Gabe & Jan Swing
Jan and Gabe met on a mission trip to Mexico in 1997. It was there that God began to stir their hearts towards missions. Over the years, Gabe has served as a youth minister and a pastor. Jan has served as a nurse in the ER, a nursing instructor and as a parish nurse for a large congregation. They have two children: Their son, Ken and his wife Martha, who live in Charlotte, NC, and their daughter Grace, who lived with them in The Bahamas since she was 10 years old and now attends college at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Jan, Gabe and Grace moved to The Bahamas to serve as missionaries in 2012 and have worked alongside The Bahamas Youth Network to develop, mentor and disciple the next generation of high school and college students. In 2015, Gabe became the pastor of Kirk of the Pines congregation in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. On September 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian literally destroyed Marsh Harbour with sustained winds of 185 MPH and a tidal surge of over 23 feet. Since that time, Jan and Gabe have been working to help families and alongside other relief organizations to minister to this broken community, assist the restoration of the island and share God's amazing love with good people of Abaco Island living in the midst of great tragedy.
Barrett & Carrie
In the over 20 years they've know each other, Barrett and Carrie have been doing ministry together. Both have Bachelor Degrees in Student Ministries from Geneva College. Carrie has worked with students for over 20 years, leading small groups, building leadership teams, and individually discipling countless kids. While Barrett has also led students, he has been more involved with worship over the past 15 years, leading a worship band and planning worship services. They felt a strong call to Abaco in August of 2019, just before Hurricane Dorian, and continued pursuing that call after the storm. They moved to Marsh Harbour in November 2020, with three of their four children, Cortina, Paisley, and Soren. Marissa is grown up and doing student ministry in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.
The Hendricksons are excited about reaching Abaco for Christ, helping the islanders know that Christ and His church care about their spiritual and physical, tangible needs.
You can see more about their adventures by checking out Hendricksonmission.com