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Endorsements

What people are saying about Asian Access...

hollis jack bio pic.jpg"A3 is unique in that it trains national pastors and leaders by equipping them from a holistic Biblical approach.  The result is a network of pastors, businessmen and leaders who collaborate together to make Christ known to all nations. I’m truly excited and expectant on what God will do through A3 in bringing every tribe and every tongue represented around the throne room.

They say “behind every great leader is a great team” – behind A3 is a great team of board members. I had the privilege of experiencing this dynamic with each member approaching every situation seeking God, discerning the leading of Holy Spirit, and engaging in meaningful open discussions in how to best strategize for the work ahead. I am humbled to join such distinguished men and women who are compelled by their personal commitment to Christ and obedience to the Great Commission."

Dr. Anne Dokko, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente
Rolling Hills Estates, California

hollis jack bio pic.jpg"I loved teaching with A3 in Japan! Sharing about Jesus in the marketplace with marketplace leaders brought me to tears several times. I’m so stoked about what A3 is doing and proud to serve on their council of reference."

Jack Hollis
Executive VP, Toyota Motor North AmericaToyota Motor North America
President, Toyota Motor Sales USA
Faculty, A3.business
 

Patrick Fung"A3 is committed to developing Christ-like leaders with an integrated approach with the goal of reproducing other leaders and multiplying churches. I pray that God will use A3 to change the few who change the many for His Kingdom as God gives the growth (1 Corinthians 3:7)."

Rev. Dr. Patrick Fung
General Director of OMF International
Singapore

 

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"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 A3 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

 

kang_so-young 400px"A3 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."

Eden Chen
Co-Founder & CEO, Pragma
Los Angeles

kang_so-young 400px"Asia is rapidly increasing in her global leadership and influence and she needs authentic, Christ followers to lead. The work that A3 is doing to develop leaders in a holistic way is critical to transform the next generation."

So-Young Kang
Founder & CEO, Gnowbe and AwakenGroup
Singapore

samson song grace"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 A3 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

payne jd 300x300px“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! A3 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, ...

lee younghoonThe reputation of A3 was not built in a day. Over the past fifty years, all the dedicated staffs of A3 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 A3, with its clear...

tsui francis 200pxIt is a great privilege to join the A3 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...

shigematsu ken headshot"A3 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...

 

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keh edwin 4 300px"A3.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 A3.business experience immediately useful to...

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chun pamela"Praise God for the gifts he's given A3 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 

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calver clive 300x300px"For A3 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

jethani skye 400x400px"There are plenty of ministries to help Christian leaders develop their skills. What sets A3 apart is a focus on the transformation of a leader’s soul. A3 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, A3 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

McConnellDoug 300x300 72dpi BW"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 A3 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 A3, 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 A3 and rejoice in this wonderful historical milestone. Congratulations on..."

travis dave 200x200px"Just as Leadership Network focuses on developing leaders in North America, A3 focus on developing leaders in the emerging Asian context is vital for the future of Christianity. A3 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

pearson john formal 200x150"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 A3 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 A3 continues to meet or exceed the rigorous accreditation, integrity, and transparency requirements of...

felix juni 2 200x150px"Partnering with the team of A3 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, A3 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...

DaveGibbons 200x200px"A3 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!"

Dave Gibbons
Author, Speaker and Advisor
Founder of Newsong and Xealots

 

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cory ishida 2015"A3 has always been a God-blessed and God-directed ministry. Our church family has been in partnership with A3 from its very inception and has the privilege of watching it grow and mature under the guidance of Scripture and the Holy Spirit.

A3 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"

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CBSamuel 2016"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...

Takeshi Takazawa"A3 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. A3 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. A3 is committed to this type of community within and across cultures."

Takeshi Takazawa

AdrianDV headshot 2015"Many groups over the years have wanted to partner with us. The reason we serve with A3 is because they know the value of mutuality. Ministry isn't one-sided for them—from West to the Rest. Rather, it is a true partnership where the best from the West is connected with the best from the East in dynamic collaborative community. A3 truly models this form of servant leadership."

Adrian De Visser

gidoomal-ram-2015-200px"There's a desperate need today for business leaders to become Christ-like transformational leaders. That's where A3's marketplace training fills a strategic niche. A3.business is building on a proven track record in empowering leaders for over 35 years. Now they are investing in business leaders who want to transform their communities and nations."

waybright greg 200x200"A3 is one of the most effective ministry organizations in facilitating genuine respect-filled partnerships across cultures to further our Father’s global mission. I have witnessed how A3 has drawn together the experience and formal training of Jesus-followers in one culture with the spiritual vitality and ministry innovation of those in another culture in which the church is experiencing rapid growth to do remarkable things to His glory. I believe God has raised up A3 to play a rather unique role in God’s promise to establish a people made up of every people group, language and nation to “with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

rev-edmund-chan-200x150"I believe that the test of leadership is found in the third generation. It involves mentoring leaders who would reproduce leaders. This is why I thank God for A3! It is an outstanding movement that's strategically committed to sustainable leadership development! Mentoring leaders. Multiplying disciples...”

Ken Berger"[Charity Navigator is] proud to announce A3 has earned our fourth consecutive 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 7% of the charities we rate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that A3 outperforms most other charities in America..."

Ajith Fernando thumb"I often meet young pastors and Christian leaders who have been through the A3 nurturing programme in Sri Lanka. They always speak warmly of the things they learned and how it is impacting their ministries and lives now. So I thank God for this ministry..."

bf-200"I heartily endorse A3 as you are filling a vital need in the church in Asia. The emerging urban church leadership is dynamic yet fragile. They have no older generation of pastors to look up to. A3's proven mentoring approach builds communities of leaders, providing needed accountability and encouragement while developing personal character and ministry skills."

Dr. Brent Fulton

Founder & Catalyst, ChinaSource (former President); Former Editor of the ChinaSource Quarterly

steve-moore-web "A3 continues to leverage their assets for maximum kingdom return by using proven strategies to invest in leaders. They are also leading the way with creative strategic alliances to model new levels of partnership in mission, as recognized by our selection (along with SIM USA) for the 2012 eXcelerate Award."

Mr. Steve Moore

robert-cupp-web "Everything rises and falls upon leadership. Such is true in the corporate world and particularly so in the ministry world. A3 is committed to teaching, training and equipping leaders across Asia. It is a proven strategy with measurable results and is worthy of broad support."

Dr. Robert Cupp
BiLD Director (Biblical Institute of Leadership Development)
(Former) Founding Pastor

Fellowship Bible Church of NW Arkansas

 

mickey-rapier-web "I have had the opportunity to witness the work of A3 firsthand. They reach, train and reproduce local pastors and leaders to reach new believers throughout Asia. It is inspirational to watch the leadership of A3 operate in such an efficient, effective and biblical manner. They boldly march into territories where Satan has claimed victory for centuries and shine the pure light of the Gospel. The Kingdom vision of A3 is an inspiration to me and the congregation of Fellowship Bible of Northwest Arkansas."

Mr. Mickey Rapier
Elder
Fellowship Bible Church of NW Arkansas

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"Everywhere I travel in the world and ask local Christian leaders what there greatest need is, almost to a person they say, "Leadership development." The training and the methodology behind A3's equipping of leaders in this area is visible in the best way, in the fruitfulness of the indigenous leadership and they are doing it with the understanding that we are in the Global Church Era and that the "old ways" can't be the only way anymore."

Mr. Scott White...

 

t-f-dale-275"Felicity and I have had many trips with A3 to help develop pastoral leadership in countries that may be underdeveloped economically, but are hungry for the development of the church. What a privilege these trips have been. Meeting across denominational lines, with leaders from multiple denominations embodies the unity that Jesus prayed for and commanded in John 17. Watching those leaders not only embrace each other, but also embrace...

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"It is a blessing and honor to accept and join the Board of Directors of A3 ("A2").  A3 is a recognized mission serving with distinction in Asia for indigenous church leadership development and church planting. I am excited to participate in vision casting with A3 for new ministry initiatives and countries to serve in fulfilling the Great Commission."

Mr. David D. Kim
Servant, Mobilizer, Founder: Telos Ventures
Former Member of A3 Board of Directors (2013 – 2021)

 

DBennett-2012-200x200"There is something really special about the A3 board and senior staff that I have never experienced before. They have such unity and community."

Mr. Stephen Woodworth
President, Masterworks

 

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DBennett-2012-200x200All over the world the question is repeated: How can we multiply Christ-like servant leaders? And how can we encourage Christian leaders to work together, rather than in isolation or in competition? It takes only a brief time with an A3 cohort to see that these leaders are discovering the answers. The components of effective leadership training can be found in a variety of current approaches, ...

Dr. David W. Bennett, D.Min., Ph.D.
Global Associate Director for Collaboration & Content, The Lausanne Movement

 

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ramesh-richardUntrained and isolated pastors faithfully minister where Christ's Church is numerically growing. Church health, unfortunately, is not keeping up with church growth. I believe strengthening pastors stands at the epitome of missions strategy today. A3 strategically and effectively equips pastoral leaders in needy regions so churches can grow to be spiritually healthy. I am honored to serve on their reference council.

Dr. Ramesh Richard
President, Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health, RREACH

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Hugh Maclellan

"I have full confidence in A3 as their track record for developing leaders is strong and impressive. Their successful church multiplication model has impacted thousands of lives worldwide."

Hugh O. Maclellan, Jr., Chairman of the Board
The Maclellan Foundation, Inc.

"I thank God for the fresh and innovative ways that A3 is advancing the cause of Christ in Asia. Lives are being changed for eternity. Praise God!"

Dr. Walter Kaiser

Dr. Walter Kaiser
Former President,
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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Rev. Edmund Chan
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Kärin Primuth

Kärin Primuth
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Phil Hodges

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