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.

055: Brandon Querin | Connecting With The Next Generation Part 1

This week, John sits down with Brandon Querin, former member of the CORE Program and current Junior High pastor at Church on the Move. John and Brandon talk about ways to effectively understand and reach the young people in your life, as well the profound difference mentorship makes in our lives. This is the first of two parts, both exploring spiritual and practical elements of the subject!

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!

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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

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.