The History of OTAN
Otis Goodwin founded outreach to Asia Nationals (OTAN) in 1986 with the purpose of church planting in restricted access countries in Asia. Upon returning from a trip to China, Otis found himself burdened with the Chinese Christians' struggles due to their lack of Bibles, Christian materials, biblical training, and financial support. The Lord impressed on him the desire to do something to provide for and equip these nationals for ministry to their people, and out of this, OTAN was born.
OTAN was established in October of 1986 in Otis and Roxann Goodwin's spare bedroom with only $750. The ministry soon flourished, and in 1990, OTAN was moved to a beautiful fifty-one-acre property, where an existing building was reformatted into office space. In November of 2006, a dedication service was held for a two-story addition onto the office building, where there is now a growing home office staff and branch office, with representatives around the country.
The death of our founder Otis Goodwin in 2007, God has continued to expand training and disciple-making by using the unique talents of its leaders to build the Kingdom of God across the persecuted countries.
OTAN's director is Al Doomy whose passion, experience, and humility are significantly being used and who was trained and influenced by the late Otis Goodwin, where he served in Russia and also as a Senior Pastor.