Joanne Oftedahl


Joanne Oftedahl teaches and serves as Student Missions Advisor at Immanuel Bible College, Cebu Philippines. She preaches, teaches, and helps provide resources for evangelism and discipleship in local churches of Cebu and neighboring Islands.

First Mission

Joanne’s first mission’s experience was a two-year assignment to the Philippines. She recalls this as a fantastic time of growth in faith gained while serving in different ministries. During that time she taught in Bible College, conducted children’s and youth ministries, outreach and discipleship in secular colleges, ministry to patients in hospitals, evangelism seminars for nursing students, preaching and teaching in local churches.

Becoming a Missionary

At age sixteen, Joanne sensed God’s calling and she committed her life to Him; wherever He may lead. During the following two years, God continued to draw her closer and gave her a passion for missions. During her years at North Central Bible College, God confirmed His call to missions and put a special love in her heart for Asia. Joanne has served in the Philippines for 25 years.