Barry and his wife served as missionaries in Lyon, France from 1984 to 1986, and in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast, West Africa) from 1987 to 2003. In 1992 he began to publish the bimonthly periodical Chemin de Vérité (Way of Truth), and in 1995 he established the Bouaké Bible School, a school that trains evangelists for French-speaking Africa. Since 2007 he has directed French World Outreach (Éditions CEB). Among his responsibilities: editorial decisions, writing or translating works to be published, proofreading and typesetting, reception of funds and communication with sponsors.
Garrett became a member of the Éditions CEB team in November 2015, having previously worked with the “Truth for Today” ministry and served as a preacher for congregations in Tennessee and Arkansas. In additions to his biblical studies, Garrett studied French at Freed-Hardeman University (USA) and at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (Canada). He has made mission trips to Canada, Mexico, Jamaica and New Caledonia.
Garrett’s primary responsibilities include typesetting and layout, printing, the creation and management of Internet sites, supervision of volunteers and shipping orders. At times he travels with Barry to help and encourage various congregations in the French-speaking world. In short, he is an essential part of this ministry.
YAO Koffi Roger
Manager of the literature distribution center in Abidjan
YAO Koffi Roger, a faithful Ivorian Christian and evangelist, graduate of the Bouaké Bible School, manages our distribution center in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This center holds a large stock of literature intended for congregations across French-speaking Africa. This makes possible significant savings on the shipping of packages; Christians from throughout Côte d’Ivoire and the rest of West Africa can also go to the center in person to obtain literature for their local congregations. In addition to supervising the distribution of these publications, Roger receives and teaches visitors to the bookstore/Bible correspondence course office located on the ground floor. He is greatly assisted in this work by brother AMON Amon Hyacinthe.
The work of volunteers makes it possible for us to reduce the production cost of our publications. About thirty people help us joyfully on a regular basis. They collate booklets, fold tracts, and count and wrap everything in order to have things ready to ship rapidly anywhere in the world. In addition, about sixty teenagers, the youth of the Crieve Hall Church of Christ, give us a hand once or twice a year.