What people are saying about Asian Access...
"It might be cliche to say that leaders aren’t born, but made, but it’s hard work to develop leaders over a lifetime. I’m thankful that Asian Access does the needed work to empower and equip Christian leaders throughout the world."
Rev. Dr. James Choung
Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Los Angeles, California
"Asian Access has invested in dynamic emerging leaders of the Church across the continent. I'm amazed at how God has used Asian Access to foster unity within the body of Christ in these nations. A2 convenes emerging leaders from various backgrounds of the church and provides a vibrant community of learning. This has inspired healing and reconciliation along denominational and ethnic lines in these countries. The local Church is stronger, better equipped and firmly committed to one another due to the ministry of Asian Access."
Prashan De Visser
Founder & President, Global Unites
Colombo, Sri Lanka
"Asian Access provides a needed service for businessmen and women in various countries to build community through high quality education but most importantly by providing the context for accountability, encouragement, and growth."
Co-Founder & CEO, Pragma
"Asia is rapidly increasing in her global leadership and influence and she needs authentic, Christ followers to lead. The work that Asian Access is doing to develop leaders in a holistic way is critical to transform the next generation."
"Although there’s a place for mass evangelism, training and developing leaders has proven to be the most effective long-term strategy for reaching the world with the gospel. I deeply appreciate the strategic nature of how A2 develops leaders. Going deep is aiming high, and tackling a small number of leaders at a time is so biblical—it reminds me of the powerful potential of a mustard seed."
Grace Samson-Song, CPCC, ACC
Executive Coach, Trainier, Author: Crossing Intersections
San Jose, California
“I am extremely encouraged when I hear of an organization with a vision to influence leaders, local churches, church networks, and entire countries for the sake of Christ and His Kingdom. Such is a biblical vision that demands appropriate action! Asian Access has that vision and is on the move! They understand as the Lord of the harvest sends laborers into His field, such servants need to be properly nurtured and developed for the multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches. Check out their passion, ...
The reputation of Asian Access was not built in a day. Over the past fifty years, all the dedicated staffs of Asian Access have greatly contributed to spreading the Christian truth and hope throughout Asia, the largest and the most populous continent where Christian population still remains a minority. I believe that Asian Access, with its clear...
It is a great privilege to join the Asian Access Board to participate in the good work of a vibrant and fruitful mission team who has already labored in Asia for half a century. I aspire to serve alongside some very dedicated and experienced leaders who have the land and the people of Asia in their hearts. After many decades of effective...
"Asian Access understands leaders cannot be mass-produced. They are investing deeply in the lives of individual Christian leaders across Asia who in turn are reaching their nations for Christ. They are imitating Jesus’ ethos and strategy and the ripple effect is changing the spiritual climate on the...
"A2.business comes alongside men and women who are well positioned in the marketplace to change and influence their society and culture. They are movers and shakers on one hand and seekers and humble servants on the other. The fact that they are already in positions of leadership makes the A2.business experience immediately useful to...
"Praise God for the gifts he's given Asian Access through its fifty years of faithfulness: the gifts of relationships, respect, wisdom and understanding that cross bridges, opens doors and welcomes people into the family of God."
Mrs. Pam Chun
Co-Founder and Vice President, Hawaiian Island Ministries
"For Asian Access the words 'cultural sensitivity' do not denote a slogan, but a lifestyle. Without ever minimizing or compromising the good news we all proclaim, they have made it accessible, available, and understandable to millions. This is a work for which I am grateful and truly privileged to endorse."
Dr. Clive Calver
Teacher, Author, and Interational Speaker;
also former Senior Pastor, Walnut Hill Community Church and former president, World Relief
"There are plenty of ministries to help Christian leaders develop their skills. What sets Asian Access apart is a focus on the transformation of a leader’s soul. A2 holds an integrated vision of life and leadership that refuses to separate a person’s calling in the world from his or her communion with Christ. By targeting this deeper level of existence, Asian Access equips leaders with a new vision of faithfulness and not merely new tools of effectiveness."
Mr. Skye Jethani
Author, Speaker, Consultant and Pastor. Former senior editor for Leadership Journal
"One of the joys of aging is the opportunity to reflect on the work of God throughout the world. My first knowledge of the work of Asian Access came vicariously through a professor at Fuller talking about Scrum Dendo in Japan over thirty years ago. In the two decades that followed I had the chance to work with various people and ministries of Asian Access, building my confidence in the deep work that God was doing in and through the organization. For the past decade it has been a joy to closely watch the work flourish and develop. I respect the work of Asian Access and rejoice in this wonderful historical milestone. Congratulations on..."
"Just as Leadership Network focuses on developing leaders in North America, Asian Access focus on developing leaders in the emerging Asian context is vital for the future of Christianity. Asian Access is a timely ministry in this critical day when we are all looking to build closer relationships with believers in Asia. I commend their ministry to you."
Mr. Dave Travis
CEO, Leadership Network
"You can sense the energy and optimism of a ministry by visiting its website and meeting the key leaders. But…to know the heart and heartbeat of the ministry, get acquainted with their board members. As the board goes, so goes the ministry. So I’m delighted to say—based on up-close and personal observations and interactions—I know that Asian Access is led by God-honoring board members who care deeply about the Gospel and the Great Commission. And as stewards of the ministry, the board ensures that Asian Access continues to meet or exceed the rigorous accreditation, integrity, and transparency requirements of...
"Partnering with the team of Asian Access was an answer to prayer for me and my family. When I learned of the work they are doing to bring the Gospel to Japan, I was deeply moved. With Christ centered leadership training programs, aid to disaster victims and discipleship training, Asian Access is being used of God to offer the Japanese the chance to hear the Gospel and find true hope after generations of spiritual darkness. When my mother passed away in the summer of 2015, she had one dying wish, “Take me home. Take me back to Tokyo.” I’ve often wondered if...
"Asian Access is about coming alongside leaders who love to make a difference in their communities! Grateful for what Joe Handley and they are doing to jumpstart and sustain leaders in their competencies!"
"Asian Access has always been a God-blessed and God-directed ministry. Our church family has been in partnership with Asian Access from its very inception and has the privilege of watching it grow and mature under the guidance of Scripture and the Holy Spirit.
Asian Access is a ministry that actually accomplishes its mission "to identify, develop and release emerging kingdom leaders to unite the church, multiply leaders and congregations, and extend the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ"
There is a vital need for...
"Over the years through my missional involvement with Pastors in the region I have recognised four critical leadership challenges. First, the exercise of Pastoral Spiritual authority that is derived from clarity of call and purpose of the call; second, the definiteness of a Vision that is bigger than their own congregations, third, is the ability to move people to the vision through sound Biblical teaching, building community, developing reproductive leaders and passionate commitment to mission. And fourth, is...
"Asian Access is coming alongside leaders to accomplish what God has called them to do in the way God has called them to do it. This is why I have been involved in this ministry for decades. Asian Access is not called to transfer knowledge, but to create learning communities. This is what gets me excited. I am convinced that true partnership always takes place in authentic community. Asian Access is committed to this type of community within and across cultures."