MEET OUR STAFF

FDM is here to help pastors and church leaders understand what a disciple
of Christ is, and to equip them to implement The Great Commission in their churches.

Dr. Jonathan King

International Pastoral Training Director

Dr. King received his  PhD in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). Before joining FDM, he served as a missionary in Indonesia and a Lecturer in Theology at the Faculty of Liberal Arts at the Universitas Pelita Harapan. Passionate about teaching the Bible and theology, and Christian discipleship for the church and family, Dr. King is now the Executive Director of FDM Institute. Dr. King is married to Sharm and they have two young children, Liam and Eleanor.

Sharm King

Administrative Director of FDMI School

With a previous career in capital markets and investment banking in Singapore and London, Sharm is passionate about growth companies and has advised on corporate strategy, operations management and financial control. Having a heart for cross-cultural missions, she is eager to see the flourishing of churches around the world through sound Biblical teaching and good discipleship practices. She holds an MBA from Bayes Business School (London) and an MDiv from Australian College of Theology. Sharm is a mother to 2 young children, whom she loves nurturing and bringing up in the way of the Lord!

Chelsie De Leon

Administrative Assistant

Chelsie has been passionate about serving the local church for most of her life. After completing a 3-year ministry internship, she was on staff for 3 years at a church plant in Austin, TX. She continued to serve as a lay leader for many years, including discipling many young adults. Pastor Craig mentored her in discipleship counseling and Chelsie was excited about the opportunity to join the team in an administrative capacity in 2023. Chelsie married her sweetheart, John De Leon, in 2022 and she loves to support him in his role as a worship pastor in the local church.

Pastor Letema Saruni Laizer

Regional Director for Africa

Pastor Letema is from Tanzania and received Jesus as his savior in 2004. Pastor Letema loves teaching people about the Word of God and was the Assistant Pastor and General Secretary of New Jerusalem International Church for seven years. He has attended various Bible correspondence courses and has a Bachelor of Theology from Maranatha Mission Bible college. Pastor Letema received FDM training from Pastor Craig Caster and Dr. King over the course of 2 years and currently serves with FDM.world as Administrator for the Africa office. He also assists with translation work and is a teacher at FDMI school.  Pastor Letema has been married since 2016 and is the father to 2 young girls whom he loves dearly.

Pastor Juan Carlos Martinez

National Spanish Director

Pastor Juan Carlos is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Las Americas. Ordained by Calvary Chapel in 2014, for the past decade he has been a marriage group leader and marriage counselor, teaching through FDM resources. Pastor Juan Carlos is passionate about discipling families because he finds there the opportunity to reach more lives transformed for Christ. He is a teacher at FDMI school and conducts Pastor conferences in Latin-speaking countries.  Juan Carlos has been married to Graciela Hevia since 2002. Graciela is in charge of discipling women and assists her husband in all church activities. Their two children, aged 18 and 16 (Ana Cristina and Juan Carlos) are part of the worship ministry.

Pastor Davis Ochieno Juma

Ambasador to Kenya

Pastor Juma has been in ministry for over 24 years, planting over 40 churches in East and Central Africa and training numerous disciples in Kenya. He is passionate about evangelism, discipleship, church planting, restoring marriages and families, and caring for the parentless. Pastor Juma has a Diploma of Theology from Kenya Baptist Theological College and is currently pursuing a bachelor of Theology(BTh) with Northwestern Christian University. He and his wife have been married for 18 years and have seven lovely children.

Pastor Benjamin Mondal

Pastor/Trainer

Reverand Ben has been preaching the Gospel in Bangladesh since 1975 and has founded and led several Christian organizations including BFC in 1998 and RPCB in 2015. He joined the FDM family in 2019 to help train pastors in Bangladesh. He continues to faithfully train and disciple pastors and leaders in the church, in person and online at FDMI.world.

Pastor Wilian Padilla de los Rios

Ambassador/Disciple for Cuba

Pastor Willian Padilla has been our FDM Director in Cuba since June 2015 conducting pastor training, counseling, marriage retreats, and printing and distributing our workbooks. He is a senior pastor, has been married to his wife Yaneysi for 27 years, and has two children.

Pastor Samuel

Ambassador/Disciple for India

Born to a Hindu family, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the age of 13. Called to ministry, he felt the burden of millions of unreached people in rural India. He founded Indian Rural Gospel Mission (IRGM), a non-profit organization involved in evangelism, church planting, discipleship training, community service, and equipping pastors and Christian leaders. Since 2023, he has been conducting pastoral training with FDM resources and translating and printing them for distribution to Christian pastors and ministers in the Tamil language. He holds a Master of Social work (MSW), a Master of Theology, and a Doctor of Divinity (hon.) from the International Institute of Church Management. He has been married since 2002 and has 2 children.



Pastor Samuel

Ambassador/Disciple for Nigeria

Debo Timothy Akinwale is a licensed evangelist with Christ Apostolic Church(CAC) in Nigeria & Overseas. He holds a B.A Theology from the College of Theology and Social Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. He is a family and young adult coach who is passionate about practical Christianity. He is married to Moyinoluwa Rachael and blessed with three children.

George Pasapala

Ambassador/Disciple for India

George Pasapala was born and brought up in a Christian family. He was later born again at the age of 20 years old. Called by the Lord for full-time ministry, he did his BA from Osmania University, his master of theology M. Th. from Asian Christian Academy, and his doctorate in ministry from BILD Internationals Ames, Iowa. He has worked in the ministry as a manager, a native missionary, a radio speaker, a promotional state coordinator, a training coordinator, and a church planter. Currently, he is serving as an associate pastor at Trinity Baptist Church and teaching faculty at Bharat Bible College, In all, he has spent 30+ years in the service of the Lord. He is married to Priscilla Rani George and they are blessed with a son and a daughter. They also had a son who went to be with the Lord at 4 years old.