Our Ministry Leaders

Shelly Freeman

Executive Ministry Administrator, Lancaster, CA 

In my opinion, I work with the most incredible group of people at Global AIM. We are a culturally and ethnically diverse group of people united by a common goal: to reach and serve the Asian Indian community with the love of God.

When I first became involved with Global AIM on a short-term trip to India in 2009, I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know very much about the Indian culture but I was excited to learn. It was the first trip I had taken out of the US and it made such a lasting impression on me. Experiencing India opened my eyes to a completely different lifestyle.  It was the experience of a lifetime! I immediately missed India and all the people we met as soon as we got home. Upon arriving home I just wanted to go back.

I fell in love! With the food, the people, the culture, the sights, and the sounds; and I wanted to stay connected to India somehow. I had left a piece of my heart there and God had given me a burning to desire to get more involved with the Global AIM ministry and reaching these beautiful people with the love of Christ.

God has opened every door imaginable (and ones I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams) for me to not only stay connected but to be intricately involved in the day-to-day operation of the ministry. I’m now the Executive Ministry Administrator for Global AIM and I work closely with the Executive Director to assist in fulfilling the ministry’s vision of reaching every Asian Indian in our local communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

 

Shelly is a mom, wife, author, and part-time photographer. She has previously served in ministry on her church staff, as a kids camp counselor, women’s ministry leader, and kids church director. Shelly has a heart for missions and is passionate about sharing her story of forgiveness and redemption through the love of Jesus Christ.
Shelly and her husband Dave reside in Lancaster, California with their three daughters Madison, Meghan and Melody. They attend Journey Church where Shelly enjoys serving in the JKids Ministry.

Shalini Chavez

Missionary Associate, Los Angeles, CA

Shalini Chavez works with Global AIM (Asian Indian Ministry) as a US Missionary Associate. She is in the process of getting her Pastoral Credentials. Shalini holds a Masters of Divinity, Pastoral Counseling degree from Liberty University. Upon graduating in May 2017, Shalini has gone into full time ministry. She has been going on missions globally since 2014, her first missions trip was to Haiti where she ministered to orphans, street kids, and at after school programs for kids. She has been to Haiti five times since then. She recently went on a mission trip to India where she ministered to girls rescued from sex trafficking, and shared her testimony in Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi services. Her focus is to spread the gospel among Asian Indians here in the USand globally. Prior to going into full time ministry Shalini worked as a Sr. Auditor at Monster Beverage Company, in Corona.

Dave & Chris Taylor

Outreach Coordinator, Kingsburg, CA

Dave and Chris were married in 1973. They have three sons;John, James and Jason. John and wife, Kim, made their home in Paradise, California, now resettling in Chico. James and wife, Jacqueline, live in Alhambra and are worship and youth pastors of Bethany Church of Alhambra. Jason and wife Jackie, live in Bakersfield. Jason is a missionary associate with Assemblies of God U.S. Missions and works with the Global AIM Friendship and Resource Center in Bakersfield.

Dave and Chris have more than 40 years of ministerial experience. They’ve served as youth pastors at Bethel Christian Center in Fresno, youth and associate pastor at Pacific Coast Community Church of Huntington Beach, and youth pastor at Full Gospel Church of King City. Dave and Chris have also served for 7 years as pastor of Full Gospel Church, 11 years as pastor of Skyway Assembly of God in Paradise, California, and 3 years as the pastor of the Country Church of Centerville, and pastor of New Life Assembly of God in Wofford Heights for 10 years. Dave retired from pastoral ministry in 2015, but has continued to actively engage in ministry as Outreach Director for Global AIM.

Randy & Donna Moon

ESL Director

Randy is an ordained Assemblies of God minister, who has pastoral experience. Also, Randy is a certified school teacher with the state of California. He has taught both in public elementary school and in the state prison system adult education. Randy earned his bachelor degree from Bethany Bible College and a masters degree from National University. Randy earned a Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate (CLAD). Randy developed the basic Global AIM ESL material while teaching ESL in the prison system for fifteen years. The Global AIM ESL material is based upon ESL theory and the practical application of teaching the material in the daily routine of the classroom with adult students who were in the process of learning to communicate in English both spoken and written.

Tony & Zorina Lopac

Missionary Associates, Wisconsin

Zorina, a fourth generation Indian was born in the Island of Trinidad and Tobago into a diverse family where her parents were from different religions.

Zorina was seeking peace and the truth about God when she came across Joyce Meyer’s testimony and received the Lord through one of Joyce’s TV programs. Tony has been involved reaching out to families and children since the past 25 years.

Tony and Zorina have been married since the past three years and have an intense desire to reach the Asian Indian community in Wisconsin with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jason & Jackie Taylor

Missionaries, Bakersfield, CA

Jason and Jackie have been married since June 2009. They previously worked with ‘Youth With a Mission’ at ‘Gleanings for the Hungry’ in Dinuba, California for 5 years. Jackie enjoys studying languages and it’s Jason desire to provide practical help for families through service at their home church in Crawford, CA. Jason has also earned his Certificate of  Ministry with the So Cal Network Assemblies of God and is working towards becoming a Licensed Minister.

Both Jason and Jackie were born in California and raised in Christian environments. Jason was a child of a pastor and grew up in multiple places in California. Jackie was raised in Kern County, up in the mountains at Lake Isabella, mostly in Wofford Heights.

They have been working with Global AIM since March of 2015 and are serving as local missionaries and teaching ESL at the Bakersfield Friendship Center.

David & Jessica Soudamalla

Ministry Partners, San Diego, CA

David is from Hyderabad, India and he has grown to love the Lord since accepting Him at age 12.He moved to the United States in 2005 to pursue graduate studies.

The Lord opened a door for him to minister to Asian Indians students at San Diego State University and in the local community.

David is consultant for Samsung semiconductor. He and Jessica were married on May 28,2014 and are the proud parents of two young sons, Josiah and James.

Midhun & Ancy Raj

Ministry Partners, Vista, CA

Midhun and Ancy are a God loving family sharing God’s love to all the nations with passion, love and care. They were born and raised in the southern part of India in a state called Kerala, also known as “God’s own country.” Midhun and Ancy accepted and began following Jesus’ love as teenagers in India.They learned and experienced Christian beliefs working among youth and children. Midhun and Ancy are both professionally educated and experienced in engineering backgrounds. They have been serving withGlobal AIM through evangelical ministries and technical media/engineering support for since 2013. Midhun and Ancy are now serving communities and families in Vista with a mission guided by God to “Love one another.”

Chacko & Alice Thomas

Pastors, Grace Global Church, Bakersfield

Chacko and Alice Thomas are recent immigrants to the US from India. They came to the US seeking employment and a better life. Upon relocating to Bakersfield to live with family, Chacko was introduced to Simon Gounder and a friendship quickly ensued. Chacko was also a pastor in India.

Chacko’s desire to continue ministry in America. The connection with Simon was no coincidence! Chacko became involved with Global AIM at the Friendship Center in Bakersfield, first helping with interpreting in Hindi for the ESL students and later starting his own fellowship group. The fellowship group has grown to become Grace Global Church, a Global AIM Church Plant.

Chacko and Alice have two children, Nancy and Joshua. Nancy is enrolled in college and Joshua is in high school. Both children serve at Grace Global Church as worship leaders in Hindi and English.

Keith & Patricia Paxton

Ministry Partners, Levelland, TX

Keith and Patricia Paxton are Missionaries for Global AIM in Levelland, West Texas. They both have extensive background in ministry as Pastors in West Texas, evangelists, short-term missions to Mexico and Italy conducting tent crusades and building churches.  Keith is currently the Chairman of New Hope Ministries, a prison ministry to inmates as well as providing clothing, food, and other basic need to the local community.

Keith and Patricia have also created a new outreach ministry entitled Project Isaac which encourages seniors to get involved in outreach and find a new purpose in their life. Project Isaac wants to bring an awakening of the church, especially seniors, to pray Asian Indians.

Keith and Patricia were married in 2010. They have five children between the two of them, twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren! When they’re not involved in ministry they enjoy remodeling, cooking, and art.

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