John Smithwick is the founder and president of Global Ventures. Along with his wife Martine, he has mobilized thousands of short-term missionaries to over 20 nations around the world. They live in Tulsa, Oklahoma with their two sons.

68: John Smithwick | 2018 Stories from the Field

This week (today, in fact), John pulls several of the Global Ventures staff and interns into his office for an impromptu session sharing different stories and experiences from our summer missions trips in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Peru! Expect to hear miracle stories, tough situations with surprising turn-arounds, and encouragement for living as a follower of Christ today, no matter your location!


To be a part of a 2019 GV trip, stay tuned into our Facebook page for new location announcements over the next few weeks!

67: Pastor Walt Landers | Impacting Your Community

In this episode, John has a conversation with Pastor Walt Landers from The Life Church in San Angelo, TX! Pastor Walt, TLC, and the charter school they started (Texas Leadership Charter Academy) have made an enormous impact on San Angelo and multiple surrounding communities. As they talk about what it takes to make a lasting and growing impact around you, we believe you’ll find wisdom for Christians in all walks of life!


To learn more about TLC and TLCA, check out their websites!

66: Jose Navarro | God is Moving in Peru

You’re in for a treat this week as John is joined by Pastor Jose Navarro! Listen as he shares about what God is doing amongst the Quechua of Peru, and how the Gospel is supernaturally expanding through the mountain villages across the nation!


To learn more about the Quechua Project and find out how to get involved, email us at info@globalventures.tv!

065: Pastor Larry Ragland | Seeing Greatness Part 2

In this two-part series, John is joined by his dear friend, Pastor and Author Larry Ragland! Larry’s new book, I See Greatness in You, not only tells his story, but touches on the important truth that God has put greatness on the inside of each of us, regardless of what our life circumstances have looked like.


We highly recommend his book. You can purchase it here.

064: Pastor Larry Ragland | Seeing Greatness Part 1

In this two-part series, John is joined by his dear friend, Pastor and Author Larry Ragland! Larry’s new book, I See Greatness in You, not only tells his story, but touches on the important truth that God has put greatness on the inside of each of us, regardless of what our life circumstances have looked like.

We highly recommend his book. You can purchase it here.

063: Mark Bowling | Training Leaders Internationally Part 2

In this episode John is joined by Evangelist Mark Bowling! This is part two of a two-part session where Mark Bowling shares what training leaders internationally looks like through the model God gives us. If you want to make a lasting impact within your reach, these episodes will give you some principles to make that a reality.


If you would like to get to know and support the Bowling’s ministry click here.

062: Mark Bowling | Training Leaders Internationally Part 1

In this episode John is joined by Evangelist Mark Bowling! This is part one of a two-part session where Mark Bowling shares what training leaders internationally looks like through the model God gives us. If you want to make a lasting impact within your reach, these episodes will give you some principles to make that a reality.


If you would like to get to know and support the Bowling’s ministry click here.

061: Larry & Angela Keeton | Operating in God’s Power Part 2

This episode features Larry and Angela Keaton, sharing a timely conversation with John on the subject of God’s power, how it operates in us according to God’s Word, and signs that it’s being used incorrectly. In today’s Christian world, so many mixed messages have been broadcast about what God’s power in operation looks like/doesn’t look like that many are tempted to avoid it entirely, but fret no more – this message will encourage and empower you!


Scriptures to follow along with.

1 Cor 12:7, 1 Cor 12:11, Mark 16:15, Acts 4: 1, Acts 4:16, 1 Cor 12:31, 1 Cor 14:1, John 14:12, Matt 10:1, John 3:16, Acts 17:1

060: Larry & Angela Keeton | Operating in God’s Power Part 1

This episode features Larry and Angela Keaton, sharing a timely conversation with John on the subject of God’s power, how it operates in us according to God’s Word, and signs that it’s being used incorrectly. In today’s Christian world, so many mixed messages have been broadcast about what God’s power in operation looks like/doesn’t look like that many are tempted to avoid it entirely, but fret no more – this message will encourage and empower you!


059: John Smithwick | True Servanthood Part 3

This will be a special treat for you, the podcast listeners. This is the third and final episode where you have the opportunity to listen in on a recent mentorship session that John taught the Global Ventures CORE Program and staff members. We believe that this is an important and relevant subject explored with depth and practicality.


If you want to join the CORE Program and receive teaching like this on a weekly basis as well and hands-on training and unique missions opportunities, registration is open for the 2018-2019 year! Learn more and apply now at GlobalVentures.tv/CORE
     

The Reach Podcast with John Smithwick features weekly interviews with a variety of influencers about relevant issues that the Body of Christ is facing today.