Who We Are
In the summer of 2000 an Indonesian-American living and working in Arizona sensed God’s calling to be involved in missions in Indonesia. He shared his burden with a friend, an engineer who was raised in Indonesia but came to Christ during his time at a university in the USA. Together in prayer they developed a deep concern to share the Gospel with the people of Indonesia. Over the years, this concern for Indonesia continued to grow. Both men sought ways of being involved in various types of ministries that focused on Indonesia, but no ministry seemed to fulfill that burden.
Then, in the fall of 2003, they became acquainted with a man who had who had recently returned home after laboring for 30 years as a missionary in Indonesia. Out of their mutual burden and vision for Indonesia, Indopartners Agency was founded in the Spring of 2004 as a 501(c)3 faith-based nonprofit organization located in Tempe, AZ. Soon, others were added to create a larger Board of Directors and a formal mission statement was written.
Mission statements are vitally important to all organizations. They are much more than some kind of marketing slogan. They answer the questions: Who are we? Why do we exist? Why do we matter? They also help keep the leadership focused on achieving its ends. Additionally, any mission statement of a Christian faith-based organization must be biblically grounded. We find the basis of our existence in what has been called Jesus’ “Great Commission” found in Matthew 28:19-20.
The mission of Indopartners is to reach the unreached people groups of Indonesia for Christ.
Today, Indopartners has developed a powerful network of ministry partners, both in the USA and in Indonesia. Together, we work towards the goal of seeing this mission completed.
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The Statement of Faith of Indopartners, affirmed each year by Board of Directors and staff members, is intentionally written to be broadly evangelical, thoroughly biblical, and consistent with the historical faith of the church. We view these as non-negotiable truths that provide the doctrinal basis for what we do.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and is empowered for fruitful ministry.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the barrenness of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.
We believe that God creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.
We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union.
Our Core Values
Core values are an important barometer of any organization. They tell a story. What is important to us? What are our essentials, our absolutes, our DNA? It can be especially hard to boil down all the values to just a few. Having a list of twenty or thirty just isn’t all that helpful. But a short list is. So here’s ours.
Indopartners has seven core values that we constantly aspire to achieve:
1) Christ-centered Theology
2) Great Commission Motivated
3) Indonesian Unreached People Groups Focused
4) Prayer Empowered
5) Culturally Sensitive and respectful
6) Innovative Strategies
7) Partnership Approach
Jeffry R. King, CEO
Jeffrey R. King was appointed CEO of Indopartners in November 2018. Previously he was a long-time board member, having served since 2005. Jeff has spent his entire professional career, spanning 43 years, in full-time Christian ministry. This has included both church and para-church ministry experience in a variety of settings: Protestant Hospital Chaplain at an inner-city hospital in Chicago, Senior Pastor of churches in Phoenix and Iowa, on the national staff of Youth for Christ/USA as a Regional Field Associate, and in roles such as Pastor of Adults and Executive Pastor at a mega-church in Tempe, Arizona for eleven years. Currently Jeff also serves as the Sr. Pastor of a non-denominational community Bible church he helped establish 8 years ago in a city in Iowa.
Jeff is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute (Pastoral Ministries), Trinity College (BA, Biblical Studies & Theology), Wheaton Graduate School (MA, Educational Ministries) and has finished all but a dissertation for a Ph.D. in Organizatinal Leadership at Capital Bible Seminary/Lancaster Bible College. He is a published author in various magazines, journals, adult curriculum, and a text-book contributor.
His deep passion for discipleship and leadership development has led him to consult churches and boards of faith-based organizations, present seminars at major conferences, and make numerous trips for the last 15 years to Indonesia in order to teach in various theological schools and train village pastors and church planters under the auspices of Indopartners mission agency.
Jeff has been married for 35 years and has two adult children and two grandchildren.
Kurt von der Linden, Director of GUIDE Online
Kurt is the U.S. director of Guide Online. He graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Finance and received an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University. He has five years of experience working in I.T. and over 10 years serving in full-time ministry. He and his wife served for two years in Indonesia where they studied the language and culture. They have been married for 12 years and have two wonderful children. He loves spending time with his family, being involved in a local church, and reading.
Ritha has ten years of experience working in accounting, including several for-profit and nonprofit organizations. She graduated from Bay Path College (now a university) with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in IT. She was born and raised in West Papua, Indonesia, but has called Phoenix home for over 15 years since marrying her wonderful husband. Together they have one son who loves sports and video games. Other than numbers, Ritha loves the Lord and enjoys baking and traveling.
Wayley Kentjana, Director of Praying for Indonesia
Wayley Kentjana was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. After graduating from Northern Arizona University majoring in Computer Information Systems in 1988, she and her husband settled in Phoenix and now call Arizona home. Her husband was born and raised in Palembang, Sumatra and they have been married since 1988. They have a daughter in her junior year at Arizona State University, majoring in Biology and Computer Science. Wayley and her husband have attended and served Central Christian Church for 12 years now. They enjoy traveling around the world as well as in the US.
Adelina Gulleson, Director of Member Care
Adelina Gulleson was born and raised in Balikpapan, a city located on the east coast of Kalimantan Island, Indonesia. She has 6 years of experience working in the hotel industry, and 8.5 years serving in full-time ministry in a mission agency in Indonesia. The ministry work and her love for travel took her to many places in Asia, Middle East, and Africa. She graduated from university in Indonesia with a B.S. in Psychology and received an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. Now living in Arizona, she and her husband love to travel and enjoy walking any beach they can find.
Jean Moulds, Field Director
Our Board of Directors
The Indopartners Board of Directors currently has seven members, of which there are five men and two women. Three members hold earned doctorate degrees; one is a long-time former pastor, one teaches at a major university. One member is a small business owner, another is a practicing dentist. One director is a civil engineer and one is a homemaker. Two members are Indonesian background.