All-Nations Bible Translation (ABT) is a conservative Anabaptist organization that facilitates Bible translation and church planting among unreached people groups. ABT's Board of Directors provides oversight to the Executive Committee, which is responsible for operations. The Advisory Council provides additional perspective. ABT also receives input from other organizations and maintains a working relationship with Christian Aid Ministries.
Board of Directors
ABT’s Board of Directors meets quarterly. The Board 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.
Matt Peachey | Vice Chairman
Matt and Daria and their six 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
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 four 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.
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.
The Executive Committee meets weekly and 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. Joel chairs the Executive Committee and provides general oversight to ABT programs such as church partnerships and training tracks for our members. He is also responsible to oversee building and development projects at the ABT base, such as the current building project.
Joel has completed Faith Builders' ministry apprenticeship program, and has studied Greek and linguistics at Lancaster Bible College and the Summer Institute of Linguistics in North Dakota. Joel completed his undergraduate work at LBC in 2010 and is completing a graduate degree in Intercultural Studies with Columbia International University.
Joel is burdened with the reality of unreached people groups without Scripture in their language, and one of his immediate goals is to seek out and recruit many fellow workers to help with this unfinished task. He has served on the Board or Executive Committee since ABT's founding in 2010.
Joel works full-time for ABT.
Aaron Crider | Operations Manager
Aaron and Priscilla Crider live in State College, PA, and are members of the Followers of Jesus congregation. Aaron oversees the office and bookwork, spearheads development of resources, and coordinates schedules and registration for events. As a writer, he produces content for the blog, newsletters and other documents and publications. He is also involved in the development of ABT's Translation Policy.
Aaron is ABT's director and primary contact for teams in the Americas, and their churches.
Aaron worked for Christian Light Publications for over eleven years before spending four years as a family in a Mennonite church plant in Puerto Rico. The Crider's moved to State College in 2014 and Aaron joined the Executive Committee in 2015. His 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 is grateful to be part of a ministry that partners with churches in this mission.
Aaron works full-time for ABT.
Bryant Martin | Communications Director
Bryant and Lynelle Martin are members of Followers of Jesus at State College, PA. Bryant is responsible for communications and awareness efforts of ABT. He oversees the website and blog, newsletters and emails, and is involved with awareness presentations and tours. He is also responsible to work with the property caretaker overseeing grounds upkeep and facility maintenance.
Bryant is ABT's director and primary contact for teams in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and their churches.
Bryant taught school as a young man 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 joined and participated in the outreach of a Mennonite congregation in the city of Altoona, PA. They joined the young congregation at State College in 2015, bringing with them a vision for translation work and the dream of reaching out on campus with a coffee shop. Bryant and Lynelle are the founders and owners of Sowers Harvest Café.
Bryant 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.” He joined the Executive Committee in 2015.
Bryant works part-time for ABT.
ABT’s advisors give input as requested and meet annually with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
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.
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 and Amy 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).
Leon and Mary Zook live in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and are members of the Kempsville Mennonite Church (Beachy) in Virginia Beach. They have 7 children and 21 grandchildren. They owned and operated Kempsville Cabinets in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake from 1979 until they sold in 2015. They currently, with several sons, own and are somewhat involved in the operation of Mountainside Wood Products in Belleville, PA.
Leon has long had a strong vision of using business and assets for building the Kingdom of God, and is very enthusiastic about the work of ABT in reaching the unreached. Leon and Mary enjoy serving their family in other areas, and traveling to many places. They have traveled extensively internationally, visiting missions, friends and family.
The CAM Consultant serves as a liaison between Christian Aid Ministries and All-Nations Bible Translation.
Weston and Heidi Showalter and their four children live in Baltic, Ohio, and attend Salem Amish-Mennonite Church. Weston and Heidi spent five years in Double Head Cabbage, Belize, doing church work under Amish-Mennonite Aid. Weston now works in the Public Relations department at the Christian Aid Ministries home office in Berlin, Ohio. He also serves on CAM’s Executive Committee.
Kyle is employed at Faith Builders Educational Programs as a teacher and communications coordinator.
Kyle and his wife, Marlene, have three 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.