Landmark Community Church has the honor and privilege to be the International Headquarters of North American for World Mission Outreach!
Henry Matarrita and his wife Darlene are evangelists and founders of World Mission Outreach (www.wmoutreach.org) and Directors of Landmark’s Mission Department. The Matarrita’s vision and passion is to proclaim the Gospel, equip the next generation, and mobilize the church throughout the world beginning with the House of Israel. The foundation of their vision comes from Romans 1:16.
Henry was born in Costa Rica and is the oldest of seven children. When he was 15, he was invited to a prayer meeting where a pastor named Israel shared the Gospel with him. Touched by the love of the Messiah, Henry received Jesus as his Lord. During this time he often went to a nearby river to pray, and it was there that he knew God had called him to share the Gospel with the Nations of the world, and to bless the Jewish people in the midst of those nations.
Henry earned a bachelor’s degree in Theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. It was at Moody that Henry was mentored by Dr. Louis Goldberg, Professor of Jewish Studies. In 1994 Henry received a Masters of Divinity from Talbot Seminary in California. Henry is currently on a doctoral program in Jewish studies from Jerusalem.
Darlene was born in Las Vegas and moved to the Hawaiian Islands in the 90’s. She created a successful national marketing business. After coming to faith in Jesus Christ, she recognized the need to be able to witness in a culturally relevant way to her Jewish friends and family. She and Henry met in Maui in 1998 and were married later that year. It was the following year that they and Pastor Scott first met in Maui, at his former church, Kumulani Chapel, which had already been supporting Henry as a missionary/evangelist.
Darlene graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Jewish Studies from Israel College of the Bible in Jerusalem. After serving for many years in Africa, the Lord touched Darlene’s heart with a special vision of His love for the orphans in Tanzania. In 2012, Darlene and Henry founded the Naomi Ruth Bread of Life Orphan Center in Mbeya, Tanzania, www.naomiruth.org. The orphan center currently serves and educates 30 children. It is unique in that it is run by the widow of a pastor. The children are being trained to serve the Lord as pastors, teachers and evangelists, encouraging them to serve the Lord with their God-given gifts.
Jerusalem was their base of operations from 2004-2020. From Jerusalem and now the United States, they have served countless churches and spearheaded outreaches not only in the United States, but in Asia, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, and in Latin America. They especially enjoy teaching the biblical feasts of the Lord, including Messiah in the Passover. Darlene and Henry share a vision and heart for people to find a personal relationship with God through knowing Jesus the Messiah. They have a special gift for training up those who join them on mission trips to teach and evangelize, and landmark members are now blessed to go out into the world with the Matarritas to share the Gospel of Jesus!
Daniel Reichert is the Administrative Assistant of World Mission Outreach, and she oversees a team of volunteers from Landmark who assist in the development of the mission and deployment of mission teams.
For extensive information about World Mission Outreach and its dedicated and enthusiastic Board of Directors, go online to www.wmoutreach.org