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. Together they facilitate partnerships between U.S. and IENPG churches, coordinating visits and mission projects. They have also planted a new Presbyterian church about four hours’ drive north of Guatemala City, 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. Prior to serving with The Antioch Partners, they were Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-workers. Philip is a minister member of the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee. Bacilia is a native of Honduras. This is a ministry that welcomes teams from U.S. congregations and that 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.