Santiago Curling: MCA Administrator

 “I can’t believe that God allows me to do this every day!” This is often my reaction when I think about how privileged I am to work at MCA. When I was thirteen years old, I put my trust in Jesus Christ’s death on the cross as the payment for my sin. Soon after that, I decided to live in any way that God directed. I did not want to turn 30 and realize that I had squandered my life. Even at a young age, I knew that the only life worth living is one that makes much of God.

Today, I minister in education because God has given me a passion for discipling young people. A child’s school years are the best time to deal with heart issues that determine the kind of adult he or she will become. As an administrator and teacher, I get to work with young people every day. What a privilege! While serving at MCA, I know that I have learned more than my students. God continues to change the hearts and lives of both students and staff. I thank God that He allows me to do this every day!

Trinette Curling - Book Keeper; Pre-Algebra; Algebra I; Algebra II

Serving Since: 1999

“I love that Christ is able to use me to help our students. Christ has been so gracious to me and to be able to serve Him in any way is a blessing. I love our students and enjoy being with them. What a joy it is to serve my God!"

Juan Curling: Director of Development

I was born in Mexico but moved to the U.S. border when I was five years old. My parents had been church planters in Mexico and medical missionaries in Honduras. In 1987 they founded Macedonian Christian Academy, a Christian school on the border of Texas and Mexico.

I attended MCA for 10 years and graduated in 1997. That fall, I began my education at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. After I finished my first year of college, my brother Santiago and I returned home to find our mother bed-ridden. We were shocked and heartbroken to see that cancer had gone into overdrive throughout her body. My mother passed away on October 3, 1998. When Santiago and I took over the ministries of Missionary Evangelism, we were only 21 and 19 years old. Santiago took care of the educational side of the ministry, and I was in charge of the summer missions programs.

The following spring, I returned to Bob Jones University to continue my education. I met my wife, Rachel, in 2000. We were married on December 13, 2002, and I graduated in May, 2004. We moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 2005, and have been serving under Missionary Evangelism, Inc. since then.

I consider myself fortunate to work with the families and staff of Macedonian Christian Academy. It is hard to believe that God would allow me to be a part of this ministry. I realize that, apart from Him, I am incapable of accomplishing the goals set for me at MCA. I pray that, through God’s strength, I can help build His kingdom and accomplish His good work.

Rachel Curling - Music Instructor; Event Planner

Serving Since: 2005

“My current rolls at MCA include music lessons, elementary choir, and event planning. There are few experiences more fulfilling than seeing the excitement on the faces of the children as they are performing for their parents and loved ones. It is an honor and a privilege to be used by God in developing young Christian leaders at MCA.”

Board of Directors

Rev. Eric Sipe Pastor of Evangelism at Heritage Bible Church

Formerly a missionary to Germany, Rev. Sipe understands and encourages those who are working on the mission field. He displays a heart that is willing to spread the Word of God both at home and throughout the world. He is a faithful friend and a God-given gift to Missionary Evangelism as he encourages and inspires the workers of God to continue serving the Lord.

Eric currently serves on the Executive Board of the New York Gospel Mission Board and is a board member of the Demonstrative Need Scholarship Fund for Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.

 

Allen Hodges CPA Experienced Finance Manager

Talented in the area of accounting, Allen Hodges has helped several non-profit Christian ministries with their finances. He assists Missionary Evangelism in the area of stewardship as they seek to honor the Lord with what He has given them. Allen Hodges has also given personal time to assist in a summer ministry team. This sensitivity to the Lord helps him to be a true witness.

Allen previously served as President for one year and as Treasurer and Director for several years of the Greenville Civitan Club and Civitan Charities, Inc. He also served as a member of the Greenville County Development Board, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Department Board, and the South Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association Tax Committee.

Allen currently serves on the Legislative Committee for the SC Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of Heritage Bible Church in Greer, South Carolina.

 

Dr. Nick Uwarow Professor of Education at Bob Jones University

As a graduate professor at Bob Jones University and an experienced administrator in education, Dr. Uwarrow is a priceless resource for Missionary Evangelism. He is regularly called upon to make inspections of schools and assess their teachers and academic programs. Dr. Uwarow is a vital part of guiding to Missionary Evangelism as they carry out their academic programs.

Nick is known for getting involved in his community and in the Christian education circles. He helps with Republican causes and with Right to Life events. He keeps himself busy by speaking at Christian school conventions, in-services, graduations. He also takes university mission teams to the Ukraine and various Spanish-speaking countries each year.

 

Santiago W. Curling Director of Macedonian Christian Academy

Santiago Curling was called to the ministry in 1997 and is presently the head of Missionary Evangelism. He has a heartfelt passion to see the advancement of fundamental ministries in Latin countries. He is achieving this goal by working in several ministries both in the Rio Grande Valley and in Mexico. His vision is to begin a Christian educational movement throughout the Spanish-speaking world, giving the youth of Latin America the opportunity to become the next great generation of witnesses.

 

Rev. Valente Hernandez Evangelist to Mexico

For over forty years, Rev. Hernandez has been an evangelist and church planter throughout Mexico. He has accomplished much in his homeland, both in churches and in missions. He organizes and directs many ministry conferences and conventions. With a passion to see the gospel advanced to his people, Rev. Hernandez also began one of the largest radio ministries in Mexico. This powerful preacher and wise mentor is a blessing to Missionary Evangelism.