Peter Wash — Director of Firm Foundation In Christ Ministries Africa (Nigeria)
Peter has a BA in Missions and Evangelism, as well as a National Certificate of Education. He worked with the Great Commission Movement with the Jesus Film team from 1996-2001, and with CREI ministries from 2003-2016 as a trainer and supervisor. He joined Firm Foundation In Christ Ministries as Nigeria Coordinator in May of 2016. Peter loves training people and raising up disciples who can call others to Christ and establish them in their faith. He is filled with hope by seeing people changed by practicing what he teaches in Firm Foundation In Christ Ministries trainings. Many have given their lives to Christ as a result of his sharing his faith, and it gives him great joy!
He is currently working on his Master’s Degree and is helping Firm Foundation In Christ Ministries Africa to grow and expand in Nigeria, in partnership with many different organizations and churches.
Mercy Chris Dawah — Accountant for Firm Foundation in Christ Ministries Africa (Nigeria)
Mercy is the FFICM Africa Accountant working in Nigeria. Mercy has a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration, and has also received a Post Graduate Diploma in Theology (PGDT) at the Seminary. Prior to this, she had six years of experience as a school administrator, as well as a class teacher. She became a christian in the year 200 and has learned how to endure and remain in the faith through challenging situations. Mercy lost her parents when she was thirteen, her mother died in 2000, but God kept her in the faith, and she continues to further her education. She is a mother of two girls, ages seven and five, but due to the passing of her husband she has been a widow the last four years. She has been sponsoring the two girls in the school on her own and is very conscious of her expenses and how she can manage little resources.
Eskinder Alemayehu — Director of Firm Foundation In Christ Ministries partnership with EKHC in Ethiopia
Eskinder grew up in a conservative Ethiopian Orthodox Church family, and came to know Christ in his teenage years through discussions with a school friend and has been serving the Lord in ministry ever since.
He feels called to minister to the unreached people groups in Ethiopia through evangelistic ministry. He attended Bible college, and was appointed Evangelist and Church Ministry Coordinator of his local church after graduation. After working for seven years with the local church, Eskinder accepted the call to serve at a national level–becoming a coordinator of the church planters training program in the missions department. He coordinated over a hundred and twenty-five training centers of the church planters all over Ethiopia, in two different languages. Eskinder has produced training materials for church leaders, pastors, evangelists, and ministers to evangelize, equip, disciple, and make leaders in the process of church planting.
Eskinder assisted FFICM in translating training material from English to Amharic, and was deeply compelled by the organization’s mission and ministry. Since then he has served alongside FFICM, equipping many people to evangelize, follow-up and train new believers in Ethiopia, Africa, and all over the world.
Tesfaye Abera Tafese — National Trainer
Tesfaye is from the Western part of Ethiopia called Welega, Nekemet. Growing up his family members were Ethiopian Coptic Orthodox Church followers, but he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior just after he graduated from high school. Shortly after, the Lord called him to full time ministry and for about eight years, he served as an evangelist in his Local Church. After having a wonderful ministry in his local Church, he joined the EKHC head office to be the Training Center for Church Planters assistant coordinator for Affan Oromo Language. He served in this ministry for about four years and then was appointed to coordinate Ethiopian Kale Heyewet Church Evangelists all over the country. Tesfaye was so passionate and interested in what FFICM is doing in Ethiopia, he prayed and asked the Lord to lead him in joining FFICM. When the Lord opened the door for him serve with FFICM he didn’t hesitate to join the ministry.
Roman Baranowski — FFICM Partner in Russia
Roman is a minister, mainly in Siberia, but also works in other parts of Russia and Eastern Europe. He helps churches to train their leaders in follow up. Roman met Rich Gardner in a class he attended at Multnomah University, which is how he first became connected with FFICM. Through this ministry, he loves being able to share the gospel and encourage people to follow Jesus. He facilitates follow-up trainings and evaluations after the trainings, and is passionate about making new believers feel cared for as they begin their relationship with God.