Board of Directors
ABT’s Board of Directors gives oversight to the Executive Committee and receives regular input from the Advisory Council.
Steve Clark | Chairman
Steve and Debby Clark were born in Seattle, WA in 1953. They married in 1971 and moved to Idaho in 1981. They served in Ghana, West Africa, from 1997 to 2003 and are currently living in Lancaster County, PA. They have 5 adult children and 11 grandchildren. Steve is one of the ministers at Joy Christian Fellowship in Ephrata, PA. He has been on the ABT board since 2010.
Tim Stoltzfus | Treasurer
Tim and Linda are raising a family of nine children, and live in Watsontown, PA. They attend East District Mennonite Church, where Tim serves as pastor. Tim serves as Operations Officer at Anabaptist Financial/Foundation. He also serves as Board Treasurer for Open Hands, an Anabaptist microfinance program operating in third world countries. Previously, Tim and Linda served as missionaries on the island of Grenada for three years. Tim also served for five years as office administrator for Global Tribes Outreach. They believe in the mission of a Christian family, and desire to build the local church. God has also given them a burden for global missions, and especially for those who never had the opportunity of hearing the Gospel even once.
Emanuel King | Secretary
Emanuel and Phoebe King, along with their two children, reside in New Holland, Pennsylvania, and attend Summitview Christian Fellowship. After having been involved for about three years in the early development of All-Nations Bible Translation, Emanuel and Phoebe moved to Israel in order to learn Hebrew for the purpose of Bible translation. Upon returning to the states, Emanuel continued with his studies in linguistics and Hebrew, and is currently teaching in the high school classroom at Summitview Christian School. Emanuel and Phoebe desire to make a positive contribution to their church and community in the USA as long as the Lord calls them to remain here.
Matt and Daria and their five children live in Lewistown, PA. They are members at Valley View Amish Mennonite Church in Belleville, where Matt serves as a deacon. They are seeking to raise a family in an urban area because they believe it gives opportunity to share their godly heritage with others. Matt enjoys teaching at Valley View Christian School. He longs to see God’s kingdom spread throughout the world encompassing all peoples. He desires to inspire this vision in his family, students, and church. Matt 6:33
Harold and his wife Larissa and their six children attend Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church in Belleville, Pennsylvania. Harold is an employee of CAM’s Billboard Evangelism Program, writes for TGS International, and has a sideline construction business. Harold has served as a foreign missionary in Central America and Eastern Europe and has been involved in prison ministry and aftercare in the United States. His heartbeat is to see the Early Church Vision duplicating itself over and over again not only in America but also in every nation, tongue, and tribe.
ABT’s advisors give input as requested and meet annually with the Board of Directors.
Allen is currently serving as President of DestiNations, International (DNI). He teaches Missions Classes at Faith Builders, Elnora Bible Institute, and the Missions Training Center in Queens, NY, as well as helping in Church Planting Seminars. He worked in church planting for six years in Nicaragua. From 1987-2008 he served as pastor of Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church, a church plant in Brooklyn, NY. He and his wife Carolyn have 3 children.
Paul is currently serving as Assistant Director of Christian Aid Ministries of Berlin, Ohio. He served on the Board of Directors of CAM from 1984 to 1990. Then in August of 1990 he started to work full time as assistant director. Paul was ordained to the ministry as deacon in 1994 and became involved in a counseling ministry. In 2004 Paul was sent by the church to start and pastor an outreach church in Brown County, Ohio. Then in 2010 the church asked him again to pastor another outreach church effort in Jackson, Ohio where he and his wife Orpha reside. My deepest regret; that I have only one life to give to the service of God!
Brother Jay and his wife Amy worked as missionaries for 25 years, mostly in southern and eastern Africa. After getting married overseas in 1980 he served in evangelism and discipleship ministries on university campuses and later coordinated an agricultural development project in post-war torn Mozambique. They raised a family of five children overseas. After being back in America for several years they had the opportunity to teach English together with their grown children in a limited access country in Asia. Jay's presently reside in northern Mozambique.
In 2013, Jonas Sauder completed 40 years of Christian school teaching (secondary English / history) in Lancaster County, PA. Currently he works for Christian Light Education, Harrisonburg, VA in curriculum development and assists in teacher education workshops. He also teaches during summer term at Faith Builders Educational Programs, Guys Mills, PA. Jonas and his wife Rebecca live near Lancaster.
Joe and Melanie Root live in Ellensburg, Washington, where Joe is one of the pastors of the Cascade Valley (Brethren) congregation. Joe and Melanie have 2 children, both married, and 11 grandchildren. Joe grew up in California in an atmosphere of deep respect for the tremendous gift of God’s Word, and is thrilled with the vision of ABT to both provide and teach the Bible to those who have not heard it! The “ongoing Acts vision” …of the gospel of Jesus Christ being preached in the “regions beyond” with New Testament churches being planted and watered in the 2000s has been a growing, life changing passion for Joe and Melanie.
Joe and Melanie love serving their family, their beloved home congregation, traveling and ministering, and they have a special interest in ministry in the country of Mexico.
James K. and Sarah Nolt live in Hinkletown (near Ephrata), PA, and are members of the South Hinkletown Mennonite Church. They have eight children and eleven grandchildren. James has been teaching at Farmersville Mennonite School for thirty-three years, and also serves as Assistant Editor of The Seed of Truth magazine, published by Christian Aid Ministries. James and Sarah have served in Romania and Moldova about five years, mostly with CAM (1992-96) but also with Bethel Mennonite Fellowship Mission (2009-10). Other involvements include the Conservative Mennonite Teachers’ Institute, Advisors Committee for Christian Light Publications, and the Muddy Creek Farm Library (a Mennonite historical library, archives, and museum). James also serves with the Word of Truth Ministry, which was recently established to give oversight to Weaverland Conference members in training with ABT. A favorite song: “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord,” and a favorite verse: “For to me to live is Christ” (Phil. 1:21a).
Kyle Stoltzfus | Technical Consultant
Kyle is employed at Faith Builders Educational Programs as a teacher and communications coordinator.
Kyle and his wife, Marlene, have two children. They are interested in serving the Anabaptist community by investing in its ministries and communities. Kyle is excited by the visionary work undertaken by ABT. This ministry will give the gospel access to previously untouched peoples. Also, the vision of ABT will feed back into the Anabaptist community at large, providing purpose and meaning to the conservative tradition.
The Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day oversight of ABT’s programs and development.
Joel Martin | General Director
Joel and Kelsey Martin live in State College, PA, and are members of the Followers of Jesus church there. After completing the ministry apprenticeship program at Faith Builders, Joel transferred to Lancaster Bible College to study Greek and linguistics. He spent one summer at the Summer Institute of Linguistics in North Dakota and completed his undergraduate work at LBC in 2010. Presently he is working on a graduate degree in Intercultural Studies with Columbia International University. He has felt the call for years to work in the Lord’s harvest. During his time at Faith Builders he began sensing a deep desire to help bring the Scriptures to the hundreds of remaining people groups that do not have a single verse in their own language. With this burden in mind, one of his immediate goals is to seek out and recruit many fellow workers to help with this unfinished task.
Aaron Crider | Assistant Director
Aaron and Priscilla Crider live in State College, PA, and are members of the Followers of Jesus congregation. Aaron grew up in Virginia, where he worked for Christian Light Publications for over eleven years. After living in Virginia the first years of their marriage, the Criders spent four years in a Mennonite church plant in Puerto Rico before moving to State College in 2014. Aaron’s passion for the glory of God in the church and among the nations has grown through understanding God’s heart as revealed in the Bible. He works in ABT’s main office.
Bryant Martin | Communications Director
Bryant and Lynelle Martin are members of Followers of Jesus at State College, PA. Bryant grew up in Martinsburg, PA. As a young man, he taught school and participated in a summer missions trip to China, Thailand, and Laos. He met his wife at Faith Builders' Teacher's Week, and after they married they moved into the city of Altoona as part of a new congregation there—Fourth Avenue Mennonite Church. Seven years later they joined the young congregation at State College, bringing with them a vision for translation work and the dream of starting a coffee shop.
Bryant is passionate about seeing the Good News reaching the unreached. He is glad to be a part of this both locally in State College through the corporate expression of their local congregation and through relationships built at his family's cafe, as well as around the world through church-planting teams supported by ABT. He treasures the memory of an older mentor speaking prophetically, “Bryant, this is your generation; there are so many resources available and there’s a lot of work to be done in translation.”