Tarkus and Autumn yearn to see the local and universal Church committed to, and strengthened in, the sufficiency of Scripture for the ministry of personal soul-care. This desire and their love for believers worldwide lead them to the ministry of OIC. Currently, we have the pleasure to serve as OIC missionaries to Alaska. Although Alaska is a domestic place, it is predominately surrounded by water and therefore technically “overseas.”
At present, no ACBC training centers exist within the Alaskan borders. Our prayer is that through these Church Leadership Training Modules, others would be strengthened and encouraged to open their own certified ACBC training center. Thus making the ministry of biblical counseling more accessible to the people of Alaska.
Before becoming the OIC Alaska Site Coordinator, Tarkus had the privilege of being an associate teacher with OIC in the Philippines, France, Netherlands, El Salvador, and Belize.
We are looking forward to seeing the Church strengthened in Soldotna, AK and beyond, and to bring the ministry of Biblical Counseling closer at hand to the people of Alaska.
- That the Lord would bless our teaching time in such as way that the believers in AK are strengthened.
- That an ACBC certified training center would be formed in Alaska
- That God would make known to us where he would have us teach in the days ahead.
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Even after the Lord chose me to follow Him, I still continued my “ministry” in AA hoping to influence Christians and be a light in that world. I had been indoctrinated into the AA way of thinking, which at its bare foundations contradicts God’s Word. So for 21 years I “counseled” alcoholics within AA, unaware of the dangers I was posing. Until the Lord opened my eyes March 2010 with the exposition of 2 Corinthians 6:14, “Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?” I was yoking myself to other unbelievers in ministry, which God clearly says cannot happen. I quickly saw my need to learn God’s standard of counseling, so I set on journey to study it by achieving a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling. Through that program, God has cultivated in me a desire to train and equip others to use His Word practically. When I realized the desperate need for biblical counseling exposure outside America, my heart was stirred. OIC was a natural fit. I am blessed to come alongside seasoned counselors and teachers to train others in Biblical Counseling.
In 2007, God started cultivating my heart for overseas missionary work while I was attending a one year discipleship program. However, I was not sure how those two would work together. In 2009, after a broken engagement, I received some biblical counsel. From this experience and the God-given desire to guide and direct others in His Word, I realized the need to become trained in wielding God’s Word to the problems and concerns of daily life. So in 2011 I started pursuing a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling. When my husband and I were introduced to OIC, the call to “bridgebuilding,” missionary work, and biblical counseling came into focus. I am blessed to come alongside my husband, in life and in ministry, taking care of the nitty gritty. I am also blessed to be provided with many opportunities to speak into the lives of women locally and abroad.
Tarkus and Autumn were married in 2011. In 2017, the Lord blessed them with their handsome little boy, Oldrick.