We are Brent and Allyson Searway.
We met while studying at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, married and settled in Coalinga, California, as school teachers, and had two precious babies, Justin and Emily.
Then God called us to Mexico in a deliberate way, and we moved to Ensenada, Baja California, to work at Agua Viva Ministries (AVM), a Christian campground dedicated to missions and evangelism. We served there for 21 years.
In 2012 Brent was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, growing and inoperable. But God did miracles and the tumor grew, moving the brain in such a way that surgery became possible! After radiation and chemotherapy, Brent is said to be in remission, with much hope for many more years of healthy life.
In the last months of 2014 we left AVM to open our own ministry, Epic Ministries in Mexico, launched in January 2015. We have been working with Mexican national pastors/missionaries for several years through AVM, heroes of the faith whom we love and respect so much. Now we are able to give all of our time and attention to supporting them in their work. (See Communities for more information about these faith heroes.)
We eat like health food nuts since Brent’s illness, but we love carne asada tacos. We love driving up to Laguna Hansen in the pine trees and having picnics. We love to walk. We love the Lord. We love Mexico. If we know you, we probably love you, too. And if we don’t know you yet, we’d like to!
More About Us…
Find out more about us and our ministry on these pages:
- Who We Are (this page)
- Our Mission and Vision
- Our History
- Our Values
- Our Oversight: Who Watches Over Us