Heroes of the Faith

The retired missionaries featured here don’t have capes or superhuman powers, but they have lived exemplary lives, dedicated to sharing the gospel with people around the world. Their legacy is evident. They leave their mark on this world in lives changed and people saved from eternity in darkness. Be inspired by their stories and consider—what is your legacy?

Please note: This project to record retirees' stories on the web began in 2008. The list below does not include every retired missionary who served with WGM. 

Leave a Legacy

Edna Dewey (1907-2015)

Lester Hamilton (1921-2009)

Mary Hamilton (1923-2013)

Edith Powdrill (1918-2010)

John Powdrill (1921-2014)


Dennis and Twana Johnson

Richard Moore (1924-2013)

Doris Robbins (1923-2012)

Frank Robbins (1923-2014)

Wilma Salazar

 Papua New Guinea 

Ruth Tipton


Mary Adkins (1926-2009)

Richard Adkins

 Texas/Mexico Border Ministries 

Harvey and Cookie Bennett

Treasure Berens

Charles Cramer (1921-2008)

Bill Moon (1931-2009)

Helen Moon (1933-2014)

Annie Riley (1931-2011)

J. David Riley (1933-2014)

Betsy Tarr

Bill Tarr (1947-2013)

Carol Wonch