History of Reid Saunders Association

Reid Saunders Association is taking the message of the cross to the ends of the earth… all for Jesus! Our mission is two-fold: evangelism and building up the Body of Christ. We work with and through local churches worldwide. The goal is to promote unity and cooperation among believers, train and equip individuals for evangelism, and partner with evangelical churches to make disciples. We do this by sharing the gospel to communities through city-wide festivals, by targeting unreached areas and people groups, using satellite TV broadcast, and by providing humanitarian aid for those in need. Most importantly, we invite people into a personal relationship with Christ.

In 19 years of ministry, (2002-2021) Reid Saunders and his team have delivered a message of hope to more than a billion people through radio and television, and to over 3.6 million people in 91 countries through face-to-face presentations of the Gospel. Over 397,800 have made decisions to follow Jesus Christ and are being discipled through local churches. Medical teams have treated and ministered to more than 23,000 people in Uganda, Sudan, India, Romania, Guatemala, Ghana, Honduras, Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Myanmar, Thailand, Bolivia, Peru, and Vietnam.

Reid Saunders Association Timeline

Soon after graduating from Western Baptist College (now Corban University) and Multnomah Seminary, and interning with Luis Palau Association, Reid was anxious to get started on his evangelistic ministry

Quick links to years in timeline

2002

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2002 Ministry Founded

reid saunders and familyReid and Carmen with son Azlan, the year they started the ministry.

 

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2002 India

reid speaking in india​Reid Speaking at evangelistic festival in India

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2002 Uganda

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Reid shares gospel with soccer players in Uganda.

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2002 Kayunga, Uganda

Making new friends in Kayunga

2004

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2004 Uganda Festival

Setting up the staging for Uganda festival

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2004 Uganda Photo

Team poses for picture on the Equator in route to the Uganda festival.

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2004 Uganda Festival

Uganda children respond to the gospel.

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2004 Uganda Medical Team

Brandon and Stacy Schmidgall formed the first medical team in Uganda

2006

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2006 Automobile Team

Planes, Trains, and Automobile Team in Madrai, India

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2006 England and Ireland

European outreaches to England, and Ireland

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2006 Poland

Affinity events in Poland

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2006 India

Festival in Maduri, India

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2006 Jamacia

Jamacia Festival 

2007

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2007 Salem Riverfest

Reid Speaking at Salem Rivefest, largest evangelistic outreach event in Salem history

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2007 Gulu Ughanda

Refugee camps in Gulu, Ughanda appear to be the “Ends of the Earth”

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2007 Gulu

Gulu, Uganda team prepared for action

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2007 India

Festival in Red Hills, India, where many had never heard the name of Jesus

2008

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2008 Africa

Medical team in action, Uganda/Rwanda Africa

2009

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2009 Creation Fest

Reid’s first time speeking at Creation Fest in George, WA

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2009 Sudan Medical Care

Medical team provides medical care for prison guards and inmates in war-torn Sudan

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2009 South Sudan Festival

Thousands respond to the gospel invitation at the Yei, South Sudan festival

2010

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2010 Senapati, India

RSA Outreach in Senapati, India

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2010 Ecuador

Festival in Ecuador

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2009 Creation Festival

Creation East and West Festivals

2011

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2011 Ghana

New church is born in Ghana with believers from drum sho

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2011 Rice Harvest, India

Brett helps with rice harvest in route to Chirala, India festival

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2011 Ecuador Festival

Outreach festivals in Ecuador with BMX bike tricks entertainment

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2011 Ecuador Drama

Drama team performs for Ecuador school children

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2011 Nepal Festival

Man in NepalFestival in Nepal ministers to Bhutanese refugees

2012

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2012 Ghana Fest

Ghana Fest Musical entertainment

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2012 Ghana Fest

Our Ghana Fest Team

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2012 Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka school children listen intently to presentation

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2012 Sri Lanka Outreach

Reid makes friends during Sri Lanka outreach

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2012 Guatemala

poor in guatemalaGuatemala Outreach working in the poor villages

2013

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2013 Ethiopia

Ethiopia OutreachEthiopia Outreach

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2013 Honduras

honduras prayerPrayer for decision-maker at Honduras festival

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2013 India Outreach

India PovertyIndia outreach into areas of incredible poverty

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2013 Ethiopia Festival

2013-EthiopiaCrowds gather for action sports performance at Ethiopia festival

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2013 Russian Affinity

russian affinityReid presents gospel at Russian affinity events

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2013 Columbia Fest

columbia festColumbia Riverfest, St Helens, OR

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2013 Guatemala

2013-guatemalaTeam ministers to the poor in dump-workers community in Guatemala

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2013 RSA Team

RSA-staff-2013Our Office staff in Salem Oregon

2014

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2014 Dominican Fes

Dominican FestDominican Fest team entertains children with wordless bracelets

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2014 Israel

israel outreachReid giving message at Caesarea during Israel tour

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2014 Guatemala

2014-GuatemalaFestival crowd enjoys musical presentation in Guatemala

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2014 Golf Benefit

2014 golf benefitFirst year of Reid Saunders Benefit golf tournament

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2014 Thailand

thailand teamTeam from Salem prepares for trip to Tak, Thailand

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2014 Thailand Border

thailand border gospelTeam presents the gospel through drama to Burmese refugees in the mountain village on the Thailand border

2015

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2015 Mexico

oaxaca mexico festivalOutreach festival in Oaxaca, Mexico

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2015 Argentina

argentina 7000 festivalMore than 7000 come to Christ during Cordoba, Argentina festival

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2015 Italy

2015 italy affinityAffinity events in Italy, Macedonia, and Bulgaria provide an effective means to present the gospel

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2015 Kenya

2015 kenyaReid presenting a gospel invitation in Homa Bay, Kenya

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2015 LifeFest

L:ifeFest 2015 wisconsinLifeFest in Wisconsin

2016

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2016 Cambodia and Laos

cambodia 2016Outreach to Cambodia and Laos

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2016 Haiti and Dominican Republic

haiti 2016Thousands respond to the gospel at festivals in Dejabon, Dominican Republic and Ouanaminthe, Haiti

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2016 Together DC

together 2016 dcReid with Nick Hall at Together 2016, Washington DC

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2016 Washington DC

together DC 2016Reid speaks to an estimated 500,000 people gathered at the Washington DC Mall

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2016 Lifelight

lifelight south dakota 2016Lifelight, South Dakota

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2016 Malawi festival

malawi 2016Malawi festival draws crowds

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2016 Affinity

Moldova-Ukraine 2016Affinity outreach events in Moldova and Ukraine

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2016 Mayanmar

myanmar-2016Myanmar opens it’s doors to the gospel after more than 50 years. Thousands come to Christ

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2016 RSA Staff Retreat

staff retreat 2016Staff retreat at the coast

2017

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2017 RSA 15 Years

rsa 15 yearsRSA celebrates 15 year Anniversary

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2017 Affinity

affinity 2017 croatia serbiaMinistering to families with special needs children in Croatia and Serbia affinity events Haiti

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2017 Affinity Speaker

Laura MorettLaura Morett, board member and television star, hosts Annual Benefit Dessert

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2017 National Day of Prayer

national day of prayer willamette valleyRSA brings Russian, Spanish and English speaking churches together for historic Willamette Valley Gathering on the National Day of Prayer

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2017 Gospel Peru

peru 2017Students respond the the gospel message of hope in Villa El Salvador, Peru

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2017 Love Malta Festival

love malta festival 2017Love Malta festival provided a boost to local churches that had not seen dramatic growth in many years

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2017 South Pacific

south pacific pastors meetingReid met with church leaders in Seoul, Korea and Indonesia to formulate plans for future evangelistic outreaches

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2017 Saunders Family

saunders family 2017The Saunders family after 15 years of ministry

2018

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2018 Historic Outreach

historic outreach 2018Historic outreaches in Bethlehem with 200 decisions for Christ

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2018 Apron Sewing

apron sewing teamApron Sewing Ministry started

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2018 Restoration Ministries

Restoration Ministries in Sao PauloRSA team works with Restoration Ministries in Sao Paulo favelas and gang leaders come to Christ

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2018 Medical Team Bolivia

medical team Bolivia 2018RSA Medical Team provided care and medicine for 400 patients in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. 2,300 people made decisions to follow Christ at outreach festivals

2019

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2019 Dominican Republic

dominican republic festival 2019La Vega, Dominican Republic – 80,000 attendance and 20,670 make decisions for Christ

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2019 Philippines Outreach

Philippines festival 2019Ormoc, Philippines outreach, 52,000 attendance and 15,863 make decisions for Christ

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2019 Spain Outreach

spain outreach 2019Outreach to Jerez, and southern Spain produces 50% new believer growth in the evangelical churches

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2019 Christmas Outreach Vietnam

Vietnam Christmas FestivalHistoric Christmas Love outreach in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam draws 40,000 to hear Gospel message

2020

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2020 Cube Outreach

Cuba Outreach 2020RSA has first outreach to Cuba

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2020 Shine Star TV

shine star satellite tv 2020RSA partners with Shine Star Satellite TV to broadcast Gospel message from Pakistan to 600 million people living in 10/40 Window

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2020 Connect Benefit

connect benefit 2020First RSA Virtual Connect Benefit

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2020 Media Outreach

  84,511 people made decisions to follow Jesus in 2020 after hearing gospel message through satellite TV broadcasts in Pakistan, India, and Africa

2021

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Livingstone, Zambia outreach

40,000 people attended a week-long outreach festival