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.

073: Pastor Ron Woods | Reaching Your City and Beyond Part 2

John was reacquainted with someone that had impacted his life as a young teenager while he lived in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Pastor Ron Woods. Ron is now the lead pastor for The Assembly in Broken Arrow, which is one of the largest Assemblies of God churches in the Tulsa area. In this two-part series, Pastor Ron shares about how to create a culture that is dedicated to impact their community while being invested in world evangelism. Ron shares personal stories of how their church’s outreaches have impacted individuals in a dramatic way.


072: Pastor Ron Woods | Reaching Your City and Beyond Part 1

John was reacquainted with someone that had impacted his life as a young teenager while he lived in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Pastor Ron Woods. Ron is now the lead pastor for The Assembly in Broken Arrow, which is one of the largest Assemblies of God churches in the Tulsa area. In this two-part series, Pastor Ron shares about how to create a culture that is dedicated to impact their community while being invested in world evangelism. Ron shares personal stories of how their church’s outreaches have impacted individuals in a dramatic way.


071: Pastors Willie & Whit George | Transition in Leadership Pt. 2

In this two-part series, you will hear from some of the leading Pastors in our nation.

Pastors Willie George and Whit George from Church on the Move founded one of America’s most innovative churches.

In this episode, they share some incredible insight through their personal journey about transitioning in leadership. There is a generational shift occurring in the body of Christ and how transition happens is essential for the longevity of churches and ministries. While embracing change can be hard, Pastor Willie and Pastor Whit share about the practical steps to take in order to have a graceful transition.


070: Pastors Willie & Whit George | Transition in Leadership Pt. 1

In this two-part series, you will hear from some of the leading Pastors in our nation.

Pastors Willie George and Whit George from Church on the Move founded one of America’s most innovative churches.

In this episode, they share some incredible insight through their personal journey about transitioning in leadership. There is a generational shift occurring in the body of Christ and how transition happens is essential for the longevity of churches and ministries. While embracing change can be hard, Pastor Willie and Pastor Whit share about the practical steps to take in order to have a graceful transition.


068: 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!

067: 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!

066: 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.
     

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.