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Pentecostal World Fellowship

World Missions Commission

The World Missions Commission

While meeting in Johannesburg in 2004, the Pentecostal World Fellowship Advisory Committee, recognizing the needs in our world for the spreading of the Gospel, mandated a commission to address the missionary vision and work, as well as the relief and development activities of it's members.

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Part 1

Purpose, Vision & Goals

  1. Nurture an environment of cooperation and flexibility.
  2. Provide a sound, Biblical and missiological basis for holistic world missions activities.
  1. Motivating engaged members to greater synergy and cooperation.
  2. Motivating churches and PWF members not yet engaged in world missions to become so.
  1. Provide forums for the exchange of information and missiological reflection (web based, conferences,
    gathering of specialists, etc).
  2. Encourage members to share their tracks, means, resources, and experience.
  3. Encourage the creation of specific partnerships as a result of communication, cooperation, and specific objectives.
  4. Encourage a world missions focus through plenary and other sessions in the triennial PWF conferences.
Part 2


  1. The WMC will be appointed by and accountable to the PWF advisory committee. The WMC will nominate prospective members to make up the commission, based on a balanced geographical
    and organizational representation, to the advisory committee for consideration.
  2. The PWF advisory committee will appoint the chairman and the WMC will name any other officers as needed.
  3. The WMC will meet once a year and /or as needed.
  4. The WMC has also organization members. Any Pentecostal mission organization or mission department of a national church accepting the doctrinal statement of the PWF and this document of the WMC can become an organization member of the WMC.
  5. Any modifications in the future to the guidelines should be confirmed by the PWF advisory committee.
Part 3


  1. Finances received through voluntary contributions will be channeled through PWF accounts and their
    distribution will be communicated as well to both the WMC and PWF advisory committee.
  2. The organization members have to pay annual dues decided by the commission and confirmed by the advisory committee of the PWF.
  3. Normative practice will be for each member to fund their own participation in the meetings and the commission will seek to support members in situations where that is not always feasible.

Members of the World Missions Commission

  • Chairman:
    Dr. Arto Hämäläinen, Finland

  • Vice Chairman:
    Rev. Maximiliano Barroso, USA

  • Secretary:
    Mission Director Rev. Brad Walz, USA/Argentina 

    Member at Large:
    Rev. Pastor Asa Kain, Bangladesh
    Rev. Dr. Edward J. Chitsonga, Malawi
    Rev. Harri Hakola, Finland
    Rev. Murray Cornelius, USA 
    Dr. Grant McClung, USA

  • Africa:
    Rev. Uche Ama, Nigeria
    Rev. David Batenzi, Tanzania
    Bishop Joel Dibetsoe, South Africa
    Rev. Simon Peter Emiau, Uganda
    Rev. Ron Kinnear, South Africa
    Dr. Eli Rop, Kenya
    Rev. Abel Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso
  • Asia
    Dr. Miguel Alvarez, Philippines
    Rev. Michael Dissanayeke, Sri Lanka
    Rev. Moses Kumar, India
    Dr. Chadwick Mohan, lndia
    Rev. Surapong Pratumwan, Thailand
    Ms. Shirley Siwi, lndonesia
    Dr. Ildoo Kwon, South Korea
    Dr. Takashi Yoshida, Japan
  • Europe:
    Rev. Linwood K. Berry, Spain
    Rev. Daniel Costanza, Belgium
    Rev. Gheorghe Ritisan, Romania
    Rev. Peter Schneider, Germany
    Bishop Nikolai Sinyuk, Ukraine
    Rev. Paul Waern, Sweden
    Rev. Jean-Luc Zolesio, France
  • Latin America:
    Rev. Isai Avendano, Colombia
    Pastor Rev. Jackson Luvizotto, Brazil
    Rev. Saulo Gregorio de Lima, Brazil
  • Oceania:
    Rev. Kevin Hovey, Australia
  • Middle East:
    Rev. Harun Ibrahim, Middle East/Finland
    Rev. Vance Massengill, Middle East/USA
    Rev. Avi Mizrachi, lsrael
    Rev. Dikran Salbashian, Jordan
    Rev. Sam Yeghnazar, UK
    Rev. lhsan Ozbek, Turkey
  • North America
    Dr. Paul Alexander, USA
    Bishop J. Talmadge Gardner, USA
    Bishop Vincent Mathews, USA/Africa
    Mission Director Dr. Greg Mundis, USA
    Mission Director Rev. Ted Vail, USA
  • Missiological Advisors:
    Dr. Grant McClung, USA
    Dr. Delonn Rance, USA
  • Honorary Members:
    Dr. David Mohan, India
    Dr. David Shibley, USA
  • Chairman of PWF:
    Dr. William Wilson, USA

Religious liberty Commission

Religious Liberty Coordinator:
Dr. Arto Hämäläinen, Finland