Meet Tony Hedrick

Missionary, evangelist, teacher, artist and writer

Tony Portrait

In the flesh

Presently, he works as an international missionary with ACCI, traveling throughout Italy, Europe, Canada and the United States. He is active in training new missionaries, teaching in Bible conferences, colleges, leadership training centres, doing personal evangelism, mentoring national and immigrant pastors. In the last twelve years he has made thirty plus trips to Italy and Europe.

In his spare time, Tony paints award winning watercolor landscapes and portraits. His work hangs in private collections throughout America, Canada, and Europe. You can see his work at

His wife, Jeanne, worked for six years as an editor with Bethany House Publishers, a Christian publishing company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She recently retired from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in the Creative Department. In her spare time she likes to write devotional articles and keep in touch with her growing extended family of four married children and ten grandchildren.

You can support their ministry of kingdom expansion in Europe by giving at  Adventive Cross Cultural Intiatives is a tax deductible mission agency registered in Canada and the United States. 

He and Jeanne make their home in Tega Cay, South Carolina.

15 comments on “Meet Tony Hedrick

  1. Tony, I have run across your blog several times. Thought I would just send a note of encouragement. There is real satisfaction being lead by the Spirit of God.

    Like yourself, I am finding more individuals who are traveling the world meeting people where they are, ministering and sharing Christ’s love. In other words, you are not alone. After the first of the year my wife and I will once again be traveling extensively, first to Southeast Asia and then wherever He leads. We are spending all of our retirement money to pray for others, encourage and share Christ’s redemptive message.

    By the way, November 9th is the 40th anniversary of the Internet. I can tell by your grey hair that we both have seen exciting means to reach the world for Christ. Thanks for sharing your travels with others.

    God bless you on you journey.

    Ken & Maggie
    “Going before God on behalf of others”

  2. tonyhedrick says:

    Well,Ken and Maggie,
    It it some nice to see that this thing “is not done in a corner.” No, really, it is wonderful of you (strangers to me) to first, take the time to notice and then 2. pop a note to encourage this effort.

    Actually, it is quite amazing how persistence of this nature in the long haul seems to pay off in bigger ways than ever expected. “”Our labour is not in vain in the Lord… if we faint not.” Only eternity will tell.

    I intend to look you up today and begin to pray for you. As you will see, our mission ( supports this sort of short-term effort and I only wish mature and experienced believers knew how dropping in on others in this way makes a big difference when we cultivate and work the same ground year after year. Of course, it is not only in the going, we must be well recieved by those we serve.

    I want to know more about you so I will study your profiles and stay in touch. Hopefully we will one day meet one another on this side of the Kingdom.

    • For many years I prayed that God would give us the where-with-all to be able to encourage and help others. I did not fully realize that right before me was the answer all the time. Now, that communique called prayer has become the means of responding to the needs of others. Like someone giving me a nudge I wake up in around 3 or 4 in the morning to pray. In the quiet and peace of the night the Holy Spirit brings individuals to mind and I pray. Often I will know what and how to pray for these individuals even though they maybe thousands of miles away. Sometimes I will email a Scripture promise or words of encouragement.

      Just yesterday I was sharing with a woman who recently lost her job. I didn’t know her other than to say hello. She held so much anger inside I refused to greet her not knowing what to expect. Within the past couple months someone lead her to Christ. The transformation is incredible. Her face radiates love and caring for others. I told her that I had been praying for her. She gave me a hug of thank you.

      By the way, it is 3:15 am. When I am through praying, peace will over take me and I will go back to sleep and awake fully rested.

      May God fill you with a special measure of love and protect you in your travels.

      Ken and Maggie
      “Going before God on behalf of others”

  3. ci mancano
    Ángel e Hebe

  4. Steve Godfrey says:

    Good job last night at Pineville N.C. church of the Nazarene! I’ll pray for you while your on the road and remember to pray for us we have teen bible quiz finals next weekend in Raleigh.

  5. breadandsham says:

    I’m behind you in the “Raising a Churchless Child” discussion. You are not alone.

  6. Jay Atwell says:

    I am really inspired by what you are doing and have really enjoyed our conversations at Pineville Nazarene church. The Harvest truly is great,but the laborers are few:pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. Luke 10:2
    GOD’S angels sing Praises every trip you make !

  7. Chuck and Bev Frankish says:

    Add us to your email list, please, so we don’t have to hear through our son!!

    • tonyhedrick says:

      You are on my email list. I send it to All Chapel Ridge. Don’t you get it that way? I just arrived in Ljublijana two hours ago and time for a long nap. Here safe and sound.

  8. Kevin L says:

    Say, Tony? Having traveled extensively in Italy, I was wondering if you would know the answer to the following question. I wish to know if tomato-based products (diced/sauce/paste) imported from Italy, labeled as “all natural” (in English) means the same as “organically grown” does in the United States (US).

    The background to this is that US-sold tomatoes must be organically grown, or risk of pesticide contamination in your salad is high. Additionally, tomato-based products when canned, compromise the can lining and release bisphenol-A. Therefore, the only safe alternative is to buy those products grown organically and shipped in glass jars – which is surprisingly hard to find. I discovered today that my grocer has 4 glass jars of imported Italian tomato puree on the shelf, labeled “all natural”.


  9. The Scorzis says:

    Hi Tony! Just found your blog. We didn’t know you had one, but it will be great to follow you and keep in touch in this way. You’ve always been an encouragement to us! God bless!

  10. Lb says:


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