Missions: Africa, Kenya
Teaching The Next Generation
Dr. Easter serves as a missionary educator with the Assemblies of God World Missions in Africa. In his role as the regional strategic leader for training, he also serves as the Director of Africa’s Hope, a ministry that aids various training programs among national AG schools in Africa; the Vice Chancellor of Pan-Africa Theological Seminary, the doctoral initiative of the AG in Africa; and the Executive Director of the Association for Pentecostal Theological Education in Africa (APTEA), a multidenominational association providing schools with accreditation service, faculty enrichment and scholarly publication.
In 2001, he established All Nations Theological Seminary in cooperation with the Malawi Assemblies of God to provide a regional training school preparing African men and women for missionary service. In addition, John participates as a member of the World Mission Commission for the Africa Assemblies of God Alliance.
John serves continentally over our AG training program on the continent that prepare church planters and pastors in Africa. Today, over 16,000 students annually in our Africa AG Bible school and extension sites. Most of the students are church planters and are called to plant new churches in resistant areas; mostly among Muslim tribes in Africa.
Before serving in Africa, he pastored for 13 years in the United States. Presently, John and his wife, Cheryl, are based primarily in Nairobi, Kenya, coordinating over 150 training systems across the African continent and dozens of African trainers.