Published April 12, 2007
ALPHARETTA — Georgia missionary An Van Pham was recently named the North American Mission Board’s “Asian Church Planting Missionary of the Year” for his work to start new churches among Asians in Georgia during 2006.
Richard Harris, vice president – church planting for NAMB, honored Pham with the award before a crowd of some 250 church planters from across North America during the recent four-day, 2007 Church Planting Missionary Forum in Atlanta.
Pham, a multi-ethnic church planting missionary and trainer who focuses on Asian churches, was recognized for his work with some 100 Asian congregations throughout Georgia, including Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino. Last year, he planted seven new Asian churches in Georgia – 15 over the past two years.
A Vietnam native now based in Duluth, Pham is jointly funded by NAMB and the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Born in QuangNam, Vietnam, Pham is a graduate of Wingate College, Southeastern Seminary, and Southern Seminary. He and his wife of 29 years, Lienhoa, have two children.
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