Karvin, son of a pastor in Louisiana, was converted at the age of 8. His interest in Native Americans began shortly after. He received a call to full-time ministry while in his teens. He is a graduate of Gulf-Coast Bible College (now Mid-America Christian University) in Oklahoma City, OK. Sandy, who was raised by a Christian mother in Northeast Louisiana, was converted at the age of 10 and also attended Gulf-Coast Bible College.
Since 1981, they have served as pastors in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and as the first North American missionaries of their denomination to Ecuador. In January 1997, they founded Partners in Missions, INC., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit mission organization that focuses on the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
Sandy and Karvin serve on the Board of Directors of the Chance Project in Guatemala, birthed in part by PiM. Karvin also served on the Board of Directors of the Prince of Peace Home for Girls in Guatemala.
They are the proud parents of two children, Marc and Karla; and seven grandchildren.
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