Who We Are

Training the Next Generation of Church Leaders

Our Story

Joshua Nations began in the heart of Dr. Russ and Lana Frase and was founded in 2007. Through a series of miraculous events, the Lord provided the original curriculum, international contacts, and financial support to launch into the nations. Since 2007, the vision has expanded into Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. We are still working today to refine our program, curriculum, and initiatives to be effective in the ever-changing world. With the help of the Holy Spirit, our international network of leaders and full-time team, the Lord has expanded our reach into more than 80 nations.

Core Values


Without love we are nothing. Jesus is love manifested, and therefore our responsibility is to exhibit and operate in love at all times. It was love that saved us, set us free, called us, and commissioned us. Love is the reason we obey the call of the Great Commission and a life of obedience to Jesus. (1 Corinthians 13)


All ministry objectives are developed through relationships with trusted partners and national leaders. These relationships are built upon the expectation of love, integrity, and faithfulness to Jesus. Relationships are bridges to nations, peoples, and finishing the tasks of the Great Commission. (Ephesians 4:2-3; Hebrews 10:24-25)

Great Commission

As followers of Christ, our responsibility is to carry out the commands of Jesus. The Great Commission has been on God’s heart since creation. Scripture gives us glimpses of it, but it becomes clear when Jesus commands His followers to go and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom. (Matthew 28:18-20)


At the core of every Joshua Nations ministry objective is discipleship. The global church lacks training, understanding, and obedience to Scripture. Joshua Nations exists to remedy this problem through training, equipping, and discipling believers towards leadership. (Ephesians 4; 2 Timothy 2:2)


Entrusted to every believer are gifts, talents, and resources. Joshua Nations makes every attempt to be the best steward of all that God entrusts to us. Through Joshua Nations training, we emphasize that believers in the global church must come to a Biblical understanding and practice of stewardship. This promotes faith, financial growth, and self-sustainability. Stewardship goes beyond responsibility and carries onward to Spirit-led generosity. (Colossians 3:23-24, 1 Peter 4:10)

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, His deity, His sinless humanity, the eternal and all-sufficiency of His atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father’s right hand, and His future return to this earth in power and glory.

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit who convicts, baptizes, indwells, enlightens and empowers believers for godly living and imparts spiritual gifts for the edification of the Body of Christ.

We believe in the resurrection of the human body and the eternal existence of all people in heaven or hell.

Financial Stewardship

Joshua Nations ministry is made possible by generous donors and churches. Because of this, we know that our stewardship of these gifts is critical. Our goal is to see every donor dollar go as far as possible for the Glory of God and to have transparency and accountability to keep us on the right path. We also follow these practices:

Joshua Nations pays all bills promptly and on time.

Joshua Nations operates within its budget, and is debt free. The annual budget is reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.

Joshua Nations consistently gives to other ministries, missionaries, and kingdom-minded work.

Joshua Nations receipts each gift (via email) and provides a year-end total receipt of donations. Should you need a receipt, YTD total, or year-end receipt you can access your giving record online and generate necessary receipts. Alternatively, you may contact us and we can assist you.

Joshua Nations protects the privacy of each donor and does not sell or share any donor information.

Joshua Nations maintains an encrypted and PCI compliant giving portal to ensure the highest level of security for donors and their generosity.