The work continues today under the direction of Jerry and Albertia McKnight. The McKnights assumed the directorate in July 2010 following that of Glenda Atcheson who continues to serve Border Missions as a member of the Board of Directors. The McKnights are from Mt. Enterprise, Texas, a small town in northeast Texas. Jerry's first mission experience was over twenty years ago while he was an associate pastor in the Houston, Texas area. He accompanied a missionary and helped in giving out food and clothing to the people of a very poor village near San Fernando, Mexico. From that very first mission outreach God placed in his heart a love for the Mexican people and a burden to help them. Albertia joined in this burden, and from that point on trips were planned to Mexico as often as possible, bringing mission groups, helping to build churches, supplying food and clothing, and most importantly bringing the love of Christ to all that would listen.
In 2003, knowing that God was calling them to Mexico, they both quit their secular jobs and moved to the Rio Grande Valley to work full time with a ministry in Mexico. Since that time, they have had the opportunity of helping to build a Bible School and several churches in the interior of Mexico.
The McKnights thank God for the privilege of being directors of Border Missions where they can continue to serve the Lord thru supplying the physical and spiritual needs to those on both sides of the border.
In May of 2011, the McKnight's daughter and son-in-law, Steven and Suzanne Stokes, joined the full time team here at Border Missions. When called to the mission field, Steven and Suzanne's last thought was that they would be working in this area, but a trip to help for a week cemented the call that God had on their lives to serve in this area.
Steven and Suzanne both grew up in the East Texas area, and lived in that area after their marriage in April of 2003 until their move to Border Missions. They had three children when they moved; Mackenzie, Seth, and Lane, ages 20,16,14 respectively. But they have since welcomed a new family addition (Emma-Grace Louise Stokes, born 10/20/2011), often referred to as the Border Missions Baby by all those that come to serve. Steven and Suzanne have always had a heart for a ministry of helps, and have settled in quickly to helping maintain and increase the reach of the ministry at Border Missions.