Meet Our Team

“Our goal is to use the resources God provides us to impact the lives of so many in our broken world.“   
- Neville Goodhew 

Joel Hernandez executive director OPAL Trust USA

Joel Hernandez

Joel became Executive Director of OPAL USA in 2022, and heads up OPAL's work in the USA. He grew up in Mexico, a son of missionary parents. He graduated from Emmaus Bible College and Dallas Seminary before working in pastoral and outreach ministries with churches in California and Texas, including ministry among Hispanic people. Joel then spent 8 years church planting in Mexico, as well as working with a church-based Bible institute. From 2007-2022 he was lecturer at Emmaus Bible College, Dubuque, Iowa. Joel is married to Amy who supports him in administrative aspects of his ministry. They live near Greenville, SC. Alongside his role with OPAL, Joel also works with CMML. He helps promote OPAL's work in the USA, leads the OPAL USA team, and works closely with the OPAL CEO in developing the international vision of OPAL. Joel has a particular interest in how OPAL can resource the churches and theological training in Latin America.

Neville is Vice-President of OPAL Ministries, and Dee is a Director.

Neville and Dee Goodhew 

Neville and Dee met while they were serving together on the Operation Mobilisation ship the MV Logos. After they married they transferred to the MV Doulos, where Neville ran the large Book Exhibition. They then worked with OM in Italy before in 1997 returning to the USA to work with OM Literature. This work involved supplying OPAL with books, and when Neville and Dee retired from OM they began working with OPAL USA. They run OPAL's warehouse in Greer, near Greenville, South Carolina, and oversee the distribution of Bibles and Christian books from there. Neville is Vice-President of OPAL USA, and Dee is a Director.

Angela is President of OPAL Ministries, and Paul is a Director.

Paul and Angela Lewis 

Over the last 20 years Paul and Angela have been involved in creative services for the publishing industry. They run their own graphic design agency and live in south Atlanta, USA, with their 3 young children. They have been with OPAL USA since its foundation in 2013 where they play a financial, administrative, and design role. Recently, Paul and Angela have worked on getting the translations of OPAL's book Knowing and Doing in the Ukrainian and Shona languages to print. Angela is President of OPAL USA, and Paul is a Director.

Harley is a Director of OPAL Ministries.

Harley Rollins 

Harley grew up on a farm in Georgia, where he came to know Christ as his Savior at the age of 13. Harley's interest in Christian literature distribution developed when he sold Bibles door to door during two summers. In 1970 he married Deborah, and they spent 19 years of service with Operation Mobilization, in various capacities, distributing Christian literature in the U.K., working on the OM ship MV Logos, and in the USA. In 1989, Harley started Rollins Pilot, focusing on Christian literature distribution and publishing for the Caribbean, Africa, India, and Asia, and is involved with several organizations supporting world missions, alongside his role with OPAL. Harley is a Director of OPAL USA.

John Lewis and Ian Shaw of OPAL UK also serve as directors of OPAL USA.  

Christain teaching books distribution to childrens
Knowing and Doing in Ukrainian a book distribution
Preaching of christain faith and life

“OPAL is to be highly commended for placing much needed Bibles and books in the hands of many Christian workers and leaders in the Developing World”