Chairman of the Board | Co-Founder

Nickie Geldenhuys

Nickie loves adventure, traveling, and immersing himself in different cultures. This has stood him in good stead in his visits to more than 30 countries, where he has had many opportunities to flow in his teaching gift with a prophetic edge. Nickie’s style of leadership and leadership development is summarized in three words: Engage, Empower, and Release. He loves sports, photography, and reading.

Nickie graduated from Christ For The Nations Institute, completing the School of Missions in 1995. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology degree from Global University in 2004 and completed the Perspectives Missions course in 2017.

Nickie presently serves as the manager of International Ministries at Christ For The Nations and teaches Cross-Cultural Communications in the Institute.

President & CEO | Co-Founder

Sandi Geldenhuys

Sandi Geldenhuys loves to train and teach others, equipping them with the skills and resources to accomplish their God-given assignment. She loves strategic planning and enjoys bringing simplicity and functionality to big visions. She is passionate about leadership development in the context of Bible Schools and mobilizing the Body of Christ to share the good news of the Gospel with unreached people groups.

Sandi developed and taught several courses at Christ For The Nations Institute, including Establishing a Bible School; Ministry Leadership and Administration; Bible Background; Introduction to Nonprofit Management; Research and Strategy for Reaching the Unreached; and God’s Global Purpose.

For over twenty years as a Christ For The Nations employee, Sandi served in various roles, including as Business Office Director, CFN Association of Bible Schools Administrator, and Missions Mobilizer. She served as a core faculty member in the School of Global Missions and was a member of the accreditation steering committee. She also served on the CFN Association of Bible Schools Advisory Council and the CFNI Alumni Advisory Council.

Sandi graduated from Christ For The Nations Institute with a Bachelor of Practical Ministry degree majoring in Global Missions, and earned a Master of Arts in Practical Theology degree from Regent University. Sandi completed the Perspectives course in 2003 and again in 2017. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Practical Theology at Trinity Bible College and Graduate School.

Board Members

Michael & Eva Cole

Michael & Eva Cole joined the Global Equippers board of directors in 2009. Michael & Eva have been in ministry for 30 years serving in various leadership roles as pastors, Bible School teachers, and in short-term missions. They have a heart to encourage the Body of Christ to become strong disciples that make disciples throughout the world.

Board Member

Darrell Fletcher

I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I am married to a wonderful wife, Mary Nell, a North Carolina girl. We have a blended family of 9 children and 8 grandchildren. We are gratefully involved in our local church, Gateway Church, Plano.

My business partner and I, own a fire protection company and have been in business for over 21 years. The Lord has blessed Mary Nell and me abundantly and in many ways. One of those ways has been to be involved with Sandi and Nickie, and Global Equippers. We are grateful to be a part of Global Equippers’ vision, to train and equip leaders around the world for the work of the ministry.