In 1976, Brent Schreckhise first stepped foot on Honduran soil. His parents, Dan and Judy Schreckhise, arrived in the capital city, Tegucigalpa, to pioneer the United Pentecostal Church International in Honduras.
Having grown up in the country of Honduras, Brent is fluent in the Spanish language, and has come to understand the Honduran culture and mindset.
After he married, he and his wife, Jennifer, were privileged to pastor in Yuma, Arizona for 6 years. It was from there, that God called another missionary family to foreign soils. As a family, they have served in Honduras since 2002.
Their six children, comfortable among the Hondurans, have learned their language, and are finding ways to be involved in the work of God. Jennifer Schreckhise has done well, learning the Spanish language, and is helpful with Sunday School seminars and Ladies ministries.
Allana (22), has developed her instrumental talents and is a blessing in each church service. The other children, Nathaniel (21), Sarah (17), Josiah (14), Lydia (11), and Baby Charity (7) add their various flavors to their missionary team. A couple of years ago, a young lady from their church moved into their home. Francis (23) has since become a major part of the family.
In October of 2007, Brent Schreckhise felt it necesary to continue working in Honduras independently of the United Pentecostal Church International. Since his disaffiliation, the Pentecostals of Honduras have continued to grow.
Brent Schreckhise personally pioneered and pastors two churches, one in La Ceiba, and the other in Tocoa. Over the past few years, God has added to His work.
Churches have been started in La Ceiba, Olanchito, Agricultor, San Miguelito, El Obispo and Callejones.
Missions is the heartbeat of God, and the Schreckhise family is excited about being involved with the Pentecostals of Honduras in "the place where good things are happening".