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National Foursquare leader sharing in Fairfield

Apr 17, 2013

Leslie Keegel, National Foursquare Leader Sri Lanka, will be sharing at 6 p.m. today at the Fairfield Foursquare Church.

Keegel graduated from the Foursquare Bible College in the Philippines in 1981. He met his wife Belen there, and they were married in June 1981. They have three daughters: Bessie, Julie and Rosie.

In 1983, Keegel became the National Leader of Foursquare Sri Lanka and began a unique discipleship program. Since that time, the number of Foursquare churches has grown from two in 1983 to more than 1,600 meeting places and churches.

Under Keegel’s leadership, the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Sri Lanka is now a missionary-sending organization having missionaries in India, the Middle East, New Zealand, Australia, Britain and Germany. He is the founder/president of LIFE Bible Institute in Colombo, which has more than 1,000 students in training through its satellites.

Presently, Leslie and Belen Keegel continue to senior pastor Living Way Church, Colombo, which is the headquarters of the Foursquare Church in Sri Lanka. He is president of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka and the chairman of the Eastern Council of Foursquare Churches, a fellowship of Foursquare Churches in the Asia/ Pacific Region which covers more than 30 nations, representing 26,000 churches.

The Keegels recently founded the Agapao Foundation in the state of California to do humanitarian work in Sri Lanka, South Asia and other emerging nations. He received an honorary doctorate of divinity from ICFG in 2001 and will graduate soon with a doctor of ministry degree from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, Wash.

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