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Wayne Evans

Board Member Wayne Evans was brought up in a non-Christian home, but his father taught him the value of hard work. He founded a company in his parents’ garage as a teenager and eventually grew it into a Silicon Valley business providing hundreds of commercial clients with electronic automatic fire alarm systems. Despite his success, Wayne always felt there was something missing.

Then, Wayne provided funding to drill a water well in Africa, and the Christian organization invited him on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya. Wayne accepted Christ during the trip. After he returned, he dedicated the business to the Lord and to supporting ministries serving the poor and the lost. Over the years, he has visited ministry locations in 12 different countries.

“The Lord was calling me to focus more on heaven. No matter what we do in the here and now, if people don’t end up in heaven, it’s really all for naught. It’s obvious to me that Reach A Village is focused on heaven and effective evangelism,” Wayne remarks. “Financial integrity is also extremely important to me, and Reach A Village is committed to financial accountability as one of its core values.”

Felipe Hernandez

Board member Felipe Hernandez graduated from Northern Illinois University with his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. After nearly five years in the engineering field analyzing and solving complex technology problems, Felipe changed career directions. In 2003, he entered the legal field working as a patent engineer at a private law firm, and soon after enrolled in law school.

Felipe earned his Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2008 and is a licensed Illinois attorney and registered U.S. Patent Attorney. He analyzes innovations, advocates for clients to secure patent rights, and counsels clients on strategies for building strong patent portfolios in the U.S. and around the world.

“Over the years in the engineering and legal fields, I have enjoyed applying analytical and problem-solving skills to meet the needs of corporations and individuals. It is a privilege bringing those skills to the work Reach A Village undertakes in reaching people for Christ,” Felipe notes. Additionally, he is a board member at his church and volunteers as an attorney for Administer Justice, a Christian legal clinic that offers legal services to low-income individuals and families.

Rev. Jerry Bimber

Board member Rev. Jerry Bimber has served as pastor at Lombard Church of the Nazarene in Illinois since 1996. His father is also a pastor, so Rev. Bimber has been around the ministry his entire life. He attended Hobe Sound Bible College for three years, received his bachelor’s degree from Malone College, and earned Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

In addition to his participation on numerous church committees, Rev. Bimber has been an active member of several boards. He is a longtime member and past president of the Lombard Lions Club. For 12 years, he served on the school board in Villa Park, Illinois, acting as board secretary as well. Since 2014, Rev. Bimber has been a board member with the Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding.

“I have as my life purpose to serve the Lord in whatever capacity He directs me,” Rev. Bimber shares, “And He has placed in my heart a love for the ministry of Reach A Village.”

Rev. Bob Beasley

Rev. Bob Beasley

Bob Beasley has a wealth of experience in Christian ministry. He has served as an officer in the Salvation Army, a successful church planter in Florida, a successful pastor in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, head of a Christian broadcasting ministry in Canada and currently serves as the liaison to ministry organizations in Canada who also have the same passion and mission as Reach A Village.

Bob is a gifted speaker and Bible teacher and has great experience in organizational leadership and serving as a board member. His passion and vision for the Kingdom of God and his ability to work cross culturally make him uniquely qualified to serve as a board member of Reach A Village.

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