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
Level reached:

83%

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Contact Marcell:

Patrik and Viki Szabo

PATRIK AND VIKI Szabo

NYÍREGYHÁZA, HUNGARY

Patrik and Viki are newlyweds with a vision to advance the Kingdom of God everywhere they go. They are both gifted worship leaders and love to share the gospel with whoever they meet. Viki has a powerful gift for songwriting and her songs are enjoyed all over Hungary and beyond on YouTube and Spotify. She is also the main translator for our Hungarian video content which is broadcast on PAX TV and YouTube.

Mentors: David & Hannah Steele

Raising Support: Yes
Level reached:

56%

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Contact Patrik:

Contact Viki:

James & Lucy Hodges

JAMES & LUCY HODGES

SOUTH WALES, UNITED KINGDOM

James and Lucy are married with two beautiful children. 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
Level reached:

34%

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Contact James:

David and Hannah Steele

DAVID & HANNAH STEELE

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

David and Hannah are married with five beautiful children – 3 girls and 2 boys. Though Hannah prioritises motherhood in this season, she is active in ministry and can often be found mentoring young women, teaching on subjects such as marriage and parenting, as well as being a vital part of our latest church plant. 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
Level reached:

68%

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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
Level reached:

36%

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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. His main focus now is to lead others to Jesus through sharing the gospel on the streets, at organised events and through social media. He also loves to assist church planters and mentor believers to become strong disciples of Jesus.

Mentor: David Steele

Raising Support: Yes
Level reached:

21%

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Contact Ödön (Eddy):

Akos and Irisz Orcifalvi

Akos & Irisz Orcifalvi

Budapest, Hungary

Akos and Irisz are newlyweds with a passion to see people meet Jesus and have their lives transformed by him. They both have a deep love for God and for people and love to use their gifts to serve the purposes of God’s Kingdom. Based in Budapest, they serve in a variety of ministries involving evangelism, teaching, worship and ministering to the poor. Alongside this, Akos is studying theology and Irisz is studying social work.

Mentors: David & Hannah Steele

Raising Support: Yes
Level reached:

47%

Contact Akos:

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Anna Snalam

SOUTH WALES, UNITED KINGDOM

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. She joined our team in July 2022 and contunues to bless us and many other ministries as she serves wholeheartedly!

Mentors: James & Lucy Hodges

Raising Support: Yes
Level reached:

33%

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Contact Anna:
acsnalam@hotmail.co.uk

Tim and Krista Ponder

Tim & Krista Ponder

MARYLAND, USA & BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Tim and Krista are passionate videographers and photographers dedicated to using their creative gifts to advance God’s kingdom. With years of experience running their photography business in Hungary and the USA, they sense a strong calling to use visual storytelling to draw individuals closer to Christ and ignite a passion for serving. With their time split between USA and Hungary, they are also actively involved in international student ministry with a vision to make disciples of all nations.

Mentors: David & Hannah Steele

Raising Support: Yes
Level reached:

15%

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Contact Tim & Krista:

Eliot and Adrienn Kovacs

Eliot & Adrienn Kovács

Szeged, Hungary

Eliot and Adrienn have a passion to raise up a generation of on-fire, missional-focused, healthy, equipped followers of Jesus in Szeged and to inspire the body of Christ in Hungary and the surrounding nations to live like the believers in the book of Acts. Their ministry involves leading a team of passionate young evangelists, hosting prayer and worship gatherings, preaching, leading worship, training believers, street evangelism, and helping to pioneer and lead their local church.

They have started raising support and will officially join the Truth Planters team in April 2024.

Raising Support: Yes
Level reached:

10%

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Contact Eliot:

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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WHEREVER GOD CALLS YOU

Learn more about how to apply to become a Truth Planters Missionary here.

Mentors: Having the right support and accountability can make all the difference on the mission field.

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

Truth Planters

Planting the life transforming truth of Jesus Christ into the hearts of people everywhere; while equipping, encouraging and inspiring others to do the same.

1 Corinthians 3:7

So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

Truth Planters is a Non-denominational, Non-profit Christian mission organisation registered in Hungary (Truth Planters Foundation, 19298001-1-13).