Bob & Virginia Travis
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Bob and Virginia Travis serve in DuPage County, located in the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The area is comprised of single-family homes, apartments, businesses, parks and lakes. DuPage County has the second largest population in Illinois. In this area, Asian Americans make up the largest ethnic group, and include Asian Indians, Filipinos, Chinese, Pakistanis, Korean,Vietnamese, and Japanese. Churches and the county itself are helping with the physical needs of these immigrants. However, there is little effective gospel outreach. There are many new Mosques and Hindu and Buddhist temples in the area.
After seeing the need in their community, the Travises began working with and training the leaders in local churches and others to effectively reach the changing ethnic landscape through cross-cultural ministry. While especially focusing on Asian immigrants, refugees, international students and expatriates, Bob and Virginia also have contact with immigrants from the Middle East and Europe.
The Travises have served as cross-cultural InFaith field staff since 2009. Both Bob and Virginia graduated from Biola University, Bob with a B.A. in Cross-Cultural Communication and Virginia with a Bachelor of Music and Bible. Bob also has a M.Div. from Talbot Theological Seminary. They were married in 1984, and have four adult children.The Travises returned to America in 2008 after having a rewarding and fruitful ministry in church planting and evangelism in Tokyo, Japan for twenty-three years. Desiring to reach out to the growing ethnic population in America, they joined InFaith in 2009 to continue their ministry in the United States with immigrants, refugees, international students and expatriates.