Bas deLeeuw

A Message from the President

It is the essential duty of Christians to promote their neighbors’ wellbeing, especially those who are of “the household of faith.”

COAH endeavors to fulfill this biblical mandate by supporting pastors, evangelists and Christians in Eastern Europe, Russia, and North Korea.

  • Pastor Support gives pastors time for sermon preparation and ministry, and puts sound theological books into their hands as resources for their studies. Since a church building gives perceived legitimacy to a church body in Eastern Europe, help is also sometimes given in building or purchasing a church.
  • With winter being the hardest season for the aged and the poor, WinterHelp is another important outreach. Often, there are not enough resources in a home for heat, food, and clothing to withstand the cold. Soup kitchens, daily bread programs, food parcels, clothing bundles, and money for utilities, go a long way to relieve some of the brutal effects of a harsh climate.
  • Prison Ministry has always been high on the COAH agenda. While life for the free is already difficult, existence in captivity is even more dreadful. With COAH support, evangelism through prison ministries is flourishing, offering inmates freedom from the slavery of sin and escape from punishment, through the gospel message. A good number of ex-prisoners have become faithful and supportive church members also due to the work that is done in Rehab Centers.
  • Children’s programs are a venue of endless opportunity. COAH’s Child Sponsorship has always been a favorite program among its supporters. Many older Christians in these countries did not grow up in a Christian home, and giving hope and Christian perspective to future generations there, is one of the most substantial gifts of all.
  • Another urgent matter is the Emergency Relief Fund. Many families have had to leave everything behind due to the war in East Ukraine. These families have re-located in Central Ukraine with nothing in their possession. COAH is active in finding them new beginnings.

May God continue to bless all those who share this ministry of ‘Come Over And Help’ with us.

Bas deLeeuw, President of the Board

Board of Directors

  • Mr. Rob Brouwer

    Secretary of the Board

  • Mr. John Brink

    Treasurer of the Board

  • Mr. Ross Derksen

    Board Member

  • Mr. Tom Moerdyk

    Board Member

  • Dr. Gerald Procee

    Board Member

  • Mr. Doug Vandenberg

    Board Member

  • Rev. Arnoud Vergunst

    Board Member

  • Mr. John Vergunst

    Board Member

COAH Office Members

  • Mr. Raymond Roth

    Administrator & Project Director

  • Mr. Jack Tamminga

    Development & Marketing Director