Randall and Cathy Gleason’s mission is to glorify God through making disciples with a Biblical worldview guided by Scripture, empowered by the Spirit and passionate to promote the supremacy of Christ among all peoples. They have sought to achieve this mission for the past 20 years by encouraging pastors, missionaries and church planters through theological training in godly character, academic excellence and ministry skills.
Randall and Cathy’s new Vision for South Asia!
With their task completed in the Philippines, the Gleason’s vision has now shifted to South Asia (or “Indian subcontinent”), which has the largest concentration of the least-reached people groups on earth. Of the 1.5 billion living in this region, less than half are likely to have heard the Gospel from local (mostly nominal) Christians (3%). Based upon Jesus’ command to make disciples by “teaching them all that I commanded you,” Randall and Cathy’s vision is to provide God-glorifying, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated training that results in joy-filled, Spirit-empowered, Gospel-spreading churches among the people of South Asia.
In 2007, the Gleasons completed their 17 years of service in the Philippines by training nationals to take over their teaching responsibilities. They are now excited about their new assignment with WorldVenture to train pastors, church planters and missionaries in the context of their own countries throughout South Asia. From their home base in Pasadena, California, the Gleasons travel to six different seminaries and Bible colleges in South Asia.
South Asia (or “Indian subcontinent”) has the largest concentration of the least-reached people and people groups on earth. Of the 1.5 billion people in this region, less than half are likely to have heard the Gospel from local (mostly “nominal”) Christians (3%).
Pray that God would strengthen the local seminaries and Bible colleges to develop leaders with a passion for church planting and evangelism among their own people.