SPEAKERS

Ghana Missions Festival

Apostle J.F.K. Mensah, an ordained pastor, head of church, missionary, author, Bible teacher and international conference speaker, has served both in Ghana and outside it.

He is the founder of Christlike Disciplemakers Movement, an interdenominational equipping ministry dedicated to Christlikeness, disciplemaking and raising the 5-fold ministries in the church to help complete the task of World Evangelism.


REV. J F K MENSAH
THEME: ‘GHANA TO THE NATIONS –FIND YOUR ROLE’

(Monday 23rd November – Online)

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Dr. Ted Esler became president and CEO of Missio Nexus in June 2015, after serving in executive leadership with Pioneers USA and Pioneers Canada since 1999. His passion is to see believing communities of Jesus followers spring up among all cultures. Ted authored the book, Overwhelming Minority, about his family’s ministry in the Balkans, following the end of the Yugoslav civil wars. He previously worked as a church planter in the Balkans, a software entrepreneur, and a consultant in the United States. Ted earned a Ph.D. in intercultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a master’s degree in theological studies from Heritage Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario. He and his wife, Annette, have five children.

DR. TED ESLER
(Missio Nexus)
Theme: The Job can be done!

(Thursday 26th November – Online)
Mike is the Immediate-Past Executive Secretary of Nigeria Evangelical Missions Association and currently serves the sub-Saharan African Church to build capacity for a Movement of Disciple Making & Church Planting within the remaining UUPGs & UPGs in the Sahel & North Africa as a Movements Catalyst. Prior to that he served with the Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students-NIFES for 24years in several capacities including being its Missions Director, Campus Ministry Director And National Director.

Mike serves on the Global Leadership Teams of the following bodies: Global Mobilization Network-GMN, Global Diaspora Network-GDN, Global Church Planting Network-GCPN And Global Strategy Team of 24:14. Mike is married to Yinka and they are blessed with 3 boys.


MIKE ADEGBILE
(Executive Secretary, Nigeria Evangelical Missions Association (NEMA)
Theme: GO North Missions
(Thursday 26th November – Online)
Michael VanHuis is the Vice President of Missio Nexus and has served with them since 2015.  Michael started in missions by serving with Pioneers in 1997 as a field missionary in Ghana, West Africa, and continued service on their International Leadership Team and Director of Operations for Pioneers USA.  In 2005, Michael became Ex. Dir. Of Service for Northland Church in Orlando, Fl., overseeing all local to global missions.  In 2012, Michael joined the OneWay Ministries staff as Executive Vice President and served with them till joining Missio Nexus in the fall of 2015. Michael earned a Masters of Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and has traveled widely around the globe serving many national leaders and ministries. He and his wife, Laura, have five children and live  in Aurora, Illinois.

MICHAEL VANHUIS
(Missio Nexus)
Theme: Mission Leadership

(Wednesday 25th November – Online)
Fred Dimado previously served as National Director of Pioneers Ghana and later as the Mobilisation Base Director for Pioneers Africa. In May 2014, he was appointed Associate International Director with a focus on facilitating and implementing various aspects of the internationalization process in Pioneers International, including the development of new mobilisation offices around the world. He has recently assumed a new role still as Associate International Director but now for mobilisation and field ministry in Asia.
Fred is married to Evelyn. They are blessed with four children – three daughters and a son -and call mainland South East Asia their home.


MR. FRED DIMADO
THEME: ‘WHAT GOD IS DOING WITH AFRICANS IN THIS DECADE

(Monday 23rd November – Online)
Dr. T.V. Thomas was born in Malacca, Malaysia. He studied in Malaysia, India, Canada and the United States of America. Presently he serves Director of the Centre for Evangelism & World Mission (founded in 1984) where he makes his home with wife, Mary. They have one son, Victor and two daughters, Molly and Melanie.

From 1978 to 1994 he was on the teaching faculty of Canadian Bible College and Canadian Theological Seminary in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1984 he was appointed as the Professor of Evangelism for the Murray W. Downey Chair of Evangelism at both schools and held it till June T.V. served as International Minister-at-Large with Every Home for Christ International from 1994 to 2000.

His deep commitment to the cause of world evangelization calls for extensive national and international travel to minister at camps, churches, colleges/seminaries, retreats, seminars, conferences and consultations. T.V. has been a plenary speaker at large events like Urbana Student Missions Convention, Keswick Conventions, Mission Fests, Ethnic Ministries Summits and Promise Keepers Conferences.

T.V. currently serves on numerous national and international boards: Chairs the Board of Ethnic America Network (EAN); Lausanne Global Diaspora Network (GDN); Global Mobilization Network (GMN); and Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada; Co- Chair of the International Network of South Asian Diaspora Leaders (INSADL) and Adviser, Lausanne Movement Canada. He is also a Member of Executive Leadership Team of MECO Canada Board; Perspectives Canada National Team and serves as the Multicultural/ Intercultural Ministries Consultant for the C&MA in Canada.


DR T V THOMAS
THEME: ‘MOBILIZATION

(Tuesday 24th November – Online
Dr. Yaw Perbi is a physician and pastor, as well as President of International Student Ministries Canada. He is the founder and Global CEO of The HuD Group, with operations in over a dozen countries. He has practiced medicine both in his home country, Ghana, and with the United Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.
Dr. Perbi’s 15 books include Amazon-bestseller, Thinking Outside the Window. He’s spoken in 45 countries on five continents and is a Lausanne Movement Catalyst for International Student Ministries.
He currently resides in Montreal, Canada with his wife Anyele and six children.


DR.YAW PERBI
THEME: ‘THE MARKET PLACE AND THE YOUNG ONES’

(Tuesday 24th November – Online)
Prof David N.A. Kpobi is a Professor of Missiology, Ecumenics & Church History at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Ghana, where he also serves as Academic Dean. He holds a  PhD in Missiology & Church History from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. His research interests include World Missions and Urban Missions and he  is the author of several publications in Ghanaian Church History, Christian mission, the Protestant Reformation, African theology and Ga mother tongue theology, etc. He serves on church committees and in congregational outreach work in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. Rev Prof Kpobi also currently serves as the President of the Missiological Society of Ghana

PROF DAVID KPOBI
THEME: ‘THE ROLE OF THE CHURCHES,MISSION AGENCIES, & THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS, WORKING TOGETER TO REACH GHANA AND BEYOND’

(Wednesday 25th November – Online)
Ebenezer was born in Ghana and now lives in the UK where he and six others planted Good Shepherd church in July 2007 in a deprived community to bring transformation through hope in Jesus Christ. He has a passion for mission and discipleship and is committed to inspiring and mentoring young people for mission and has led teams of young people on short term mission to Africa, Ebenezer has ministered in several countries in Africa and the Middle East helping to build teams for mission mobilisation. He currently serves on the leadership team of Simply Mobilising International in Europe and is a board member of Pioneers UK. He has a Masters degree in Missional Leadership and is a strong advocate of cross-cultural and intercultural mission.
Ebenezer is the founder and director of African Diaspora Mission Network which aims at mobilising Africans in the diaspora for cross cultural mission and to partner with the church in Africa to advance God’s global redemptive purpose.
He is married to Celia and they have two daughters Elsa 17 and Selma 15.


REV. EBENEZER ARYEE
THEME: ‘DIASPORA’

(Wednesday 25th November – Online)
REV. DR. ERNEST ADU – GYAMFI.
THEME
: 30th Celebrations
(Saturday 28th November – Calvary Baptist Church)
Rev. Daniel Hyde Appiah is is the National Director of the Fullstature Missions international Ghana and has served for over 21 years as a field missionary under the mission among the Konkomba’s in the Volta region of Ghana. He is also the National / West Africa Coordinator, simply Mobilizing international, a movement which is seeing to Mobilizing the whole body of Christ across the globe.

REV. DANIEL HYDE-APPIAH
THEME: PRAYER

(Thursday 26th November – Online)
REV. NOSA
THEME: ‘CHILDREN IN MISSIONS’

(Tuesday 24th November – Online)
Mrs. RHODA OLUWAKEMI APPIAH
THEME: ‘WOMEN IN MISSIONS

(Tuesday 24th November – Online)
Pastor Ray is the current President of GEMA Ghana and the Director of OneWay Africa. Pastor Ray is a fire brand missionary and a lover of Jesus Christ.

PASTOR RAY MENSAH
THEME:KEY NOTE ADDRESS

(Monday 23rd November – Online)

We have some inspiring speakers being lined up to share at GEMAFEST 2020!