MEN WITH A PURPOSE
Dr. Gilfillan was born and raised in South Africa and after finishing high school there, He obtained an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree in Communications from Regent University (formerly CBN University) in Virginia Beach. He studied at Fuller Theological Seminary studying missions, leadership training and church growth in Pasadena, CA. Following those studies, he also received his doctorate with Vision International University.
His wife Lisa & he worked from 1986-1989 with the ministry of Reinhard Bonnke in what was West Germany at the time and headed up Bonnke’s television ministry and Lisa led the publications department. During those years, they traveled the world and saw millions of people find faith in Christ. They were burdened, however, with the task of discipling all the new converts.
In 1991, they started the missionary ministry of Good Shepherd Ministries, International. From 1992-1994 they were missionaries in the country of Nigeria where we pioneered the concept of church based video Bible schools. In about 18 months, they registered 4,500 students and started 140 schools.
Berin and Lisa returned to CA in 1994 to begin the development of the International School of Ministry (ISOM). This project sometimes referred to as “the training equivalent of the Jesus movie”. This is a high technology video training curriculum that can be used in any language on earth to disciple people and to train leaders for the ministry. Teachers on the curriculum include Joyce Meyer, Reinhard Bonnke, Marilyn Hickey, John Bevere, Jack Hayford, DickEastman, Dr. T.L Osborn and about 25 other well-known Christian leaders.
In his free time, Dr. Gilfillan enjoys golfing, praying, blogging, video production and photography. He is on the board of The Rock Church and World Outreach Center, a 22,000 member congregation in San Bernardino, CA.
Meeting Time and Location
Men with a Purpose meets the second Thursday of every month at the Doubletree Hotel, by Hilton, at 1515 Hotel Circle South in San Diego from 12:00 – 1:00 with coffee and fellowship to follow. We enjoy an all you can eat Chicken Fajita Salad Bar, complete with Fresh Fruit and World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies for only $25, including free parking.
Please RSVP by e-mail (email@example.com) or call (619) 850-0383.
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