Dean’s international work began in 1992 in Moscow, Russia where a ten week mission trip with ATIA became a five year term of ministry and service to spread the gospel in Russia. He began working in Africa in 2002 with Gospelink, which supports national preachers financially, educationally, and practically. Since then he has traveled to six different countries in Africa over a period of twenty-eight trips. Through Gospelink, Dean overseas the development of an agriculture training center and and orphanage called Harvest Hope Home in Malawi. Dean Kershner lives in Silver Creek, GA with his wife and six children—five boys and one girl.