What is Agape Ministries Press?
Agape Ministries Press is an independent,
interdenominational mission organization that was founded around
1984. It embraces and
supports the cultural diversity of Christ centered Kingdom
Ministries and people in accordance with its Mission, Vision and
Statement of Faith.
Pater was a Sunday school teacher starting in the late 70s.
He later founded Agape Ministries Press in mid 80s. It
was when he attended a Sunday school teachersï¿½ Convention
in Toronto. A package
was given to him at the front door with a note Don’t
waste your life, use it. In
that package there was a letter describing ways to help people
overseas such as sending Sunday School materials, medicine bottles,
and eyeglasses etc. After the convention Steve went to his
Pastor’s wife and asked if there were any Sunday school materials
that are not being used as he would like to send them overseas.
as the days went by an increased demand of requests for Sunday
school materials overseas was evident.
Steve went to Scripture Press in Whitby, Ontatio
and requested backdated materials, and they were very kind to
give it to him for overseas. Also he received backdated
materials from Regular Baptist Press, as well as other materials from
Christian bookstores, churches and some from Pastors and other
individuals. Besides these Sunday School materials being sent, Steve
made and printed Gospel Tracts and Sunday School manuals and sent
them also. Pastors and teachers overseas helped him to translate the
gospel materials into their own language and dialect. Now these
are being translated into over 10 dialects and 5 international
that small beginning, this ministry has grown, and now we have sent
Evangelical materials to over 1,000 contact addresses worldwide to
Europe, India, Africa, West Indies, and Southeast Asia.
addition to evangelical Materials being sent overseas, we also offer
Christian videos. The video ministry started in 2005 during a
Philippine mission trip when Steve saw the need for videos such as
the Jesus video in different languages, action songs for kids,
and teaching videos for Youth, Adults and Children.
Soon lots of Pastors, teachers and churches requested them.
Some reported to us that these videos are being shown in Jails,
Public Schools, Churches and Basketball courts. This leads us into a
extent of this Ministry for the Lord cannot be measured, but we are
thankful to see some of the impact with the many letters and emails
we receive each month from people whose lives have been touched.
Many receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. We all
know that Maturity comes through Precept and Practice. Bibles and
books are indispensable for such a goal. Please read also about
our Mission, our Vision, and What we Believe In.
We exist as a non-profit mission organization
committed to recycle new and used surplus Sunday School Materials,
Evangelical literature, Educational Materials and others, and send
it to needy individuals, Churches, Schools, Mission outreaches, and
Nations as funds allow.
Promote and advance worldwide distribution of the Gospel, Christian
teaching and Evangelical literature in accordance with the sound
Bible Doctrines and Principles.
Equipping the saints for the work of the Ministry.
Support and maintain missions and missionaries in order to propagate
Encourage members of the body of Christ through availability of
evangelical materials and literature.
Demonstrate Christian Love, Generosity and Service as an example to
generations of Christians and as a way of showing good works for the
Glory of God.
Appreciation to those who helped get the ministry started
Lloyd and May Ketchum (both decease);
Steve’s own Pastor and Sunday school
Superintendent (Hamilton Foursquare Gospel Church
Mr. & Mrs. George Clark (both decease) & Mrs. Kay
Elyea; faithful volunteers and supporters
Donated duplicator stencil machine for the ministry to start
Mrs. Jean Nelson; Teacher & President of Women to Women
us with instructional Videos for overseas, and designed our website.
Press (Paris), Regular Baptist Press (London), and Emmanuel
generously gave us backdated materials for overseas.
Mrs. Marion Raymond; Foursquare
Gospel Church Ontario Supervisor donated Bibles.
For our Family, Friends and others who helped and supported
us in many ways.
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A Special Poem
Some may gather money along the path of life,
And some may gather roses and rest from earthly strife,
But I will gather children among the thorns of sin,
Iï¿½d seek a golden curl
or a toothless freckled grin,
For money cannot enter that land of fadeless day,
And roses that are gathered will wilt along the way,
But oh, the laughing children when I cross the sunset sea!
When the gates swing wide to heaven-
I can take them in with me.