Richard and Brenda Flemming have served with Fellowship International since 1984. From 1985-2000 they worked as church planters in the suburbs of Paris, France. There they saw two new churches started with French leadership in place.
They returned to Canada in 2000 so Richard could give leadership to Fellowship International. This role allowed the Flemmings to gain invaluable knowledge regarding missions. Their travels gave them a front row seat to witness what God was doing in many different settings around the world.
Then in 2010, they moved to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to work with a large Baptist church association where they currently serve as mission coaches. They assist this church association and others in context. That is, doing missions the African way with African means. Their larger vision is to assist many church associations in Francophone Africa establish their own missionary sending structures. One day they hope to help to reach 1000 unreached people groups in North Africa.
As of January 2015, the Flemmings divide their time between the Congo and Canada as Richard has taken on the part-time role of Fellowship Eastern Coordinator. They have three adult children and two grandsons all of whom live in Canada.