David Witt

CEO of Spirit of Martyrdom International

Pastor David Witt is the author of Fearless Love, In the Midst of Terror and is the founder of Spirit of Martyrdom International. He has spoken in over 2,500 churches and Christian ministries in the United States. He has traveled to over 50 nations in his lifetime, preaching in underground churches, and meeting with overcoming brothers and sisters in Christ. His heart has been touched, and his life changed, by their actions of love and faithfulness to Jesus, even when facing death. Pastor Witt desires to share their stories. He states, “The Church in America functions in greatest maturity when relationally connected to the persecuted family around the world. Jesus is not returning for an arm or leg, but for the Bride of Christ.”

Russell Stendal

Director of Spirit of Martyrdom Latin America

Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, the neighboring countries, and the United States. Russell’s ministry shares the gospel via radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and via numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it is to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ. Russell Stendal spent 10 years translating The Jubilee Bible based on the early Bibles of the Reformation.