In order to better serve the members of the commision. The Pentecostal World Fellowship Advisory Board appointed Dr. Arto Hämäläinen as the Chairman of the World Missions Commission. He and the Lead team elected by the WMC serve the member organization in resourcing and encouraging the body at large to fulfill the Great Commission.


    Dr. Arto Hämäläinen is Chairman of the World Missions Commission of Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF) as well as member of the Advisory Committee of PWF. He serves as Adjunct Faculty Member (Course Grader) of Global University (based in USA), and has a Chair of Mission Studies in Continental Theological Seminary in Belgium. He is also Lead Team member in the Missions Commission of World Assemblies of God Fellowship (WAGF). He serves since the beginning of 2019 as chairman of the joint Religious Liberty Commission (CRL) of PWF and WAGF.  Dr. Hämäläinen is Mission Associate of the World Missions Commission of World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). 

    He serves in the Global Council in the Empowered21 movement as well as in the Cabinet of Western Europe. Dr. Hämäläinen is Executive Director Emeritus of Fida International (Finnish Pentecostal Mission), and he served as Secretary (15 years) and Chairman (3 years) of Pentecostal European Fellowship (PEF), and as chairman of its mission branch Pentecostal European Mission (PEM) 24 years up to 2015. He works as chairman of the Africa Pentecostal Mission Fellowship since 2018. He is also Advisor for Pentecostal Asia Mission (PAM) and Senior advisor of PEF. He is author of several missiological books and articles, and his teaching and training ministry has taken place in about 60 countries. He is married with Sirkka, and has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.


    Max is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began his formal seminary training at the Instituto Biblico del Rio de la Plata in Argentina. He then graduated from Southwestern Christian University where he now serves on the university’s Executive Committee of the Board of Regents. 

    With over fifteen years of experience in ministry, discipleship, missions, and leadership. He has ministered in more than 50 different nations, leads diverse mission efforts, mentors and develops leaders around the world, and intentionally invests in the next generation. Max is a passionate communicator and gifted teacher. 

    Since 2009, Max has served IPHC World Missions as director of The Awakening and in 2018 he also assumed the responsibility as Regional Director for South America. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Pentecostal World Fellowship World Missions Commission, is a member of the Global Next-Gen Cabinet for Empowered21, serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology (IJPM), and is an Ordained Minister in the Heartland Conference of the IPHC. Max, his wife Jessica, and their three children live in Oklahoma City, and are active members of Passion Church!


    Brad Walz has been an appointed missionary with the U.S. Assemblies of God (AGWM) since 1986. He and his wife Rhonda lived in Argentina for 27 years. They pioneered the missions department there, which has become the largest missions sending agency in Latin America, with over 200 workers sent to over 40 nations. 

    He has traveled widely, having been in 120 countries.  He has spoken in numerous international congresses and events, in both the English and Spanish languages.  He was president of the Argentine A/G Missions Department, until Nov. 2017.  Since 1998, he is also president of the A/G Latin Missions Network “Misiones en Conjunto,” (Missions Together) and since 2009 has been the founding chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship Missions Commission.  He is also the secretary of the Missions Commission for the Pentecostal World Fellowship. He has coordinated 9 large international events with a total attendance of over 7,000 people from over 90 countries. They have two adult children and currently reside in the United States.


    Murray Cornelius is a husband to Cindy, a father and granddad, an optimist, an encourager, a lover all things sports, and a Cross-Fit wannabe. He believes the best in people, prefers meat to vegetables, is competitive to a fault, has a great memory for the unimportant, is a bit shy, and passionately works to advance the Kingdom of God.

    Professionally he has served as the Executive Director of International Missions for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada since 2006., overseeing over 340 workers serving in over 60 countries. He provides the strategic direction for the PAOC’s International Work, provides pastoral oversight for all their global workers and leads a home team that provides the administrative and support services for all PAOC’s mission work. The PAOC is committed to reach the unreached, establish churches, train leaders and engage in community development, education, health, advocacy and crisis response.

    He serves as the Chairperson of the Board of ERDO (Emergency Relief and Development Overseas), the charity that delivers care on behalf of the PAOC. In addition, he is the Chairperson of Villages of Hope Africa Society, which cares for orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa.

    Together with his wife Cindy, he served in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa for 20 years in Pastoral Ministry, Church Planting, Theological Education and Social Engagement.


    Reverend Asa Michael Kain is the Senior Pastor of the Dhaka Assembly of God Church. Reverend Kain served as the General Superintendent (Chairman) of the Assemblies of God in Bangladesh. He has served in this position for twenty five years. In this movement he has seen one church planted every three weeks. Reverend Kain also serves on the World Mission Commission of the World Pentecostal Fellowship. He also serves as the Chairman on the Pentecostal Asian Mission (PAM). 

    He has authored numerous articles on contemporary and theological issues in different periodicals.  He has authored a book titled, “Ministry and Planting Churches in Restricted Context”, teaches in several theological institutes and travels worldwide. He is married to Gwen Janice and they have two children Milena and Matthew. Matthew is married to Raimey and Milena is married to Jon. The Kains have four grandchildren.  


    Harri Hakola is an economist and a graduate in theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Fida International, a Pentecostal Mission and Development Organization. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Pentecostal European Mission (PEM) .

    In previous years, Harri worked in Kenya on field assignments and on leadership positions in development cooperation at Fida. He has served as Interpedia's Executive Director and Administrative Manager for International Work at the Church's External Assistance. Harri resides in Finland with his family.

  • lead team: Dr. Ted Veil

    Ted Vail, D.I.S., is senior director of Foursquare Missions International (FMI) and vice president of global operations for The Foursquare Church. He holds a doctorate in intercultural studies, and he previously served as a missionary to Japan and Mexico, a director of Foursquare Disaster Relief, and a pastor with his wife, Dawn, in the U.S northwest, California and Colorado.

  • LEAD TEAM: Dr. opoku onyinah

    Apostle Professor Kwadwo Nimfour Opoku Onyinah is a Ghanaian theologian, a televangelist, a composer and the fifth chairman of The Church of Pentecost from 2008 to 2018. He founded the Pentecost International Worship Centre, a ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1993. Onyinah joined the ministry of The Church of Pentecost in 1976 and has served in various positions, including rector of Pentecost University College, an executive council member and the first International Missions Director of the church. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Pentecost Theological Seminary. Onyinah served as a member of National Peace Council in Ghana, the president of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council from 2011 to 2019, chairman of the Ghana Evangelism Committee from 2010 to date, co-chairman of Empowered21 Africa from 2013 to date, advisory board member of International Review of Mission since 2013, member of the Committee of World Pentecostal Theologians in Dialogue with the Catholic Church since 2011, member of a standing committee of Health and Healing of World Council of Churches/DIFAM, 2005–2010, member of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism of World Council of Churches since 2007, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology since 2007.



    Dr. Arto Hämäläinen, Finland


    Rev. Max Barroso, USA


    Rev. Brad Walz, USA


    • Rev. Pastor Asa Kain, Bangladesh
    • Rev. Harri Hakola, Finland
    • Dr. Ted Veil, USA
    • Rev. Murray Cornelius, Canda
    • Dr. Opoku Onyinah, Ghana

    • Rev. Uche Ama, Nigeria
    • Rev. David Batenzi, Tanzania
    • Bishop Joel Dibetsoe, South Africa
    • Rev. Simon Peter Emiau, Uganda
    • Rev. Ron Kinnear, South Africa
    • Dr. Eli Rop, Kenya
    • Rev. Abel Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso
  • ASIA

    • Rev. Michael Dissanayeke, Sri Lanka
    • Rev. Moses Kumar, India
    • Dr. Chadwick Mohan, lndia
    • Rev. Surapong Pratumwan, Thailand
    • Ms. Shirley Siwi, lndonesia
    • Dr. Ildoo Kwon, South Korea
    • Dr. Takashi Yoshida, Japan

    • Rev. Linwood K. Berry, Spain
    • Rev. Daniel Costanza, Belgium 
    • Rev. Gheorghe Ritisan, Romania 
    • Rev. Peter Schneider, Germany
    • Bishop Nikolai Sinyuk, Ukraine
    • Rev. Paul Waern, Sweden
    • Rev. Jean-Luc Zolesio, France
  • Latin America

    • Rev. Isai Avendano, Colombia
    • Pastor Rev. Jackson Luvizotto, Brazil 
    • Rev. Saulo Gregorio de Lima, Brazil
    • Dr. Miguel Alvarez, Guatemala

    • Rev. Kevin Hovey, Australia
    • Pastor John Hunt, Australia
  • Middle East

    • Rev. Harun Ibrahim, Middle East/Finland
    • Rev. Dikran Salbashian, Jordan
    • Rev. Sam Yeghnazar, UK
    • Rev. lhsan Ozbek, Turkey
  • North America

    • Dr. Paul Alexander, USA
    • Bishop J. Talmadge Gardner, USA
    • Bishop Vincent Mathews, USA/Africa
    • Mission Director Dr. Greg Mundis, USA

    • Dr. Delonn Rance, USA

    • Dr. David Mohan, India
    • Dr. David Shibley, USA

    Dr. William Wilson, USA