Letter from the president


We know that our hope lies in Jesus Christ, and we want to share this hope, not confining ourselves to "man-made" boundaries.

Our domestic focus begins with churches and organizations in our immediate area striving to provide and assist in mission opportunities both here and abroad. We consider ourselves interdenominational and will work with any Great Commission church whose desire is to make Christ known here and around the world.

Our primary focus internationally is in the countries of the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Haiti, Guatemala and other Latin American countries, and Nepal. Our goal is to provide a constant Christian presence in specific areas in order to make a difference rather than just treat the symptoms. We feel it is important to show Christian compassion through meeting physical needs, through construction, personal hygiene and education along with our evangelism and training projects. Our desire is to offer whatever help is needed, whereever help is needed, in these areas; whether it be through medical journeys, prayer walking and evangelism, education, construction or any combination thereof.

Certainly we know everyone does not feel a call to missions or cannot go because of physical or other obstacles, but we pray everyone can participate in some way. We are funded solely by contributions either monetary or through donations of supplies. If you, your church, or other organization would like to be involved in our efforts to further God's Word, please contact us. We can help advise you where your donation or service can best be put to work in our ministry.

An endeavor such as this cannot be successful without the constant prayers of our partners. So, if you are reading this but cannot help in a physical manner, please support us through your prayers. We truly believe prayer is our most powerful asset.

Johnny Cook



HHIM Officers

Johnny Cook, President


John Gunter, Vice President


John is a missionary with the North America Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. His assignment with NAMB is to work with Hispanics in seven counties in the South East corner of Alabama. His missionary work includes networking with established Spanish speaking churches and discipling, training, and planting other churches for Hispanics. 

He and his wife, Dana, live in Dothan, AL. They have two sons, Daniel and Luke. Daniel just graduated from Auburn University and Luke is a junior at Auburn. Dana teaches math at Wallace Community College in Dothan. John and Dana both graduated from Auburn University in 1987. While at Auburn, Dana studied secondary math education and John studied the science of building construction.  After college, John served as associate pastor at Summerville Baptist Church in Phenix City, AL. John finished his Masters of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological in 1995. 

Before coming back to Alabama to work with NAMB, the Gunters were IMB missionaries in the Dominican Republic for 8 years where they planted churches among Dominicans in the capital city of Santo Domingo. The Gunters regularly lead volunteer teams back to the Dominican Republic to assist in church planting and medical missions.

Gene Ziebach, Secretary


Gene is a native of Mobile and now resides in Dothan, Alabama. He has been married 35 years to Linda Kinsey Ziebach. They have three grown children, Adam, Angela, and Amanda and four grandchildren, Kinsey, Kayla, Ethan, and Isabella.

Gene graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi earning a B.A. degree with a major in Political Science and minor in History. He received a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Troy (Al.) University. 

He is a member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Dothan. He serves as a Sunday School Teacher, Head Usher, Mission Team Member, and is active in the Men’s Brotherhood. He also holds credentials from the Alabama State Board of Missions Disaster Relief Program. He serves on the Board of the Honduras Baptist Dental Mission, Laurel, Mississippi.

Jeff Johnston, Treasurer



Advisory Board

Dale Rice; Crestview, Florida


Kathy Farley; Dothan, Alabama

Kathy has been involved in missions since childhood and went on her first foreign mission trip at the age of 15. She has been honored to share the good news of Christ in Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. She has a B.A. degree in Organizational Management from the University of Mobile and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Troy University.  She is currently employed as a coordinator of training with Troy University.  Kathy served alongside her late husband in pastoral ministry serving in churches in Mobile,  Baldwin, and Houston counties.  In her spare time, Kathy enjoys reading, spending time with friends and doing (most) anything fun! On Sundays she plays piano at her church. She is available to speak to women’s groups, especially to widows who need encouragement.  

Charles Hales; Hartford, Alabama


To Be Named



OTHER HHIM Personnel

Pat Harris, Director of the Nepal Ministry