The Wullbrandts in Croatia

Planting and Strengthening Churches by Training Leaders

The Wullbrandts

Sam & Sarah


Croatia Ministry History

In 1998 three missionary families were sent out from Grace Community Church in California (including Crossway supported missionaries – the Dick family). They were invited by a Croatian named Misko Horvatek who saw Croatia’s dire need for churches that teach the truth. In response to Misko’s plea for help, they began the work of church-planting, church-strengthening, and leadership development in Croatia. Because of the common language their ministry extends beyond Croatia to impact Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro. This region represents a population of over twenty-three million souls largely unreached with the true gospel.


The Wullbrandts will build on the foundation that has been laid as they engage in evangelism, discipleship, and church-planting in Croatia and throughout former Yugoslavia. Upon arrival, Sam and Sarah will focus on language and culture acquisition while serving in local church ministry. In partnership with the TMAI school in Croatia (Theological Biblical Academy) and working alongside Croatian pastors who have graduated from the school, Sam seeks to train more pastors in the skill of expository preaching and shepherding. Sam and Sarah’s great burden is that churches would be planted and the good news of Jesus proclaimed in dark regions where there is no gospel witness.