After serving for 36 years in Hindi media ministry, on August 26, 2014 Stephen Paul passed the mantle of leadership to Dr. A.K. Lama
, from northeast India, brings a depth of educational background and wealth of ministry experience.
Joining this ministry will help him carry out his
vision of expanding the scope of Gospel media proclamation around India."
Dr. A.K. Lama earned his Ph.D. in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Samford University's Beeson Divinity School-both in the USA.
He is founder and director of Transforming Leaders in Asia, a ministry that equips and disciples Christian workers.
recently completed a five-year term as general secretary of the Council of Baptist Churches
in North East India (CBCNEI) which encompasses 7000 churches.
Dr. Lama's Journey to Faith
journey to the Christian faith and ministry began several years ago.
A.K. was born in Nalanda, India, the third child of parents who came to India from Tibet.
began to understand that Jesus was indeed the only true Savior and God
, but it was still very difficult for him to embrace the Christian faith.
"My fear of persecution and the cost of discipleship postponed my decision for Christ.
In my home state, Christianity is an illegal religion.
Persuading anyone to convert to Christianity, or converting yourself without the approval of the government, is punishable by law."
But in October 1983, during an evening fellowship meeting, the Spirit of God
"I felt the awesome presence of God
, and stood up with tears in my eyes.
There was no more fear, but only a desire to follow Jesus Christ for the rest of my life."
Serving in Media Ministry
is well-known as an evangelical leader throughout India.
Working with Back
to God Ministries
, and our partners in India, Good Books Ministries and Words of Hope, is a good fit.
"I am excited about the primacy of the preaching of the Word of God
and our commitment to taking the Gospel to unreached places," says Dr. Lama
"The Gospel is the power of God
I have experienced it, and I have seen many lives transformed."
sees the power of media ministry for sharing the Gospel.
also sees the value of expanding outreach through new media.
Rev. David Bast, director of Words of Hope, says, "In the Lord's strength, we believe that Dr. Lama's leadership experience will serve Good Books very well."
In a meeting at the ministry center in Ranchi, India, Stephen Paul and the Hindi media ministry staff expressed their commitment to pray for Dr. Lama
and thanked God
for his experience, training and passion for ministry that led him to this place and time.
Join us in welcoming Rev. Lama
new responsibilities of leading the ministry in Northern India.