Todd and Crista have been married since 1994. They met at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas from which they both graduated. After they married, Todd worked at UMHB and Crista started teaching school. Todd had experienced a call to ministry in high school but didn’t know exactly how that would play out, thankfully God had been working through a series of Godly men in his life to disciple and prepare him for what was in store.
Since moving to Taiwan in June 2013, Todd has become fairly fluent in Mandarin Chinese (two+ years of full time language study) and is now able to carry out ministry in both English and Chinese. Mandarin is ranked one of the most difficult languages in the world for native English speakers to learn.
Started Taichung International Fellowship as an outreach for Taiwanese and to serve expatriates living in Taiwan. TIF is now one of the largest international churches in Taiwan.
Started Outreach Bible studies on five university campuses and hosted over 40 mission teams from different churches and ministries.
Students are coming to faith regularly, being discipled and becoming involved in local churches.
Started a mission internship for young people to come and experience missions.
Planted Hope Fellowship, our first Taiwanese church.
Mission Taiwan is an Amarillo, Texas Based 501c3 started by Trinity Baptist Church in Amarillo to support the church’s ongoing mission work in Taiwan. The Blackhursts are church appointed missionaries sent by their home church, a network of other churches and other individuals who regularly pray and give toward their mission work.
The Mission Taiwan 501c3 is funded by contributions from a network of 8 churches and over 150 individual donors.