A ministry with many churches, several ministry institutes, and an academy based in Jalapa




Institute Students

Academy Students


Since 1917


Originally begun as an independent work in 1917, the Guatemala ministry joined EFM in 1960. Today its many churches and ministry institutes are under the direction of local leadership. Missionary Keith Schaper is guiding the ministry through continued transition to full local leadership.

Missionaries to Guatemala

Keith & Crystal Schaper

Keith and Crystal Schaper have served with EFM since April 2014. They live in Bedford, IN where Keith serves as Director of Donor Relations at the EFM office while working to transfer leadership of Hope Evangelical Bilingual Academy to national believers.



Hope Evangelical Bilingual Academy

Through Christian education, we are changing the lives of K-9 students in Jalapa, Guatemala. With capacity for over 200 students, we hope to add upper-level grades as God leads and provides. The academy’s local board of directors consists of highly educated and experienced Christian teachers.

The Emmanuel Churches

The national church association presently consists of 120 locally led congregations and 17 new church plants spread throughout the country. We’re excited about what God is doing in the Emmanuel Churches.

Emmanuel Bible Institute

The institute is training the next generation of Christian leaders throughout Guatemala. Institute professors travel between one primary campus and several satellite campuses to ensure Christians all over the country receive the opportunity for training.