In 1981 Dan and Joy Irvine began their missionary work in Haiti. Dan was a church planter and director of education while Joy supervised schooling for American missionary children. Following their time in Haiti, they lived in Florida for 10 years where Dan was involved in various ministries. In 1995 God called them back to their home state of Pennsylvania where they then served on staff at Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church.
When they left Haiti in 1987, they knew in their hearts that God would again, someday, open a door of service to Haiti. As a result of God’s call on their lives, Dan and Joy have been appointed to serve as career missionary with Global Partners.
Their mission in Haiti is to serve the expatriate missionaries, to stand along side the national church leadership, and to develop resources. They desire to be a communication bridge between The Wesleyan Church of Haiti and The Wesleyan Church of North America.
The Irvines have five children and two amazing grandchildren. Brooke, their youngest, is living in the South Carolina after graduating from Quisqueya Christian School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 2011. Becca will graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2013. Elizabeth, Matthew & Heather have added three incredible spouses to the family.