Philip and Bacilia Beisswenger

The Antioch Partners



About Our Partners

Philip and Bacilia Beisswenger have been working with the National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala (IENPG) since 2010. They facilitate partnerships between U.S. and IENPG churches, coordinating visits and mission projects. They have also planted a new Presbyterian church in Cobán, where they live. Philip coordinates development of Cobán’s Presbyterian Complex, a project that combines K-12 education, indigenous theological training, evangelism and social outreach. Bacilia helps host visiting groups in Cobán and “holds down the fort” with their three children, Matthew, Manuel and Estefana.

In a recent update the Beisswengers wrote, “Our family deeply appreciates your commitment to God’s work in Guatemala. Thanks for the ways that you partner with indigenous churches in Cobán and the surrounding region, as well as your generous missionary support for our family …” This is a ministry that welcomes teams from U.S. congregations and models effective cross-cultural partnership.

The Impact

At the invitation of the IENPG the Beisswengers have come alongside Presbyterians in Guatemala to strengthen a witness to the Gospel and to develop a ministry of equipping indigenous believers for leadership and ministry in a growing church.

The Need

The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $25,000 for support funds.