Dennis and Mary Herko have been involved in foreign mission work since 1985. Natives of Ellwood City, PA, they were married in 1972 and both conducted their studies at Cincinnati Christian University.
Dennis served as Projects Director of Teen Mission, USA in Lexington, KY from 1977 to 1985. In 1987 they moved to Kingston, Jamaica with their children Jason & Krista (then ages 11 & 7) and worked with the Hopefield Church of Christ (now named Kencot Christian Fellowship) until 1995. From 1995-1997, Dennis served as Mission Outreach Director for Northwest Haiti Christian Mission. In 1997 the Herkos re-started their mission work in Jamaica. Since working in Jamaica, the Herko family has hosted 100+ work teams, assisted 18 congregations island-wide, evangelized in schools, helped 2 orphanages and built homes for needy people. Their work has been a labor of love for the Jamaican people and the Jamaican churches.