Dennis and Denie Heppner have been career missionaries in Asia for 27 years. They are based in Manila, Philippines. Dennis is the superintendent for west Asia for Church of God World Missions, and the lead pastor of the Church of God Makati in the city of Makati, metro Manila. He spends a lot of time traveling, teaching, preaching, and doing leadership development in different parts of the world.
Dennis and Denie are the founders of Gentle Hands inc., a humanitarian organization that originally was a birthing clinic for urban poor women. Denie used her nursing and midwifery skills to facilitate the births of about 6,000 babies from 1990-2005. The Gentle Hands ministry is now under the direction of their daughter Charity and her husband Evan, and has changed into a rescue center for abused, abandoned and neglected children. It is licensed with the department of social welfare in the Philippines and currently has 75 children in-house that are being rehabilitated and prepared for their ‘forever’ families. They have also recently opened a branch of the Gentle Hands ministry in India.