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 Rev. Ong Sek Leang
General Superintendent, Assemblies of God Malaysia
Chairmain, WAGRA Intl
Senior Pastor, Metro Tabernacle

Rev. Ong Sek Leang, is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Metro Tabernacle, Kuala Lumpur, where he had served for more than 35 years. Metro Tabernacle is a fast growing church of 2700 members with 22 fulltime pastors and workers.  Rev Ong has ministered in more than 35 nations with a powerful prophetic anointing for breakthrough, raising up new generation of leaders with apostolic authority and prophetic clarity and releasing the church to live in intimacy and manifest the power of God in signs and wonders. He is the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God of Malaysia, Executive Council of WAGF and the Chairman of WAGRA International. He also served as Council Member of National Evangelical Christian Fellowship Malaysia (NECF) and the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) and Vice Chairman of the Asia Pacific General Superintendent Fellowship

 


Rev. Iliafi Esera
General Superintendent, Assemblies of God New Zealand
Senior Leader, Faith City Church Wanganui

Iliafi Esera is married to Fia Esera, they have 8 children and 13 grandchildren one of which passed away earlier this year. Iliafi and Fia are the Senior Leaders of Faith City Church Wanganui. They have been with the church since 1992 and are held in high regard within the city of Wanganui among both the church and the un-churched. Faith City Church is a vibrant assembly and is distinctly Pentecostal. The church is very active in missions and have mission interests in several countries including Russia and China.

The Eseras’ are leaders in the faith and provide spiritual covering and apostolic oversight to many Christian leaders as well as several Church Movements within and without New Zealand. Iliafi and Fia are both missionaries at heart and are happiest when they are ministering cross-culturally. The Esera’s passion for God and for people is contagious; their desire to see people live their Christianity in practical ways is well known.

Pastor Iliafi loves young people and will go out of his way to mentor and train young people to fulfill their God given destinies. The Esera’s are pioneers at heart and have helped pioneer churches in several countries including New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Iliafi and Fia have been in pastoral ministry for 33 years. Iliafi is the present General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in New Zealand and has held that post since 2011. They are both Samoan born but have lived in New Zealand since the early 1970’s.

 


Rev. Jeff Hartensveld
Regional Director, AGWM-Asia Pacific

As AGWM regional director for Asia Pacific, Jeff Hartensveld gives direction and oversight to more than 350 missionaries and missionary associates serving in 36 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Jeff grew up in Wayne, New Jersey. He received Christ as his Savior at age 15 at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, his home church. The following year he was baptized in the Holy Spirit. From that point forward, he never considered any other pursuit in life than serving as a missionary.

After high school Jeff enrolled at Valley Forge Christian College. While in college he met his wife, Liz, who also sensed a call to missions as a teenager. The couple married in 1987.

To gain ministry experience, Jeff served as associate pastor at an Assemblies of God church in Glenolden, Pennsylvania. In 1989, the Hartensvelds were approved as missionaries to Indonesia, and they arrived on the field in September 1990.

The Hartensvelds spent a year in language school to learn Bahasa Indonesian. During the remainder of their first term they lived in Malang, where they taught in the Bible school and ministered in church planting and child evangelism. During this time, Jeff also learned basic communication in Javanese.

Soon after their second term began, the family moved to Surabaya, where they planted International Christian Assembly. The church has grown to 1,200 in attendance and maintains a strong missions focus. Ministries of the church include outreaches at a garbage dump and an orphanage.

When a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Indonesia in 2004, Jeff assisted the international relief effort. For two years he organized outreach teams to the hardest hit areas, and the work they accomplished continue to make both a physical and spiritual difference for struggling communities.

In 2012, after 23 years in Indonesia, Jeff was named director of AGWM Mobilization and served there for 5 years Mobilizing our missionaries to the field.

Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in Bible with a missions emphasis from Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in biblical literature from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. He and Liz have three daughters: Leah, Kelly and Rebekah.


Rev. David Kenney
Area Director, AGWM-Southeast Asia & Pacific

Dave Kenney serves as a missionary in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has lived in Jakarta for the last 27 years, along with his wife Gigi and daughter Isabel. His primary ministry is serving as lead pastor for International English Service (IES), an English speaking church in Jakarta that targets English speaking people from all different backgrounds.

 IES is 18 years old and each weekend about 3,000 people attend one of the IES services in 5 different locations in Jakarta, a city of 30 million people. Through IES, the Kenneys are involved in missions all over Indonesia, working with orphanages, helping kids from poor families attend school on scholarships and many other kinds of ministry, including evangelistic outreaches in different parts of the country. IES also sponsors students who are training for the ministry in several Bible Schools in Indonesia and a young people from IES are training for ministry in schools and seminaries in different parts of the world.

Dave also serves as the Area Director for SouthEast Asia with AG World Missions from the AG USA. SouthEast Asia includes The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Timor Leste.