Damon & Saehee

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Our journey together started out in South Korea back in 2003. While neither of us expected to find a soul-mate during the roughest season of our lives, God miraculously put us together for the adventurous life of ministry.

What happens when a 3rd generation AG pastor marries a lady from a godless, broken home? God intervenes! Shortly after we got married, Saehee was called to ministry. Having planted an international church, pastored a rural church in NM, and served in a bible college, we are back to planting and developing an intercultural church. This time both as ordained pastors with three beautiful children. God is faithful!

Since 2015, the Duran5 have been ministering to nearly 30,000 international/intercultural people in Southwest Missouri as US missionaries. Together, we strive to bring unity among all people groups to celebrate cultural and ethnic diversities as God’s precious gifts!


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Our National Team

Prayer House (Kenosha, WI) Mount Calvary (Mora, NM) Dr. George Wood Donna Barrett Eli and Elaine Duran Terry Hoggard Cyndee and Brian Williams Tammy Waldo Brian and Sharon Page Johnny and Lisbeth Ramirez Norm and Debbie Kirsch Matthew Hernando James and Emma Lujan Perry and Jenny Price Troy Lyon Qene Jeffers Jennifer Ray

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
— Proverbs 22:6, NIV
Damon Jr. // 대범  Damon Jr. was born in South Korea in 2004. His name in Korean means "the one who honors the Great Law."  He's musically gifted, playing drums, piano, saxophone, ukulele, and guitar. He serves as a drummer for youth worship team and helps out in the main service as well.  He loves meeting new people and trying new food from around the world. One day, he wants to become a business man to help the needy and the vulnerable generously.

Damon Jr. // 대범

Damon Jr. was born in South Korea in 2004. His name in Korean means "the one who honors the Great Law."

He's musically gifted, playing drums, piano, saxophone, ukulele, and guitar. He serves as a drummer for youth worship team and helps out in the main service as well.

He loves meeting new people and trying new food from around the world. One day, he wants to become a business man to help the needy and the vulnerable generously.

Devon // 대빈  Devon's name in Korean means a "great shepherd." His Spanish middle name, Frascuelo, is his grandfather's first name, which means "Free one."  He enjoys playing piano and beat-boxing. He loves serving as the youngest sound-tech at church and owns that ministry!  He loves spicy food and soccer, which is a clear Korean side of him. In fact, he wants to learn Korean so one day he can be a neurosurgeon in South Korea.

Devon // 대빈

Devon's name in Korean means a "great shepherd." His Spanish middle name, Frascuelo, is his grandfather's first name, which means "Free one."

He enjoys playing piano and beat-boxing. He loves serving as the youngest sound-tech at church and owns that ministry!

He loves spicy food and soccer, which is a clear Korean side of him. In fact, he wants to learn Korean so one day he can be a neurosurgeon in South Korea.

Demi // 대미  Demi's name in Korean means "great beauty." Her middle name, Lelaine, is a combination of her grandmother's names: Lee from Saehee's mother and Elaine from Damon's mother.  She loves to sing and dance! Her favorite ministry is leading worship with her mommy! She is also a prayer warrior. Whenever we pray for people at church, she's always there along with other pastors.  She enjoys playing piano and making up her own songs.

Demi // 대미

Demi's name in Korean means "great beauty." Her middle name, Lelaine, is a combination of her grandmother's names: Lee from Saehee's mother and Elaine from Damon's mother.

She loves to sing and dance! Her favorite ministry is leading worship with her mommy! She is also a prayer warrior. Whenever we pray for people at church, she's always there along with other pastors.

She enjoys playing piano and making up her own songs.


Our ministry is made possible by people like you who love what God loves: ALL NATIONS.

Join our DREAM TEAM today to build bridges between Christ, Community, and Cultures in Southwest Missouri!

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