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About PMI


Enhance worldwide Reformed and Presbyterian gospel ministry through
Relationships with Nationals* who labor in
Evangelism and Church-planting,
Leadership training,
Holistic ministries and
Connecting churches internationally

* Some PMI missionaries have non-national spouses, and some PMI missionaries are Americans with national spouses.



PMI was founded in 1988 by the former President of Covenant Theological Seminary, Dr. Robert G. Rayburn, to assist Christian nationals graduating from the seminary in returning to their developing home countries to begin their evangelistic, church-planting, leadership training and holistic ministries. Over the two decades of its development, PMI has also incorporated both international couples and missionaries returning to more developed countries. PMI remains committed to the original ideals of partnering with well-trained and Reformed Christian nationals who are able to minister as cultural insiders and in ways that usually require much less financial support than western missionaries.

Doctrinal Standards

PMI adheres to the doctrinal standards set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, subordinate to the Word of God.


PMI is a member of the Coalition on the Support of Indigenous Ministries (COSIM) and the World Reformed Fellowship (WRF).

Not-for-profit Status

PMI is recognized as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service.