Wayne Searfoss was born in Findlay, Ohio in 1930 and grew up on a farm near Mt. Blanchard. Though his parents Orla and Mabel were devout Christians he became very rebellious. Then in 1942 was saved in a revival meeting at St. Paul’s Church near Vanlue.
He began to preach in High School in 1947 and went off to Olivet College, Kankakee, IL in 1948. After school was out he found a one room school in the mountains near Pleasant Hill, Tennessee and in the revival there met Melcena Lockwood and married in 1949.
After a year in Tenn Tech he went by faith evangelizing, preaching on the streets and in revivals in Kentucky, Georgia and Florida, Also spent some time preaching in New York and pastured a church in Rochester, WN in 1954. A friend invited him on a trip to Europe and the Holy Land. He enrolled in Mercer Univ. in Macon, GA and was called to pastor Harmony Church near Unidilla, GA.
In 1958 he and now a family with four children, Olivia, Steve, Tim and Jonathan moved to Tampa, FL where he lived for two years and felt the call to Mexico. Finding a job he moved to Monterey, MX in 1960. After learning the language he left his job and by faith began preaching in the remote areas where the gospel had never been heard.
He began publication of the Martyr Call news letter. He preached in more than 30 villages and in 1967 left four churches. and moved to the closed Catholic state capital of Queretaro. After a tremendous pioneering 7 year struggle a large building was built and Wayne was jailed for ten days and deported from the country.
In 1975 He moved to Caracas, Venezuela where finally land was found and a building was built after evangelizing over various parts of Columbia as well as Caracas. Melcena and he now in 2007 with 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren moved back to Queretaro, Mexico where he is believing and working for another great advance in the kingdom.
After many years the web page went out of business. He has a blog and hopes soon to have the books he has written again on the web.
The Searfoss' can be contacted at:
Playa Pichilingue 122
Des. San Pablo
76160 Querétaro, Qro
Tel 011 52 442 220 5768