dean & joan chollar

Serving with Crossway International

Dean Chollar is the founder of CrossWay International, an organization dedicated to sharing the Gospel through evangelistic preaching in the United States and worldwide. CrossWay accomplishes this task by enlisting and preparing believers around the globe to evangelize and plant new churches in unreached areas. CrossWay International also equips Christians to spread their faith through personal evangelism. Dean’s greatest desire is to proclaim the gospel of Christ to the neediest peoples of the world.

Dean is a graduate of Florida Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary. He and his family spent 12 years in Belgium as missionaries with Greater Europe Mission. Dean then served as European Director for Evantell before returning to the States to start CrossWay International.

Since 2003, Dean has been totally blind. He continues to travel to remote parts of the world in order to preach the gospel of grace by faith in Christ alone. This has served to challenge those who are sighted to be more fully used by God in the great Harvest that lies before us. Dean has had opportunities to preach, to teach seminars on evangelism, and to develop culturally relevant evangelistic materials in various parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, Eurasia, Central America, and South America (more than 50 different countries).

In the past few years, Dean, with a host of U.S. and foreign coworkers, has also drilled 24 water wells in Africa and Central America, started 3 schools in Sudan, Ethiopia and Liberia, led two medical mission teams to Ethiopia and Sudan, and helped support orphans and needy children in Kenya, Ethiopia, Liberia, and Nicaragua. See for more information on these ministries as a platform for reaching out to the lost with the message of God’s grace.