ASSIST Ministries (Aid to Special Saints
in Strategic Times,) was founded some 25 years ago by international author,
journalist and broadcaster, Dan Wooding, along with Norma, his wife of 50 years.
The ASSIST News Service followed some five years later and both are based in
Lake Forest, California.
Besides, his work with ASSIST, Dan Wooding hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio”
show on the KWVE Radio Network (www.kwve.com), and also carried on other U.S.
stations as well as in Belize and the UK. Furthermore, he hosts “His Channel
Live” -- www.hischannel.com -- a one hour Internet interview program that is
carried in some 192 countries around the world.
The couple has two sons: Andrew, the author some eight books, lives in
Sheffield, England, and works with Church Army, and Peter, the director of
ASSIST Europe, and a well-known television reporter and videographer based in
Buckley, North Wales. Dan and Norma have six grandchildren all living in the UK.
ASSIST also has two affiliated, but independent, offices in Canada (ASSIST
Canada) and ASSIST Europe, in the United Kingdom.
Dan Wooding is the President of ASSIST, and Norma is a board member. They are
assisted with an excellent board of directors who oversee the ministry and are
Vice-President, the Reverend Garry Ansdell, Senior Pastor of Hosanna Christian
Fellowship, Bellflower, California (www.hosannachapel.org ), and Co-Founder of
Ambassadors for Peace (www.am4peace.com .)
Treasurer, Dr. Jack Folmar, is an ear, nose and throat specialist and a plastic
and reconstructive surgeon who has his office in Westminster, California.
Secretary, Reverend Brian Nixon, a writer, musician, and family man, who
oversees Connection Communications, including media and publishing, at Calvary
Chapel Albuquerque, New Mexico (www.calvaryabq.org .)
Board member, Dr. James Krames, is Dean of the Tyndale School of Global
Leadership and a respected Bible scholar and inventor based in Eagle Point,
Board member, Stuart Bennett, former Director of Special Projects for CBN
International is a film producer/director and screenwriter who trained at the
BBC in London. Stuart now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife,
Aid to Special Saints is registered with the State of California, Tax ID #:
95-384-1847 and California Corp. Number: C1136719.
ASSIST Canada exists to partner with
indigenous organizations and ministries. ASSIST Canada's
Vision for Nicaragua is to minister to the whole
person by providing support for indigenous ministries.
ASSIST Europe team member, April 07
"ASSIST Europe is committed to working alongside the
local ACCR church and Russian Ministries in Vladikavkaz, Russia in
providing practical support to the Laska special needs orphanage. We also plan to
provide spiritual and practical input to other children's outreach
projects run by the local church and Russian Ministries." Peter