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.

049: Doug Dennis | God Will Make a Way

This week, John is joined by missionary to Venezuela Doug Dennis! Doug has many exciting and surprising stories of God’s faithfulness, especially concerning his work reaching very isolated people groups. His adventurous accounts will encourage you and make you want to grab your backpack and start new ministry adventures of your own!

To become a part of a 2018 Global Ventures trip, visit and get started!

047: Mike Van Buskirk | Cultivating Long-Term Impact

In this episode, John is joined by missionary to northern India, Mike Van Buskirk! John and Mike discuss the effect missions has had on Mike’s life, why his ministry has made such a profound impact in northern India, and more! If you’re looking for an inspiring story about how God is winning people to Himself through unsuspecting vessels and miraculous means, this episode is for you!

If you would like to learn more about Mike and his ministry, visit

044: Evangelist Daniel Kumar | God is Moving in India

In this episode John is joined by Pastor Daniel Kumar, who’s groundbreaking work with one of the largest people groups in India and the amazing individual transformations he’s seen using tools that you and I often take for granted.

If you’d like to connect with Pastor Daniel and his ministry, email us at and we will help you become a part of how God is moving in India.

043: Pastor Mark Brazee | The Missions-Minded Church Part 2

In this episode, John is joined by longtime friend and Pastor, Mark Brazee! This is the second of a two-part conversation where Pastor Mark shares with John what has caused his church to grow and flourish over the years, and some surprising things the Bible illustrates about the relationship between The Church and missions.

To learn more about Pastor Mark and his ministry visit


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.