Public Viewing, Funeral for Missions Leader KP Yohannan

KP Yohannan: The Gentle Man Who Shook the Missions World

WILLS POINT, TX — The public viewing and funeral arrangements for KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan), one of the world’s best-known Christian leaders and missiologists who died May 8, have been announced.

Yohannan, 74, died at a Dallas hospital following a traffic accident on May 7 near the Dallas-area campus of GFA World (, the global mission organization he founded more than 40 years ago.

KP YOHANNAN: PUBLIC VIEWING, FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: The public viewing for GFA World founder KP Yohannan (Metropolitan Yohan), who died last week, will be held on Wednesday, May 15, in Dallas. His funeral will take place in India next week.

The public viewing will take place on Wednesday, May 15, from 4-8 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas. Anyone is welcome to attend, GFA World said.

Yohannan’s body will be transported to India for his funeral next week in Thiruvalla, Kerala, where the global headquarters of Believers Eastern Church is located.

Yohannan was the metropolitan, or head bishop, of the church.

According to the church’s website, there will be a public viewing in Thiruvalla on May 20, before the funeral service on Tuesday, May 21, at the St. Thomas Believers Eastern Church Cathedral.

The funeral service will be broadcast live online.

Church members are observing a 40-day mourning period.

In an obituary posted on the GFA World website, the organization paid tribute to Yohannan, saying: “His life was a ceaseless effort to live in light of eternity, sharing love and the hope of Christ with the masses and the individual. Millions across the globe were touched by his words and his example. Thousands experienced his personal care for them, as he invested in their lives.”

See also: Retrospective on KP Yohannan | NRB Memoriam

About GFA World (formerly Gospel for Asia)

GFA World is a leading faith-based global mission agency, helping national workers bring vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across the world, especially in Africa and Asia, and sharing the love of God. In a typical year, this includes thousands of community development projects that benefit downtrodden families and their children, free medical camps conducted in more than 880 villages and remote communities, over 4,800 clean water wells drilled, over 12,000 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 163,000 needy families, and teaching to provide hope and encouragement in 110 languages in 14 nations through broadcast ministry. GFA World has launched programs in Africa, starting with compassion projects in Rwanda. For all the latest news, visit the Press Room at

Source: GFA World Digital Media Room, Public Viewing, Funeral for Missions Leader KP Yohannan

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