Who we are
Born out of a desire to see the God reach the ends of the earth with the Gospel, and with a special call to the Kingdom of Swaziland, Bound Together: Swaziland Partnership holds forth a simple goal: for the Kingdom of Swaziland, in its entirety, to know and love the Lord. Although the goal is singular and simple, it is not an easy task. The Kingdom of Swaziland presents its own set of challenges in being reached, and Bound Together is a strategic partnership of American Baptist churches and the Baptist Church of Swaziland to share with the unreached of the country. This partnership has identified five core areas of work to assist in this goal, and to facilitate the creation of reproducing disciples in the Kingdom. These areas meet both the spiritual and physical needs of the people, and are biblically based. We desire to be people of the call to the go, found in Matthew 28. To join us in this missions, contact us here.
meet our leadership team
Our ministry is prayer led, and church partner accountable; we make decisions based on the input of the Baptist church of Swaziland, their needs, and fight to steward our resources well. Our leadership team is made up of a few individuals who have are deeply passionate about Swaziland, and have been involved in our ministry for many years.
Wayne & Barbara Myers
Wayne and Barbara Myers are former missionaries to Swaziland through the International Mission Board (IMB). While serving in Swaziland over the course of 25 years, Wayne and Barbara were integral to establishing the partnership’s roots in Swaziland, as well as the Baptist church in the Kingdom of Swaziland. After Wayne and Barbara came off the field in 2016, Wayne took a pastorship with Frenchburg Baptist Church in Frenchburg, KY. Wayne and Barbara currently serve as missionary consultants to the partnership.
Steve & Monica Allen
Steve and Monica Allen are former missionaries to Swaziland through International Mission Board (IMB). After hearing and experiencing the Swaziland Partnership, they were compelled to move to Swaziland and serve. After coming off the field in 2015, Steve and Monica became members of Orion Baptist Church in Jefferson, NC. Steve and Monica currently serve as missionary consultants to the partnership.
Greg & Hannah Poe
Greg and Hannah Poe are former missionaries to Swaziland through the International Mission Board (IMB). After serving on the field for two years in Eswatini, they returned home to raise their two boys. Greg & Hannah have returned numerous times on short-term trips to Swaziland and are the leaders of Community Bible Study International (CBSI) for the country, training Swazi leaders in Bible study. They serve as discipleship directors & CBSI leaders for the Swaziland Partnership.
Jimmy & Donna Johnson
Jimmy Johnson is the pastor of Swan Quarter Baptist Church in Swan Quarter, North Carolina. After traveling to Swaziland for the first time in 1997, Jimmy fell in love with Swaziland and its people. He has been to Swaziland over 15 times, and often leads teams back and forth from the United States. His wife Donna has joined him multiple times on short-term trips. Jimmy and Donna serves on the board of directors for the Swaziland Partnership.
Greg & Lisa Barmer
Greg Barmer serves as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Washington, NC. Greg and Lisa have both been a part of the Swaziland Partnership for many years, serving as leaders of short-term trips, prayer partners & logistics coordinators. Greg & Lisa both serve as members of the board of directors for the Swaziland Partnership.
Connell Purvis fell in love with Swaziland on his first trip in 2001 and has traveled back to the country many times with evangelism & discipleship based ministry trips. Additionally, he is a member of First Baptist Church of Washington, NC. Connell currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the partnership.
Mike & Cindy Huffman
Mike Huffman serves as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Aurora, NC. After his first trip to Swaziland in the late 1990s, Mike was hooked and has returned back more than a dozen times. His wife, Cindy has joined him on multiple trips to the country. Currently, Mike and Cindy both serve as members of the board of directors for the partnership.