Kostner, Paul & Beth

Meet the Kostners

Paul (from Illinois) and Beth (from Tennessee) Kostner met on a 1983 Teen Missions Team to the Philippines. They were married in 1986 and joined the staff of TMI in 1990. Paul and Beth learned that God has a sense of humor when, after adopting their daughter Lindsay (from the Philippines) at three years of age, siblings Colton and Danae promptly followed, to the amazement of the doctors. BJ was adopted from Vietnam in 2002 and they claim that BJ is definitely the caboose. Paul’s previous training comes in handy as he is the head of the US Teams Department where he is responsible for all the travel arrangements of the staff and summer teams. He is also responsible for all the correspondence between the missionaries and TMI, along with phone calls and emails from the parents. Beth also works in the US Teams Department where she registers all the team members, leaders, and volunteers. She is also responsible for obtaining visas for the team members. The Kostners both serve on the Governing Board of Teen Missions.

Prayer Requests

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. —1 Peter 4:11

  • Praise the Lord for faithful prayer and financial supporters
  • That our children would follow the Lord in every aspect of their life
  • That we would be good stewards of our time and finances that the Lord graciously provides


  • Paul – August 29
  • Beth – January 10
  • Lindsay – November 20
  • Colton – January 21
  • Danae – April 6
  • BJ – September 28


  • December 27, 1986

Missionary News

  • Paul & Beth Kostner Newsletter (Winter 2019) February 15, 2019 Dear Friends, Family and Former Team Members, Well, another year is now behind us. All in all, it was a really good year, but not without some struggles. We did have a wonderful Christmas break with ALL kids home which was a big blessing. Thank you to all who sent cards, letters and gifts. All were such a blessing! We were able to have BJ and Danae home during their fall breaks in October. BJ came home again a couple of weeks ...
  • Paul & Beth Kostner Newsletter (Fall 2018) October 18, 2018 Dear Friends, Family and Former Team Members, What comes to your mind when you think of Fiji? An exotic vacation? Beautiful islands? Crystal clear seas? Survivor? What comes to my mind when I think of Fiji—an amazing summer with 24 great kids, fantastic missionaries, a beautiful camp, spectacular sunsets, sunrises and stars to gaze at and beautiful weather. Without a doubt, this has been one of our best summers all the way around. We began with two weeks of training at the ...
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