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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 is the author of some 45 books and you can get a partial listening of them at Books by Dan and details of his extraordinary career at Dan Wooding's Career.

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 listed below:

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, Oregon.

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, Martha.

Aid to Special Saints is registered with the State of California, Tax ID #: 95-384-1847 and California Corp. Number: C1136719.


More about Dan Wooding

The ministry has offices in
United States, Great Britain and Canada.


Blind Faith
She passed away at age 93,
a missionary to Nigeria and a pastor's wife in England...


From Tabloid To Truth

The extraordinary story of Dan Wooding’s extraordinary journalistic career which has taken him around the world in a search for truth.         More about the Wooding family


The Church in action around the
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Our goal for this year: Provide an increase in reporting channels from the developing countries.

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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 Wooding, Director


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