Val is a certified life coach through Coaching Mission International. As a coach, she walks alongside people, helping them to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. She also works in hospitality and pastoral care, as well as admin work for the YWAM office.

The Landises moved back to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2020, and they continue to work in the areas of pastoral care and developing leaders, both at YWAM Lancaster and in the Caribbean. They will continue their roles as YWAM Barbados founders and elders, as well as serving on the YWAM Caribbean eldership team. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

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Birthdays Bill August 5; Val December 4

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History and Vision

Bill and Val Landis have worked with several teams to start YWAM centers in Grenada, Barbados and Jamaica. They have also helped many other initiatives in and out of the Caribbean. The first missionaries from the Caribbean began their work in 1843, but the number of missionaries from this area has declined since then. Bill and Val’s calling as apostolic leaders is to “re-dig” the wells of missions and revival in the Caribbean so that missionaries can once again be sent from this region.

In 2015, Bill and Val moved back to Barbados to relaunch the YWAM ministry there. Their focus has been rebuilding the discipling community and laying a foundation so that future generations of Caribbean leaders can continue to grow.

The Landises love to partner with the body of Christ to mobilize, train, and send young people as missionaries and into the spheres of society to become “world changers.” They have a passion to mentor, coach and train young people in their calling. Bill’s strengths are being visionary and pioneering new initiatives. Val’s strengths are in pastoral care through mentoring and coaching.


Bill and Val were guests on the Larry Kreider Leadership Podcast!