Rev. Myca Belknap was born in Lakeland, Fl. to Rev. Cloyde & Rev. Arlene Yoder, spending the majority of her childhood and young adult years (ages 5-18) in Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica. She attended bilingual international schools and worked on the mission field under her parents' ministry: Ambassadors of Christ to the Nations (formerly Grace World Missions International).
During her time oversees she served as an interpreter for various groups on missions project, worked in evangelism, lead worship for crusades and conferences. Myca attended and graduated 3 years of Bible School and an additional 3 years at a stateside national Ministry Training Institute. She was also actively involved in a children’s feeding program and humanitarian relief to homeless and displaced families.
Since returning to the United states Myca has continued to work in both the local church and missions. Through the preaching of the word, sharing of testimonies and missions experiences, she endeavors to ignite passion in the church both local and abroad.
From interim worship leaders, associate pastors, to youth ministers, Myca and her husband, Dave, have helped plant churches, assisted multiple churches in crisis. She has lead missions teams to Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Myca and Dave have been married since 1996. They have four children: Joy (born 1998), Isaac (born 2000), Ben (Born 2001), and Serena (Born 2011) and reside in Grand Rapids, MI.
Myca is not only fully bilingual, but also is considered bicultural, and enjoys working in a diverse setting. She believes that God made a world full of diversity to reflect His own complexity, beauty, and infinite dimensions. "One of the ways that we can show God's love to others is by learning about their unique cultures and ways of communicating."
In addition to teaching Bible School and taking groups on short-term missions trips, Myca teaches Spanish Immersion at Jenison Public Schools. Her ministry brings the love and message of the Gospel of Christ Jesus to both the Church world and the market place. As a minister of the Gospel, this hybrid ministry gives her a unique perspective and also opens doors for evangelism. Her down-to-earth, practical teaching style is relatable to the everyday believer who wants to impact the world for Christ.
Her prophetic, world-view carries insightful, relevant messages for the Church of the 21st century. Her mission is to bring the Jesus of the Bible to life in the modern world, while encouraging individual believers to shine forth as the radiant Bride of Christ that they are.
With a vision to reach out to our neighbors and the world, we realize it takes teamwork. It takes reaching over boundaries and finding common goals that bring us together. With this in mind here are a few partner sites that have been invaluable in our growth and ministry over the past 20 years.