Global Gateway Network (GGN) is a volunteer team of professional men and women seeking new ways to make life better—both now and forever. We do this by sharing the Good News through holistic service including: sending medical teams and caring for the sick, building homes for orphaned children, teaching agricultural skills, running literacy programs, drilling water wells, developing clean water systems, and training leaders for Christ. We encourage a pioneering spirit and network with other organizations of similar vision to reach our mutual goals. At the heart of everything we do is our continued passion to help the hurting in remote parts of the world.

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Micah and Nancy Smith founded Global Gateway Network as a non-profit, Christian, humanitarian organization in 2002. Since that time, the GGN team has been involved in international work and travel. With focus and intention, they connect the skills and gifts of team members with the identified needs of hurting people, looking for ways and means to gain a voice for Christ. Part of GGN’s success can be attributed to the volunteer leadership team and mission trip team members who give selflessly of their time, money, and materials to reach unreached people groups in remote areas of the world.


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GGN is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in the United States, operating with a board of directors who are professionals in their respective fields.


Micah Smith

Micah Smith is the founder and president of Global Gateway Network.  He loves working with his family and the GGN team to impart vision, to disciple, and to send people around the world to help and serve suffering people in the 10/40 Window in the name of Christ.  Micah and his wife Nancy have been married for over forty years and have five children and seven grandchildren.  Micah is an ordained minister with the Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God.  He enjoys trail running and mountain biking wherever he travels.

Carol Libby

Carol Libby has had a ministry in financial administration at various non-profit organizations for the last 30 years. She has served as treasurer of GGN since 2007. Her passion is to assist and help facilitate the various mission projects of GGN around the world. Carol has been on several missions-related trips.  She and her husband, Larry, live in Richland, Washington.

Joanne Erickson

Joanne has been involved in ministry since she began teaching in her local church at 14 years old. She has been active for many years in community service, local outreach, and world missions, including a five-year term as director of missions for her church. She and her husband, Marv, have traveled to over 20 countries serving on mission teams, visiting government officials, missionaries, orphanages, and schools, encouraging believers and assessing needs. She continues to serve with a focus on praying for nations, government leaders, and needs around the world.

Dicky and Kathy Hartman

Dicky and Kathy own and operate a ranch North of Post, Texas.  Raised on a cotton and peanut farm near Plains, TX, he learned farming from his dad and purchased his first cattle herd in high school.  Along with serving as a local church board member for many years, the Hartmans helped plant a church in Oklahoma.  They continue to serve faithfully in their local church, Caprock Spring Fellowship, as a board member (Dicky) and worship leader (Kathy).

Greg Smith

Greg Smith and his wife, Vonda, own and operate several successful businesses in the Tri-Cities, Washington area. Greg has also had a wide-ranging music ministry, serving as a worship pastor and performing vocally at community events. He has been involved in missions trips to Vietnam, Thailand, and Israel.

Rodger Carter

Rodger is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who served more than 30 years on active duty specializing in security and law enforcement. He has degrees in criminology, business management, and practical ministry; and serves in ministry at his local church. He and his wife have founded ministries for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Rodger served on the board for Elizabeth’s Hope, a ministry that oversees crisis pregnancy resource centers in Ohio. He has a heart for the unborn and spreading the Gospel. He and his wife live in West Virginia.

George Midbust

George Midbust was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon and attended Oregon State University. George works for ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston as the director of quality. His position involves a fair amount of traveling to manufacturing facilities and interacting with customers. George and his wife, Wendy, along with their children, Kevin and Sara, have been on several missions trips for GGN and desire to make a difference for Christ’s kingdom “wherever we can.”


Linda Minaker

Linda has a passion for graphics and enjoys using her talents to help not only her local church, but other outreach ministries as well with visual media and graphic design. She worked for 18 years as an administrative assistant at her local church and currently is employed as a program analyst supporting the U.S. Department of Energy.

Larry Libby

Larry Libby has worked in Christian media for over 35 years. He is a freelance writer and editor working with Christian authors and publishers.  He and his wife, Carol, have been very involved in their local church for many years in the areas of small groups, Bible studies, outreach ministries, and more.

Dr. Lorna Schumann

Dr. Lorna Schumann, PhD, FAANP, ARNP leads GGN's medical teams. She is an associate professor at the Washington State University Intercollegiate College of Nursing, co-director for the Family Nurse Practitioner program, and consultant for the International Council of Nurses. She loves taking students on medical mission trips throughout the world. She is a nurse practitioner and volunteers in a private practice infectious disease clinic. She is an avid wake boarder, loves to serve others, values her church fellowship, and enjoys her eight grandchildren.

Tom Hall

Tom has played an active role in outreach ministries and in his local church for the past 40 years. Professionally, Tom is an engineer for Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. He and his wife, Becky, serve their local church in the areas of computer support, worship & media, and leading small groups.  Tom has participated in GGN outreaches to Egypt, Israel, and Thailand.

Bill Henshaw

Bill Henshaw serves as Southeast Asia representative for Global Gateway Network. He and his wife, Tammy, have been married for over 33 years. Currently, Bill is the lead pastor at Bridgeway Assembly in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho. Bill and Tammy have been involved in global missions in the Middle East and Southeast Asia since 1997. He is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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Don Detrick

Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God

Having served as an associate leader in a network of more than 1400 ministers and more than 350 churches, I meet a lot of people who have a heart for God and for serving his people around the world. Two of my favorites are Micah and Nancy Smith. I have known them for more than two decades, and they continue to amaze me with their communication skills and passion for outreach to hurting people around the world. Their integrity, compassion, and hearts for Jesus create connections and networks to help the poor and suffering in many parts of the world. GGN provides both the Gospel of Christ and practical solutions to raise people out of poverty through medical care and services for the community and individual body and soul. I am happy to commend them to you. 

“Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me [Jesus].”

~Matthew 25:40 (The Message)



I sense Global Gateway Network is strategically and perfectly positioned for kingdom extension and impact ministry for the next two decades.

Dr. Jack Hayford

Founder and Chancellor, The Kingʼs University

Dr. Jack Hayford

Founder and Chancellor, The Kingʼs University

I sense Global Gateway Network is strategically and perfectly positioned for kingdom extension and impact ministry for the next two decades.

“Don’t settle for mere success, take your life up a notch and go for significance.”   

~Micah Smith


Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.

~Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT)

  • Planted churches in unreached people groups.

  • Launched more than 50 ministry teams committed to helping the hurting.

  • Rescued scores of children from starvation, death, or the living death of prostitution and human trafficking. 

  • Initiated health education in India and provide hygiene products to 34 college women each school year.

  • Produced an English-to-Arabic translation for Old Testament books of the Bible, along with study notes, for an online Arabic Bible College with students scattered from North Africa to the Middle East.

  • In partnership with World Mission, distributed The Treasure, a field-tested solid-state digital audio Bible. The unit, which fits in the palm of a hand, has a built-in solar panel with rechargeable batteries. The Treasure brings the gospel to life for multitudes of unreached learners.

  • Delivered 10 tons of medical supplies to Syrian refugees, with partners in Israel and Hands of Hope Northwest in Nampa, Idaho.

  • Built, developed, and maintained The Center of Hope, a home for children in North Vietnam. Provided monthly support, school supplies, clothing, shoes, bikes, blankets, hats, pigs, vitamins, food, refrigerator, security wall, osmosis water system, chickens, solar water heaters, soil testing and garden production, new kitchen area, paved road, and a new sign.

  • Helped build Mercy Home in Burma for 26 children.

  • Provided the first home named House of Hope for the first arrival of 26 Karen children from Burma.

  • Over 100 new fresh-water wells drilled in India since 2009.

  • Supported seven new village pastors in India, reaching seven unreached people groups.

  • Brought in medical teams treating thousands of adults and children in Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and Egypt. The donated medical supplies used by GGN teams have an estimated new cost value of millions of dollars.

  • Conducted outreaches into potentially hostile regions of Asia and North Africa, providing leadership training, medical clinics, electrical improvements for emergency power, walk-in refrigeration, and water purification systems.

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