Elias Reyes, Founder & President

Shortly after my salvation in 1986, I noticed my pastor would invite me over for lunch after church whenever a missionary was visiting. Inwardly, I would ask WHY?! He knew that I had a call to missions long before I did. A year later, I found myself asking the Lord if He wanted me to go to Harvard to get my MBA or head straight to the mission field. After a supernatural event made clear my path; off to Harvard I went.

Over the years, I had been exposed to missions’ structures that placed so many demands on people before they could go to the field only to find many of them not actually make it to the field. As an entrepreneur, I wanted to setup an administrative structure that would help people to get to and stay on the mission field. That birthed Modern Day Missions.

Today, I am an ordained minister utilizing my years of business education and experience for the benefit of missions. Over the years, I have gone on a mission trip 76 times and have visited 68 countries. I am most alive when I am sitting with a missionary hearing his or her story. It is my privilege to serve them.

Marvin Slaton, Director

The heart and passion that is behind missions has always inspired me. I was 19 when I went on my first mission trip to Mexico. I never would have dreamed that 20 years later, I would find myself in my 9th year as the director of a missions organization.

Over the past 20 years, I have been to over 30 countries, lived in China and played a role in helping start Modern Day Missions. Through the faithfulness and providence of God, I was able to attend Bible College, become a credentialed minister and obtain my BS in speech communication from the University of Texas at Tyler.

More importantly, I have been married to my “dream girl” for almost 10 years and we have three kids that I’m totally in love with. After all, Family Is Revival and I’m all about revival coming to the nations through each family!

God is so faithful and it’s a privilege to play my role in the fulfillment of the Great Commission. The history of Modern Day is chalked full of God’s goodness, but we know the best is yet to come!!


Rebeca Richmond

Chief Financial Officer

Tim Hannabas

Finance Manager

Keeton Storts

Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Landon Lehmann

Finance Administrator