Africa Director



Asia Director

My wife Saeyoung and I moved to America as Global Teams missionaries in 2002. Currently, I am training at the US Center for World Missions studying missiology and preparing for ordination.

It is my dream to see Korea join the ranks of other missionary sending countries who have made an impact on unreached peoples. My studies in America will enable me return to Korea, a land with people who love the Lord and desire to serve Him, so that I might recruit and train Koreans to be sent out to unreached people groups throughout the world.

Once I took a trip from my homeland of Korea to the Shinjang province in China. There I saw many towns, villages and people. My heart was saddened because there was no evidence of churches or of the Gospel of Christ Jesus being taught.

In that sadness, I asked the Lord, "Do you want me to be a missionary to these people? If you do, I will obey you."

The Lord said to me. "I want you to send many people who will spread the Gospel to these people." At that moment, I committed myself to mobilize Koreans to become missionaries.

This was further confirmed in my heart on a missions trip to Pakistan. During that time I saw many Afghan refugees. Just as Jesus had compassion on the crowds who were harassed and helpless, I had compassion on these refugees.

"Then he 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

There are unreached people in lands all over the world who do not know Jesus as Savior. Will you join me is sending workers to the fields which are ripe for harvest? Your partnership with Global Teams will help to provide the training and travel needed to mobilize Korean workers to join Americans and other Christian workers in the mission field.

Kevin Higgins,

International Director

Over the years, Kevin has served God in a number of different areas, including, but not limited to, small business owner, youth pastor, Bishop, church planter, and even as a hamburger flipper. He began working with Global Teams as a missionary in 1990.

Kevin now serves as the International Director, responsible to the board for leading Global Teams, recruiting missionaries, training, and raising funds for both his own ministry and for the organization.

Kevin developed a work in a majority Muslim country that has resulted in creative evangelism among several people groups. In 2010, Global Teams was asked to oversee an existing movement in another majority Muslim country. These works combine to form one of the largest Muslim movements to Jesus in the world.

With the addition of bases in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and North America, other people groups are now being impacted by the Gospel: Hindus, Buddhists, Animists, Ancestral Worshippers, and more. Strategic connections are forming in Europe as a Global Teams base is developing there.

Orlando Otarola,

Latin America

Orlando has been the pastor of La Casa del Padre Church in San Jose, Costa Rica for 8 years. This is the second church he and his family have helped to plant.  He has been married to Ligia Ramirez since 1971. They both have been blessed with 4 children and 8 grandchildren.  He is the third generation of a devout Christian family.  He has worked in different areas of the ministry: teacher, deacon, youth pastor, co-pastor, and senior pastor, since 1975.  He has served as the Latin America Director for Global Teams since 2004. Ligia serves as the Global Teams Missionary Care Coordinator for Latin America.

Sheryl Shaw,

North America

I am a graduate of Evangel University. I am married to Thom Shaw who is also a vital part of the ministry. I have worked in missions for over twenty years and still love it! As Global Teams, our desire is to know Christ and to make Him known. All that we do centers around this commitment.

My first missions experience took place when I was twenty years old, when God gave me a passion for missions which has continued to grow. Since I have a heart for outreach and discipleship, my work with missions and students flows together well.

I have had the privilege of seeing God do miracles both in and through our mission teams. It is my desire that we would learn to live a missionary lifestyle so that we do not miss out on opportunities in our own backyards. I provide teaching and training in both youth ministry and missions on the local, national, and international levels.