Here are a few Awana videos to help you understand how God is working to change lives through our ministry.

An introductory video explaining more about Awana.

Experience the hearts of passionate kids and leaders as they spread the gospel and God’s Word through the ministry of Awana.

We do our best to raise our children, and when they head out on their own we hope we have left a life-defining, long lasting, spiritual impact.

God is changing the world through the ministry of Awana by equipping leaders to reach kids with the gospel and engaging them in long-term discipleship.

 Jeff Rupp 



Jeff and Suzan Rupp

Awana Missionaries


5309 Elizabeth Anne Ct. ~ St. Paris, Ohio 43072

    Office: 937-857-9242     Cell: 937-416-9719





                 On December 24, 1974 I trusted Jesus Christ for salvation while I was in the Marine Corps.


                I grew up in a non-practicing Catholic family. My neighbors who were Christians talked to me often about trusting Jesus as my savior. I went to church with them often and had Bible study with them in their home. I would go forward for salvation and after awhile I would go back and hang out with my friends, drinking, doing drugs, getting into trouble and forgetting about that "church stuff". John and Lora were always glad to receive me into their home and show me the love of Christ no matter how often I went astray. I went into the Marines at age 17. While I was stationed in Japan, I met a missionary who gave me a tract about the end times. I read the track but didn't do anything with it. When I got back to the states, still drinking and doing drugs, the Holy Spirit pricked my heart and brought me to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. I called upon the Name of Jesus Christ and was saved.      Romans 10:8-15.



God's calling


I had the privilege of serving in two churches where I ministered in children and youth ministry and many other leadership positions. In both of these churches I served in their Awana clubs as leader, and then as commander. I also had the privilege of serving on the Ohio Awana Ministry Team. As I serve in the local church my heart's desire has been to help equip teachers and leaders to minister the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Serving as an Awana Missionary the Lord provides many opportunities to fulfill that desire.


Suzan and I were married November 27, 2010. Suzan serves with Child Evangelism Fellowship as an instructor of teachers. We are looking forward to seeing how God will use our two ministries to further His kingdom. 





Awana Mid America

Serving Churches in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Michigan.


 Now available to help your ministry! 

As missionaries we are continually looking for new ways to serve our churches and clubs.  Here are some resources available now from Awana:

The Awana Blog

KidzMatter partners with those who minister to kids and families in the church to make an eternal impact in the lives of those kids and families.

Entrusted, a digital curriculum developed specifically for Tweens; focuses on developing a missionry worldview.

MOVE, provides simple steps to get children's and youth ministries off and running in the right direction.

Homeschool families and co-ops can now purchase Awana Bible memory materials:

Truthseekers provides Bible lessons for use in starting a new club or augmenting your existing ministry.

Youth Missions International is a  training organization that empowers young people to continually live and share their faith in Christ in the global communities they serve.

Base Sports equips the local church with sports ministry tools that enact life change and develop fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Lifeline inspires and equips men and women, families, churches and communities to develop Godly parents.  Lifeline includes the ministries of Returning Hearts, Malachi Dads, Hannahs Gift, and Turn.

ZimZam Global multiplies healthy churches among all peoples through children, youth and families.

Please contact one of the missionaries if you have any questions about these services.