Rev Dr Stephen Tong, the world renowned Chinese evangelist and the founder of the Stephen Tong Evangelistic Ministries International (STEMI), is recently in ill-heath due to his heart problem. While many Chinese Christians across the world offer prayer for this great preacher, Rev Tong insists to carry on the Reformed Evangelical International Expository Preaching 2005 in Asia.
Started in May, the Reformed Evangelical International Expository Preaching is themed on the Book of Ephesians this year. Rev Stephen Tong is the main preacher for the entire event held across the four Asian countries- Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.
In Hong Kong, the preaching on Ephesians will be hosted by the Tsim Sha Tsui Baptist Church every Tuesday from August to December.
Rev Tong, a native of Fulkien, China, is considered by many as one of the most influential and effective Chinese evangelists today. He now resides in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he is the founder and president of Reformed Evangelical Seminary. He is also founder and president of the Reformed Institute for Christianity and the 21st Century, located in Washington, D.C.
Being an evangelist and a theological lecturer, Rev. Tong has developed a unique approach in preaching. He challenges the audience with the truth and in response, people are always inspired and convinced to learn the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Currently, the STEMI is preparing a North America Crusade in October. It is expected to be held in New Orleans, LA.