IBAC events are a collaboration –

our missionary staff, latino pastor teachers, a partner church, and the local host of the institute all have a part in making it happen.

Get to know some of our IBAC staff below.

Missionary Staff

Jim and Melanie Wilson

Jim and Melanie Wilson recently moved to Alabama after 9 years of serving in Costa Rica. They, along with others, developed the IBAC material and implemented the first Bible Institutes in 1998, starting in Nicaragua. Jim is the Director of IBAC and Melanie is the Director of Compassion Ministries and Community Development.

David and Angie Ziel

Dave and Angie Ziel have lived in Costa Rica for 8.5 years and love serving the local church in a variety of ways as well as teaching with IBAC. Dave is a ministry coordinator and Angie works in communication.

Jay and Amy Grooters

Jay and Amy Grooters have lived in Costa Rica for 4.5 years and have a history in business, finance, and administration. Amy is the Director of Finance and Jay is the Director of Operations and Partnership Development.

Pastor Teachers

Over the past 20 years of ministry in Latin America, IBAC has formed relationships with thousands of Latino pastors and leaders.  In the course of our equipping ministry, IBAC leadership has identified several pastors who have the gift of teaching and leadership.  For the past several years a significant ministry focus of IBAC has been to equip, develop, and mobilize these gifted men who have begun teaching and leading in our Bible Institutes.  The strategic plan to mobilize these gifted, national leaders results in the expansion of our geographic coverage, puts these talented servants “in the game” of missions, and relieves the travel pressure from our current leadership.  We invite you to join us in the intentional initiative to mobilize these Latino leaders.

Help us mobilize these leaders

The average monthly cost to mobilize a teacher is $125/month.  You can mobilize a member of the team by giving $125/month, or give a gift of any amount to the Mobilize a Pastor Teacher fund and help equip and mobilize this incredible team.  Your gift will cover their travel expenses, and a stipend for teaching.  If you wish, we will connect you with an individual teacher so that a relationship of mutual edification and prayer can be established and maintained.  Please consider becoming a critical component of developing, empowering, and releasing these amazing servant-leaders.

Give to the Mobilize a Pastor Teacher fund 


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