About Us





Our Mission

To walk alongside Pastors, mentoring and coaching them to develop a healthy Church that equips its members to love God and love their neighbor. (to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:12)

Why LoveServes International?

LoveServes International exists “to equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Eph 4:12). We work with pastors who are passionate about serving their communities and building a healthy church. Through the work of ministry, communities trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty, gang violence, drug trafficking and more, can begin to heal.

Since 1982, we have reached 179,612 adult salvations and nurtured 3,388 churches across the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and U.S.. We hope to continue to share God’s word to all nations, lead people to a more Christ-centered life, and bring a sustainable solution for the problems that many communities share.

Results are supernatural

How did it start?

LoveServes International began as the AAVI – Asociación Aguas Vivientes, Inc. or the Living Waters Association, Inc. Our story started with the personal ministry work done by Martin Newby and Brent Whitehead.

Martin and Brent arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1982 and became involved with the country through clean water projects. They believed access to clean water and health education would improve the health and wellness of the people. As believers in Christ, they connected with the local church to not only improve access to drinking water, but also to the spiritual “living water”, (John 4:10) that only Jesus Christ can provide, so the Dominicans may “never need to drink again”.

After many years and many water projects, the Living Waters Association shifted focus to the spiritual aspect of their mission: living water. The LoveServes International name comes from Jesus’ example when He served the people He loved. (Mark 10:45 “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve…”)

From Living Water to LoveServes International

How To Get Involved

We invite anyone who is interested to become part of the LoveServes family. 

Get to know us by browsing our website: Pastor’s Peer Group, Missions Trips, and Impactful Stories.

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What we believe

We are a Christian charity organization taking his message to all nations.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God (2 Tim 3:15-17).

We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19; Eph 4:4-6).

We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through his blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory (John 1:1-4; Matthew 1:12; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful men, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation (Titus 3:4-7; Luke 24:46-47; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Acts 4:12).

Our core values

(Ephesians 4:13, Philippians 3:12-13, John 15:5)

(Titus 2:7-8, Philippians 1:27)

(Ephesians 4:3, Psalm 133:1)

(Mark 10:45, Galatians 5:13)


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3310 US Hwy 301 North
Ellenton, Fl 34222

AAVI, Inc. DBA LoveServes International is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible in full or in part. LoveServes International is a GuideStar Platinum Participant EIN: 65-0406418