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Leadership

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Dr William Wilson

USA

Chairman

Dr. William M. Wilson is the fourth president of the globally recognized Oral Roberts University, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Wilson is instrumental in developing Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education to impact the world. Wilson possesses over four decades of executive leadership. He is a global influencer and a dynamic speaker with undeniable passion and a profound ability for equipping new generations of leaders. Along with his role as the Chair of the Pentecostal World Fellowship, Dr. Wilson’s leadership influence includes Empowered21, the National Association of Evangelicals, Mission America Coalition, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the City of Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. Wilson is a sought-after Bible communicator whose weekly television program, “World Impact with Dr. Billy Wilson,” inspires viewers in over 150 nations and multiple languages. Wilson has authored several books, including Father Cry, A-Z Guide on Marriage, A-Z Guide Sexual Intimacy in Marriage, The Parenthood Plan, The Exclusive Claims of Jesus Christ, Today’s Church: A Look at Yesterday’s Church to See Today’s Church More Clearly, Foundations of Faith, Fasting Forward, As the Waters Cover the Sea, (with Dr. Vinson Synan). Wilson’s most recent book, “Gen Z: Born for the Storm,” is due for release in 2021. Wilson and his wife Lisa, have one son, Ashley, who with his wife Jamie, have three children. Their daughter, Sara and her husband Shaun have four children. The Wilson family resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dr David Wells

Canada

Vice-Chairman

Rev Dr David Wells is the General Superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada which has over 1,100 affiliated churches in Canada, and 3,500 credentialed ministers with a constituency of over 235,000 people. Internationally the PAOC has close to 300 workers serving in over fifty nations. Rev Wells has also served as a chaplain for Canada’s Olympic teams and Commonwealth Games teams. He has pastored several churches and is past Chair of the Board for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

Dr Doug Beacham

USA

Secretary

General Superintendent Doug Beacham is the Presiding Bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (www.iphc.org), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. IPHC serves Christ in 100 nations and has nearly 2 million members world-wide. Beacham has authored several books, including “Plugged In To God’s Power” (Charisma House); “Rediscovering the Role of Apostles and Prophets” (LifeSprings Resources); “Azuza East: The Life and Times of G.B. Cashwell” (LifeSprings Resources); and “The Christmas Spirit: Stories for Children, Stories from the Manger, Stories for Grown-Ups” (LifeSprings Resources).

Bishop Dag Heward-Mills

Ghana

Committee Member

Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, known for the grace to challenge many to do the work of ministry, is also the founder and Presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Chapel International (LCI), a worldwide denomination with over 2,600 branches in 81 countries. In his Healing Jesus Crusades, many receive salvation through Jesus Christ as he preaches the gospel under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The gospel is preached, the lame walk, the blind see and the deaf hear. He has authored many books including the bestselling, “Loyalty and Disloyalty”. He is the founder of the Anagkazo Bible School which trains many to give themselves wholly to the work of missions and ministry. He also holds “Give Thyself Wholly” conferences all over the world.

Bishop Dr. Marek Kaminski

Poland

Bishop Dr. Marek Kaminski – in full-time ministry since 1989 when he began successfully pastoring a church in Koszalin, northwest of Poland. In 2008 he was appointed to the leadership of the national ministry and became the bishop of the Pentecostal movement in Poland which has over 280 local churches. Besides his church ministry, he is active academically, holds a Ph.D. in theology, and is an author of the book on the history of Polish Pentecostalism. Marek has been involved in building the Pentecostal European Fellowship [PEF] for more than a decade now. From 2016 until recently he held the position of vice-chairman of PEF. His heart’s passion is to see the Church of Jesus Christ full of the Holy Spirit. His wife Ewa is an academic teacher at the University of Warsaw and has always been deeply involved in church ministry. They have two sons: Beniamin and Noe.

Dr Younghoon Lee

South Korea

Committee Member

Dr. Younghoon Lee is the Chairman of the Christian Council of Korea (C.C.K.) and the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God of Korea. He also serves Yoido Full Gospel Church as the Senior Pastor. Anticipating the continuous church revival in Korea, he leads the Holy Spirit Movement and the Church Unity Movement. He emphasizes the Holy Spirit-Baptism, Christian sanctification, inner healing, and fruit-bearing life. Dr. Lee also urges his people to live by Spirit-filled faith, centered on the Cross of Jesus. Under the leadership of servant hood within the church, he aims to steer the church in the direction of serving the underprivileged, bringing about change in society.

Rev Dominic Yeo

Singapore

Committee Member

Reverend Dominic Yeo serves as the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God (AG), Singapore, Chairman of the Asia Pacific AG Fellowship, Executive Council Member of the World AG Fellowship, and is part of the Advisory Council of the Pentecostal World Fellowship. He also serves as the Senior Pastor of Trinity Christian Centre in Singapore, a church with an average weekly attendance of 7,500 people. Having been dramatically transformed by God in his youth, he is widely recognized as a prophet that carries the heart of God. Known for his visionary and strategic leadership, Rev Yeo trains and provides consultations to churches around the world, helping them to experience transformation and break into new levels of growth.

Advisory COMMITTEE

Rev Daniel Alm

Sweden

Rev. Daniel Alm is the General Superintendent of the Swedish Pentecostal Movement; The Pentecostal Alliance of Independent Churches. Rev. Daniel is also the senior pastor of the pentecostal church in Vasteras, Sweden, and has authored several books. He was elected as a committee member of the Pentecostal World Fellowship in September 2016.

Rev. Richard Ciaramitaro

Canada

Rev. Ciaramitaro is the senior pastor of Windsor Christian Fellowship in Windsor, ON and oversees a network of churches, Ministers Network Canada, with over 500 active ministries and churches. Rick has a dynamic gift to connect and motivate people and has tremendous insight which enables him to mediate church problems and generate unity.

Rev Douglas Clay

USA

Doug Clay was elected chief executive officer of the General Council of the Assemblies of God at the 57th General Council in August, 2017. As general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, USA, part of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, he is a member of the denomination’s Executive Leadership Team and Executive Presbytery. Prior to his present position, Clay served the church as its general treasurer for nine years. He is a 1985 graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Clay has a passionate love for the local church; he is a church health enthusiast and he effectively equips leaders to grow in their calling. Clay is the author of Ordered Steps and Dreaming in 3D. He and his wife, Gail, have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Rev. José Wellington Costa Jr

Brazil

Wellington was ordained on May 7, 1984, and began pastoring churches in the Bethlehem Section of São Paulo. In 1991, he became lead pastor of the Bethlehem Section in the neighboring city of Guarulhos and has held that position for 26 years. He served on the Commission for Religious Education and Culture of the Brazilian Assemblies of God from 1990-1993, and as chairman of the Board of Administration for the Gospel Publishing House of the Brazilian AG for 14 years. Wellington, 64, is the oldest child of former general superintendent Rev. José Wellington Bezerra da Costa and Wanda Freire Costa. He worked in the technological field for 16 years before dedicating himself to full-time ministry. He and his wife, Lídia Dantas Costa, have three grown children.

Rev Mitré DJAKOUTI

Togo

Rev. Mitré DJAKOUTI has been an Assemblies of God pastor for 38 years and serves as the General Superintendent of the Togo Assemblies of God since 1987. During his leadership the number of local churches has grown from 187 to 1,960, 972 credentialed pastors and the membership from 2,350 to 418,500 and adherents in the Togo AG. Rev. Djakouti’s leadership in Togo has been characterized by training of pastors and laymen. West Africa Advanced School of Theology, a regional school of West and Central Africa is located in Lomé, Togo with an enrollment of over 600 pastors. The Alliance of the Assemblies of God of Africa elected Rev. Mitre DJAKOUTI as its General Superintendent of Africa in February 2013.

Rev. Ejikeme Ejim

Nigeria

Rev. (Pastor) Ejim was born on 9th November 1952 in Plateau State, Nigeria. He obtained a diploma in Bible Theology from the Western Bible College, Ogun State in 1981, B.A in Bible Theology from the Nigerian Advanced School of Theology Edo State in 1985 and M.A in Church Administration from the Evangel Theological Seminary, Jos, Plateau State in 1981. As a seasoned Church administrator, Rev. Pastor Ejim served as a pastor of several Assemblies of God Churches and held various leadership positions in the Assemblies of God Nigeria, including serving as the District Superintendent of the Lagos Mainland District of Assemblies of God. He is currently the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Nigeria. Before joining Assemblies of God Nigeria as a full time minister, Rev. Pastor Ejim had a successful banking career with the Central Bank of Nigeria and Savannah Bank.

Dr Arto Hamalainen

Finland

Dr. Arto Hämäläinen is Chairman of the World Missions Commission of Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF).He is International Representative of the Pentecostal Church of Finland, and Senior Advisor of Pentecostal European Fellowship (PEF). He serves as Adjuncted Professor of Global University, and has a Chair of Mission Studies in Continental Theological Seminary in Belgium. He is also Lead Team member in the World Missions Commission of World Assemblies of God Fellowship (WAGF) as well as member of the Executive Council of WAGF. Dr. Hämäläinen is Mission Associate of the World Missions Commission of World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). He serves in the Global Council and Western Europe Cabinet in the Empowered21 movement. Dr. Hämäläinen is Executive Director Emeritus of Fida International (Finnish Pentecostal Mission), and he served as Secretary (15 years) and Chairman (3 years) of PEF, and as chairman of its mission branch PEM (24 years) . He still works as Advisor for Pentecostal Asia Mission (PAM). He is author of several missiological books, and his teaching and training ministry has taken place in about 60 countries.

Rev Timothy M. Hill

USA

Dr. Tim Hill is General Overseer of Church of God International, where he leads the ministries of approximately 7.4 million members of nearly 39,000 churches in 183 countries and territories worldwide. A graduate of Lee University, Hill previously served as a member of the Executive Committee of the denomination, holding various positions. Dr. Hill is the author of the newly-released, Life in the Exit Row. He has also written, The Amos Paradigm: Life at the Speed of Favor and Beyond the Mist: A Quest for Authentic Revival. Other writings include six books of sermons and 150 gospel songs. Many of his songs have been recorded by the nation’s top gospel musicians, choirs, and contemporary and traditional artists. Hill has traveled extensively throughout the United States and around the world, ministering in denominational and interdenominational conventions, camp meetings, and conferences. At the core of Dr. Hill’s ministry is his passion for revival and completing the Great Commission.

Rev. Machiel Jonker

Netherlands

Rev. Machiel Jonker has been on the National Board of the Dutch Assemblies of God since 2012, and has served as General Superintendent since 2016. Jonker has a great passion for the glory of the Lord in the local churches, as well as a desire for unity among the Pentecostal domain and in the whole body of Christ. Jonker and his wife Yvonne are pastors of a multicultural church near Amsterdam called Sjaloom Church. They have five children and ten grandchildren. 

Rev. Eddy Kwok

Hong Kong

Rev. Eddy Kwok is the Field Superintendent in Hong Kong of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC). Rev. Kwok is an Executive Member of the Global Leadership Council of IPHC, which is based in U.S. and has operations in over 100 nations around the globe. Locally, Rev. Kwok is the Pastor of Wing Kwong Pentecostal Holiness Church, which has a 7,000-strong congregation.

Rev Ong Sek Leang

Malaysia

Rev Ong Sek Leang is the Senior Pastor of Metro Tabernacle, a fast growing and dynamic church in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God of Malaysia. He is the International Chairman of WAGRA (World Assemblies of God Relief Agency) also a member of Executive Council of the WAGF (World Assemblies of God). He also serves as an Executive Council Member of NECF (National Evangelical Christian Fellowship) of Malaysia.

Dr David Mohan

India

Dr David Mohan is the Senior Pastor and founder of New Life Assembly of God (NLAG) in Chennai (Madras), which grew from seven people to 40,000 people in the last thirty years. Dr Mohan is the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God of India, which has 8,000 churches as well as being Vice Chairman of the World Assemblies of God. He is also Chairman of the Indian National Prayer and Church Planting Initiative and serves on the Board of Directors of Church Growth International.

Rev Wes Mills

Canada

Rev. Wesley Mills has been the President of the Apostolic Church of Pentecost of Canada since 2004. This movement was founded in 1921 and currently has 450 credentialed ministers, 135 churches in Canada, and has partner organizations in 26 countries. Rev. Mills is passionate about discipleship, church multiplication and developing next generation leaders. Rev. Mills also serves as adjunct faculty at Eston College.

Rev Albert Pataky

Hungary

Albert Pataky has been the pastor of the Hungarian Pentecostal Movement since 1984. In 1994 he was elected Vice-President of the Hungarian Pentecostal Church and since 2006, he has served as President. Since 2001 he has been the chairman of the Evangelical Free Churches Association which has 11 evangelical and charismatic church members. He is the founder president of the Hungarian Evangelical-Pentecostal World Alliance. In 2016 he was elected Vice President of the Ecumenical Council of Hungarian Churches. He is a member of the Presidency of the Christian - Jewish Council. He and his wife, Gyöngyi, have been married for more than thirty years and have three adult children.

Pastor Randy Remington

USA

Randy Remington is president of The Foursquare Church where he oversees nearly 1,900 U.S. churches and congregations. Randy has more than 30 years of ministry experience and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Foursquare’s own Life Pacific University.

Bishop J. Drew Sheard

USA

Bishop J. Drew Sheard is the Presiding Bishop & Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ. The Church of God in Christ, Inc. (COGIC) is a Christian organization in the Holiness-Pentecostal tradition. It is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States. Bishop Sheard also serves as the Senior Pastor of the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ of Detroit, Michigan.

Bishop Mosa Sono

South Africa

Bishop Mosa Sono is the founder and Presiding Bishop of Grace Bible Church, which was established in September 1983, and now has 62 branches in South Africa. His calling and passion is to win people to Christ, bring believers into full maturity of their walk with God, train, raise and mentor leaders in the church, corporate sector and in the community at large. 

Dr. David Sumrall

Philippines

Dr. David E. Sumrall has been the Senior Pastor of the Cathedral of Praise for over 34 years. Dedicated to the study and teaching of sound Biblical doctrines, he has gained the respect and trust of the Christian community around the world. Together with his wife, Beverley, and his daughter, Alisha, he continues to serve God with his ministry in the Philippines and enjoys the privilege of seeing people grow and prosper in their walk with God.

Dr Matthew Thomas

India

Dr. Matthew K. Thomas serves as President of the Fellowship of the Pentecostal Churches, Central India Theological Seminary, Anna Ladies Bible College, House of Hope I & II, Mercy Clinic and Central India Vocational Training Center. He is a Global Cabinet member of Empowered 21 and also in the Board of Reference of the Oral Roberts University.

Rev. Kiyoshi Tsuchiya

Japan

Rev. Tsuchiya serves as General Superintendent of the Japan Assemblies of God since 2018. He accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at the age of eighteen, graduated Central Bible College when he was twenty five, and pioneered Church in Niigata since then. His desire is to “establish Churches in all directions, North-South-East-West.” He is passionate to help and see the church, which is the House of Prayer, to grow for the Kingdom of God. Rev. Tsuchiya is the lead pastor of Assembly Niigata Christ Church, ministering with his wife, Yasu, and two daughters who are co-pastors.

Rev. Bill Vasilakis

Australia

Since 1978, Bill has been the Senior Minister of the Christian Family Centre in Adelaide, South Australia, which has grown into a large and influential local church. Through this strong and fruitful apostolic base many daughter churches and outreaches have been established that minister to thousands of people. Bill has been leading his denominational family, CRC Churches International in South Australia between 1988 – 1997, and in Australia since 2002, and serves on various Leadership Boards in Australia and overseas. He and his wife Cathy were married in 1978 and have four adult children and seven grandchildren.

Dr. Henri Weideman

South Africa

Secretary General of AFM International and President of AFM of SA. Henri Weideman was elected as the President of the AFM of SA in November 2021. He was recently elected as a member of the Central Committee at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 31 August to 8 September 2022. His interests are exercise and a healthy lifestyle, gardening, growing miniature trees, and stained-glass work. He married Margaret in1986 and they have a daughter Inge who is married to Kirk Swart. Henri and Margaret live in Pretoria, Irene.

HONORARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr Jack Hayford

USA

Dr Jack Hayford serves as Chancellor of The Kings University in Los Angeles/Dallas. He is the founding pastor of The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California, where he served as senior pastor for more than three decades. Dr Hayford is the author over 55 books and was also the Senior Editor of the Thomas Nelson "Spirit-Filled Life" line of resources and Executive Editor of the Spirit-Filled Life Study Bible which is in four languages and has sold more than 2 million copies. He has composed 600 hymns and choruses, including the internationally known and widely recorded "Majesty."

The First Organizing Committee - 1947

Dr David du Plessis

South Africa

Dr Donald Gee

England

Rev J Roswell Flower

USA

Rev Leonard Steiner

Switzerland

PWF - CHairmen

Dr Percy Brewster

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Dr Thomas Zimmerman

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Dr Ray Hughes

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Dr Thomas Trask

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Bishop James Leggett

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Tan Sri Rev Dr Prince Guneratnam

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Dr. William Wilson

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