Reaching Ministries (FRM), founded in 1998, is an evangelical Christian missionary and humanitarian 501(c)(3) organization. Ongoing funding and support is provided by individuals, churches, businesses and private foundations.
In 1996, Pastor Wes Bentley, Founder and CEO of Far Reaching Ministries (FRM), began serving as a missionary in the war torn regions of Bahr El-Ghazal, Western Equatoria, and the Nuba Mountains (Southern Kordofan). Two years later, FRM began working with South Sudanese refugee camps, primarily in Kiryandongo, Uganda. Offering love and hope to orphans and widows who had lost their families, FRM served the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those most affected by ethnic and religious cleansing.
Far Reaching Ministries (FRM) and Far Reaching Ministries Aviation (FRMA) focus on providing discipleship, followed by providing humanitarian resources relief. This includes providing education to the poor and persecuted people in various nations throughout the world. FRM’s mission is to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and dying of the world, with discipleship as the primary vehicle. Together, FRM and FRMA accomplishes this through evangelism, addressing audiences of all sizes (from evangelical crusades to one-on-one relationships), planting and establishing churches, as well as the founding Bible schools.
FRM and FRMA resources are similarly utilized to rescue and prevent the suffering and exploitation of vulnerable communities by assisting to rebuild lives after facing religious persecution, violence, ethnic cleansing, rape, abduction, torture, and humanitarian crises caused by civil war. FRM and FRMA serves the afflicted, the starving, those enslaved by human traffickers, the ill or dying by bringing aid for their physical needs, but most importantly, fulfilling their spiritual needs.
Including all field posts, FRM and FRMA currently operates in more than eleven countries around the world. Field posts are managed and staffed by a small number of expatriate missionaries and/or pastors, and a large number of national workers trained by FRM. In doing so, the scope and impact increases exponentially. All staff members are trained to train others and encouraged to “work themselves out of a job.”