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Our Leadership

Meet the board and key staff members of AMG International

Board of Directors

Tasos Ioannidis – President & CEO

Anastasios (Tasos) Ioannidis came to AMG International in 1989, serving as Information Technologies Director, Assistant to the former president, Dr. Spiros Zodhiates, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer before becoming president of the organization in 2013. Tasos holds a B. S. from Boston University, an M. S. in aeronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an M. B. A. in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He and his wife Margarita have two children.

William S. (Bill) Hardin – Chairman of the Board – Atlanta, Georgia

Bill and his wife Judy have three daughters. Bill is the owner of Metro Home Products Company, providing shutters, windows, shower doors, etc., to residential builders. Bill has an M.A. in Accounting from the University of Alabama and a B.S. in Business Administration from Samford University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Georgia.

Robert (Bob) Yoe – Vice Chairman – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Since 2000, Bob has been the Chairman & CEO of Crescent, Inc. He was President & CEO of DeSoto Hosiery Mills from 1990-2000. Bob has an M.S.B.A. from the University of Southern California, an MBA from Chapel Hill, NC, a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College and he attended Birmingham Theological Seminary. He has served on executive boards for Save a Life (Ft Payne, AL), Boy Scouts of America, The International Hosiery Association, Lifeshape, & the SPCA. Bob and his wife Beth have two adult children and one granddaughter.

George Kefalas – Secretary/Treasurer – Pasadena, California

George is the owner of G. M. Kefalas Investments in Pasadena, California. He has a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a B. A. in French. He is a lay minister and board officer of the Greek Evangelical Church of Los Angeles. His wife Anna grew up in an AMG orphanage in Greece. He is a Certified Property Manager, and is involved in residential and commercial real estate sales and management.

Paul Jenks – Southeast Asia

Paul is originally from Grand Rapids, Mich., and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Detroit, and a Bachelor’s degree from Taylor University in Indiana. While at Taylor, he met his wife, Lois, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Spiros Zodhiates. Upon the retirement of Dr. Zodhiates in 2005, Paul became president of AMG, having served as CEO of the organization since 1996. Having a strong desire to return to ministering to the Asian people after having served as an AMG missionary in Thailand for 15 years, Paul and Lois returned to the mission field in 2013, where he continues to serve with AMG as Vice President of Asian Outreach.

Dr. David V. Chigurupati – Branchburg, New Jersey

Dr. Chigurupati is a retired medical doctor from Andhra Pradesh, India. At the invitation of Dr. Spiros Zodhiates, Dr. Chigurupati worked with him to help establish AMG’s ministry in India. Dr. Chigurupati lives in Branchburg, N. J., and remains active in evangelistic and conference ministry with Telugu immigrants from his homeland in India. He is past president of the National Association of Asian Indian Christians in the USA Inc., and is the elder-in-charge of the Telugu Christian Fellowship of New Jersey.

Philip Zodhiates – Waynesboro, Virginia

Philip is the owner of Response Unlimited in Waynesboro, Va. He and his wife Kathie live have six adopted children—three from Guatemala and three from Nicaragua. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee, and a B. S. from Farleigh Dickenson University. He attended The King’s College in Briarcliff Manor, N. Y., Paterson State College in N. J., Messiah College in Grantham, Penn., and the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has lectured at numerous seminars on publishing, fundraising, missions, and direct marketing. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Spiros Zodhiates.

Dr. Demosthenes Katsarkas – Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Katsarkas graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1958. He specialized in internal medicine and was given the position of assistant at the University. In 1968, he earned a doctoral degree from the Medical School of the University of Thessaloniki, and was named Professor of Contagious Diseases in the School of Health of the Technical Institute of Thessaloniki, a position he kept until 1999. He was the key figure for AMG in the establishment and operation of St. Luke’s Hospital where he is the General Director. Since 1968, Dr. Katsarkas has been the pastor of the Greek Free Evangelical Church in Thessaloniki.

Symeon Ioannidis – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Symeon graduated from the Katerini Bible Institute in Greece in 1960, after which he and his wife Anna served as AMG national workers at the "O Logos" (The Word) Christian bookstore. Before coming to the United States, Anna also served at AMG’s St. Luke’s Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 1980, then AMG president Dr. Spiros Zodhiates invited them to move to the United States to serve as coordinator of the AMG ministries among Greeks. He has served since that time at AMG headquarters in Chattanooga, Tenn.

James (Jim) Everett – New Stanton, Pennsylvania

Jim and Drew Everett live in New Stanton, Penn., where they attend a Christian and Missionary Alliance church. They have two children, Joel (deceased) and Elizabeth, who lives in SC. Jim graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in mechanical engineering and is retired after 28 years as a nuclear engineer for Westinghouse Electric. For a number of years, Jim and Drew have volunteered with AMG in Uganda three to six months each year through discipleship, pastor training, child evangelism, carpentry, and many other tasks. Jim has served on the AMG Board of Directors since 2007.

Joan Zodhiates – Vice President Emeritus – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mrs. Zodhiates served as Vice-President of the AMG Board of Directors for several years until her and Dr. Zodhiates' full-time retirement in 2005. In addition to being a full-time homemaker, she assisted with editing his manuscripts, including the Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible and Complete Word Study New Testament Dictionary, and for many years worked at AMG headquarters as a volunteer. She continues to do editing work.

Key Staff

Stephen Turner—Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Turner joined AMG International in 2013 after spending 15 years with Kardex Remstar, Inc. as their Vice President of Finance and Administration. Stephen is a certified public accountant and holds a B. S. in Accounting from Houghton College and an M. B. A. from the University of Southern Maine. Stephen and his wife Beth have two kids, Erin and Joel, and live in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

Patrick Ragan—Vice President of Development

Pat Ragan has served with AMG International in various roles since 2000. Pat and his wife, Traci, have equipped and led numerous short-term teams in support of AMG ministries worldwide, served for a season in Guatemala, and developed a structure for longer-term missionary candidates. Pat heads AMG’s development efforts to form strong, lasting relationships for AMG’s current and future ministry. Pat holds a B.A. in Bible from Bryan College and also a CFRE certificate from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals. He and Traci have three adult daughters, Lara, Jessica and Hannah.

Dale Anderson—Vice President of AMG Publishers

Dale Anderson has served with AMG International since 1980, spending his entire career at here in various roles. He has worked as the head of AMG Publishers since 1988. Dale holds a degree from Word of Life Bible Institute and degrees from Tennessee Temple University and Louisiana Baptist Seminary. Dale and his wife Patricia have two adult sons, Matthew and Bruce.”

Bill Passons—Director of International Mission Strategy

Bill Passons has served with AMG International since 2009. Bill and his family recently returned from Southeast Asia where Bill served as the Regional Coordinator. Bill and his wife Dana have three children, Electra, Tucker, and Major.

Kim Lyell—Human Resources Manager & Executive Assistant to the President

Kim Lyell has served with AMG International in various roles since 1992, most recently as Human Resources Manager & Assistant to the President. She and her husband David have two adult children.

Tasos' Corner

The Gospel Through Media
Dear Ministry Partners, “We preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Cor. // read more

Anastasios (Tasos) Ioannidis

Anastasios (Tasos) Ioannidis came to AMG International in 1989, serving as Information Technologies Director, Assistant to former president, Dr. Spiros Zodhiates, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer before becoming president of the organization in 2013.

When he was 14, his parents came to Chattanooga from Thessaloniki, Greece, to head AMG's outreach to Greek-speaking people in the United States. His father, Symeon Ioannidis, is the Editor of Greek Publications, and his mother, Anna Ioannidis, is the childcare coordinator for AMG's International Ministries Department.

Tasos has traveled extensively to various countries where AMG has ministries. In his previous role as part of AMG's leadership team, working closely with former president Paul Jenks and the organization's Board of Trustees, he has helped to shape AMG's strategies and direction.

Tasos holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University, a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He and his wife Margarita have two children: Anna attends the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Alexander attends Silverdale Baptist Academy in Chattanooga. Margarita serves as high school dean of academic administration at Silverdale Baptist Academy, and the family attends Silverdale Baptist Church.

Come To Know God...

God didn't intend for you to fight life's battles alone. Would you like to know how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?

What the Bible says about God:

It is because of God's love that He desires a relationship with mankind whom He has created. Yet because of His holiness, He can have no dealings with sin. That presents a problem...

What the Bible says about Sin:

Each of us has committed acts that are sinful. But more than that, because we are born with a sinful nature, we fall short of God's standard of perfection.

Because God is holy, He cannot look upon sin or accept sinful man into His presence. Yet because of His great love, He has made provision for man's sin...

What the Bible says about Jesus:

Jesus is not just a good man, moral teacher or historical figure. He is God in a human body.

The death of Christ demonstrated the love of God and satisfied the demands of His holiness. His perfect sacrifice paid for our sins and took them away.

We cannot come to God on our own terms. God, who created us, has provided a way for us to know Him, but that way is only through His Son, Jesus.

What the Bible says about Mankind:

It is not enough to believe intellectually that there is a God, or that Jesus existed as an historical figure, nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. Each of us must respond to God through an act of the will.

Salvation is turning from our old way of living, independent from God, and turning to Him and the new life He offers.

"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."  - Romans 10:9-10

Salvation is a result not just of intellectually believing or of having an emotional experience. Salvation comes when we are ready to surrender our wills to Him. It is not just the words we say, but the attitude of our hearts. If you would like to receive Christ, this is the attitude He is looking for...

"Lord Jesus, I need you. I recognize that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Come into my life as my Savior and Lord. Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be."

If you have given your life to Christ, He wants you to grow in that relationship. Here are some things that will help...

  1. Begin reading the Bible daily.
  2. Talk to God in prayer expressing your heart to Him.
  3. Get involved in a church where you can study the Bible, learn more about Christ, and fellowship with other believers.
  4. Share with others about Christ and what He has done for you.
  5. Obey what you see in God's Word and trust Him in every detail of your life.
Give as a Registered User

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What's This

There are two ways to financially give to AMG International: personalized and general. Choose which option works best for you.

  1. Personalized Giving
    Introduces you to specific people (children, national workers, missionaries, etc...), projects, organizations and other causes that are in need of your financial support.

    In order personalize your giving, you will need to add people, projects, organizations and other causes to your giving cart. To add opportunities to your giving cart, simply click the "+" button located right beside the opportunity you want to add.

    1. New Support Opportunities
      Start your search today by viewing opportunities in Disciple Making, Child Care, Medical Care, Media Evangelism, and Disaster Relief.

    2. Previously Supported Opportunities
      Login to your account to quickly find and give financially to causes that you have previously donated to within the last 18 months.

  2. General Giving
    Introduces you to general ministry categories that are in need of your support. The main categories for giving are: Most Urgent Need, Disciple Making, Child Care, Medical Care, Media Evangelism, and Disaster Relief.

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Child Sponsorship FAQ's

List below are the most common questions that we receive concerning child sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.266.4977.

What is involved in sponsoring a child?

Child sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your child. It costs $32 dollars a month, or $384 a year to sponsor a child. But equally important is the prayer support that your child receives from you. This is the advantage of pairing children with sponsors - the individual attention.

Can I write letters to my child?

Yes! We encourage you to write to your child . The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship that your child will never forget. Usually twice a year your child will write to you.

Can I send extra gifts at Christmas and birthdays for my child?

Yes. We do ask that you send money and not gifts-in-kind because of the difficulties involved in shipping packages. The money that is sent for the child will go 100% to the child. Your child's teacher will purchase what the child needs most at that time or you may specify what you would like to have purchased for your child.

How will my sponsorship benefit the child I'm sponsoring?

Children under the care of AMG receive a hot, nutritious meal and a snack each day along with access to medical care if needed. Children are provided educational opportunities and are tutored if necessary. Childcare center staff members encourage children to take advantage of every opportunity they have to learn new skills. Children are given new outfits of clothing and shoes once or twice a year. Each child is given a clear presentation of the gospel, with the hope that they will become a Christian, and reach his or her world for Christ.

How much of my sponsorship goes to my child?

AMG has always approached the care of children with a holistic emphasis...daily food, education, access to medical care and most of all, the gospel. Every child receives more benefits and access to services than any one sponsorship could provide therefore all sponsorship funds are pooled for the maximum benefit of your child and all of those attending their center. Your sponsorship dollars are combined with your fellow sponsors so that every child receives uninterrupted care regardless of the possibility that a sponsor misses sending their sponsorship donation on any given month. Your faithfulness and that of every sponsor giving regularly will ensure the maximum benefits for your child as well as all the children in the Child Sponsorship program.

What happens if I need to discontinue my sponsorship?

We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your child. Meanwhile we will continue the support from the general fund until another sponsor can be found.

How long should my sponsorship last?

While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a child is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide food, clothing, medical care and education to children until they reach age 18. Most of the children AMG serves rely on these programs for their wellbeing. When a sponsorship lapses or is discontinued, AMG will seek out another sponsor rather than discontinue or interrupt the care for that child. Sponsors wishing to extend their relationship with a sponsored child beyond age 18 may do so if the child continues their affiliation with AMG either as a Bible student or National Worker.

Will there ever be a chance that I could meet the child that I sponsor?

AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to countries where childcare centers are located. When we go to the country where your child lives, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and meet the child that you have chosen to sponsor.

What countries can I choose a child from?

Currently AMG is providing childcare to children in Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, Thailand and Uganda.

How do I sponsor a child?

If you are ready to sponsor a child now, write, call, or click here to select a particular child. Or, if you would like us to assign you the child in greatest need, simply write to us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $32, we will send you a photograph and biographical and family information about your child. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 1-800-251-7206 and ask for Anna.

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