Ethan Morrissey

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Ethan's passion in ministry is seeing the lost saved, the saved discipled, and build up the body of Christ. During his high school years Ethan was active in several church ministries. In 2010, he joined the University of Albany Campus Ambassadors and soon became a student leader. While in that position, Ethan helped lead a small group Bible study and was mentored by the SUNY Albany Campus Ambassadors Director Steve Bugler. During the past three years at Albany he has seen the Campus Ambassadors ministry exploding in powerful ways! The last semester God brought an average of one soul saved a week! But since Campus Ambassadors doesn't just seek to make converts, but rather to make true disciples of Jesus, Ethan believes there is a desperate need for further discipleship of new believers. As a recent graduate, Ethan has felt the Lord calling him out of his field of study and into full-time campus ministry at SUNY Albany to help meet this need.

Faith Story

Ethan accepted the Lord at the age of five. Throughout his early years and high school he strove to meet his own goals and often pushed the Lord to the passenger seat. When Ethan started college, he continued to work towards his career aspirations in politics. While in Washington D.C. for an internship, Ethan felt the Lord calling him out of politics and into full-time ministry. After spending years trying to gain the approval of others, he realized that God's opinion is the only one that truly mattered. Upon arriving home, he went to a national Campus Ambassadors retreat where he finally admitted to God that not only did he want Christ to be his Savior but also his Lord. Since then Ethan has seen the Lord use him in amazing ways. He looks forward to being used by God further through the Campus Ambassadors ministry.

Family

Ethan grew up in a Christian home and is the youngest of five children.

Education

B.A. in Public Policy/Management and Political Science, SUNY Albany, New York

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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%

 

 

Ministry service area:
Campus Ambassadors

Ministry location:
New York, United States