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Thursday, 1 October 2020

WHERE TO NOW? 4 - Can You Hear Him?

What is God Saying to the Church?


Following the powerful encounters of the first three Where to Now? programs in Jul, Aug & Sep 2020 and the ever changing saga of Covid-19 lockdowns, economic devastation and travel restrictions around the world, it is important we hear what Christian world leaders believe about what God is saying to His church. 

Where to Now? 4 takes us to new voices in short interviews as a part of the ongoing Combined Churches Victory meetings that BFTF has hosted for over 10 years. 

A live online zoom call Friday 2 Oct. 7.30pm Sydney, Australia time. 

See time conversion to your time zone here. 

Details of how to get your zoom link are at the end of this blog. 


Rev Hon Andrew Evans, OAM, - Australia
Rev Dr Ioan Ceuta, - Romania
Dr PG Vargis - India

Phil Edwards, CEO, Vision Christian Radio 

Rev Dr Howard & Joy Sands 

Andrew Evans 
Gold Coast, Australia 

Andrew was born in to missionary parents in India. He returned to Australia and after graduating from a theological college, he pioneered two small churches in South Australia. 

From 1962 Andrew and his wife Lorraine spent  7 years in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as missionaries. They were involved in opening several literacy schools, expanding primary schools in remote areas and establishing aid posts and mobile natal-care clinics, the running of a Bible school and planted 12 churches.

Upon returning from PNG Andrew pastored Klemzig church in South Australia, (later known as Paradise Community Church). During his 30 year leadership the congregation grew from 150 to over 4000. Over 25,000 people made decisions for Christ at the church during this time.

Andrew was the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Australia for 20 years, during this time the movement experienced explosive growth & planted a new church every 11 days.  

Other roles Andrew has held include:- 
Secretary of the World Assemblies of God, 
Executive Member of Dr Yonggi Cho's Church Growth International 
Member of the World Pentecostal Advisory Committee. 
Founding board member of the World AOG Relief Organisation
An active member of the Heads of Christian Churches in South Australia.

After retiring from the senior pastor position Andrew formed the Family First Party in September 2001. In 2002 Andrew was elected to the Legislative Council in South Australia and served for 6 years. 

In January 2003 Pastor Andrew was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his contribution to the community through welfare services, teaching, training and leadership of churches at a national level.

Although now retired, Andrew still preaches and acts as mentor, and energizes a group of retired pastors.

Ioan Ceuta 
Bucharest, Romania

Ioan is The President of Assemblies of God Romania and also a president of the Bucharest Christian Center.  He is married to Emilia who is the head of Romanian Bible University. They have 2 daughters.

Apart from his pastoral duty Dr. Ceuta is actively involved in speaking into influencing National and International Leaders. He is also actively involved in leadership training, motivatonal speaking, Bible teaching and planting churches all over Romania.

Ioan holds a:-
Bachelor of Arts from Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Bucharest, Romania, 
Master of Divinity from Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland TN USA, 
Doctor of Ministry (Mission) from Columbia International University, Columbia, SC USA 
PhD from University of Bucharest.

He has authored of 12 books on topics like History of Pentecostal Movements in Romania, Art of Preaching, History of AG, Church Administration, Sermon Outlines, Pastoral Theology, etc.)
He also serves as a Senior Pastor to Grace International Church in Bucharest. 

Dr. P. G. Vargis
Delhi, India 

Founder / Chief Mentor of Indian Evangelical Team, one of the fastest growing & largest indigenous church planting missions of India)

Founder / Chief Mentor of Faith Publication – A Christian Ministry to publish top quality books on Christian faith in various Indian Languages.  

Founder / Chief Mentor of Navjeevan Community Development  Society. A Non-Religious Social organization to help the needy.  

Founder President of   “Beersheba Church of God”. This is the umbrella for all the churches planted by Indian Evangelical Team.

His ministry started in a small town “Katra” in Jammu & Kashmir, Northern India which is a famous Hindu pilgrimage place in 1972. Since 1986 he has been based in Delhi. 

His evangelistic & servant-hood leadership efforts are widening rapidly in India and other countries, under his leadership more than 3,000 evangelists are ministering in over 10,000 Churches. He has preached in over 37 counties and still at 78 years of age his hectic schedule for ministry in different places still has him living out of his suitcase.

Faith Publications, produces high quality Christian books in various Indian languages and English.  PG has authored more than 70 books in Malayalam and 13 in English. 

Doctor of Divinity (1994) - (International Bible College)
Doctor of Philosophy (1994) - (International Bible College) Jerusalem
William Carey Award (1995) (from Christava Sahithya Academy, India, for outstanding contributions to Christian literature)

The first English – Malayalam Bi-lingual Bible published in India by Daniel Bible, Angamaly, Kerala was dedicated to Dr. P. G. Vargis.

Phil Edwards 
Brisbane, Australia 

Over his 32 year career in media and the arts, Phil has experience in commercial and non-profit media in Australia and overseas.
Starting as an announcer on a lunchtime “radio station” at school in the 1980’s to today being the CEO of Australia’s largest Christian broadcaster. 

His work in senior management, leadership, content development, fundraising, radio programming and presenting, talent development, production, digital media, sales, public speaking, promotions, music recording, band touring and events all combine to give him a broad understanding of media, arts and ministry.

Phil cut his teeth in the Christian music industry in the promotion of Australian and international artists including Amy Grant, Petra, Whiteheart, David Meece and more. He also contributed to the very first Hillsong album.

Phil then spent 10 years in commercial radio mostly on-air and in programming. During this time he was recognised with 3 industry awards.

Following a sense of calling, Phil spent 3 years in Christian media at Rhema media group, moving his family to NZ. In 2004 they moved back to Australia where Phil took up a up a role with Vision Christian Media. In 2013 he was appointed CEO, leading the organistion on a pathway of massive growth.

Phil is also a trainer & conference speaker in Australia and overseas.

Phil is also:-
Chair of Christian Media and Arts Australia (for over 10 years)
President of the Australian Narrowcast Radio Association
Chair of United Christian Broadcasters Asia-Pacific
Director on the board of United Christian Broadcasters International

Vision has a workforce of over 100 people approx half full time and half volunteers, 
over 700 broadcast outlets, 
an online youth station, 
2 devotional magazines, 
a prayer service, 
annual tours to Israel.
Vison’s annual budget is approaching $9 million, 80% funded by donations. 

Howard & Joy Sands 
Beautiful Feet Task Force
Penrith, Australia

Howard is the founder and director of Beautiful Feet Task Force which recently celebrated 40 years of evangelism and leadership training in India, other Asian countries and across Africa. Howard has taken many small teams there to minister in evangelistic crusades and leadership conferences. 

Howard & Joy started the Combined Churches Victory meeting in 2010 to help the church be all it could be and have brought ministers moving in the presence of God from all over the world to participate in this event with local pastors and leaders. Since lockdown restrictions due to Covid-19 the meeting has been online with zoom and introduced a variety of cutting edge leaders from many countries. 

As  well as pioneering 2 Australian churches, they have ministered in churches across Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, UK, U.S.A., U.A.E., N.Z., Hong Kong, Fiji, Romania, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Ghana, Cameroon, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Singapore and China. 

Howard's passion is winning the lost to Christ, teaching believers to be mature followers of Christ and bringing unity across the church.

BFTF runs a social media platform, Africa Network BFTF, for ministers of all kinds in Africa and those interested in missions to Africa. His recent book, The Foundations, helps to establish new believers and is the basis for a video teaching series to establish Africa Network Ministry Training School. 


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