Dr. Berin Gilfillan holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in Communication from Regent University (formerly CBN University), and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Vision International University. Berin also studied missions and church planting for two years at Fuller Theological Seminary. In 1985, Berin married his wife, Lisa, and they have three children. Lisa works alongside Berin in the ministry, spearheading a training program for women called “Women of the World” (WOW).
Berin and Lisa worked from 1986-89 with the ministry of German evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. Berin headed up Bonnke’s television ministry and Lisa headed up the publications department of that work. In 1991, they started the missionary ministry of Good Shepherd Ministries, International. From 1992-94, the Gilfillan family were missionaries in the country of Nigeria. There they started 140 video Bible schools and also pioneered a successful preschool.
Since 1994, Good Shepherd Ministries, International has been developing the International School of Ministry (ISOM), a project sometimes referred to as “the training equivalent of the Jesus movie”.
ISOM – International School Of Ministry
ISOM is the internationally-recognized name for the International School of Ministry® which is the world’s largest video Bible school with more than 17,000 training sites in 145 nations. It’s a primarily church-based video Bible school covering Associates, Bachelors and Masters level training. Individual students may also participate online. Good Shepherd Ministries International (GSMI) has created this Bible College curriculum with one main objective: to train laborers for the end-time harvest. We believe that God works through the local church, with God’s shepherds and pastors being the key to a massive mobilization of Bible School training. When looking for a Church-based Bible Seminary or a an Online Bible Teaching Program, you will not find one of higher quality and affordability than the ISOM. For more info, visit www.isom.org.
TDM – Training & Discipling Ministries
The founders of TDM are Pastor Johan and Houkje Esterhuizen. They are based in Somerset West, Western Cape and partners with Many other Christian Resources across the world all helping to equip the Body of Christ. TDM is designed to help Train and Develop individuals to maximise their gifts, talents and abilities through World Class Resources. All helping to equip the Body of Christ. For more info, visit www.tdministries.co.za.