Doug and Beth Ann Gehman joined the Globe International staff in 1994, and became President in 2004 when the founding President/Director (Bob Bishop) retired. From 1978 to 1993, the Gehmans served as missionaries to Asia where they founded AsiaNet Ministries, a crusade and church planting ministry in Thailand and Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, the Gehmans and their team helped start more than 35 churches among Tamil tea estate workers, a church planting movement that has now grown to over 90 congregations and nearly 35,000 members. Doug attended Goshen College and Fuller Theological Seminary, and earned Master's and Doctorate degrees in Missions at Liberty Christian University. They have ministered in over 50 nations. The Gehmans have four married children and ten grandchildren. They live in Pensacola, near Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast.