Bill Bathman and his wife, Harriett, founded In Touch Mission International in 1981, after several decades of missionary work in Europe and Eastern Europe.
One page could never do such a well-lived life justice. So many were touched through Bill's love and service for Jesus. He was a man of passion, faith and action. His impact will be felt around the world for generations to come.
He was an incredible man who lived an extraordinary life. He lived by faith to the very end, trusting God for their needs. He always provided.
This fund honors and celebrates the man whose repeated death to self meant life for many.
Although Bill's dream involved being a missionary pilot in South America, God re-directed the Bathmans to Europe. Eventually, they began ministering to the persecuted believers behind the Iron Curtain.
Bill Bathman (right) with Romanian pastors, Dr. Nick Gheorgita (center) and Paul Negroot (left).
Later, the ministry expanded to believers living with persecution in Africa.
As Bill sought to raise awareness for what believers were facing around the world, ITMI was born.
Many people were touched through Bill's love and service for Jesus. He was a man of passion, faith and action. His impact will be felt around the world for generations to come.
Bill visits ITMI project, Casa Dorca Orphanage in Romania.
Bill lived by faith until the very end. He never had a large pension, or retirement savings. But God provided for all his needs, right up until his death.
He is survived by his wife and ministry partner of 65 years, Harriett.