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📍3600 McDermott Road
    Plano, Texas
January 17, 2025
12 pm – 8 pm
January 18, 2025
8:30 am – 7 pm
January 19, 2025
8 am – noon

For over 40 years, International Health Care Foundation/African Christian Hospitals has hosted a medical missions seminar to bring together healthcare and missions teams from around the world to discuss ideas, opportunities, experiences and lessons learned on the field. We also use the seminar to connect and encourage students who may be interested in global, local, and vocational ministry opportunities.

Whether you are:

  • engaged in, supporting, or overseeing full-time mission work

  • involved in mission work through your local church

  • interested in becoming connected to missions opportunities

the seminar will provide new perspectives, training, ideas, and great networking opportunities.


2024 Keynote Speakers

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Robert Lawrence, MD
Amanda Madrid, MD
Wes McAdams
Jenn & Kyle Stephens, DO
Kris Prenger, MD
Mindy Stewart, FNP


Breakout and Workshop Speakers

Uduak Afangideh
Linda Benskin
Dan Bouchelle
Shannon DeShazo
James Gill
Missy Grey

Marty Highfield

Tim Herbel

Sam Jeffrey
Andy Johnson

Tim Jones
Robert Lawrence
Kevin Linderman
Amanda Madrid

Jeff McCormack

James Netterville

Kris Prenger
Bryan Pruitt
Emily Salazar
David Smith

Doug Steele

Erik Tryggestad
Tom Winkle

Image by Damian Patkowski
International Health Care Foundation/African Christian Hospitals is delighted to sponsor and host the 41st annual Medical Missions Seminar. We love to honor the rich legacy of mission and medical mission work that churches of Christ have planted and tended throughout the world. No matter your background or training, we hope this conference will encourage you as you lead and support medical mission work.
If you would like to learn more about our ministry’s mission work, serving approximately 100,000 patients through seven facilities and works in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, and Eswatini, please visit
This year's seminar is hosted at the church of Christ on McDermott Road in Plano, Texas. McDermott Road supports mission work in Nicaragua, south Texas, Estonia, and Haiti, as well as local work such as the Thrive community food program.

Additional Information

Seminar topics

We aim to engage, equip, and empower medical missionaries to impact our world for Christ by bringing together everyone from long-term missionaries to college students looking for mission opportunities.

Our schedule includes 6 keynote addresses and 27 breakout sessions. Topics typically include:

  • medical education updates targeted for field work

  • updates on mission work from around the world

  • planning careers in medicine and mission

  • supporting long term mission workers

  • using your vocation to support mission teams

  • navigating sensitive political and cultural issues

  • understanding and mitigating security risks

  • displays for mission teams from around the world

  • mission-focused worship and Bible classes

The schedule leaves plenty of time for questions, comments, and ideas. We love sharing stories, dreams, and plans in His name! 

Exhibits for mission teams

Exhibit spaces are available near the breakout sessions on Friday afternoon and Saturday.

Please contact us at to request space.

Continuing Education Units

Unfortunately, to keep the seminar affordable for all, we are unable to carry the expense of offering CEUs at this time. 

Local housing available for student attendees

If you are a student traveling to the conference, we are happy to make arrangements with local residents to house you and provide transporation from homes to the seminar. Please contact us at for more details.

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