Brad and Janet Thurston are veteran missionary leaders who have traveled to over 80 countries around the world. They have been working in Germany since 1981. Beginning in 1990 the Thurstons founded Globe Mission (formerly Globe Europe), a German agency, and subsequently Globe Mission Switzerland and Globe UK as sister agencies with a view to promote missions in European churches and to deploy European missionaries around the world. Today more than 200 missionaries and interns have been trained and sent to serve in more than 45 countries around the world. In 2014, the Thurston’s began serving as coordinators of the Globe Network from their new home in Wilmington, North Carolina, and they have been instrumental in helping launch Mision Global Mexico. The Thurstons have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.