Joanna Robbins

Belief is not merely an agreement with facts in the head; it is also an appetite for God in the heart.

- John Piper

Joanna’s vision is to glorify God by flooding the nations with healthy, spirit-filed Great Commission workers who will carry the gospel to the ends of the earth.  Over the years, God has uniquely equipped her for this task.

Joanna served as a missionary with the IMB for 12 years in West Africa and also she taught in Texas public school for 18 years. She was the Member Health Coordinator for Crossover Global for 4 ½ years. She received training in conflict resolution using the Clarion Model (clarionmodel.com). She continues to study at Columbia International University.

While serving in West Africa, Joanna and her family lived in very difficult areas, learned several languages, homeschooled on a ‘bush station’, faced trials of various kinds, including a medical evacuation.  God’s great faithfulness fuels her passion for strengthening the work among the UPGs.  God’s scattered servants need someone to come alongside them who can understand the pressures and challenges of living in areas that are often hostile to the Gospel. Preventive care is essential.

Joanna has four grown children; two live in Texas and two serve in East Asia with an UPG. Currently, she lives South Carolina, but often visits Texas where she serves on the Board of Trustees of her brother’s ministry (familyreform.org), seeking to transform families, both domestically and abroad, to shine gospel hope to a lost and hurting world.

Joanna travels extensively in order to equip and encourage multi-cultural, multi-lingual leaders. Using her gifts of evangelism and discipleship, she created a 2-day training called ENDURANCE based on Hebrews 12:1-2. Using her gifts of teaching and exhortation, she conducts personal development sessions, assessments, debriefing, and offers spiritual renewal through soul care, which is her primary focus: “strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God,” Acts 14:21-22.