About Kevin and Glenys Hovey

Kevin Hovey

Kevin Hovey's calling, experience and passion has been in cross-cultural ministry, with a focus on enabling effective ministry.

He and his wife Glenys served in Papua New Guinea with Australian Assemblies of God World Missions for 31 years (1968-1999) including 12 years amongst the tribes of the remote Sepik River, and later in leadership and leadership development roles.

Driven by a passion to see God's Word made understandable and relevant to people of other cultures, Kevin learned language and culture intimately, and developed programs and approaches to ministry that have been used around the world. This love for the Word is evident by his cultural understanding of the Scriptures. From that basis, he has had the privilege of ministering in 26 countries.

His first book, Before All Else Fails Read the Instructions condensed key concepts that developed through his studies at Fuller Theological Seminary's School of World Missions, where it won the Anthropology Award as he graduated.

Kevin launched World Harvest Institute in Australia in 1986, which he directed until 1999, and resumed leading in 2003. Over 3000 people have since been prepared for missions through this program, which now operates in a number of countries.

He served on the Asia Pacific Theological Association board from 1990 until 1999, and from September 2002 until May 2005 was Executive Director of AGAMA (Assemblies of God Asia Pacific Missions Association).

Kevin & Glenys moved from Papua New Guinea to Australia in May 1999, to serve as Director of Assemblies of God World Missions, alongside Pastor Jack Hanes, President of AOG World Missions.

Since August 2004, his and Glenys' ministries have been expressed through Global Training Ministries, which conducts cross cultural training programs worldwide, including World Harvest Institute. Now based in Sydney, its major clients include ACC World Missions and World Outreach. Kevin also heads the Missions faculty at Alphacrucis College, Sydney.

In 2011, Kevin was appointed as an Associate Field Worker of ACC International, the missions arm of the Australian Christian Churches (AOG).

Additionally, he has accepted an appointment to head the Pastoral and Cross Cultural Ministry Department at Alphacrucis College in Sydney.

Glenys Hovey

Glenys, along with her husband Kevin, has been involved in Missions all around the World since 1968. This has included working in Papua New Guinea for 31 years, initially in her trained field as a nurse, but mostly in first contact evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and training national leaders. (Ten of those years involved living on a houseboat on the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea). Subsequently her Papua New Guinea ministry was more in areas of leadership development, especially in women's ministry.

After leaving Papua New Guinea, Glenys served as a Regional Director for Assemblies of God teams in Africa & Israel for several years.

Kevin & Glenys are the creators and directors of the world renowned World Harvest Institute missionary training course and the STINT course (a one week intensive) Short Term Intercultural Nationwide Training in Australia. These programs have seen over 3,000 people trained for missions effectiveness. Glenys has ministered or lectured in many countries including Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, Mozambique, United Kingdom, New Zealand and USA.

In 2004 Kevin & Glenys formed Global Training Ministries as a platform to be able to give even more time to training the next generation in missions.

In 2011, Glenys was appointed as an Associate Field Worker of ACC International, the missions arm of the Australian Christian Churches (AOG).

She also lectures part time at Alphacrucis College in Sydney.

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