About BGNI

Our History

 

 

Bring Good News was founded in 2001 by Gil Lozada.  The ministry was born out of his passion to unreached people groups.  Under Gil’s leadership, BGN partnered with national-led ministries and indigenous church workers to bring the gospel to unreached people groups.  This was accomplished through church planting, discipleship efforts, and meeting physical needs in the name of Jesus.  Over the years, BGN has partnered with ministries in Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Tibet, Egypt, Mexico, Honduras and the Philippines.

Meet Our Board

 

In 2013 Rick Wolford assumed the leadership of the ministry. A five-member Board of Directors was formed to guide the ministry and 501(c)(3) status as an IRS tax-exempt charitable organization was obtained.

Rick Wolford

Rick Wolford

President

Rick has a bachelor’s degree in ministry from Lincoln Christian University, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Indianapolis and a master’s degree in nursing from Indiana University.  He has held positions as a minister, registered nurse, and mission agency executive.  Rick enjoys spending time with his family and running.  He has been married to Kay over 40 years and they have two children and three grandchildren. 

Ian Lozada

Ian Lozada

Secretary

Ian Lozada has been involved with the work of Bring Good News International since its founding, when he helped his father, our founder Gil Lozada, with the early website and fundraising videos, eventually moving into going on the Philippines trips and eventually taking up Gil’s seat on our board. Ian attends Centerpoint Church in Massapequa, New York, along with his wife Kristina, and their three children, Caroline, Declan and Audrey. He works as a Realtor with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. and coaches youth sports in his spare time.

Doug Kelsey

Doug Kelsey

Treasurer

 Doug is a member of College Park Christian Church in Normal, IL where he sings in the choir, serves on the financial team, and has served as an elder.  He has been employed at State Farm Insurance for over 30 years, currently working as a Program Manager in the Information Technology department.  He has been married to wife Lynn for over 30 years and they have two grown children. Outside of work, Doug enjoys reading, working in the yard, and running.

Jamie Stuber

Jamie Stuber

Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He has worked at BorgWarner for over 21 years with various roles in engineering and purchasing. He is currently a Senior Engineering Manager. Jamie enjoys time with his family, hiking and running, and helping at his church. He has been married to Mary Ellen for 18 plus years and they have three children.

Jeremiah McLeod

Jeremiah McLeod

Jeremiah McLeod holds an associate’s degree in biology from Dayton State College and a bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management and intercultural studies from Johnson University.  He currently is a firefighter in Knoxville, TN.  Prior to this he served as Vice President and Partner at Blackwell & Associates Land Surveyors.  Jeremiah and his wife, Courtney, have two children and one grandchild.  He enjoys volunteering at his church and hiking with his family.

“Bring Good News International exists to transform lives for Christ among the unreached through effective evangelism, discipleship, and community development efforts.”

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