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Mark & Crystal Blackburn

Kansas City Metro Missions

Kansas City, Kansas

Timeline and Process


Upon receiving final approval by the Executive Board at General Conference 2017, the process of fundraising and getting onsite has commenced. The normal fundraising process for Metro Missionaries averages two years of full-time travel. We are seeking to shorten this process down to 9 months by establishing partners over the phone and be onsite to begin our five-year appointment by Summer of 2018.


If our timetable holds and we indeed arrive in Kansas City in July of 2018, we will begin the process of planting a strong mother church and numerous daughter works twenty-five years to the month the dream and vision was first conceived.

Family Bio


We have been married for 22 years and have two wonderful children that are excited to see what God will do in Kansas City through this new ministry endeavor. Anthony, who is 16 years old, is in his sophomore year of high school. Anna, who is 8, is in the third grade.


We have been involved in full-time ministry since 1998. Mark served as campus pastor of Gateway College of Evangelism for nine years and then as Vice President of the college for nearly five-years. Since 2012 Mark has been at the Pentecostal Publishing House serving as administrator.

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