David and Denise Rhodes
Executive Director and Executive Assistant
David and Denise Rhodes are excited to join the Project 14 Global Missions Team. David has served as Music and Education Pastor, Assistant Pastor, Christian College Department Head, Christian schoolteacher and Evangelism Pastor for over 30 years. He believes strongly in the autonomy of the local church and the leadership of the local Pastor. With a desire and passion to see nationals trained, churches planted, and orphans loved, David has committed to help Project 14 fulfill its purpose of ministry.
Denise has served in church ministry all of her life. She holds a BS in Business Management and serves as the Executive Assistant of Project 14 alongside her husband, David. She manages the office and handles all financial matters. She is a mother and grandmother who enjoys children and hopes to see many come to Christ through Project 14 Global Missions.
David and Denise have a burden for young nationals to have the training they need to serve in a local church or Christian university. With an understanding of the educational advantages of an appropriately trained Pastor, David desires to develop GBU to meet that challenge. Solid, Biblical, theological training will be the foundation for strong church plants. Training national pastors is a very important goal of Project 14.
Additionally, David and Denise hope to continue the work of Project 14 with others in assisting and supporting orphans in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. God’s Word is clear about the care and love we are to show toward the “fatherless.” (James 1:27)
Richard and Fatima Ramos
Nicaragua Operations Director
In 2009, Richard Ramos went on a short-term missions trip to Boaco, Nicaragua. His life was immediately impacted and he sensed God's call in to full-time missionary service. It wasn't long until he met a new young disciple at the Hope Center in Nicaragua named Fatima. They fell in love and were married soon after. Fatima and Richard completed their missionary studies while serving as missionaries through Universidad Cristiana Logos and Misión Hispana.
Richard and Fatima have served in a variety of ministry settings as missionaries in Nicaragua and Colombia and even worked with Hispanic migrants in Southwest Florida. Richard has served as an executive administrative pastor/missionary and Fatima has ministered to scores of women and children in Southwest Florida, Colombia, and her native Nicaragua. They have two precious children, Hernaldo and Elijah. The Ramos family is thrilled to partner with Project 14 to reach and train national leaders and help grow their churches.
Ericka Cruz was born in Managua, Nicaragua and is a graduate of the University Polytechnic of Nicaragua. She serves as an interpreter/translator and field rep for P14GM.
Ericka is also actively involved with the Streets of Love ministry, which helps feed people at a local children's hospital.
During the last 8 years she has worked for Compassion International, Baptist Medical Dental Mission in Nicaragua , New Vision International, GHO Medicals Missions, and OMMT in Somotillo, Nicaragua.
Cissie Gay is excited to join the Project 14 Missions Team. Cissie comes to us with a financial background. She managed numerous branches at First Citizens Bank. She attended UNCW to receive her BS in Finance. Cissie has served faithfully in her church choir and Awana programs. Cissie is married to her husband, Lynn Gay for 23 years and they have three boys. Cissie is excited about managing numerous projects for Project 14. She hopes to see many come to Christ through Project 14 Global Missions.
Noe and Sharon Blandon
Noe Blandon was born in Jinotega and has been a part of Hebron Baptist Church since he was eight years old. Noe served as Musician and in 2015 he answered the call of God and decided to study theology in UBG-Matagalpa. Sharon was born in Managua, 15 years ago God called her family to raise a new church in Jinotega, where she met her now husband Noe Blandon. They got married in 2017, Sharon was an English education science student at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua UNAN-León- Cur-Jinotega, and working as a Translator for Way of the Cross, Send ministry, Rancho Hebron, ISL. Sharon answered the Lord's call to serve with Project 14 along with her husband Noe in 2019.