Grounded Podcast

Hope in Persecution with John Bechtel

John Bechtel has found that where there is persecution, people turn to God. John was born in Hong Kong and is passionate about sharing Christ’s love, especially with people in Asia. He joins our hosts to give a glimpse into what God is doing and ways to pray for that part of the world.

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About the Guest

John Bechtel

John Bechtel

John Bechtel is the Regional Director for Asia-Pacific. Born in Hong Kong in 1939, John is the son of veteran Christian and Missionary Alliance missionaries who served for 51 years in Hong Kong and China. As a toddler, he escaped with his mother on the last ship departing Hong Kong before the Japanese occupation of World War II. His father was interned by the Japanese in a concentration camp while John spent the war years with his mother in the US, returning to Hong Kong at the age of seven.

Following his education from Houghton College in New York, John and his wife, Donna, returned to Hong Kong where they served as missionaries for 17 years. During that time, John founded Suen Douh Camp, at which over 2.4 million people have experienced the evangelistic program and over 160,000 of them have indicated a decision to accept Christ. He also spearheaded a church planting effort in Hong Kong, which now has 132 churches. John was the Director of International Ministries of the Arthur DeMoss Foundation for 23 years before his retirement. Upon retirement, together with a Chinese pastor he established a training facility in Thailand which trains around 120 Chinese house church pastors each month. This mission also operates Bible Schools in China and has a large church planting operation in the four corners of China. John has received honorary doctorate degrees from Toccoa Falls College, Westminster Seminary, Biola University, and The Institute of Religion and Law in Moscow.

About the Hosts

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many …

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Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh is the best-selling author, speaker, and founder of True Girl (formerly Secret Keeper Girl), America's most popular Christian tween event. She has authored over 20 books that have …

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