Our People

Meet Our Team, Based In Nepal And The U.S., Working To Bring The Gospel To The Unreached.

Co-Founder Pastor Prabajan “Philip” Shahi

“It is my vision that God gave me to help spread the Gospel into my home area of Western Nepal. I have dedicated the rest of my life to this goal. Already God is blessing our mission with fresh hard working pastors who are on fire for Jesus!! The goal is to grow as God sees fit and to eventually reach all of Western Nepal.”

Co-Founder Dave Kapteyn

Dave is a graduate of Calvin College and is a veteran Mission Director. He is a retired police officer, now volunteering full time for GNN. Dave serves as Ministry President and Board Vice Chairman, based in Zeeland, Michigan.

Direct: 616-834-7170

U.S. Board of Directors

John Ornee

John is a recently retired Reformed Church of America pastor. He has always been involved in missions and is eager to help GNN.

Direct: 616-283-3582

Tim Mekkes

Tim is a retired high school teacher who has dedicated his time to many missions, including GNN.

Direct: 616-947-4407

Doug Devries

Doug is a businessman in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area and attends Crossroads Church.

Direct: 616-581-9502

Bev Zondervan

Tim Creswell

Harold Ploeg

Douglas Zondervan

Join Our Mission!

Join Our Mission section — We need you to join our team to pray for the lost people of Nepal. Get involved where God is working! GNN has been granted 501.c3 status and if you wish to donate all gifts go directly to our indigenous ministry in Nepal.