MISSIONS DIRECTOR: MICKEY COFER
Missionary Mickey Cofer is the founder and director of Mongolian Missions. He and his wife Trina were both saved as children in the early 1970’s at Independent Baptist Churches and surrendered to full time Christian service in their late teenage years. Each studied fine art as well as practical Christian training at Bob Jones University. During their years in college, Trina worked as a graphic artist for Majesty Music and Mickey finished a personal apprenticeship under master potter Jim Craft.
After graduation, they moved to Lebanon, Ohio where Mickey ran a 3-color web press for the Fellowship Tract League and Trina typeset and illustrated gospel literature. There they gained a worldwide vision as they helped produce and distribute millions of tracts in 60 different languages for Christian workers in over150 countries. Mickey served as a Deacon at the Fellowship Baptist Church while he and Trina taught Sunday school classes and faithfully participated in weekly evangelism and discipleship. During those years, they also established Vessels of Honor Art Studio where Mickey created wheel thrown pottery that Trina hand painted. For fifteen years they marketed their ceramic vessels in galleries throughout the United States.
God blessed the Cofers with four wonderful children, Judah, Jonah, Jesse and Jaazaniah who are all saved and passionate about serving the Lord. In 2003, their family was called and sent out of the Winchester Baptist Church as missionaries to the creative access country of Mongolia. During their first term, Mickey and Trina registered their company Vessels of Honor, LLC in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and began an outreach among Mongolian artisans. God used their unique gifts and bi-vocational training to pave the way for a pioneering church planting, leadership training and gospel publishing effort in northern Mongolia.
The Cofers’ oldest son Judah married his lovely wife Heather who also grew up as a missionary in Mongolia. They both finished the advanced discipleship program at Ellerslie Leadership Training. Judah teaches at the college and is an associate Pastor of his church while Heather writes for the Set Apart Girl Magazine. They have two precious toddlers, Jude and Jenesis, with a third child on the way.
“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”