The Beards’ Story
The Beards are working toward serving in Berlin, Germany with Greater Europe Missions (GEM). Having served in local missions for more than 20 years, they recently felt the call of God to take their ministry abroad.
Darren has a heart for men and strongly believes that biblical manhood solidifies the family structure. He hopes to mentor young men and boys through coaching and umpiring baseball and use sports in a prison ministry platform.
Stacy has been involved in deaf ministry for most of her life. After recently being identified with significant hearing loss herself, her heart for this people group—the most unreached people group in the world—has only increased. Along with the deaf, she will be involved in all things junior high and German Girl Scouts with their 11 year old daughter, EmmaLee.
Berlin is a city of 3.5 million. Even though the CIA website identifies 62% of the population as Christians, the real number is around 35,000 followers of Jesus. This is due to the church collecting taxes in order to perform weddings and funerals. The need is great, and the workers are few to serve the lost, the last and the least of Berlin.