KP Yohannan: My Mentor George Verwer ‘Lived Like the Apostle Paul – Radical to the End’

GFA World MEDIA ADVISORY & AUDIO CLIPS availability by KP Yohannan

WILLS POINT, TX — Few people knew George Verwer, legendary founder of Operation Mobilization (OM) who died April 14, in the same way as KP Yohannan, founder of GFA World, who first met Verwer at the age of 17.

More than a half-century ago, Yohannan, the self-described “skinny village teenager,” responded to Verwer’s radical invitation to “come, die, and live.”

Few people knew George Verwer, legendary founder of Operation Mobilization (OM) who died April 14, in the same way as KP Yohannan
George Verwer (left) and KP Yohannan

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“There are very few people that we might dare to compare with the Apostle Paul,” Yohannan says. “George is one of them. His total, complete, and radical commitment to Christ stayed constant to the very end.”

Yohannan, author of the bestseller Revolution in World Missions that he dedicated to Verwer, will share with your audience or readers:

  • How as a barefoot teenager from a remote village in Asia his first encounter with Verwer turned his life upside down
  • How Verwer’s passionate challenge to “radical discipleship” still resonates with young people today, inspiring thousands to reject materialism and go “all out” for Christ

Gregg Wooding @ 972-567-7660,

About KP Yohannan

KP Yohannan, founder and director of GFA World (Gospel for Asia) and Metropolitan of Believers Eastern Church (BEC), has written more than 250 books, including Revolution in World Missions, an international bestseller with more than four million copies in print. He and his wife, Gisela, have two grown children, Daniel and Sarah, who both serve the Lord with their families.

About GFA World (Gospel for Asia)

GFA World (Gospel for Asia) is a leading faith-based global mission agency, helping national workers bring vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across the world, especially in Asia and Africa, 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

Media interested in interviews with GFA World should contact Gregg Wooding at InChrist Communications @ 972-567-7660 or

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