Brian van Deventer
General Director

Brian traveled to Greece upon completion of University to serve within an existing ministry, headed by Gail Stathis and others. Brian served that ministry in various capacities, and in 1996, helped to co-found this new mission effort, EME Ministries. He now serves as the General Director for the ministry, which has its base in Glyfada, Greece (a suburb of Athens).

In the time that Brian has been engaged in cross cultural work, he has served as a Senior Pastor and Co-Pastor in the Glyfada Christian Center, where he still retains that leadership post. His primary responsibilities now include the general oversight of EME Ministries, including project oversight, fundraising and recruiting, personnel management, etc. He continues to travel in ministry throughout the countries of South Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa as a speaker, and as point person with projects supported by EME Ministries.

Brian also serves as the Mediterranean Zone Leader of Vision International Educational Network, an extension of a California-based University which grants accredited degrees to students throughout a number of nations. With this role, he spends time interacting and assisting other local churches to develop education and training programs of their own.

Very active as a teacher and administrator, Brian has also been working as a consultant for other ministries in the region. He has authored and/or co-authored several books, and written songs.

Education and Professional Credits:

D.Min. Vision International University
MA Management, Imperial University College
BS Biblical Studies, Tomlinson College
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training,
The English Institute of Australia

Ministerial Ordination, Evangel Fellowship International

Education and Professional Credits:

D.Min. Vision International University
D.Div. (Honorary) Vision International University
MA Management, Imperial University College
BA Christian Education, Lee University
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training,
The English Institute of Australia

Ministerial Ordination, Evangel Fellowship, Int.
Missionary Licensure, Worldwide Ministerial Evangelism

C. Gail Stathis
Executive Director

Gail Stathis is the Vice President and one of the co-founders of EME Ministries. She serves also as the Lead Pastor of the Glyfada Christian Center in Athens, Greece, and is the Founder/Administrator of the Glyfada Christian Academy (K-12 program in Greece). She has served on the mission field in various locations for more than 30 years, the majority of them based in Greece from where she has participated in ministry extensively throughout Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
Gail has been hosting and guest ministering in conferences ranging from Women’s to Children’s, Youth and Family, as well as conducting evangelistic crusades and other outreaches throughout the region during this time. She has assisted in planting, overseeing or supporting churches in more than a dozen countries as well.

Now serving primarily in her role as Pastor and Administrator, she is spending much of her time and energy in leadership development for the purpose of ongoing ministry and expansion in the base in Greece. She also serves as primary leadership for EME missionaries on the field, and contributes to her duties as the Executive Director of the ministry.

Gail has a tremendous heart for prayer initiatives, and she has been leading prayer trekking journeys, especially through the countries of North Africa, for the past ten years. She continues to travel as a much-sought conference speaker, and as a fundraiser and recruiter on behalf of EME Ministries.

She has added to her list of duties those of the Western European Zone Leader for Vision International Educational Network and is the co-author of a Leadership and Mangement curriculum for the University, as well as other books and music.

EME BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Pastor Steve Farmer

President
Sr. Pastor, Trinity Church
701 East Highland Dr.
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401
sfarmer@trinity-church.com

Pastor Gail Stathis

Founder / Vice President
Sr. Pastor, Glyfada Christian Center
PO Box 73004
Ano Glyfada 16510
Greece
+30 210 965 1346
skype: cgstathis
gails@ememin.org

Pastor Brian van Deventer

Founder/ Secretary
Administrative Pastor, Glyfada Christian Center
PO Box 73004
Ano Glyfada 16510
Greece
+30 210 9651346
skype: eme_brian
brianv@ememin.org

Kevin Britten

Director: EME South Africa
PO Box 4658
Tyger Valley 7536
Western Cape, South Africa
nahub@mweb.co.za

Gordon Falwell

Missions Director
Church of God of Prophecy
Rt. 4 Box 815
Wytheville, VA 24382
egfeme@ntelos.net

Pastor Kerry Murphy

Associate Pastor
Antioch Church
5201 Antioch Road
Kansas City, KS 66202
KMurphy@afwc.org

Pastor Treva Tankard

Harvest Church
2020 W. 15th Street
Washington, NC 27889
Treva@harvestchurchnc.com