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.
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 languages.
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 wider ministry.
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
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
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 1972-1989).
Mr. & Mrs. George Clark (both decease) & Mrs. Kay Elyea; faithful
volunteers and supporters
Donated duplicator stencil machine for the ministry to start Printing.
Mrs. Jean Nelson; Teacher & President of Women to Women Christian
us with instructional Videos for overseas, and designed our website.
Press (Paris), Regular Baptist Press (London), and Emmanuel Christian
who 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
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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.