Deborah and Bruce, along with their 8 kids, live in central Ukraine as Christian Missionaries to the former Soviet Union. We moved here in 2008.

I (Bruce) am originally from Canada (go leafs!) and Deb from Zimbabwe (go biltong!), but both American citizens with our home church in Longview, Texas (go Crossroads!

In 2014, The Lighthouse Cafe was completed and opened in Ukraine, strategically located in the center of our town.

Our ministry focuses on three areas: 1) Widows Care: With our team of volunteers we visit and care for +200 widows in Ukraine and Belarus providing food packages and the love of Jesus.  2) Creative: We host a number of creative events including worship conferences throughout the year, and music projects with our label “LIT Worship” to promote original music that elevates Jesus Christ. 3) Leadership Development: we host regular discipleship weekends for emerging Slavic leaders who are shaping Kingdom culture in every sphere of society.

Program Countries:


GCF # 552

Team Lead:

Bruce Crowe

Team Members:

Deborah Crowe


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