Johan and Lilli Lukasse
Johan & Lilli Lukasse where both born in the Netherlands, but became Belgian citizens after serving the Lord in this country for 20 years.
After being in the furniture business for a few years, Johan did his formal training for the ministry at the Brussels Bible College, of which the Evangelical Theological Seminary (ETF) in Heverlee, Leuven is at present the continuation. God blessed his ministry as a church planter with the Belgian Evangelical Mission (BEM) as he developed new ways to approach this ministry. He & his wife were instrumental in starting & helping to start many churches.
From 1974 to 1978 Johan was co-director of BEM & responsible for the Dutch-speaking side of the ministry in the country of Belgium.
From 1978 to 2002, Johan was the director of that mission as a whole & oversaw a group of close on 100 missionaries. He is the author of several books, brochures & leaflets, mainly on church planting in the European context. His book "Churches with Roots" has been translated into 7 languages. His latest book "Nobody Can Do It Alone" is a thematic autobiography of many years in ministry.
In 2002 Johan stepped down as director of BEM. He now ministers as consultant of the European Church Planting Consultation, (ECPC) in co-operation with BEM & European Christian Mission International (ECMI), which ministers in more than 20 European countries. While praying over the different countries, his attention was drawn to Poland, as that country is going through major changes. He develop a nation wide plan to reach that country in cooperation with all bible believing denominations and organizations, This plan will start up in January 2007
As from April 1, 2006 Johan is the president of the General Assemble of ECMI. He is also the chairman of the board of trustees of that mission. He gives leadership to the Evangelical Theological Seminary, (ETF) in Heverlee, Leuven in Belgium as chairman of the Board and General Assembly.
Johan & Lilli have 3 married daughters and five grandchildren, the children love the Lord and are actively involved in their local churches.
Johan & Lilli live in Hasselt, Belgium that is 90 Km east of Brussels the center of the European Union & a strategic place for travel, which is useful as Johan's ministry reaches out to different countries.
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