OUR TEAM

Since Truth Planters began, God has been calling individuals to join our team. Many have left their full-time jobs and are trusting God to provide for all of their needs while they seek first His Kingdom. If you would like to support one of our team members through prayer and finances or simply receive their newsletters, please contact them directly. Those who are raising financial support are held accountable by their mentors for their activity, wellbeing and financial stewardship.

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MARCELL KONDOR

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Marcell has a gift for one-to-one evangelism and pastoral care and delights in serving the people around him in any way he can. As well as being the chairman of Truth Planters Hungary, he is a leader in his local church and can often be found mentoring and discipling young men or travelling with the Truth Planters team.

Mentors: David & Hannah Steele

Raising Support: Yes
Support level reached:

88%

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Contact Marcell:

Viki Pánczél

VIKI PANCZEL

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Viki has a powerful gift for worship and song writing. She loves to share Jesus with others, disciple young women and translate truth-filled teaching into Hungarian to bless her own people. Travelling is one of her favourite things and she has lived in 3 different countries. Check out her God-inspired music on her YouTube channel.

Mentors: David & Hannah Steele

Raising Support: Yes
Support level reached:

78%

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Contact Viki:

James & Lucy Hodges

JAMES & LUCY HODGES

SOUTH WALES, UNITED KINGDOM

James and Lucy are married with a beautiful baby daughter. They have a great desire that young people in South Wales (and beyond!) would experience the same life transforming love, truth and power of God that they have both experienced. While Lucy is currently embracing her new role as a mother, James can often be found on the streets sharing the love of Jesus with people, serving in his local church where he is one of the leaders, or sitting at his desk using his graphics and animation skills for the Kingdom of God.

Mentors: David & Hannah Steele

Raising Support: Yes
Support level reached:

36%

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Contact James:

David and Hannah Steele

DAVID & HANNAH STEELE

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

David and Hannah are married with four beautiful children – 3 girls and a boy. Though Hannah prioritises motherhood in this season, she is active in women’s ministry and can often be found mentoring young women or teaching on various subject such as marriage and parenting. David is best known for his international teaching ministry but is also involved in local church leadership, raising up and training new missionaries, organising events and mission trips, reaching out to the local community, ministry to the homeless, and creating videos with the aim of equipping, encouraging and inspiring believers all over the world to follow Jesus wholeheartedly.

Mentors: Paul & Karen Carr, Team Leaders of Freedom Church, Colchester, UK

Raising Support: Yes
Support level reached:

100%

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Contact David:

Frigi and Sinimol Raj

FRIGI & SINIMOL RAJ

KERALA, INDIA

Frigi and Sinimol are married and have one beautiful daughter. When Frigi lost his job in April 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic which hit India very hard, he threw himself into mission work, trusting that God would provide for his family. He soon felt God strongly calling Him to full-time mission work. He joined the Truth Planters team and is now involved in evangelism, teaching, church-planting and supporting local churches all over India.

Mentors: James & Lucy Hodges

Raising Support: Yes
Support level reached:

25%

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Contact Frigi:

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Ödön Pap

Budapest, Hungary

Ödön (known as “Eddy” to English speakers) grew up in Romania and speaks English, Romanian and Hungarian fluently. Despite coming from a Christian family, he resisted God for many years and called himself an atheist until one day he had a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ. He can often be found sharing the gospel with people he meets on the streets, mentoring young men and helping practically with whatever is needed at Truth Planters Hungary.

Mentor: David Steele

Raising Support: Yes
Support level reached:

27%

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Contact Ödön (Eddy):

Jessica Diehl

Jessica Diehl

Florida, United States

Jessica is married to Doug and together they have 7 children. In the summer of 2007 she heard God say to her, “Enough. It’s time. Come to Me.” A few weeks later Jessica heard the gospel for the first time and gave her life to Jesus. As the Prayer and Intercession co-ordinator for Truth Planters worldwide, she leads a team of passionate prayer warriors who meet regularly to uphold the work of Truth Planters in prayer, taking the personal prayer requests of our missionaries to God, interceding for the strategic Kingdom work we are doing, and providing our whole team with a constant flow of encouragement, timely words from scripture and prophetic insight.

Mentors: David & Hannah Steele

Raising Support: No

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BRIAN EARLY

OREGON, UNITED STATES

Brian lives in Oregon, USA. He has been married to his only wife Tracy since 1983 and pastored in local churches from 1992-2019. They have raised three wonderful girls, who are now married to godly men. Brian is now retired from full-time vocational ministry but serves in a volunteer capacity through guest speaking and as the chaplain for the local police and fire departments. He accepted Christ as His Savior at age 20, being rescued out of a life of darkness and sinful pursuits while in the US Navy. God soon after called Him into service, giving Him a passion learning and teaching the Word of God. Brian has two theological Master’s degrees and completed doctoral work to help equip him for teaching and equipping.

Raising Support: No

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Ildiko Tabajdi

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Born in Budapest, Ildiko now lives with her husband and two boys in a small town in Hungary, close to the Steele family. She has personally experienced the marvellous grace and patience of God as He has loved and pursued her over many years to bring her to where she is today – in love with Him and passionately desiring to use her God-given gifts to get the message of the gospel out to as many people as possible. Ildiko’s experience in business, law and accounting are critical to her role as a board member of Truth Planters Hungary and her servant-hearted approach makes her a pleasure to work with.

Raising Support: No

Tom Poulton

TOM POULTON

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Tom lives in the UK with his wife Olesya and their 3 children. He is on the leadership team of his local church where he is actively involved in preaching and youth ministry. Tom committed his life to Jesus when he was 20 years old after being challenged that if the gospel is true then it demands your whole life, not just a part. A few months after his baptism, he travelled with a church mission to Belarus which opened his eyes to what living as a follower of Christ means and inspired him to learn Russian. He has since volunteered with charities and ministries working in Russian speaking lands. Tom works as a finance manager, is a trustee of Truth Planters UK and has a passion to see the ground-breaking good news of Jesus transform peoples’ lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Raising Support: No

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Anna Snalam

SOUTH WALES, UNITED KINGDOM

JOINING IN AUG 2022

Anna grew up in the North of England and came to know Jesus at a young age. During 2020 and 2021 Anna was seeking God about her future and felt Him clearly leading her through Bible verses and other confirmations to join the Truth Planters UK team. Anna is an energetic, passionate follower of Jesus with a heart for discipleship, healing, worship and youth work. In 2021 she spent two weeks serving in Hungary with Truth Planters where she was a massive blessing. We look forward to welcoming her to the team in August 2022!

Mentors: James & Lucy Hodges

Raising Support: Yes
Support level reached:

0%

Support link coming soon…

Contact Anna:

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Then he (Jesus) said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” – Matthew 9:37-38