Directors

Dr. Gary E. Newhart
Executive Director

Gary and Nancy Newhart became the Executive Director of International Gospel Missions in February 2000, after the unexpected passing of the founder. Dr. Newhart, by the grace of God was privileged to start two churches that became indigenous in the state of New York. Under his leadership, IGM has been restructured to provide a higher degree of accountability and integrity. IGM is growing in its mission and many are coming to hear and know the message of the true Gospel that is found in Jesus Christ. He makes it very clear that the Mission is not about us but all about bringing Glory to our Heavenly Father.

Rev. James Arnold
Field Coordinator for Ivory Coast and Acting Director of FMI

Jim and Denise Arnold joined IGM in 1990. Jim was born in Ivory Coast, West Africa, and the Arnolds were missionaries there when they joined IGM. The family was evacuated from Ivory Coast during the coup in 2002. After relocating to the US, Jim became the Missionary Field Coordinator for all of IGM in the West African Region. He is currently the Acting Director of FMI and the field coordinator for Ivory Coast.Their family currently resides in George.

Dr. James W. Starr
Director of Vision2020Asia

Vision2020Asia was launched in 2000 with the unanimous approval of the leadership of Morningside Baptist Church. Jim and Joanne Starr have been involved in God’s ministry since Jim’s salvation in 1969. Jim received his theological training from Bob Jones University. He has experience as a deacon, youth pastor, pastor, church planter, business, manager and entrepreneur. He has owned and operated numerous small businesses that he has used for the spread of the Gospel worldwide for the glory of God. Jim believes that God’s work should be everyone’s main business; all else should be viewed as an avocation. On January 15, 2005, James and Joanne Starr were accepted into the IGM family as IGM Director, Vision2020Asia

Pam Waterman
Director of Benjamin Ministries

Dan and Pam Waterman joined IGM in 2012. They have been married 29 years and have 10 children; eight on earth, two in heaven. Dan is a Network Engineer for the University of Rochester Medical Center, and supports Pam in her homeschooling efforts. Benjamin Ministries is named after and dedicated to their son, Benjamin, who died in 1997 in a car crash.

Benjamin Ministries provides grief counseling through many venues, including Bereavement Packages, Bereavement Conferences and Concerts, Prayer Walks, and Respite Retreats.

Kouami Midekor
Director of French-Speaking West African Countries

Kouami was born in Togo, Africa. In early 1972, he received the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior and was baptized by immersion in April, 1972. Kouami came to the United States to get his Bible training. He graduated from the former Spurgeon Baptist Bible College, in Mulberry, FL, with a BA degree; then, he also graduated from New Orleans Baptist Seminary, LA, with an MA. He was officially accepted as a missionary with IGM on February 6, 1999. He is sent out by Faith Baptist Church, State College, PA. He raised his full support and left for the field of Togo in January, 2001. Since going back to Togo, he has trained many men; 5 are now also with IGM. Pastor Midekor currently oversees 16 churches and runs a TV station, among other ministries, for the glory of God. He is currently developing plans for a Bible College in northern Togo.