Broad Reach Maritime (Hellenic Ministries)

Ministry Name: 

Broad Reach Maritime (Hellenic Ministries)

Base Location:

Porto Astro, Greece

Vessels Operated:

Morning Star

Types of Ministries:

  • Discipleship
  • Missions / Outreach
  • Areas of Operation:

  • Mediterranean
  • Key People:
    Alex And Jo-Ann Macris

    Ministry overview

    The Need

    With Greece steeped in religiosity and having less than 1% professing Christians in the country, a fraction of these believers live in the Greek isles. Many islands have only one believer; some have none. Reaching island inhabitants with the gospel presents a special challenge to traditional mission strategies. And just beyond the Greek horizon, lie Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and North Africa. Unique opportunities arise for effective outreach using boats.

    Our Response

    Broad Reach Maritime has a twofold vision, that of Island Reach and discipleship.

    Island Reach exists to reach the islands and coastline of Greece, along with the surrounding nations. With very few believers inhabiting the islands, Island Reach seeks to support local churches, encourage lone believers and lend a helping hand wherever needed by visiting Greece’s many ports.

    Sailing offers the distinctive opportunity to disciple young Greek people who join us as crew. Upon returning home, many of these youth report their lives have been dramatically changed by the experience.

    Practical Needs

    (Updated: 15 Jun 2020)

    Your Participation

    You do not need to have any sailing experience to join the team, although training is necessary to be part of the crew. If you have a sense of adventure and a servant heart, this is the place for you!

    Come! Let’s go make waves!


    1. Ed Vinson on 03/11/2019 at 16:15

      Greetings and Peace,
      Dan Smith gave me your names, Alex&JoAnn, to contact. Ed&Connie here in Lancaster, Va., USA. On the E Branch of the Corrotoman River in “Woodwinds”.
      With a Call to Israel 🇮🇱 to, “Comfort My people…”
      I am encouraged to entertain the Idea ( which I believe to be Heavenly in Origin, from God’s Good Spirit) to acquire a small 26’ Heavenly Twins catamaran and sail from Cortone, Italy 🇮🇹 in the Spring, for Greece 🇬🇷 and the Greek Isles and make one final voyage (?) to Israel 🇮🇱 becaus His Face, ‘the Face that launched a thousand ships’ ( a play on words, “a man of
      many twists and turns: a Modern Odyssey of sorts) to Touch the apple 🍎 of God’s eye, His wife, with Life as spoken, “on the tongue”:
      “Salvation is not far away.”
      How might we serve you if we come?
      In the ❤️🕊⚓️🙏🌅✡️✝️
      Ed Vinson

      • admin on 06/11/2019 at 07:45

        Hi Ed,
        thanks for the message, I have forwarded this message to Alex
        God bless

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