Board of Directors
Dr. Wayne Wright
Dr. Wayne Wright has served as our President of Mission Vietnam since 1996.
Dr. Wright has a long and distinguished record of private, non-profit, and civic service that has distinguished him as a highly capable leader and uniquely qualified to lead our organization. After graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University medical school in 1970, Dr. Wright served in the U.S. Military from 1971 to 1975 as a physician achieving the rank of Major. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the University of New Mexico Medical School – 1974-1976. He then entered private practice in the field of Cardiology with Southern Idaho Cardiology Associates, 1976-2004; presently retired.
Currently, under his leadership for more than a decade, Mission Vietnam has grown from a small ministry whose primary focus was on ministry to Vietnam veterans with works of benevolence to the people of Vietnam to one of the largest missionary works of its kind. Since 1996 Mission Vietnam has assisted the poorest of Vietnam’s people by providing cardiac services, sight-restoring eye surgeries, and continuing general medical care. In addition to supporting established orphanages and paying for hundreds of Vietnamese children to receive a better education that would otherwise be beyond their reach, Dr. Wright has led Mission Vietnam in building schools for communities, homes for families in severe poverty, and churches for newly formed congregations. The government has even allowed Mission Vietnam the privilege of purchasing property and funding for the first and only church on Phu Quoc Island, the establishing of Mission Vietnam’s own orphanage in the Khe Sanh area of the Central Highlands and sponsoring public crusades where thousands have been brought to Jesus Christ. In 2000 Dr. Wright, as Executive Director of Mission Vietnam, was given the “Gold Medal Award” by the Vietnamese government in recognition of outstanding contributions for the protection and care of children in Vietnam.
Dr. Wright’s previous civic duties and awards include the following:
• President, Magic Valley Memorial Hospital Staff 1981
• President, Idaho Affiliate American Heart Association 1981-1982
• Co-Chairman, Twin Falls Bill Glass Crusade 1983-1985
• President, Idaho Family Forum (statewide family policy committee) 1993-1995
• Member, National Assemblies of God Foreign Missions Board, Springfield, MO 1992-1995
• Member, Blue Cross of Idaho Board of Directors 1992-2001
• Idaho State Planning Grant, Steering Committee 2002-2004
• Member, Board of Directors, Northwest College Foundation, Everett, Washington 1998-2005
• Member, Board of Directors, Twin Falls Salvation Army 1990-2006
• Idaho Honoree for Achievements in Cardiology, American Heart Association 2007
Current civic duties include the following:
• Member, Board of Directors, Roever Evangelistic Association, Fort Worth, Texas 1988-2016
• Executive Director and Chairman, Mission Vietnam 1996-Present
• Commissioner, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 2004-2012
• Chairman, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Commission, 2009-2011
• Member, Board of Directors, Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 2009-2011
* Member, Board of Directors, Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation, 2013-Present
* Member, Board of Directors, Full Life Family Church, 2015-Present
Currently Dr. Wright and his wife Joanne reside in Twin Falls, Idaho. They have been married since 1968 and have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Greg & Glenda Bostock
Greg and Glenda Bostock have been involved in ministry together for 34 years writing and producing music that touches the heart of God and ministers and encourages people of all ages. As evangelist, they are currently traveling America singing and sharing about the saving hope in Jesus Christ. They are also missionaries to Vietnam.
Greg grew up in a Mormon home where he learned Godly principles but without a relationship with God. His love for music began at an early age. The gift of songwriting and playing acoustic guitar developed in his senior year of high school.
In 1981 while cruising town with some buddies, a team of teenagers from a local Christian group shared the love of Christ with Greg and his friends. This was the turning point that would lead to his salvation. One of the team members, Glenda Clark, would later become his wife. Glenda was raised in a wonderful, Christian home that truly knew and loved the Lord Jesus personally. They began dating and she was able to disciple and lead him into a precious relationship with
In the fall of 1982, twin girls were born…3 months prematurely. The girls only weighed 2 pounds. They underwent heart
surgery and their weight got down to 1 pound, 8 ounces. Devastating twists and turns shook their young marriage and Greg’s young faith. But God took the fire Satan threw at them, and used it to weld them together, making their little family even
Greg and Glenda have been married and in ministry together for over 34 years. They have 3 daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren who are all gifted musically. Greg and Glenda have been on staff as Ministers of Praise and Worship in Idaho, Texas, Utah and Louisiana. They worked with Dave Roever Ministries full time for five years, in the music and television
departments. Greg also traveled with evangelist Dave Roever for overseas ministry outreaches and men’s conferences.
Greg has had the privilege of leading thousands of people in worship at camps, men’s advances, and church services here and abroad. The Bostocks partnered with Mission Vietnam reaching out to this beautiful country and people with the love of Christ. Greg and Glenda have been traveling to Vietnam now for over 18 years with over 30 trips combined.
They are now traveling using their gift of music and media in churches and home concerts throughout the nation full-time with their home base located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Also gifted in videography, they are capturing God’s amazing creation as they travel and producing videos with beautiful scenes set to peaceful, relaxing music.
Greg and Glenda have written and produced well over 100 praise and worship songs, many of them used throughout the
nation in the local church. The Lord has placed such an anointing on them to reach into the hearts of God’s people and the lost to come to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Join the Bostocks as they share in music and testimonies and you will be blessed greatly and encouraged in your walk with Jesus!
Dave Roever is founder of Mission Vietnam. Dave is enthusiastically received both nationally and internationally as a public speaker. He is a gifted communicator and speaks in a variety of settings including public schools, military installations, business, men's and youth conventions and churches. Dave is a frequent guest on national television talk shows. He is passionately involved in compassionate mission work in Vietnam and other places around the globe.
In late 1968, Dave found himself in Vietnam for the first time serving with the United States Navy as a member of the elite Brown Water Black Beret. He served in the Mekong Delta area until July 26, 1969 when he was severely wounded. A white phosphorus grenade exploded six inches from his face leaving his body severely damaged, but not his spirit.
Dave was flown out and presumed fatally wounded. However, Dave recovered and though visibly scarred, he returned to Vietnam in 1974 and 1975 to reach out to the Vietnamese people.
In 1993 Dave returned to Vietnam once again on a mission. Since '93, Dave and his team continue to reach out to Vietnam with a hand of compassion, a heart of love and the knowledge that Jesus Christ remains the answer for all mankind.
Committed to operate within the laws of the land and with the blessing of local and national governments, Dave established an NGO (Non-Government Organization) known as Mission Vietnam. Under the banner of Mission Vietnam, Roever & Associates has been involved in many compassionate activities throughout Vietnam.
Dave Roever is an American hero – a Vietnam veteran of solid character, a recipient of the Purple Heart and other service medals. At the height of the Vietnam War, he joined the US Navy and served as a river boat gunner in the elite Brown Water Black Beret – until tragedy occurred. His survival and ensuing life with his faithful wife Brenda at his side are miraculous. A superb multi-generational communicator, Dave Roever travels the globe, speaking in large national conventions, public schools, and the war zones with the US military, sharing his gripping story with engaging humor, imparting hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Mr. Roever is no stranger to the war on terror, having taken his message to US troops in Afghanistan, Cypress, Kosovo, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and across Iraq in multiple tours. With engaging humor, Mr. Roever challenges, inspires and instructs every listener. Mr. Roever and team reach out to the people of Vietnam and other nations, via multiple projects. Since 2007, at Eagles Summit Ranch facilities near Westcliffe, Colorado, and near Junction, Texas, and at other facilities, Dave Roever and team help to restore hope, provide keys for success, and train today’s wounded warriors to have meaningful futures, through Operation Warrior RECONnect.
Secretary / Treasurer
Wade Franks is a decorated Vietnam Veteran who travels the country as an inspirational speaker and evangelist. Wade resides with his wife of 44 years, Gail, in Huntsville, Alabama, and is father of one daughter and grandfather to three grandchildren. As a soldier in Vietnam for eighteen months, from January 1969 to September 1970, Wade served primarily in the A Shau Valley, with the 2nd 501st 101st Airborne Division infantry unit and later with the 47th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog (47th IPSD). Wade has been awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered in battle and three Bronze Stars as well as the Air Medal and various other campaign medals.
While serving in combat in the A Shau Valley, Wade fought in the battle known as "Hamburger Hill". This battle would later be known as one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. In the battle he saw many of his friends killed or wounded before he incurred one of the wounds for which he received a Purple Heart. Later while serving with the Scout Dog Platrton, wad's dog a German Shepard trained to walk Point with Wade and seek out the enemy while on patrol, was credited with saving the lives of two squads of American soldiers before being killed in ambush.
Like many Vietnam Veterans, Wade returned home to find a country in turmoil, and a life filled with stresses with which he was not prepared to cope. For the next four years he would hitchhike around the United States living in Salvation Army Shelters, flop houses and even sleeping on the road side and under highway bridges-all while addicted to drugs and alcohol.
On a return trip to his home town of Huntsville, Alabama, shoeless and penniless and having been high on drugs or intoxicated almost four years, Wade was reunited with the girl he loved from high school. Later in 1974 he and Gail would be married and not long after their marriage they would give their lives to Jesus Christ and begin the Journey that would lead to a long-awaited healing and ministry of sharing the gospel.
In 1998 after meeting Dave Roever and hearing of his ministry, Wade was given the opportunity to travel back to Vietnam as part of Dave Roever's Journey back team. Since that time Wade has now 32 trips to Vietnam and is Vice Chairman for Mission Vietnam.
Wade's story is one of survival and hope through faith in Jesus Christ. In light of the past events and trauma of Wade's life, his mission is to make his life count in honor of his fallen friends who never made it home and to devote his life to the work of sharing the hope and healing found in Jesus Christ.
Dr. Anh and Ngoc
In Country Directors
Drs. Anh and Ngoc are our In-Country Directors and a wonderful Christian couple with a passion and an anointing from God to reach their people for Jesus Christ.
Both are medical doctors - Dr. Anh is a Pediatrician and Dr. Ngoc is a General Practitioner - and have used their abilities to relieve suffering among the poorest people of Vietnam as well as working to promote and facilitate the Christian ministry of Mission Vietnam.
Be sure to pray for Dr. Anh and Dr. Ngoc, their work, and their family.
Ron was born in Florence, Alabama and graduated high school from Greenville, Kentucky. In 1970, he entered the US Army and completed basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky before being sent to Ft. Gordon, Georgia to attend Radio Teletype training. In October 1970 he was sent to Vietnam and assigned to the 525 Military Intelligence Gp. located at Camp DeBeau at Tan Son Nhut Airbase in Saigon. He returned from Vietnam in October 1971.
He worked for over 35 years with Tennessee Valley Authority in Field Engineering and Planning with the Nuclear Power Division. Since his retirement, he and his wife Claudia have enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and Asia.
He first traveled back to Vietnam in 2003 with “Journey Back” and is one of the original members of “Mission Vietnam” where he currently holds the position of Project Finance Chairman. He is also responsible for maintaining Mission Vietnam’s financial resources in the country of Vietnam and works to provide financial support for the many church building projects taken on by Mission Vietnam.
Board Member & Project 20/20 Leader
A minister for 57 years, Duane Parrish went into the full time ministry at the age of 16. While setting at the feet of great men, and taking courses from the Berean School of the Bible, he was granted his license with the Assemblies of God in 1961 and then ordained in 1973.
He has been both an Evangelist and a Pastor. Duane served on the Youth Senate for the Oregon District of the Assemblies of God, and he has been the speaker at youth camps, camp meetings, district retreats, minister and missionary retreats.
Duane was the Pastor of his last church for 15 years, during which time he underwent a major brain operation. After a miraculous healing, he resigned the pastorate to begin his current ministry, “Destined to Overcome.” Duane now travels the world speaking and sharing what the Lord has done for him. He is also is a member of the board of Mission Vietnam where he raises money to help the children who have congenital cataracts.
Aaron Tibbetts has been active with Mission Vietnam since 2005 and became a board member in 2015. He and his wife, Terri reside in Chapin, South Carolina and they have two sons, Gabriel and Reagan. Aaron is a graduate of the University of Maine and is currently a Project Controls Manager for Westinghouse Electric Company. He has worked in many areas of the United States in the nuclear power industry and is currently working on one of the largest construction projects in the United States.
Aaron has a unique connection to Vietnam as his father, PFC Bruce Tibbetts, was killed in action while serving in Vietnam when Aaron was less than one month old. Aaron never had the chance to know his father but had an opportunity to travel to Vietnam with the Mission Vietnam team in 2005. The trip helped in heeling many years of pain and sorrow for him, his mother, and grandparents. After the trip Aaron joined the Mission Vietnam team and has since made nine trips to Vietnam. During a trip in 2014 he and the mission team were able climb the mountain where his father gave the ultimate sacrifice. He has also brought his family on several trips.
Aaron continues to share his testimony at churches in the United States and Vietnam. The journey to Vietnam has been life changing for him and his family. He explains that God allowed hurt to lead to healing…tragedy to turn into triumph…and loss into new life. He often says, “I expected to go to Vietnam and bring my father home and instead my Father brought me home!”
Dean was born in New Market, AL. After graduating high school he was employed by the City of Huntsville for 25 years. After retiring he returned to full-time farming, growing cotton, soybeans, corn and cattle.
Jeremy and his wife Naomi are the lead Pastors at Full Life Family Church in Twin Falls ID.
Naomi and I met in our youth group and in 1993 our first date was her senior high school prom. We married in 1995 and now have 3 wonderful boys, Jarrett, Aidan and Cole. Naomi and I have always felt a strong calling to the ministry and the ministry has been a key part of our lives. Over the last 30 years have had the privilege of serving the church in a number of different roles.
From children’s and youth ministry to general administration, in fact between the two of us we have managed and overseen virtually every department you would expect to find in most churches. We love people and we love the church. We are passionately committed to the great commission of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I first went to Vietnam in 2015 and I feel that there is an incredible opportunity for Mission Vietnam. It is not easy to safe for missionaries to just go this nation and attempt to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This makes traditional evangelism difficult to nearly impossible. But with God all things are possible. Due to the years of compassion and the millions of dollars that have been pour out to the people for Vietnam in love though Mission Vietnam there is now a great opportunity to share Jesus by equipping the pastors and church that are in Vietnam.
Every dollar that you give to this great ministry is literally fulfilling the Ephesians 4 mandate.
Ephesians 4:12 (NLT)
Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
Coming to the U.S. in the late 1970s, Stephen was one of hundreds of thousands of boat people who escaped from South Vietnam after the war.
In the U.S., Stephen has worked as a janitor, a machine assembler, a lab assistant, an operator, a working-lead person, an acting supervisor, and a process engineer. He was a lay pastor of the Covenant Church and is currently a lead pastor of the Vietnamese Christian Community Church in Portland, Oregon. Stephen was a bi-vocational pastor for eight years, then finally in 2006, he resigned from his Process Engineering position at Siltronic Corporation to serve as a full-time minister. He was ordained by the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
Stephen met his wife, Nguyet, at their church in 1993, they married in 1994 and have two children: Christine, 21, and Christian, 17. Nguyet is currently working at Portland Adventist Medical Center as a registered nurse.
Stephen is a graduate of Saigon University with a Bachelor degree in Economic Laws. He completed the program of studies in Ministerial Studies at Berean School of the Bible; he also has a Master of Divinity degree from Union University of California.
Besides being a lead pastor, Stephen has been serving as a coordinator of the Vietnamese Christian Northwest Conference since 1995. He is also a second-degree blackbelt in Taekwondo.
Stephen joined Mission Vietnam in 2008 to go back to Vietnam; it was his first time in 30 years since leaving his homeland. Stephen and his congregation have been supporting the orphanages that are connected with Mission Vietnam.