What Christian Leaders & Media Are Saying About GFA

Francis Chan

Francis Chan

“K.P. has been a mentor to me for years. The way that he speaks to God and about Him is different from anyone else I know. His words and actions have led to me loving Jesus more consistently and deeply. He is the first to admit shortcomings in his life, but he continues to be an example to me. For this, I am eternally grateful.”

—Francis Chan, pastor and author of “Crazy Love”

George Verwer

George Verwer

“Gospel for Asia is not a movement but a phenomenon. GFA has become one of the most significant mission organizations of this century.

“I praise God for the great love and commitment of KP and Gisela Yohannan for the people of Asia. Millions have received the Word of God because of them and the ministry of Gospel for Asia.”

—George Verwer, founder of Operation Mobilization and world missions advocate

Molly, GFA Donor

“We are so thankful for GFA; you have provided a way for us to walk with your ministry as you love the lost in Asia. We pray for Brother K.P. and GFA daily. God go before you!”

—Molly from Michigan, GFA donor since 2012

Ajith Fernando

Ajith Fernando

“I am grateful for the training that Gospel for Asia has given to many evangelists who are effectively reaping the ripe harvest fields of Sri Lanka.”

—Ajith Fernando, teaching director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka

Bill Atwood

Bishop Bill Atwood

“Having been personally involved in missions in dozens of countries for decades, I can say that what God is doing through KP Yohannan and Gospel for Asia is a move of God. I have seen the work on the field firsthand, and how finances are handled; it was the most comprehensive accounting I’ve encountered. I’ve also worked closely with GFA’s leader and can personally attest that this is not only a remarkable ministry that is being used by God, it is operated with the most professional integrity imaginable.”

—The Rt. Rev. Dr. Bill Atwood, Dean for International Affairs for the Anglican Church in North America and Bishop of the International Diocese

Dan Wooding

Dan Wooding

“I have had the privilege of going . . . to South Asia and was deeply moved by meeting with many GFA missionaries and pastors there. I was particularly inspired by seeing Jesus Wells outside the churches and also visiting the Bridge of Hope children centers, both of which are doing such a fine work in helping the Dalits.”

—Dan Wooding, founder of ASSIST News Services and host of “Front Page Radio”

Palmer Holt

Palmer Holt

“Years ago I came across Gospel for Asia and quickly realized they were the only large-scale international ministry I knew of that operated like the First Century Church. They were humble, devout, pious, going to the poorest of the poor, willing to suffer life-threatening persecution, and doing works like those recorded in the Book of Acts -- preaching the Word with signs and wonders following (deliverance from demonic oppression, healings, miracles, raising from the dead), making disciples and then sending those out. Because of this, I felt the Lord told me to offer my services for free, which they lovingly accepted. Still walking with GFA today because the heart of this ministry and its work haven’t changed. They are still doing the works of Jesus among the least of these, to the glory of God and fulfillment of His Kingdom.”

—Palmer Holt, President, InChrist Communications

Jeff Lutes

“I traveled to South Asia and discovered Gospel for Asia has been uniquely raised up 'for such a time as this.' Only God's sovereign power could explain how 'earthen vessels' make such a dramatic difference. ...

“The faces of shining students receiving love reflect the dynamic difference the Holy Spirit makes. An elderly man was jumping for joy because of the dignity restored to him in empowering him to provide for himself. A single mother enabled to support her family was teaching 15 other women a trade. Clean water in Jesus' name is a marvel! I could go on and on to speak of the amazing Bible schools and the remarkable changes occurring. Suffice it to say, spending time with Brother K.P. personally reiterated to me that it is all so simple: God loves Asia, and He demonstrates it every day through GFA.”

—Rev. Jeff Lutes, president and founder of International Harvesters for Christ, Canada

Steve Marquez

Pastor Steve Marquez

“I have always known Gospel for Asia as powerful prayer warriors and a group of humble people who seek to know Christ and make Him known.”

—Pastor Steve Marquez

Pastor Dick Kelsey

Pastor Dick Kelsey

“We recently had a Gospel for Asia speaker share at our church and our men's meeting. GFA was new to our folks here, however, many were very touched by the message and the approach GFA is using to spread the love of Christ around the world.”

—Pastor Dick Kelsey, Rocky Branch Baptist Church

Joanne, GFA Donor

“It is my humble honor and sincere privilege to stand with you as you continue all the good work you're doing for the glory of God. May our wonderful LORD multiply the fruit of your heart ministry many times over in the years ahead. To God be the glory!”

—Joanne from California, GFA donor since 2009

Pastor Neil Orchard

“The gospel of Jesus Christ has always been about a neighbor reaching their neighbor. GFA does this supremely through the emphasis of national workers and pastors. GFA connects a church to ‘their neighbors’ thousands of miles away by understanding the biblical mandate, having a passion for people and a commitment to prayer.”

—Pastor Neil Orchard, Salem United Methodist Church

Charlie Avila

Pastor Charlie Avila

“Our church has faithfully supported Gospel for Asia for twenty-two years because we strongly believe that they are one of God's choice ministries for winning lost souls and discipling believers in Asia. We have planted numerous churches through this ministry. We endorse and support this ministry without reservation.”

—Pastor Charlie Avila, Clovis Christian Center, Fresno, California

Shawna Rogers

"We became aware of Gospel for Asia about 10 years ago when some in our fellowship read K.P. Yohannan's book Revolution in World Missions and were impacted by its message. Now this book is standard reading for our missions committee and anyone interested in overseas work. Yohannan continues to challenge existing paradigms of ministry and leads us to enlarge our worldview, which includes supporting national missionaries."

—Shawna Rogers, assistant pastor of River Valley Wesleyan Church

Greg Gordon

Greg Gordon

“I have seen firsthand the work in Asia, the training of ministry leaders, churches, and Bridge of Hope centers. Frugality, simplicity and godly wisdom is obvious in all the work. Everything is done for an eternal purpose with longevity of a church in mind where millions are experiencing Christ love who have never heard the name of Jesus. Dr. KP Yohannan has emulated this example of sacrifice and commitment to Jesus.”

“Jesus said I am building my church and surely, we have witnessed this in the last 40 years with Gospel for Asia. I have personally walked in Asia down dirt roads where faithful brothers and sisters have brought the love of Christ to those who have never known it before. I have seen the seminaries and leadership of the Church. All I can say is that I am in awe of what God has done and is continuing to do. Eternity will show forth the fruit of all the Lord has done.”

“Visiting with KP Yohannan in his home and office, all I can say is that I have been blown away by his frugality, simplicity and love for the Lord. It has been a joy to have SermonIndex journey with GFA in seeing so many come to experience the love of God. ‘Know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain’ (1 Corinthians 15:58).”

—Greg Gordon, founder of SermonIndex.net

Kevin and Crystal, GFA Donors

“The main reason I like supporting GFA is, that I believe every decision is bathed in prayer.”

—Kevin and Crystal from Wyoming, GFA donors since 2009

Brandon from Texas

Brandon, GFA Donor

“I know that I prayed for the Lord to send me to India as a missionary, and the Lord lead me to Gospel for Asia instead. I realized I could have a bigger impact by supporting native missionaries than me going myself.”

—Brandon from Texas, GFA Donor since 2006

David Mains

Dr. David R. Mains

“For half my life I have known and worked closely with Dr. KP Yohannan…that's over four decades.

“From its early days up until the present I have witnessed firsthand the incredible growth of the Believers Eastern Church throughout Asia. It is an amazing testimony to the life-changing power of the Gospel and also to K.P.'s remarkable leadership skills.

“I have seen his understanding of the Christian faith expand in ever so many positive ways. More recently, I have watched him respond humbly to the criticisms of those who for whatever reasons have attacked him.

“His preaching still stirs my soul.

“I believe 100% in his integrity and am honored to serve as one of GFA's Board of Directors.”

—Dr. David R. Mains, Chapel of the Air radio broadcaster and founder of the 50-Day Spiritual Adventure

Paul Louis Cole

Paul Louis Cole

“Dr. KP Yohannan is a missionary statesman, a pastor to pastors, a mission leader to mission leaders, and a father to the fatherless. At Christian Men's Network, we look for deserving men around the world to highlight as role models for our Global Fatherhood Initiative. My introduction to Dr. Yohannan was reading Against the Wind, Finishing Well in a World of Compromise, which stirred me deeply. In a unanimous decision, the CMN board presented Dr. Yohannan with the first annual Reggie White Fatherhood Award, to honor his demonstration for over 40 years of what it means to be a father by providing leadership to compassionate workers of faith and hope to the defeated.”

—Rv. Paul Louis Cole, D.Th., president of Christian Men's Network

Janice GFA Donor

Janice, GFA Donor

“After reading the life changing book Revolution in World Missions by KP Yohannan in 2002, I began sponsoring a missionary in India. About three years later, the antiques group shop I was managing closed, and I was looking for a ministry position on Inter Christo. When Gospel for Asia popped up, I thought this would be a great ministry to be involved with. I did the training and became a volunteer area representative. This has been a wonderful opportunity for me to expand ministry. Whereas my husband and I might be able to sponsor a few native missionaries and children, we have been able to enlist others and expand our ministry exponentially. A few years ago I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the mission field in India, meet some native missionaries, and see what God is doing there first hand.”

—Janice from Maine, GFA donor since 2003 and volunteer since 2006

Chip Lusko

Chip Lusko

“I have known Brother K.P., the staff and ministry of Gospel for Asia for nearly 40 years. I know the leadership, the team, and more importantly, I have been to Asia and seen the work firsthand. I have been to Bridge of Hope centers, villages where they minister to those with leprosy, water projects, hospitals, churches and so much more. Gospel for Asia has had a phenomenal impact on an area of the world with tremendous needs. I cannot state too strongly how much I endorse the people of GFA, their mission and their vision for the future.”

—Chip Lusko, Calvary Chapel pastor

Patrick Johnstone

Patrick Johnstone

“Gospel for Asia has become one of the more significant pioneer missionary agencies with a good accountability structure. . . . They are doing an excellent job.”

—Patrick Johnstone, author of six editions of Operation World

Barbara Dowling

Barbara Dowling

“[On my trip], I learned that the far reaching effect of GFA's work in South Asia is beyond what I imagined. … I really saw God's hands and feet in the GFA missionaries. I learned that this is an extremely well-run ministry to God's glory. … You can see God's blessing on the ministry with much fruit of labor and finances to enable the work on the ground.

“I heard firsthand about lives changed in young missionary men and women and in children's lives and their families'.

“I saw the gifts of bikes and sewing machines used to change lives for people.

“I was touched by the overriding image of Jesus' love for the people glowing from the missionaries in each ministry we visited. I felt myself responding to the people I met with God's love flowing through me in a new and meaningful way.

“I was impacted greatly seeing the surrendering of people to Christ to do His work. Seeing God's work in people's lives reminded me what He can do in my own life with a fully surrendered heart.”

—Barbara Dowling, sales manager at 93.7 Faith FM, Ontario, Canada

Jason and Melanie GFA Donors

Jason and Melanie, GFA Donors

“It's a gift to [us] to be able to sow into this ministry. It's been everything to us. It's a blessing for us to be able to [give].”

—Jason and Melanie from Texas, GFA donors since 2006

Pastor Everett Flight

Pastor Everett Flight

“I have been associated with this ministry for eight to 10 years in different ways. Their Canadian leadership has been at our church, and I have distributed hundreds of books among our church congregation.

“I am deeply moved by the heart and passion of this ministry's personnel, from K.P. Yohannan to the Canadian office leadership. My wife and I have been sponsoring a national missionary for a good number of years because we believe in its principles. This ministry will inform, challenge and stir your people concerning the vast needs in worldwide missions.”

—Pastor Everett Flight, Ontario, Canada

David Cartwright

Pastor David Cartwright

“GFA is an invaluable partner to the local church for the work of the Gospel. They have richly blessed my congregation and have been a source of blessing in my pastoral ministry.”

—Pastor David Cartwright, Russell Memorial United Methodist Church

Father Gavin Vaberek

Father Gavin Vaberek

“Gospel for Asia is actively involved in our local community. As a pastor, I have enjoyed opportunities to share fellowship and prayer with several of their leaders. I appreciate their commitment to the Gospel and their enthusiasm for building up the body of Christ.”

—Fr. Gavin Vaberek, priest of St Luke’s Catholic Church, Wills Point, TX

Bishop Julian Dobbs

Bishop Julian Dobbs

“Gospel for Asia has seriously embraced the Great Commission of Jesus to go and make disciples of all nations. Their Christian witness and dedication to mission and ministry is a gift and encouragement to the Body of Christ.”

—Bishop Julian Mark Dobbs, Anglican Diocese of the Living Word

Archbishop Ray Sutton

Archbishop Ray Sutton

“Gospel for Asia is a hundred-fold, fruit-bearing ministry for Jesus Christ! They are that good soil our Lord called for His disciples to be, bearing fruit ‘a hundred-fold, sixty, and thirty’ (Matthew 13:23). GFA has multiplied the Word of God unlike any other ministry I have known in my forty years of ordained service. They have done so because they have been receptive with purity of heart to the Word of God likened to Seed. They have ‘let the Word of Christ richly dwell within them’ (Colossians 3:16). Consequently, they have born an abundant amount of spiritual, good fruit for the Lord. And this is the ultimate standard for measuring good ministry, ‘You shall know them by their fruits’ (Matthew 7:16). I thank the Lord for this good-soil ministry.”

—Archbishop Ray Sutton, Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church

Mark and Carol, GFA Donors

“GFA is one of the few ministries that I support because it is very obvious that God is with you and you are doing amazing things for His kingdom. Take courage, God is on your side and He will provide.”

—Mark & Carol from California, GFA donors since 1995

Pastor Michael Williams

Pastor Michael Williams

“Gospel for Asia has been a blessing to our community here in Wills Point, TX, for several years. Although primarily a missions organization, they have never pushed for or pressured us to financially support them. On the contrary, they have reached out to Churches and Pastors in a very cooperative inclusive spirit. They brought pastors together for prayer hosted at different Churches monthly. They also sponsor an event for back to school supplies at their facilities. The people from GFA that I have met are genuinely passionate about Jesus and live their lives as the shining lights and examples that God has called us to be. I thank God for GFA, the people, and their mission.”

—Pastor Michael Williams, International Outreach Church

Jeanie, GFA Donor

“I am not able to go to the field, however, by partnering with GFA I’m able to be directly involved with the Lord’s work overseas. My money could not be better spent!”

—Jeanie from Nevada, GFA donor since 2009

Lynda, GFA Donor

“I stand in support with GFA and praise God for empowering you to always obey Jesus’ Great Commission; to go into all the world and preach the Gospel, making disciples and baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

“I am thankful for GFA's dependence on God and their heart to seek Him always and honor and glorify His Name.

“I value your faithfulness and that you are earnest in continuing in prayer and intercession always for that which is of utmost importance to our dear Lord Jesus.”

—Lynda from New Hampshire, GFA donor since 1997

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