About Gospel Training International

We have a solid conviction that ministry is about building people rather than building organizations or
personal kingdoms. This is part of the cohesion that binds the core values found in GTI.
The essential ingredient of the love God has for people permeates every training program and outreach.

Gospel Training International’s vision is found in their ministry slogan,



GTI exists to empower leaders by training them in doctrine that is solidly based in gospel truths combined with practical ministry experience.

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Steve & Cindy Shoop

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In 1985 Steve and Cindy moved from Ohio to Tulsa Oklahoma to attend Rhema Bible Training Center and Victory World Missions Training Center at Victory Christian Center. Upon graduation they moved to Swaziland to bega
n there resident missionary work on the foreign field from 1988 – 2013.  During this twenty-five year period, they ministered in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi, and South Africa.

Their African ministry began with Steve serving as the Dean of Swaziland Bible Training Centre and Cindy assisting in administration and teaching. For the next ten years Steve served as the Crusade Director for Evangelist Ed Elliott
and Word of Life World Outreach, while Cindy functioned as special liaison to the Elliott’s and crusade team. After the Elliott’s return to the United States, Steve continued to travel and teach as well as being a part time faculty member at Rhema Bible Training Centre (RSA) for three years while Cindy became involved with the worship team and choir at Rhema.

Steve and Cindy then and relocated to Zambia where they established Gospel Training Institute. The same week the Shoop’s opened GTI, Cindy was asked to be the Worship Director at Miracle Life Family Church. The institute operated for six years in advance of the opening of Rhema Bible Training Center Zambia in 2011. Steve and Cindy continued to serve RBTCZ as Dean of Students and Faculty with Cindy as Registrar until relocating to the United States in January of 2013.

Steve and Cindy now reside in Greenville Ohio. They have continued their passion to follow Christ through helping and lifting others. Steve has since received his Masters Degree and Cindy has rejoined the health care profession as a registered nurse. Steve is now a United States based itinerate missionary, teaching internationally in Bible Colleges around the world, as well as ministry opportunities with in the United States.

Gospel Training with Global Reach

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Making a Global Impact
through Training Leaders!


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leaving a gospel foot print through training leaders!

We are so honored that God has called us to the world to raise up generations of Godly leaders who are mature in character, knowledge and skill. These leaders are impacting their world. We truly believe that the greatest need in all of the church are leaders who will transform their world through Godly practices and principles. Through crusades, Bible colleges, conferences, church services and many interactions with leaders, we have touched many, but more and more doors are opening to reach more.

Please consider partnering with us to send us to hungry and eager students and leaders who have a heart to be effective for God, but want to be developed. We truly can do this together.

Your investment will outlive your life as leaders all over the world will also train faithful men and women.

Giving is part of partnership but it also includes a commitment to pray and extend your faith with us as we work together in touching the world.

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All donations are tax deductible GTI is a registered 501-c3 non profit organization.

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What have we been up to?

Ghana 2016

Ghana 2016

Jan 27 2017
Egypt June 2016

Egypt June 2016

Jun 30 2016
What’s Love Got to do With It?- Nov. 2015

What’s Love Got to do With It?- Nov. 2015

Nov 16 2015

Click Fall 2015 link to access newsletter.

Myanmar, September 2015

Myanmar, September 2015

Sep 06 2015

Click Myanmar 2015 link to access newsletter.

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Gospel Training International
P.O. Box 506
Greenville, OH 45331- United States

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