Doug and Cindy Tankersley
Doug and Cindy Tankersley serve as One Mission Society missionaries with Men for Missions, a ministry of OMS. As regional directors for Latin America, they serve alongside OMS partners and local churches throughout Latin America as facilitators, helping with their expansion of evangelism as well as preparing Latin Americans to serve on their own short-term mission teams and begin crossing their own borders.
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. They returned to the U.S. and served as regional directors with Men for Missions, promoting, preparing, leading, and providing follow-up for short-term mission teams into multiple countries, which opened the door for them to live and serve full time in Colombia as regional directors with Men for Missions.
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 for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the lost and coming alongside Latin Americans, challenging them to DO, GO, and GIVE in total obedience to Jesus Christ.
Doug and Cindy reside in Peoria, Illinois. They have two grown sons: David, married to Erin, and Jonathan. They also have one grandson.