Peter and Ruth Ann Bunton serve on the DOVE International Apostolic Council. As a native of England, Peter brings a European perspective to the leadership and decision-making dynamics of the Council. Peter is also the director for DOVE Mission International.
Peter was born and raised in London, England. He studied at universities in Germany, Greece and England, graduating with a master’s degree in missiology. Peter was employed in city government in London before joining Youth With A Mission where he served for 15 years. It was during his service with YWAM that he met Ruth Ann and together they led the YWAM training base at Holmsted Manor, England and regularly led outreach teams to a variety of nations. A gifted communicator, both as a speaker and writer, Peter has a passion to reach the unreached and to effectively articulate the truths of Christianity to a post-modern generation. He is the author of Cell Groups and House Churches – What History Teaches Us. In addition to his ministry with DOVE, Peter is adjunct instructor in world Christianity at Evangelical Seminary, Myerstown, Pennsylvania and is currently studying for a PhD in missiology.
Ruth Ann was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and ministered fulltime in a discipleship/counseling ministry before joining Youth With A Mission. Ruth Ann is a trained Spiritual Director who enjoys helping people move to a deeper knowledge of Christ and His working in their lives. She leads “Sacred Journey”, a church begun in January 2015.
Peter and Ruth Ann have been married for 28 years, reside in Leola, Pennsylvania and enjoy time with their two young adult children. Peter speaks several languages and has visited over 60 nations. Ruth Ann isn’t too far behind him as a world traveler! They both love to read and visit historical places.