Who is Reliant?

We were born in 1989 as a mission support agency for a small group of campus church planters. A lot's changed since then! (Less stonewashed jeans, for one).

Today we mobilize church planters and missionaries across like-minded missional groups and church-planting networks. As we've expanded our partnerships, we've adopted a new name. Yet our devotion to Jesus' command to "Go and make disciples..." remains. It's who we are.

Board Members

Joe Dunn

Joe Dunn

Managing Director of Great Commission Europe (GCE)

Board member since:12/2/2005

I love Reliant because:They do the much needed behind-the-scenes employment, financial, legal and donor management work with professional excellence, allowing missionaries, mission organizations and like-minded nonprofits to focus on their core objective – proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ..

I serve Reliant because:Of the unique lens God has given me through my field experience and marketplace background allowing me a combined perspective for advancing His Kingdom through missionaries and Reliant alike.

A favorite scripture of mine is:"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” John 17:3

My local church home is:The Living Room Orlando, Orlando, FL

Tell us more about you:Since I can’t sit still for long - I love participating in anything athletic – especially basketball, running and biking. When I can sit still – I love to read about history, culture, and missions, especially while drinking a nice cappuccino.

A follower of Christ since 1979, Joe served for eleven years in leadership roles as a volunteer in collegiate and young adult ministries while studying and working in digital engineering and in data/telecommunication engineering sales. In 1991, Joe joined the leadership team for Reliant (then Great Commission Ministries), his roles have included Director of Ministry Team Development (grew from 60 to over 270 employed missionaries, generating over $12M USD annually), and the Director of Missionary Resources overseeing missionary hiring and training.

Joe has served as a church planter and pastor in five church plants, all of which are in existence today, three in the U.S. and two in Europe. For the past twelve years Joe has served as the Managing Director of Great Commission Europe, an original Reliant partner. Joe brings the GCE team his experience of 35 years in direct field ministry and proven organizational leadership skills.

Joe and Peggy have been very happily married since 1984 and are the parents of five wonderful adult children.