complex history. From 2016 until today, Malaga ranks third behind Madrid and Barcelona, as a top destination for new international business in Spain. The people of Malaga have a great love for life and family. Sadly, they have a long history filled with heart ache and loss. The spiritual awakening of the reformation that touched much of Europe in the 1500s has not yet found its way there. People are looking for hope. In this highly secularized city, many have never heard of the loving Savior and even more have never witnessed a vibrant, Spirit-filled church. We know that a life-giving, community of faith that chooses to authentically and compassionately love those around them, will be an undeniable light in the darkness and a beacon of hope for the hopeless.

 

International Church of Malaga

It's our joy to lead a team of incredible missionaries and local leaders to plant a new international church in this city that reaches Spaniards, expats, and foreigners. Our primary goal is to establish this church in the heart of Malaga. Our mission is to impact every person in every part of this city and the surrounding areas of over 1 million people with the love of Christ. We want to be a church that values Christ-centered, relationally connected, and outward focused living. We desire to multiply by creating new campuses and planting new churches that will shine brightly for Jesus, bringing hope and life to people of all ages.

 

What Might Be Your Part?

We know that God is touching lives here and He has asked us to go, reflect His love, and point people to Jesus Christ. Of course, we cannot do this alone. We have an amazing group of partnering churches and individual supporters that stand with us by praying, giving, and even coming alongside of us locally. Perhaps you would allow God to speak to your heart about what He would have you do in Malaga. Right here, on this web portal, you can commit to pray, give financially, or sign up to receive our updates in your email. We would love to have you join our partnership team and we'd love to hear from you!

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International Church of Malaga and Outreach Center

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This project includes the establishment of an International Church and Outreach Center in the heart of Malaga that will serve as a connection point to the community and a hub for ministry to the city. The Outreach Center will be used to help launch the International Church and be a place for leadership development, language classes, compassion projects, city outreaches, discipleship, prayer and worship, and of course lots of coffee and conversation!