Greg and Lisa Rider have been missionaries since 1987. They received the Lord Jesus Christ in January of 1984. After completing Bible school in 1987, they attended Spanish Language school in McAllen, Texas. Directly following language school, they moved to Guatemala for the next three years. Later, they moved to Veracruz, Mexico, where they worked for fifteen years preaching the gospel, planting churches, and training pastors and leaders. They founded Going Forth International, Inc. in 2005, a non-profit organization that allows them and other missionaries to preach the gospel in Mexico and other parts of the world. They are presently working in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Landon and Tammy Rider met in Mexico in August 2009 and married in July 2010. Landon was raised on the mission field by his parents Greg and Lisa Rider. At the age of 21, Landon was called to Oaxaca, Mexico as a full time missionary, where he served several years before meeting Tammy. Tammy was raised as a pastor’s daughter in NY. She is a graduate of Roberts Weslyan College earning a Master’s Degree in Education, and served as a missionary in Japan for 2 years. Landon and Tammy have a heart for all people to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and have partnered with Going Forth International in bringing the Gospel to the unreached areas of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Jonathan and Lara Taylor met at their home church in Albuquerque, New Mexico when they were 16 years old. After building a strong friendship, they fell in love, and were married six years later. Jonathan was an intern for two years at Bethany World Prayer Center where he attended Minister’s Training Institute and went on several mission trips. One of these mission trips was to Mexico, where he had the privilege of meeting the Rider family and where God began to burn a love inside of him for the unreached in Mexico. After finishing the internship Jonathan spent six months as a missionary back in Oaxaca, Mexico with the Rider family. Lara has a great passion for the nations as well. She attended and led several trips around the world, where God confirmed in her heart His call for her to be a missionary. She ministered at their local church discipling young women as a small group leader for six years and is now excited as they are stepping out into their calling as full-time missionaries in Mexico.