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.
Director of Communication
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
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 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
Regional Director Bangladesh
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 as the Regional Director Bangladesh. As the National Training Director, he continues to faithfully train and disciple pastors and leaders in the church, in person and online at http://FDMI.world. He is married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
Pastor Wilian Padilla de los Rios
Regional Director 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.