Our staff

Get to Know Our Family

Meet the people who make up Ywam Barbados. All Ywam missionaries are sponsored by friends, family and churches in order to serve full time with the mission. Your partnership enables them to donate their time in the building of His kingdom. To sponsor one of Ywam Barbados Staff members click on their link below!

OUR FOUNDERS

Bill & Val Landis

Pennsylvania / South Dakota

They have helped pioneer three YWAM bases in the Caribbean: Grenada, Barbados, Montego Bay, Jamaica. They love working in a team and building a discipling community through teaching, coaching, encouraging others. They have 3 grown children, all married and have 3 grandchildren. They love to play with their grandkids, garden, take walks, play volleyball/ basketball and have heart to heart conversations. 

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FULL TIME STAFF

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Sandy Yearwood

Barbados

Sandy did her Discipleship Training School in Tyler, Texas in 1998. She served for many years as Assistant Dean at YWAM’s University of the Nations, College of Arts and Sports. In this capacity, she has had the opportunity to work in many nations helping to start Schools of Performing Arts and Event Schools. The lessons learned and perspectives gained from these nations have helped to give her a love for cultural expression and helping individuals discover their potential and purpose. Sandy enjoys reading, being at the beach and lending a listening ear to those near and far.

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Jack & Linda McCall

Barbados

Jack and Linda are from Barbados.  Jack did his DTS & BCC training at YWAM Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2013 and Linda did her DTS at YWAM Orlando in 2016. They both joined staff here at YWAM Barbados in January 2017 and got married later that year on December 17th.  Jack has been involved in different areas around the base such as maintenance, grounds and teams, Linda is also involved in such areas including hospitality.  They both have a passion for SURFING and want to use it as a tool for salvation by holding annual surf camps, drawing young people from all over the world to encounter Jesus and grow in revelation to who He is. They love to take and train people in surfing and desire to see a fruitful ministry come out of it.

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Beverley Pinder

Barbados

Born in the beautiful Island of Barbados. She has four sisters, two brothers, two nephews, and two nieces. In 2006 she completed her YWAM Discipleship Training school in Barbados and ten years later completed an Impact World Intensive Training in Kansas City. Her heart’s desire is to see the Nations transformed through the power of Jesus Christ. Hence she is humbled to be chosen by God to partner with Him in reconciling men to Himself. she enjoys good laughter, hearing about the miraculous works of God, photography, writing, reading, hiking, getting to know people, engaging and encouraging people.

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David & Lillo Rowe

Canada / Barbados

David is a Canadian born to Caribbean parents, while his wife Lillo is a Barbadian ‘through and through’. David did his DTS in Orlando, Florida in April 2019. “My DTS was wonderful and allowed me to connect with some great people”. David an academic psalmist wants to see the bases offer more UofN courses. Here on staff, he is helping to develope partners and worship courses that empower missions. Lillo is plugged into entrepreneurship and will mentor in that area. Truly a multi-tasked family, they have three children pursuing careers in law, medicine, and education.  

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Volker & Naraleska 

Germany / Venezuela

We are from Germany, Venezuela, Spain, France, Curacao and mostly from heaven. We speak and sing in a bunch of languages and our dream is that praise and worship will arise from the Caribbean 24/7, because Jesus is worthy! We are pioneering prayer and worship initiatives in and from all Caribbean nations and we are leading the Discipleship Training School here in YWAM Barbados. As an international family we love the different flavors and cultures that make up the Caribbean and believe that God wants to use them to show His glory from the islands to the nations!

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PAID STAFF

Marthalin Carter 

St. Lucia

Marthalin is married to a Barbadian and they have one adorable son. She is our  Book Keeper, responsible for the ministry’s accounts. She has been working in this position since 2010 and considers herself as being highly motivated and hard-working. She is enthusiastic about her job and serving God through her work. Marthalins role assists our site to be able to conduct its business and meet all of its commitments, financial, social and spiritual in the manner that God expects of us all.