John Smithwick and Global Ventures began in 1998, doing our first short term mission trip in 2002. Our vision is to take everyday people to the lost and hurting around the world. Since then, we have taken thousands of people from all over North America to 25 different countries. During a Global Ventures trip, you will experience hands-on ministry through childrens outreaches, street evangelism, and mass crusades. Our goal is to expose you to the most unreached people so you can experience first-hand the joy of impacting entire regions with the Gospel.
The ministry was founded in 1998 with the vision of training and equipping the church to go to the harvest field. These opportunities and open doors will not last forever. Thats why its vital that we strategically position the church to reach the unreached so that generations will turn to Jesus. Effectively spreading the Gospel is the main focus of our ministry.