COLLEGE PLACE, Wash.—Brent Scully has been named president of Gospel Outreach, a Great Commission organization headquartered in College Place, Wash.
“I’m excited to be part of the team,” Scully says. “Jesus is coming soon. Now is the time to be praying, seeking Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and let Him use us to the fullest extent in reaching others with the gospel message.”
Scully, a Walla Walla businessman, has served for the past two years as executive director for Good Samaritan Ministries, a Walla Walla nonprofit agency that provides counseling for underprivileged families. He serves as an elder at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church in College Place, where he has been active with youth ministry for many years. He and his family have also traveled to India on mission trips.
Jon Dybdahl, the previous president of Gospel Outreach, resigned in April for health reasons.
“I plan to continue involvement with training and strategy,” Dybdahl says.
“Jon’s background and focus on mission, education and training has been a huge blessing to Gospel Outreach, along with his work in expanding the volunteer office staff. We appreciate his service and dedication,” says Larry Dodds, board chairman. “And we extend our thanks to Brent for accepting this position and for his desire to follow God’s leading in directing our work. We welcome him, his wife, Heather, and their three daughters to the Gospel Outreach family.”
Gospel Outreach is one of few ministries to focus on the 10/40 Window of the world. This area is so named because it’s located between 10 and 40 degrees north latitude. It stretches eastward from North Africa to include the Middle East, India, China and the Philippines, as well as scores of neighboring countries.
Of the world’s unreached 3.1 billion people, 97 percent live in the 10/40 Window, according to the Joshua Project. This makes the 10/40 Window the most important area of the world in fulfilling the Great Commission.
As Paul wrote in Romans 15:20, “It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known.”