Alistair Perkins passed away on Wednesday 24th April 2019, entering into the presence of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. What a day for Alistair, and a sad time for Velda and their family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
Alistair was the first Executive Director of the Far East Broadcasting Company in New Zealand (FEBC) and is credited widely with putting FEBC “on the map” in this country. He travelled the length and breadth of the North and South Islands, church to church, homegroup to homegroup, encouraging prayer and support for great radio ministry projects around the world.
It is wonderful to imagine that at this time Alistair is enjoying meeting untold listeners who themselves have passed away but are now also with Jesus Christ because of the radio stations and outreach programmes Alistair helped build.
While Alistair tirelessly mobilised support in New Zealand, he also travelled to India, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and various other countries helping to establish recording facilities. He is esteemed among all his old FEBC and Feba colleagues, as well as other like-minded radio missions he worked alongside like Trans World Radio, Reach Beyond (was HCJB), and WEC Radio Worldwide.
Alistair’s passion for ethnic minority peoples and their need to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ inspired and stirred him. Thanks to Alistair and supporters like you, New Zealand has announced the Gospel to millions of such people over the years. In memory of Alistair’s life and service we have opened a Memorial Fund and all donations will go towards broadcasting ministry to the Hmong peoples, and to ethnic minorities in Southeast Asia.
Today FEBC International broadcasts in 124 languages with over 842 hours of programming per day! Available in 49 countries where the name of Jesus is least known, and the church often persecuted. We praise God that He is building His church, that nothing will prevail against that growth, and that people like us can participate in God’s mission. It is a privilege to have known Alistair and to continue the ministry of communicating Christ to the World by Media.
For the trustees, staff, missionary families, and co-workers all around the world,
Executive Director, FEBC New Zealand
The above link will take you to our secure online donation page. Please choose “Memorial Fund” and type “Perkins” in the space provided. Thank you.