Our Missionaries & Staff
Chris and Beth Matthews
Located in Sevilla, the gateway for Latin Americans coming back to Europe, Chris and Beth teach missions and counseling at the Al Andalus Theological Seminary just within blocks of the Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo where the 16th century Spanish reformation took place. Casiodoro de Reina and Cipriano de Valera began the translation of the first complete Bible in Spanish in the Monastery.
Discipling and mobilizing servant leaders in Andalucía
North Carolina natives Chris and Beth have four children and three granddaughters who live in the US and Spain.
Called to serve the training needs of believers in Sevilla in 1998, Chris along with long-time Spanish believer friends established the ABRE Foundation and the Al Andalus Theological Seminary. Chris will soon publish a time travel historical fiction trilogy written on location in the old Monastery as well as a mission strategy book on 15 years of ministry in Sevilla. Chris holds a DMin in missions/intercultural studies from Gordon-Conwell Seminary and enjoys all kinds of fishing, traveling, hiking, birdwatching, snorkeling and reading.
Beth will complete a PhD in professional counseling from Liberty University and likes cooking, hosting guests, knitting, and visiting family and friends (ask her about her cookbook of recipes from Sevilla).
Their first interest in missions came from participating in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at UNC-CH where they also met and fell in love.