Keith & Linda Stringfellow
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
From the mega cities to fertile agricultural valleys to the isolated mountain and desert communities, America is well represented by the 47 million people in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Over 200 languages from all around the globe are identified in Los Angeles county with nearly 100 language groups in the LA school district alone. The strength of the Church is evident among many groups and places. Yet, from the inner city to the end of long dirt roads, many millions need Christ. In many communities, primarily rural, the only presence of Christ is the historical and ongoing work of InFaith missionaries. There continues to remain more opportunities to reach the lost and provide spiritual leadership than workers to do it. Pray the Lord of the harvest sends more into these needy fields.
Keith and Linda Stringfellow serve in southern California, and connect with other missionaries throughout Arizona, California, and Nevada. As a Field Director, Keith connects with missionaries serving in a variety of capacities, including youth ministry, camping, preaching, and cross-cultural ministry.
This field, along with the rest of the mission, ministers to both the churched and unchurched, children and adults, many of whom are in low socio-economic areas and have a weak understanding of God’s Word and their responsibility of fulfilling the Great Commission.
These communities are in need of more Christian workers who will stand for Christ and proclaim the truths of His Word. There is also a need for full-time workers, both supported missionaries and volunteers, in the open fields of ministry throughout the United States.
Keith serves as the western Field Director by providing pastoral care, ministry help, and administrative support to the missionaries serving on the various fields throughout Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Stringfellows participate year-round in the personal lives and ministries of missionaries by way of personal visits, regular accountability and prayer, occasional board meetings, camps, and other ministry events that help the missionaries with special needs, crisis, or leadership changes.
Missionaries face difficult battles often requiring comfort and encouragement, prayer and wisdom, rest and refreshment, a listening ear and a helping hand. “Missionaries need loving care, support, and encouragement,” Keith writes. “It is both a great joy and challenging inspiration to come alongside those who have given their lives in faithful service for decades.”
"We love the missionaries whom God has raised up to serve Him in crucial roles here in the Western region. God is working in exciting ways. And we are proud of those He has called who let their light shine in otherwise dark places; diligently sharing the Gospel, teaching God's Word, and providing ministry leadership. It is a joy to come alongside them and offer personal care and ministry support to help them be effective for the long haul.”
Keith and Linda met at Biola University, where they received God’s call to a career in missions. They were married and joined InFaith in 1994 not knowing where and how God would lead in the years to come. They have since served in rural church planting, youth ministry, camping ministries, special needs ministry, counseling, preaching, and teaching.Their son David is a freshman at Biola pursuing an engineering degree and also finds joy in a variety of ministry opportunities and competitive mountain bike racing. Keith and Linda enjoy being part of what God is doing in the lives and ministries of the other field staff in California and Arizona and also serve locally by teaching God’s Word at the Julian Bible Club for elementary children. The Sierra and Cascade mountainranges are a favorite place for family vacations. “We are so grateful for the team of supporters who make these ministries possible. Thank you!”