Mike Bond - President/ Founder
Michael Bond became a Christian in 1975 and received his call to full-time ministry in 1976. Mike is a 1981 graduate of Seattle Bible College. After serving several years with Union Gospel Mission, both during and after Bible College, he became a missionary to Papua New Guinea with Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship. He served there from 1984 through 1990. Mike served as Senior Technical Officer, and was also involved in outreach around the villages of the Mugl-Baiyer area. His village ministry in Papua New Guinea centered on the nurturing of the Church through preaching, teaching, assistance in church planting, practical helps and leadership.
During his time in Papua New Guinea, the Lord burdened Mike with the needs of the lost of Islam, the greatest of all mission fields, encompassing over one billion people - one fifth of the world’s total population. As a result, he founded Global Radio Outreach in 1991 to reach the Muslim world.
Brian Keene - Chief Operations Officer
Becky Keene - Director of Communication
Brian and Becky met in Marquette, MI and were married in 1994. Shortly after receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force, they moved to the Seattle area, where Brian worked as a network administrator and resided for fifteen years.
In 2011, they began praying about taking a missions trip to Thailand. God directed them to take a five month leave of absence from Brian’s job and attend a Crossroads Discipleship Training School (CDTS) with YWAM in March of 2012. The CDTS included 12 weeks of training and 8 weeks of outreach in a foreign country.
Upon the completion of their Bachelor of Arts program in February, 2012, they packed up their family and left for Colorado Springs to attend the CDTS. They spent the summer of 2012 ministering in Thailand and felt a greater call to return to Thailand for longterm ministry. Over the next two years they proceeded to raise support, sell their house and belongs, and move their family to Thailand. They served in Thailand for 3+ years, teaching English, setting up computer centers and doing computer training in Children’s Homes, as well as teaching about social media safety. In 2018, visas became more difficult to obtain and some of their children were moving on to adulthood, so after much prayer, they felt God asking them to return to the states and join the GRO team.
Brian is now in the process of getting his feet wet as the Chief Operations Officer at Global Radio Outreach and is excited about what the Lord is doing here. He looks forward to bringing a fresh perspective to things, and updating the processes that we have in place. The potential is great and we are excited to help GRO reach that potential. Becky is getting involved with the Social Media for GRO and helping to revamp the pamphlets and print media as well as bring her knack for organization to the office.