Reach out...across the globe

Live Oak loves being a part of what God is doing all across the world. We are proud to partner with and support people who are working near and far to make more and stronger followers of Christ. Scroll down to meet the missionaries we support...

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  • Stacey Baumann

    Stacey Bauman is a missionary to the hockey world with Hockey Ministries International (HMI) as Youth Hockey Ministry Coordinator. Stacey has served with HMI for 10 years as a volunteer on-ice instructor for summer camps and as a volunteer chaplain for college hockey teams including the Texas Tech Red Raiders for the 2006-2007 season.

    In November 2010, Stacey retired from his career as a player, which included 3 seasons with the Lubbock Cotton Kings from 2004-2007, and joined staff as a full-time missionary in February of 2011. Stacey’s role with HMI will be to seek God’s vision and direction in the development of ministry to the youth hockey community through the provision of chaplains and chapel programs for youth hockey teams, beginning in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas and expanding, Lord willing, across North America and to the worldwide youth hockey community. Stacey will also continue to serve at HMI camps in the summer as a lead on-ice instructor and will serve this season as the chaplain for the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Stacey and his wife Ronna live in Oklahoma City with their daughter, Lydia Max, and their dog Nelly.

  • MAry Beth Minnis

    Mary Beth Minnis is a missionary with Cru, formerly Campus Crusade for Christ. After serving for five years as a Regional Director for Campus Ministry of Cru, Mary Beth accepted a position with Cru City based in Austin. Cru City is a new intiative aimed at ministering to the emerging leaders in city space. Mary Beth comes alongside young professionals in Austin and helps them discover Christ and His unique calling on their lives.

    In addition to working with those in the city of Austin, Mary Beth produces films. She's currently producing a film for Cru Military about an Army Ranger involved in Black Hawk Down. You can learn more about this project at ReturnToMog.com or bpfaith.com. Mary Beth is also serving as a consultant for MPower Pictures as they produce the movie "Left to Tell". It is a powerful story of Immaculee Ilibagiza's miraculous survival of the 1994 Rawandan genocide and eventual forgiveness of those who slaughtered her family. Mary Bethis passionate about seeing this movie brought to the big screen. You can join her in praying for the film and learn more about it at www.prayforlefttotell.com.    

  • Robyn Green

    Robyn Green is a support missionary with New Tribes Mission outside of Goroka, Papua New Guinea. New Tribes Mission seeks to establish mature churches in the least reached people groups by working in tribal languages and presenting foundational Bible teaching.


    As a support missionary, Robyn teaches secondary math and science at Numonohi Christian Academy at the NTM headquarters in PNG; her students include children of NTM missionaries, as well as other mission organizations and PNG citizens.  


    Before joining New Tribes in July 2011, Robyn was a secondary teacher and curriculum director in Lubbock. She is a member of Live Oak, and there is a special place in her heart for the children of the Tree House Club and for the missions partnership with World Mission Builders in Piedras Negras, Mexico.


    Robyn can be reached via email or +675 531 4434 Robyn Green c/o New Tribes Mission; PO Box 1079; Goroka, EHP 441 Papua New Guinea.

  • Yolanda Sessions

    Since 1980, Ken and Yolanda Sessions served the peoples of Latin America through an organization called World Mission Builders. Since Ken's passing, Yolanda continues their ministry. Currently ministering in Piedras Negras, in northern Mexico, the she not only constructs physical foundations from which to share the gospel -- churches, orphanages, Bible schools, parsonages -- but she also works tirelessly at the unfinished task of spiritually building disciples among the nations -- equipping national pastors, discipling men, women and children, and meeting the basic physical needs of their community through providing food, clothing, and medical care. The current focus is the completion of the Lighthouse Training Center (Misión el Faro) auditorium which will enable greater numbers to attend pastoral leadership training opportunities, women's teas and seminars, children's summer camps, youth conferences, and marriage seminars. The end goal of the her "building" ministry is to be able to say with confidence to the peoples with whom they share their lives:


    "Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household." - Ephesians 2:19

  • Paul and Donna Tocco

    American missionaries Paul and Donna Tocco, founders of Word Ablaze Ministries, have been Christian evangelical missionaries in Kenya for over 16 years. Donna and Paul are originally from Pennsylvania, USA. Paul graduated with a BS in Business from Richard Stockton State University, NJ, as well as a BA in Theology from Beacon University, GA. Donna also has a BA in Theology from Beacon University.


    Donna and Paul Tocco's purpose is to help the people of East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rawanda and Ethiopia) receive Jesus Christ. They want to see the lives of others changed by His love and power - just as their lives have been changed. At The Word Ablaze Bible Institute, Donna and Paul prepare disciples ... who go on to prepare more disciples. This is how the Good News is spread! The Tocco's outreaches include teaching and training pastors and leaders; a refugee ministry (Kenyaid); community development; and outreaches to the poor of Kenya and Tanzania. Through their diverse mission outreaches, the Toccos have traveled extensively teaching, preaching and showing the love of God to the African people.


    Paul and Donna have three children: Ashley(age 25), Jason (age 22) and Josiah (age 9). They are also the proud grandparents of Tiana (age 5). Ashley and Jason reside in the US. Kenyan-born Josiah lives in Nakuru with Donna and Paul.

  • The Kilgoris Project

    The Kilgoris Project educates and feeds the children of a Massai village in southwest Kenya. We partner with the community to operate schools, provide daily food and clean water, and foster economic development.

  • Reaching china

    We currently support a family who are in China reaching people for Jesus.