Meet Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serves to define and protect Upraise Inc.'s mission and ensure that all corporate activities are aligned with our strategic ministry objectives.

Paul Cruz

Paul Cruz is an adventure seeking entrepreneur, owner of an online marketing company.  Paul and his wife also serve on a mission drilling fresh water wells to indigenous communities along the Amazon River in Brazil.

Barry Mulock

Barry Mulock is the senior pastor of Thrive Church in Glendora, CA.  Originally from South Africa, Barry has also traveled extensively to Kenya.  He has a heart to see young people grow, families strengthened, pastors cared for,  and to see the expansion of God’s kingdom.

Bryan Avey

Bryan Avey grew up mostly in NE Brazil, a child of missionaries.  He has served for 10 years at the Foursquare central offices in the legal department.  Bryan speaks fluently English, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish and is efficient in French and Haitian Creole.  With an aptitude for language acquisition, Bryan enjoys learning the nuances of different cultures and their languages.

Bryan has a great desire is to see people growing in their personal lives and relationship with God.  He has dedicated his life to help people understand what it means to “take up your cross and follow me”.


There are two more directors for Upraise.  Due to their work globally and at times in “closed countries”, we are unable to disclose their identities.  They are both dedicated to discipleship and business as mission.  Upraise is privileged to have such a wonderful and gifted board.