Global Engagement During a Global Pandemic

About the Episode

Michael Oh, the Global Executive Director and CEO of the Lausanne Movement discusses with host Jen Haddox how the global pandemic has changed collaboration in the global church. Michael shares about the Lausanne Movement and their efforts to facilitate connections with the church worldwide. In this episode, Michael inspires believers to deepen friendships and develop opportunities alongside God in a season which has placed so many restrictions of travel and relationships.

About Our Guest

Michael Oh is Global Executive Director/CEO of the Lausanne Movement.

Michael is of Korean descent, born in America. Michael received his BA, MS, and PhD degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as an MA in Regional Studies, East Asia, at Harvard University.

Michael, his wife Pearl, and their five children served as missionaries in Nagoya, Japan from 2004 to 2016. In January 2004, he founded a ministry called Christ Bible Institute (CBI), which includes Christ Bible Seminary, the Heart & Soul Cafe, and a church-planting ministry. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for CBI and Chancellor of Christ Bible Seminary.

Michael’s first involvement with the Lausanne Movement was at the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization. Then in 2006 Michael served on the Younger Leaders Planning Team for the 2006 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, where he also gave the keynote address. In 2007 he joined the Lausanne Board of Directors as its youngest member. He has served as Global Executive Director/CEO since March 2013.

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