President and CEO
Dr. Paul Whisnant is the founder and CEO of International Servants. Born in the United States, Paul lived for many years in the jungles of Central America, where he served as a missionary and witnessed poverty first-hand.
Paul is driven by his love for Jesus and desire to help children living in poverty. He has started or helped build 54 Churches. His own experience with poverty, hunger, malaria and dengue has led him to start a feeding program for hungry children and medical clinics for the poor.
MEET DR. PAUL WHISNANT.
United States Embassy
"There's no other person in the non-profit, faith community that comes close to the scope of the kind of work Dr. Paul Whisnant is doing here with feeding programs for hungry children living in poverty, medical clinics, Churches, and more."
"From his early days humbly living in a leaf and stick hut, to the present day as the leader of the largest and most well-respected Missions in Belize, I've seen how Dr. Paul Whisnant has faithfully served thousands of needy children and families."
Dr. Steve Stewart
"Our Church chose to support International Servants and Dr. Paul Whisnant because this was the best place to invest our Mission dollars. And each time I go, I see how carefully our funds are being used to do the most for the children of Belize."
Rev. Jerry Adair
Trinity Baptist Church
"I've known Dr. Paul Whisnant for decades and seen his Ministry grow first-hand. It's been incredible to see the phenomenal growth! The people in the villages trust him and see him as their family because he's been with them for so many, many years."
Dr. Paul Whisnant's many years living in the Central American jungles as your missionary in Belize produced a wealth of fascinating stories that has led him to speak in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Central and South America inspiring others to give back.
Whether he's speaking to 600 teens at the Smokey Mountain Youth Conference in Tennessee, 200 business leaders at the HQ for Chick-Fil-A in Atlanta, Georgia, 700 Pastors in Africa, 100 of our mission trip volunteers in Belize, or in the Chapel at the 20,000 member Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, it's his humor and commitment that will keep you on the edge of your seat, but his passion for missions that you'll remember the most.
While on a short-term mission trip to Belize in 1989, Paul felt called by God to be a missionary.
Five months later, as a 19 year old teenager, he withdrew from college, packed a few things in a backpack and bought a one-way plane ticket to the country of Belize in Central America.
He arrived with only $50 in his pocket and lived in a grass hut made of leaves and sticks, in a remote jungle village, without electricity, running water, nor a bathroom.
The local Mayan Indians taught him how to survive by eating iguanas and taking baths in the jungle river with crocodiles nearby.
It wasn't an easy beginning, as he was shot & stabbed, & suffered from malaria & dengue.
The mission Paul started in that jungle hut in 1990 is now International Servants, one of the largest & most well-respected missions in Belize.
Paul has been serving as our missionary in Belize since 1990 and oversees our ministries and network of 54 local Churches in Belize.
His life passion is reaching Belize for Jesus and helping children overcome poverty.
Under his leadership, lives are being changed all over Belize as thousands of hungry children are being fed in our feed-a-child program, sick children are being treated in our medical mission clinics, innocent children are being rescued from sex traffickers, and every Sunday thousands worship Jesus in our network of 54 local Churches!
HEAR HIS HEART.
"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done." Proverbs 19:17