Jonathan and Tess Hicks


Theological Education, Solomon Islands

The Hicks family are in the Solomon Islands, supporting the training of Church leaders. Jonathan teaches at a Bible college while Tess home-schools their children, Avalyn, Cohen, Caeli, Judah, Emmanuel and Moses and engages in ministry with local women.

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Latest news

  • An Island Ordination

    An Island Ordination
    21 September, 2016

    Jonathan will be ordained to the priesthood on October 16 at Bio Village, Malaita. This is a very special ordination because Jon’s father, Douglas, designed and built the church and will be coming from the US to celebrate with us. This is the first ordination for the village and they have used this opportunity for community development. ...

  • A New Arrival

    A New Arrival
    24 June, 2016

    We’re delighted by the news of the birth of Immanuel John Hicks at the start of the month. Here’s a short update from Tess about Immanuel’s arrival. The time around Immanuel’s birth was a mixture of trials and grace. We all sailed to Honiara on May 10 to wait for the baby to arrive. As soon ...

  • We’re in the Solomons!

    We're in the Solomons!
    11 November, 2015

    We’re happy to report that we’ve arrived safe and sound (including all 19 checked bags, and 12 carry-ons) to Honiara, Guadalcanal! We left New York on Saturday, October 31 at 5pm. Our baggage was checked through straight to our final destination, which was such an answer to prayer. After 3 flights, with a combined air-time ...

  • Almost there!

    Almost there!
    10 September, 2015

    Jon’s work permit has been granted. Now we’re waiting for the visas to be approved. We have moved out of Tess’ parents’ home in Boston, and are now in Stony Brook, New York with Jon’s parents while we wait for our visas to be approved by Immigration in the Solomon Islands. Thanks be to God, we ...

  • Who are the Hicks?

    Who are the Hicks?
    29 April, 2015

    Jonathan and Tess Hicks are American Third Culture Kids, both coming from ‘mission families.’ Jon was raised in the Solomon Islands and Tess in Germany, Kazakhstan and China. Not surprisingly, they both grew up with hearts for mission. For a long time they’ve felt God calling them to the Solomon Islands, and in 2010 Jon ...