Christian Bastke, a native German and former businessman, attended Moody Bible Institute and Columbia Bible College before entering the mission field.He served from 1960 to 1977 in Western Europe as a Bible teacher with the Torchbearers, helping to establish a Bible school in Scandinavia and serving as an instructor.
In 1977, he
founded the International Christian Leadership Training Institute
as a vehicle for equipping lay Christians to function as Christian leaders within their own churches or on the foreign mission field.His
ministry includes teaching in Australia, the Far East, North America and Western Europe.