Doug and Cindy Tankersley
Doug and Cindy Tankersley serve as missionaries with One Mission Society in Medellín, Colombia, receiving short-term teams from the United States and Canada, while working alongside the national church association, IGLEICO, helping prepare Colombians to cross their own borders as both short-term and career missionaries.
OMS accepted Doug and Cindy as missionary candidates to Ecuador in November 2004. In 2006, they moved to Quito, Ecuador, where Doug served as a district liaison, working with 14 national churches, and Cindy taught first grade at Alliance Academy International. During their second term of missionary service, they served as regional directors with Men for Missions, promoting, preparing, leading, and providing follow-up for short-term mission teams into multiple countries.
Doug was first introduced to overseas missions through his Christian boss. After his first short-term trip to Guatemala in 2001, he recognized God’s calling to serve in full-time missions. During a mission conference in 2004, Cindy also responded to God’s call to serve in full-time missions. Together, they surrendered their will for his will.
Prior to joining One Mission Society, Doug and Cindy had served the Lord since 1990 in various capacities while raising their sons and working in the business world. However, serving in their local missions-minded church helped them develop a deeply rooted passion for missions. They were involved in mission conferences, supporting missionaries, leading and participating in short-term mission trips, and developing a missions program for elementary-aged children.
The Tankersleys are passionate about sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the lost and coming alongside Colombians, helping them in their obedience to do what God has called them to do in their ministry.
Doug and Cindy are originally from Illinois and reside in Medellín, Colombia. They have two grown sons. Jonathan resides in Illinois, while David and his wife Erin reside in Wilmore, Kentucky.