John & Miriam Lewis
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
John and Miriam Lewis live in Mason City, Nebraska. John serves in the Midwestern United States as an InFaith Field Director for missionaries serving in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and parts of Idaho and Minnesota. The Lewises also serve as executive director of Camp Jou, near Republican City, Nebraska. The camp serves mainly rural families from south central Nebraska and northern Kansas, emphasizing Biblical education for children and youth.
The missionaries under John’s care mainly live in small towns and minister in rural areas. They are conservative doctrinally, socially, and economically, living faithfully in obedience to God’s Word. Their calling to evangelize, congregate, and disciple their local communities lead to attacks by the enemy against their families and themselves. They especially need an understanding ear to listen and strong shoulders willing to help bear the burden.
After seeing the need for ministries in their local community, John and Miriam became involved in spreading the gospel across fifteen counties of central Nebraska. Ministries include VBS, Bible clubs for kids, AWANA, youth groups, adult Bible studies, mentoring opportunities, and pulpit supply. Central Nebraskans know them best for their management of Homeward Trail Bible Camp near Mason City. John has also helped a local church reorganize, and has served as pastor of two local churches for a total of fourteen years.
As Field Director, John is excited about the opportunity to provide an understanding ear, strong shoulders, and wise counsel to the missionaries under his care.
As executive directors of Camp Joy in Nebraska, John and Miriam love pouring Biblical teaching and personal mentoring into staff and campers.
God has given the Lewises many opportunities to pass Bible knowledge on to other people. The power of God’s Word has proven unmistakable, as John’s favorite verse shows: “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
The Lewises see themselves as works in progress, as expressed by Miriam’s favorite verse: “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).
The Lewises have served as InFaith field staff since 1993.
John and Miriam came to InFaith because the vision to evangelize, congregate, and disciple the people of America corresponded with their calling. They felt that the mission family truly dedicated themselves to ensuring no group of people, no matter how remote or small, would fail to possess a genuine gospel witness.
After they were married in May 1992, John and Miriam applied to the mission and moved to their current home in Mason City, Nebraska the following year. They have six children: four girls and two boys. The family enjoys the outdoors, traveling, camping, sports, games, and good movies. Their home serves as a refuge for troubled youth and neighborhood kids, providing the opportunity for the whole family to participate in ministry.