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A2 50th Anniversary in 2017


Upcoming A2|50th Events

A2's 50th Anniversary

There will be several events during the remainder of 2017, including:

  • Knoxville, TN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Japan

Knoxville, Tennessee (USA) - Sept 8, 2017 (6:00-9:00pm)

Join us at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Hear from Doug Birdsall, Adrian De Visser (Sri Lanka) and current president Joe Handley. RSVP by September 5, 2017 by submitting the following form... or by contacting Jeff Mallory (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


A2 50th Knoxville RSVP Form

RSVP for A2|50th Gathering in Knoxville, TN

Friday, September 8, 2017

6:30 - 9:30pm



  1. Please complete the following questions.
  2. then submit the form by Sept. 5.
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Past Events

A2 50th Anniversary Save The Date postcard


Join us for our Jubilee in Jarkarta!

Come celebrate our Jubilee year with us! We are thanking God for 50 years of ministry in Asia. Join us as we both reflect on what God has done for the past five decades, and look forward to what God has for us into the future.

Ajith Fernando thumbDr. Ajith Fernando, a gifted speaker and Bible teacher from Sri Lanka, will explore the theme of Jubilee, with special focus on how it applies to A2’s vision for the next 50 years. Gather with our A2 community from countries throughout Asia as we fellowship together and engage our calling to see a vibrant community of servant leaders leading the Church in Asia.


A2 50th Anniversary Save The Date postcard 

Expected Costs in Jakarta


Conference Package Costs 4 Nights/5 Days (arrival April 25th and depart April 29th) including 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners and 5 coffee breaks as well as the conference fee.

Deluxe Room (ocean view)


  • Single: $690
  • Sharing (2 persons/room): $495


Superior Room (no ocean view)


  • Single: $626
  • Sharing: $465


Note that additional nights are $90/night for a deluxe room and $78/night for a superior room. These rates include breakfast.

If you are hoping to attend our celebration in Jarkarta, please kindly send a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know.

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U.S. Events

  • Tennessee: September 8, 2017
  • Los Angeles: October 21, 2017


Japan Event(s)

  • November - Annual Pastors' Gathering — information coming soon!

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joe with A2leadersI just returned from a phenomenal week with three teams that are vital to the ministry of Asian Access: 

1. Our International Board of Directors
2. The A2 Vision Council
3. Asian Access’ Women In Ministry Leadership Team

It was a thrill to spend a week with so many men and women who embody our vision of a vibrant community of Christ-like leaders. You may have heard that 2017 will be the 50th anniversary of Asian Access. Even though it is still 2016, we are already celebrating BIG TIME! A2 began in 1967 with the...

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A250th early exec leaders 1989The countdown began, and Asian Access' Jubilee in Jakarta was underway. It was a spectacular beginning with the crowd counting down to the opening session… 10, 9, 8, 7… The international or multi-cultural worship team led by Ian Nagata (lovingly called "Ian and the Multi-Nationals") from Evergreen Church – San Gabriel Valley (near Los Angeles) showcased his new album leading us in worship. Check it out: Where You Go! The morning devotion followed led by Dr. Ajith Fernando, Teaching Director for Youth for Christ – Sri Lanka and world renown bible teacher. He led us on “The Way of Repentance” as key to any movement. He even referenced Bobby Clinton, a key shaper of Asian Access core curriculum, saying it’s more important that we finish well than we start well. And, he mentioned that all the great revivals of Asia started with humility and repentance.

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Doug & K holding JoeOur capstone day for Asian Access Jubilee in Jakarta focused on the perfect theme: The Future is Now!

Dr Ajith Fernando led us in another in-depth devotional focusing on one of the core components to the fruitfulness of Asian Access. He called it "Spiritual Parenthood" but others may call it mentoring or discipleship. It was a powerful metaphor for me given the history and trajectory of our week. You see, Asian Access holds something unique for an organization. Every leader we’ve had within the movement invests in me as the next generation leader. They stand beside me, behind me and support me along the way...

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Adrian and DougEach day at our Jubilee in Jakarta highlighted a different theme. On Day 1, we focused on our pioneering days, originally as the Language Institute for Evangelism in 1967 and later LIFE Ministries in the mid-1980s, which was focused on Japan. Our theme for Day 1 was aptly titled Pioneering Life. Day 2 took us into a new season in the life of the global church, an era where fresh paradigms were being touted as new ways forward in ministry. Our theme for the day was Expanding Access! It was during this era our name changed from "LIFE Ministries" to "Asian Access" and the day began with a perfect reflection from Dr. Ajith Fernando highlighting the importance of unity. He led us in an in-depth devotion walking through the New Testament with keen attention on the book of Acts showing the importance of staying united in the development, growth and challenges for the...

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Ajith Fernando, teaching at A2|50th Day 2Day 2 • Homothumadon: "The Way of Unifying Passion"

Here are a few brief, but poignant quotes from Dr. Ajith Fernando's tremendous message:

"A genuine Christian is committed to unity, to teamwork, and to mission."
— Ajith Fernando

"Truth is more important than personal honour. Truth is more important than politics within the Church."

"We are committed to Truth and to God's glory. And we strive for unity."

"One of the principles of a happy marriage is that there are no winners in a battle.

Ajith Fernando: "The Way of Unity" [A2|50th Day 2 Keynote]...

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