Gospel for Asia

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Gospel for Asia

Gospel for Asia (GFA) is a missionary organization, focused on spreading the Gospel to India and surrounding countries through the use of native missionaries. GFA is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex suburb of Carrollton, Texas.


GFA was founded by K.P. Yohannan, a native of Kerala, India, and his wife Gisela, a native of Germany, in 1978. The Yohannans have two children, both of whom serve with GFA.


GFA's philosophy is to evangelize using native missionaries. GFA states that many of the countries in which it operates are either closed or hostile to Western missionaries. In addition, GFA states that native missionaries are far better able to assimilate into a local culture (either already being part of it or at least somewhat familiar with its customs) and at a far less cost than Western missionaries (the native missionary can live within the culture, whereas Western missionaries require considerable expenditures to mimic the Western world they have left).

GFA states that 100 percent of all funds donated for missionary work are used for that purpose; separate fund-raising is used to maintain the ministry headquarters. GFA is a member of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

GFA subscribes to a conservative view of Christian doctrine. They believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, and therefore believe that faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to God.


GFA operates in 10 Asian Countries. They operate a native missionary program, and work to open churches in areas that have not previously been exposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

GFA operates many bible colleges with thousands of students. The course takes three years. During the first and second years students spend Friday evening to Sunday involved in church planting, personal evangelism and assisting pastors. During the third year students spend 75% of their time in the field planting churches and taking time in prayer. The colleges operate in the local or tribal languages.

GFA Radio airs evangelistic programs in 103 languages on the Indian subcontinent. Villages exposed to the Gospel through radio are more receptive to a native missionary when he visits their village. As a result, thousands have decided to make a commitment to Jesus Christ through the radio programs.

GFA produces a quarterly magazine called GFA World.



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