Gateway International Missions is a relatively young ministry which was officially organized in 2002. Yet, the actual ministry of GIMI has its roots in the faithful and dedicated service of a wonderful Christian couple, Mickey & Alice Parrish of Jacksonville, Florida. They started working in the prisons of Kenya in 1976, and later the prisons of Uganda in 1984 – right in the midst of Uganda’s last war.
At that time, Mickey & Alice were associated with Christian Light Foundation, a mission organization located in Jacksonville, Florida. CLF was instrumental in helping Mickey & Alice develop this great ministry in Kenya and Uganda.
Mickey & Alice lived in Africa for many years, then moved back to Florida where they continued to supervise this wonderful ministry for Jesus.
In 2001, they decided that it was God’s will for them to turn the ministry over to someone who had a tremendous heart for Africa and would continue to faithfully carry on this marvelous program of evangelism and discipleship in East Africa.
Because of the numbers of trips that I had made to Africa since 1985 to work with Mickey & Alice, God gave me that tremendous burden and passion for Africa which resulted in Him leading me to accept the leadership and supervision of this entire ministry.
Inspite of the heavy demands that have been placed upon my time and energy, I have never been more blessed in the work of God. I am blessed beyond description. And, I want Jesus to bless you as you view a small amount of what God is doing through Gateway International Missions.
Dr. Stan Frye – President of Gateway International Missions