GENE CUNNINGHAM has spent the past 30 years involved in pastoral ministry in North America and Australia. His recorded messages and books have spread around the world, opening doors for the growing missionary outreach of Basic Training Bible Ministries. While evangelism through the gospel of grace is paramount, the ministry has concurrently participated in the training of pastors and workers in remote regions of the world, where opportunities for basic preparation to teach the Word of God are virtually non-existent. Gene has been instrumental in establishing Bible schools in Africa, India and Papua New Guinea.
Nancy, Gene's wife, is his constant support and companion and holds classes for the pastors’ wives, teaching the biblical perspective of their unique role in ministry. She has also developed Bible schools for children in both India and Papua New Guinea. These schools are rapidly growing, drawing thousands of students annually.
In May 2006, Gene and Nancy left Australia, after planting three local churches in ten years, to focus primarily on their first love—teaching indigenous pastors and workers. Their purpose is to train these native teachers to go forth with confidence, spreading the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ and helping their flocks to grow in grace. In addition, they will conduct missions training camps in North America and Australia to train others to do the same. The audio and publications division of Basic Training Bible Ministries continues as Gene and Nan remain involved in writing and in ministering to local groups and youth camps in both countries.