In order to better serve the members of the commision. The Pentecostal World Fellowship Advisory Board appointed Rev. Max Barroso as the Chairman of the World Missions Commission. He and the Lead team elected by the WMC serve the member organizations in resourcing, collaboration, innovation, and strategic cooperation in reaching everyone on earth with the good news of the gospel.


    Max Barroso 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 served as a Trustee and Academic Committee Chair until 2023.

    With twenty years of experience in ministry, discipleship, missions, education, and leadership. He has ministered in over 60 nations, leads diverse missions efforts, mentors and develops leaders worldwide, and intentionally invests in the next generation. Max is a passionate communicator, bridge builder, and Kingdom strategist. 

    After serving IPHC World Missions as founder and Director of The Awakening for 14 years, he was elected and now serves as Chairman of the Pentecostal World Fellowship World Missions Commission. He also serves as Executive Strategist for Ministry and Leadership Initiatives at Oral Roberts University, is a member of the Global Next-Gen Cabinet for Empowered21, serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology (IJPM), Is the Founder and Chancellor of the International Pentecostal Bible Institute (IBPI), 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.

  • Vice Chairman: HARRI HAKOLA

    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.


    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.  

  • lead team: Dr. Ted Vail

    Dr. Ted Vail, D.I.S., is the 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, as director of Foursquare Disaster Relief, and as lead pastor alongside 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.

  • Lead Team: Dr. David Ramirez

    Bishop David E. Ramirez is Third Assistant General Overseer. Raised in Chile, he has a rich family heritage as a third-generation pastor in the Church of God. As a young teen, he came to America to study at the Church of God Spanish Institute of Ministry. He received a Master of Divinity at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. As a professor, Ramirez specialized in teaching church growth, Christian leadership, and biblical preaching.

    He has a wealth of experience as a missionary, local pastor, and church planter, as well as CPE Chaplain. For six years, he served as president of South Cone Ministerial Seminary in Argentina, followed by fourteen years as the founder and president of the South American Theological Seminary in Quito, Ecuador. In 2006, he was appointed to serve the Southwest Hispanic Region as administrative bishop. From 2008–2016, he provided leadership to all of Latin America as the World Missions field director. Ramirez also serves as the Executive Director for the Division of Education. He and his wife, Fernanda, are parents to Santiago, Fernando, and Valeria.

  • Lead Team: Niclas Lindgren

    Niclas is the Director of PMU Interlife based in Sweden and leads the Pentecostal Relief and Development partners global network. He holds a Masters in International Relations and is widely recognized as one of the world's top practicioners in faith based community transformation. 



    • Rev. Max Barroso, USA

    • Rev. Harri Hakola, Finland

    • Rev. Brad Walz, USA

    • Rev. Pastor Asa Kain, Bangladesh
    • Dr. Ted Vail, USA
    • Rev. Murray Cornelius, Canada
    • Dr. Opoku Onyinah, Ghana
    • Dr. David Ramirez, USA
    • Niclas Lindgren, Sweden

    • 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
    • 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 
    • 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
    • Dr. Greg Mundis, USA

    • Dr. Delonn Rance, USA

    • Dr. David Mohan, India
    • Dr. David Shibley, USA
    • Dr. Arto Hämäläinen, Finland

    • Dr. William Wilson, USA